July 9, 2012 11:17 AM | By Jackie Burns
MSN readers speak out: Fantasy casting Fifty Shades of Grey

We heard you loud and clear! See your picks for which Hollywood stars should play Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey on the big screen.



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The phenomenon that is "Fifty Shades of Grey" shows no signs of cooling off and with Hollywood abuzz over the movie adaptation of the erotic novel, it may just be getting started. MSN readers have donned their casting director caps and offered up their top picks for the starring roles of young, impressionable student Anastasia Steele and her handsome billionaire lover Christian Grey. Click through the gallery to see if you agree with their suggestions.


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Jul 10, 2012 12:43PM
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anyone who watches vampire diaries knows ian somhalder would be perfect for Christian this would so be my pick he exudes sex he can so play this character

 

Jul 10, 2012 8:33AM
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Ian Somerhalder for Christian , i really think he should he is super hot :) and i also think Emma Watson should be anastasia :) ,
Jul 10, 2012 9:14AM
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I would pick Ian Somerholder for Christian and Chyler Leigh for Ana!! All the way!
Jul 10, 2012 11:17AM
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emma watson for anastasia, she has the perfect innocence and would be able to pull off "beautiful but doesnt know it" ....Ian Somerhalder for Christian..hes soo beautiful and down right naughty, plus he owns the powerful look!
Jul 10, 2012 7:11AM
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One way to guarantee me NOT seeing the movie would be to have Kristen Stewart. Matt Bomer would be great, he could totally pass for 27 years old!
Jul 10, 2012 8:41PM
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Ian Somerhaulder needs to be casted
Jul 10, 2012 2:32AM
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Matt Bomer IS Christian Grey!! How can anyone not see that? ;)
Jul 10, 2012 2:54PM
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Ian Somerhalder can't be beat for Christian.  Soooooo gorgeous!
Jul 10, 2012 7:17PM
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I think 2 unknown actors makes the most sense in that it pays homage to this automatic bestseller that came out of nowhere & captured readers the world over. Christian Grey is a different image to every reader as is Anastasia...the roles should not be filled by high profile actors. Definitely chemistry between the 2 actors is a must but should be as electric as depicted in the book. So many great novels that became movies have bombed due to trying to rewrite the book in movie word...& mistakenly casting well knowns....such as Clint Eastwood in the mega-seller Bridges of Madison County which also had Meryl Streep as actress...she was great but an unknown as the male leader would have been more complimentary to her & more romantic. Shades is about so many things but romance is the subtle thread that weaves it way through the course of the story...

In closing....this movie should not deviate from the book too much with 'creative' license in changing scenes from the book. The book that was written has more than proved itself...can't beat that!

Thank you

Jul 10, 2012 1:26AM
Jul 10, 2012 8:52AM
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Yes, Bradley cooper for Christian!!!!

Jul 10, 2012 5:19PM
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Honestly, Christian Grey is suppose to be a big shot CEO, if anyone watched an episode of White Collar, there would be no argument for Matt Bomer. He is sex on a stick in a suit, can pull of the age, has that amazing hair, childish smile, smouldering eyes, has intimidating looks and so much more. 

MATT BOMER screams Christian Grey.
Jul 10, 2012 8:41PM
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Ian Somerhaulder needs to be casted
Jul 10, 2012 11:31AM
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It would be creepy to have Selena Gomez play Ana. She looks way too young. I would feel sick seeing her do the things in the book. You need a young women but a women that does not look like a child. Yuk

 

Jul 10, 2012 9:45AM
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I saw Christian Bale as Christian Grey while reading....he soooo fits the bill!

 

Jul 10, 2012 9:27AM
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Matt Bomer and Emma Stone or Emma Watson would be perfect.

 

Jul 10, 2012 9:44PM
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yes Alexander would be most perfect :) he is the only true mysterious, sexy, seductive, powerful controlling, strong, gentle m****x is all MAN.
Jul 10, 2012 10:24PM
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IAN IAN IAN - thats the only way I would ever go to see that movie - heck he doesn't even have to speak, just stand there and look at the screen ;) I'll still pay
Jul 10, 2012 9:16AM
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This novel is poorly written, nothing more than a trashy hyped up Harlequin type book. Can't believe the press it's getting.

 

Jul 10, 2012 2:54PM
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These two are perfect! Cast them and make the movie!
Anne Hathaway and Ian Somerhalder!!!
Perfect age and look!
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