While bestselling “50 Shades” author EL James has said that casting Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele for the hotly awaited “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie is still some months away, fans are still putting their passion to the vote as to who should play the steamy trilogy’s leads on the big screen.
According to recent news from “Gather Entertainment” this Thursday, some new results have arrived on the latest big fan favorite casting poll. Two “Books and Review” polls in recent weeks have led by an impressive number of votes Ian Somerhalder—for lack of a better term—on top as Christian Grey, while actress Alexandra Daddario is in the lead for Anastasia Steele.
Alexis Bledel came in second place, and after a Twitter post earlier this week that the star was “happy” to hear fans wanted her to be cast as Ana, her popularity for landing the role seemed to rise even higher. However, the most recent reports confirm that the tweet was not verified by the “Gilmore Girls” actress, so it may have just been a rumor or hoax.
Yet on the “Books and Review” poll, Alexandra Daddario has now come out of the grey and into light of “Fifty Shades of Grey” film castings. To play the part of the 21-year-old blue-eyed, innocent college grad, Daddario does look to fit the part. She is closer in age to Ana’s character, and has the same blue eyes, dark hair, and attractive looks, though is a bit less well-known (which may not be a bad thing if that type of actress is considered for the role).
Alexandra Daddario is set to star in “Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief” (out in U.S. theaters next year), and also made an appearance alongside Christian Grey casting choice, Matt Bomer, in “White Collar.”
In another “Books and Review” casting poll this August, Ian Somerhalder took first place—even beating out the second choice, Matt Bomer, by over 400 votes. Rumors also swirled this week that Ian Somerhalder had an alleged upcoming interview with the “Fifty Shades of Grey” film producers, and while there is confirmation on the “Vampire Diaries” actor thinking this, producer Dana Brunetti said they’re only looking at screenwriters for now.
Do you feel there could be chemistry on the big screen between actors Ian Somerhalder and Alexandra Daddario? While stars from Shia LaBeouf to Shailene Woodley may be considered by fans for now, EL James has said she would take her fans’ considerations into account before the final casting calls for the steamy book-into-film adaptation.
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