The casting process for “Fifty Shades of Grey” has not begun according to both the author and producers but that does not stop fans from doing their own fantasy casting. A popular Twitter account, 50 Shades Casting, released a star studded line-up on November 28, all with one important commonality. E L James has already chosen a UK born writer and rumors are circulating that she will want some hometown actors cast in the film as well. This is the UK dream cast, with Henry Cavill and Emilia Clarke at the helm.
Henry Cavill, 29, and Emilia Clarke, 25, have both received hype for being cast as the erotic lovers in “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Cavill spoke recently regarding the rumors and the casting process. He coyly told Details Magazine, “whether that happens, that decision will be made at the time it has to be made, it would be a very different kind of thing than Man of Steel.” The actor is a definite favorite among fans, Henry Cavill for Christian Grey believes he “is the absolute perfect Christian Grey for he has the confidence and sophistication of Christan, the intense actions of Christian, and the look that makes a girl swoon.” Emilia Clarke has the physical attributes to fill the shoes of Ana Steele, a blue-eyed brunette with a mix of innocence and sex appeal. Clarke has been mentioned in many “Fifty Shades” polls but is currently holding the 4th position in one published by Books & Review.
Kate Kavanagh and Elliot Grey are the secondary couple in the “Fifty Shades” trilogy and casting the right actors for them will be crucial. In this UK born dream cast Emma Watson was named to play Kate Kavanagh, the gorgeous and loyal best friend to Ana Steel. Watson has discussed the role of Ana Steele with interest and may consider herself too accomplished to accept anything other than the lead. Yet 50 Shades Casting feels “Harry Potter” fans would not like seeing her in BDSM sex scenes, saying it would “be a little awkward.” The role of her counterpart and Christians’s playboy brother Elliot Grey is taken by Eddie Redmayne. The 30 year old actor will soon be seen in the much anticipated “Les Miserables” and was named in Glamour UK’s 2012 “Sexiest Men Alive” list.
Ethan Kavanagh, Kate’s little brother, is described as a tanned god in “Fifty Shades” and the actor portraying him has some high expectations to aspire to. For this casting list Max Irons, 27, was chosen to play the gorgeous guy that catches the eye of Mia Grey. The role of Mia, the annoyingly cute younger sister to Christian, is given to Kaya Scodelario. The relatively unknown British actress is only 20 years old and has the cute but tough look needed for Mia.
So how likely is it that E L James will ultimately decide to choose UK born actors? There is no way to know as nobody associated with the film will speak about casting. Yet there are signs pointing to E L James choosing some actors from her hometown, including her previous work in British television and her choice of Kelly Marcel, a London based writer.
Here is the full list of the UK dream cast done by 50 Shades Casting:
Christian Grey – Henry Cavill
Ana Steele – Emilia Clarke
Kate Kavanagh – Emma Watson
Ethan Kavanagh – Max Irons
Elliot Grey – Eddie Redmayne
Mia Grey – Kaya Scodelario
Dr. Grace Trevelyan-Grey – Kristin Scott Thomas
Carrick Grey – Sean Bean
Ray Steele – Liam Neeson
Carla Adams – Helena Bonham Carter
Mrs. Gail Jones – Frances O’Connor
Jason Taylor – Jason Stratham
Andrea – Alice Eve
Elena Lincoln – Naomi Watts
Jack Hyde – Tom Hardy
Elizabeth Morgan – Rhona Mitra
Dr. Greene – Joley Richardson
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