Celebrities Obsessed With ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ (PHOTOS)

| May 9, 2012 - 12:15 pm

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The hype building around E.L. JamesFifty Shades of Grey is only escalating. The steamy novel even got the Saturday Night Live treatment, poking fun at the controversial “mommy porn book.” There’s also been plenty of buzz about who Universal will cast in the upcoming movie adaptation of Fifty Shades.

Both Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder and True Blood actor Alexander Skarsgard have expressed interest in playing the lead male role of Christian Grey.

For those of you living under a rock, the novel follows a 21-year-old college student, Anastasia Steele, who starts a relationship with a sexy entrepreneur, Christian Grey, who leads her into the world of S&M.

Hollywood is buzzing about the book (and upcoming film), so click through the gallery to see which stars are obsessed with the sexy, erotic novel.

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest admits he is smitten with James’ sexy book. On his radio show, he revealed,

“I’m obsessed. I’m past the bathtub scene, so I’m making progress. It’s fascinating to see something like that capture the zeitgeist and also it’s really interesting to read. … And I’m using it as a manual. I think it can be a study book for a lot of people.”

Meanwhile, Skarsgard, 35, put his name in the ring for the part of the sexual exhibitionist, telling Access Hollywood:

“Where do I sign? … He’s got a sex chamber? My character has that on True Blood. He’s got his little dungeon. … I was born to play that part.”

Who has your vote to play Grey? Let us know in the poll below, and then check out Celebuzz’s dream casting call for Fifty.