’50 Shades of Grey': Channing Tatum Will Only Star in Film If Wife Jenna Dewan Plays Love Interest

By: Gabrielle Chung / July 15, 2012

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Channing Tatum doesn’t want to get kinky with anyone else but his wife, Jenna Dewan.

In a recent Twitter interview with Glamour UK, the Magic Mike star says he’s game to play Christian Grey, a wealthy businessman with a BDSM obsession, in the movie adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey — but only if his real-life wife will play his love interest, Anastasia Steel.

“I’d only be allowed if my wife was Ana,” he says of role. Anastasia is the series’ protagonist, a young college student who enters into an kinky S&M relationship with Grey.

Tatum, 32, continues:

“She’s read the books so I don’t think she’d be impressed if she couldn’t be Ana!”

Dewan, 31, can rest a little easy for now as 50 Shades‘ author, E L James, recently announced the studio is nowhere close in securing actors for the lead roles.

“We are so far away from casting the Fifty films … no-one ruled is out… no one is ruled in. Just so you know,” she tweeted.

James’ message follows reports saying that the British author didn’t want Twilight stars and real-life couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart to star in the film.

Who do you think will make a good Christian Grey? Who should be cast as Anastasia? Watch the videos below to get the scoop on who should be in the running, then get in on the conversation in the comments.

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