EL James Drunkenly Confessed Her ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Casting Dreams to Bret Easton Ellis
Tweeting as if he were the YA world’s answer to Deep Throat, author Bret Easton Ellis on Monday claimed he got “wasted” with EL James at a party over the summer and got her to admit who she actually wanted to cast in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie. (The short answer: Twilight’s Robert Pattinson.)
“Talked to E.L. James at a party over the summer: her first choice for Christian was Rob Pattinson and Matt Bomer was never in the running,” he wrote. Which would make sense, considering that Fifty Shades apparently began as some type of weird Twilight-inspired fanfic.
Anyway, he continued:
E.L. James and I were at Rob Pattinson’s house when she admitted that Rob was first choice for Christian. Ian Somerhalder never in running. When E.L. James asked me who I thought should be Christian I said “James Deen, of course” and then she shoved me. We were both very wasted.
Unfortunately, James didn’t get her wish; the part ultimately went to Sons of Anarchy’s “gorgeous and talented” Charlie Hunnam. (Christian’s S&M counterpart, Anastasia Steele, will be played by Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith’s daughter.) But at least now everybody knows how to get James to reveal all her secrets.