Quite a bit of interesting news is in store for “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie fans this week, and both pertain to Christian Grey. One of these casting tidbits is confirmed, while another continues to be understandably restless speculation. First, for the rumors: according to LOOK this Monday, June 24, Robert Pattinson recently hosted a very popular party for the biggest and best of celeb royalty in LA, and insiders were quick to note that not only was EL James invited, but the inner goddess attended the event and had a few words with R-Patz.
As for the confirmed bit of news surrounding “Fifty Shades of Grey” and Christian Grey, a publicist for EL James and the hotly awaited film adaptation has confirmed that the new director — artist Sam Taylor-Johnson — will NOT have her husband, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, being cast as Christian (or any role in the movie, for that matter).
Initially, there were rumors that the handsome hubby of “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie director Sam Taylor-Johnson might consider casting her own real-life lover onto the film, but a publicist via USA Today confirmed:
“Aaron is not doing 50 Shades of Grey.”
For many fans of the erotic novel-into-film adaptation, this is welcome news.
As for the speculated Robert Pattinson as Christian Grey details, Robert Pattinson was seen enjoying his party with none other than the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie’s own EL James at the weekend bash this June.
Could inviting EL James mean that Robert Pattinson wants in on the film? Perhaps, perhaps not … yet having the erotic writer in attendance speaks novels itself about R-Patz’ own craving for the most desirable in and outside of Hollywood.
“It was a really good party. Trust me, it was the best people”, said one of Rob’s friends. “E.L. James was there, she was really cool. Dianne Warren, the songwriter, was there. Lisa Zane sang a few songs. Warren Beatty was there, chilling with E.L. James”, he added.
Of course, it was only late last year that Robert Pattinson did say in an interview, “I am Christian Grey.” Yet given R-Patz’ humorous ways and the fact that he was likely only joking or alluding to his other film character, Edward Cullen, being the inspiration for Christian Grey, fans shouldn’t take this statement at face value.
EL James did say also in 2012 that she couldn’t imagine having Kristen Stewart or Robert Pattinson in “Fifty Shades of Grey” because seeing them on film again following their roles in “Twilight” and as the initial spark for her novel’s characters would just be “weird.”
Still, there’s no confirmation either way yet, though Robert Pattinson does seem an unlikely CG choice for the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie, given James’ previous statement.
What is your input on Aaron Taylor-Johnson being confirmed not to play Christian Grey? And is the party with R-Patz simply being taken out of context? One thing is certain: we “Fifty Shades of Grey” fans will no doubt be hearing much more intense speculation and confirmation news as casting comes closer each and every day for Christian and Ana.
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