Celebrities Obsessed With 'Fifty Shades of Grey' (PHOTOS)

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The hype building around E.L. James' Fifty 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.


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  • Heather Terrell
    Heather Terrell

    It's nice that she has so much time to read after having a baby. Spoiled celebrities!!

  • Julia Knowles Ungermah
    Julia Knowles Ungermah

    If you saw this man in true blood you would know that he is the perfect Mr. Grey. He has an intense stare. He is very tall. He looks much better on film then in pictures. His character in true blood is controlling and has an obsession and strong feelings with a woman that he never felt before. I really hope he gets the part.

  • Fifty

    Matt Bomer should definitly play Christian Grey, he has the whole Grey package! Anastasia should NOT EVER EVER be performed by Kristen Stewart, i think Alexis Bledel would be perfect! I pictured both of these actors as in the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele and would be over the moon to see them perform these roles!

  • tbweathersby

    Ian is the perfect christian Grey!! It is all about how many viewers the character brings in to the movie and HE IS IT! I am waiting to hear the cast call If Ian is in it I will def go see the Movie If not I wont even bother. One man for this Job and its IAN

  • cknaron

    Oh my gosh Ian who? Look at his jaws he looks like he has hog jowls or they have been broken. I have read all 3 books about 15 times.I can envision chris hemsworth or maybe Bradley Cooper(may be too old) There was another guy named with Hemsworth the other day but I can't remember his name but him whoever.The blond girl who was on this list would be a perfect Ana.I know Pattinson won't get the nod but-----.By ALL means NOT soma holder!!!1!!!!!

  • Nanou Hemsworth Lutz
    Nanou Hemsworth Lutz

    Matt Bomer or him will make me happy! :D

  • Nanou Hemsworth Lutz
    Nanou Hemsworth Lutz

    She can read the book but I don't want to see her in the movie!

  • andie

    Ian is very good looking but he is not jaw dropping gorgeous like Matt Boomer. Matt boomer matches the description in the book perfectly.

  • Nanou Hemsworth Lutz
    Nanou Hemsworth Lutz

    I know right!

  • Nanou Hemsworth Lutz
    Nanou Hemsworth Lutz

    No you are not! You are not sexy enough! Ian is THE Christian Grey!

  • Nanou Hemsworth Lutz
    Nanou Hemsworth Lutz

    As much as I love the Twilight Saga I think no Twilight actors/actresses should be in 50 shades of Grey! It will ruin my fantasy to think of vampires while I should think of Christian doing some hot kinky stuff!

  • Nanou Hemsworth Lutz
    Nanou Hemsworth Lutz

    No way!! As Kate maybe but not as Ana Steele!

  • Maybe?

    I can see her being Mia

  • Angie

    Absolutely Alexander or Ian or Aidan Turner!

  • samantha

    as long as it's not justin bieber.

  • samantha

    he could do some serious bulking up though :)

  • Rebecca Rose Zaragoza
    Rebecca Rose Zaragoza

    Either one of them would be good.

  • Anastasia

    Matt Bomer for Christian Grey only.Ian just doesn't cut it :P

  • jmr

    Henry Cavill is the real actor who should play Christian Grey. Talent and looks that makes a womens heart stop.

  • sassandahalf

    Gabriel Mann from Revenge. he has that James Spader compelling creepiness.

  • Heather DeMarais
    Heather DeMarais

    Jessie Pavelka!!!!!

  • poptart

    Channing Tatum is much better for the role of Christian Grey, sexiest man alive.

  • Haylee

    100% agree he is the perfect CG. Ian looks nothing like him and so far I only know teenagers that are pulling for him in the role and they shouldnt even be reading the books.

  • Kymmie

    Gotta agree w/him but if not him then Ian.

  • Kymmie

    Why is Kendra orange?

  • Fheii

    wait....she can read?!

  • Irelys

    yesss!!! He is the oneee

  • Kelcy

    he's cool too..but Ian S is just better for me ~V.V~

  • Kelcy

    he.was.BORN.for.this!!!!! :D <3

  • Kelcy

    she could actually be a good Ana :D

  • Denise a.
    Denise a.

    Skarsgard... That is sorry for typo

  • Denise a.
    Denise a.

    Alexander Skatsgard is the only one to be CG.

  • cindy

    not Kim she would not be good for the part of Anna

  • Maliah Rene Rodriguez
    Maliah Rene Rodriguez

    It would be super annoying for her to play Ana, but E.L did base Ana on Bella.

  • Giulia

    Alexander is right: he is really born to play that part.... Just perfect!!!!!!

  • Angela Kuphos
    Angela Kuphos


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    Angela Kuphos


  • harleen

    omg. he was born to play christian grey!

  • Danielle Monaco
    Danielle Monaco

    I'm not a fan of hers. But I'll say that she does fit the description of Ana perfectly. More so than anyone else out there.

  • Danielle Monaco
    Danielle Monaco


  • Danielle Monaco
    Danielle Monaco

    She can't read! Her lawyers do that for her.

  • SF

    I think he's perfect for the role. He has that look which could resonate a million thoughts a minute like Grey :)

  • Amy


  • jenny

    these are the best books i have read in a while.

  • Suzanne Wood
    Suzanne Wood

    No please don't have her play Ana. It will totally ruin Twlight too if she's in both.

  • Nick N Brittney Juarez
    Nick N Brittney Juarez

    Super hot, but looking a bit too skinny

  • Ash

    She's a boring actor all round. She always looks like she's in pain. So nooooo

  • "T"

    As I read the book I saw Ryan Gossling through out as Christian. I just can't see anyone else.

  • Daniela Lopez
    Daniela Lopez

    Hahahahaha I agreee!

  • Daniela Lopez
    Daniela Lopez


  • Daniela Lopez
    Daniela Lopez

    Hello Kate :)

  • Daniela Lopez
    Daniela Lopez

    Exactly! I Agree!

  • Daniela Lopez
    Daniela Lopez

    Not for Christain Grey! Ian is perfect for the role of christain Grey!

  • Daniela Lopez
    Daniela Lopez

    She Work for Kate just fine.... :)

  • Daniela Lopez
    Daniela Lopez

    Ian Somerhalder is Soo Hott! Just perfect for the role of Christain Grey! VOTE FOR IAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rosad

    No way. He's not drop dead gorgeous. Perfect face people- sharp jaw, beautiful eyes- Zac efron type face has to play Christian- Zac, Ian Somerholder, Matt Bomer, Jessie Pavelka- Skarsgard looks too old and doesn't have a boyish look

  • rosad

    This is Anastasia

  • rosad

    she's too beautiful. Someone with a more simplistic sweet beauty. She'd be a better Kate

  • rosad

    she's too beautiful. Someone with a more simplistic sweet beauty. She's be a better Kate

  • Maynard Michael Griffith
    Maynard Michael Griffith

    Completely and utterly sexy, yet dangerous, and domineering. Yes it is his part! Or it better be!!

  • Silky Way
    Silky Way

    Ewwww, really? Ewwww.....

  • Michelle Barrett
    Michelle Barrett

    Hell no I beg for them not to choose him.

  • Michelle Barrett
    Michelle Barrett

    No no no she is Bella not Ana

  • Michelle Barrett
    Michelle Barrett

    She might work.

  • Michelle Barrett
    Michelle Barrett

    No not quite what I invision.

  • Cii Isabella
    Cii Isabella

    No you won't and ever kristen stewart are playing anastasia steele

  • Erica Rogers
    Erica Rogers

    Ian would be the perfect Christian. Look @ those eyes, and that quirky unknowing secretive smile.

  • Kerensa Paulino Stevenson
    Kerensa Paulino Stevenson

    i really see him playing Christian Grey

  • Burhan

    I like to see Ian play Christian, that would be awesome.

  • Jackii

    Watching him in True Blood and having read 50 Shades, I would have to agree! He actually came into mind when thinking of Christian Grey. He has the Sexy, Mysterious, Powerful qualities!

  • Tara

    Jessie Pavelka gets my vote!!

  • EZGoinDm

    I found the series humorous, breaking out in laughter at some of the emails. Having read a variety of erotic novels (IE romance novels of the Laurell Hamilton variety) I found them refreshing in that the Fifties started out sex heavy and slowly focused on the relationship, where as Ms Hamilton's books start out with a good scifi/fantasy story and evolve into almost pure erotica. Don't get me wrong, as a guy I like well written erotica, but too much can be cloying. Also, I found the contract, and his methods in the book within the bounds of the examples set out in texts like SM 101 by Jay Wiseman and Different Loving by Gloria Braeme.

  • Nono

    I'm also done with the last 3 book. I really enjoyed the read. The sex parts are overrated. I really enjoyed the evolution of Ana and Christian. It will be hard to pick the artists to do this movie. Those interested are not right for the parts. At this point, I can't think of one who can play Ana or Christian. It will have to actors who have the right chemistry as Rob/Kristen in the twilight films. So to the people who will produce it, pick the choses very carefully.

  • im1luckywoman

    I think Alexander Skarsgard is a little too old for this part (he doesn't remotely look 28) and not quite right in the "looks" department either. Same for Fassbender. Very curious as to who will finally end up as Christian.

  • Janette Zimmerman
    Janette Zimmerman

    Alexander Skarsgard was NOT serious, I refuse to believe this. Furthermore, HOW DARE YOU SULLY HIS GOOD NAME!