‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ on the Cover of EW

Now I do realize that this news isn’t necessarily about Rob and Kristen specifically, but we all would LOVE for them to be cast as Christian and Anastasia since it WAS a Twilight fanfiction before it was published!

Entertainment Weekly has two covers this week: The Hunger Games is the newsstand cover, celebrating the film’s amazing opening weekend in theaters. Subscribers, on the other hand, will receive a Fifty Shades of Grey cover, teasing the literary smash that had movie studios panting.

Both versions feature the first Stateside interview with British author E L James (that’s a nom de plume, by the way), who explains how her erotic debut novel went from unpolished Twilight-inspired fan fiction to a full-on phenomenon. “It’s very hugely overwhelming, frankly,” the admittedly press-shy author tells EW’s Lisa Schwarzbaum. “I’ve been a production executive for the BBC for eight years. I’m now — full-time — someone who gets carted around and thrown in front of people.”

Now that Universal and Focus Features have picked up the movie rights for reportedly close to $5 million, the attention isn’t likely to stop. James understands her book’s appeal. “It’s fantasy,” she says. “It’s a romantic fantasy story. That’s it. It’s just a fun read. I don’t see it as erotica. I see it as a contemporary romance. Yes, it’s quite graphic, but when people fall in love they have sex. Well, actually, they have a lot of sex. In the beginning. So that’s what this is about. It’s for ordinary women who like some spicy sex.”

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3 thoughts on “‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ on the Cover of EW

  1. I HOPE they don't do this. I know most people will disagree with me and I can see the yelling comments now, but in order for them to move on from Twighlight and be taken "seriously" both with their careers and relationship, they need to steer clear of this project.  They weren't even comfortable doing pg-13 sex with each other, so NC-17 or R rated sex, this will be super awkward.  Also, they were already Bella & Edward, they don't need to be Christian & Ana.  I love the books,  but I can't see them wanting to put themselves in this position with another phenomena or film based on fantasy.  Sorry guys, this is just how I feel.  However, if they do decide to do this, then of course I'll support them, but I really don't think it's going to happen..

  2. I agree completely. I don't understand anyone wanting them to do this. It's the same characters they've already played for 5 movies. And the fanfic was REALLY bad anyway. Let them move on to actual good films.

  3. I don't think that is a serious consideration and I don't think James would approve.  Also, Rob isn't old enough to play Fifty.  I don't know if I every actually pictured Rob when I was reading MOTU.

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