Fifty Shades of Grey (Image Credit: EL James) / Henry Cavill (Image Credit: Paul Smith / Featureflash) / Chris Hemsworth (Image Credit: S Buckley)

Who will be moving into the red room now that Charlie’s dropped out of the ‘Fifty Shades’ Film?

Fifty Shades of Grey (Image Credit: EL James) / Henry Cavill (Image Credit: Paul Smith / Featureflash) / Chris Hemsworth (Image Credit: S Buckley)

Fifty Shades of Grey (Image Credit: EL James) / Henry Cavill (Image Credit: Paul Smith / Featureflash) / Chris Hemsworth (Image Credit: S Buckley)

WantedWM, 20-35, great ABS and prepared to do a lot of nakedness. Must provide own handcuffs. Can smolder on cue.

At least I’m assuming that’s what the frantic casting call looks like after Charlie Hunnam dropped out of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation over the weekend. And with Charlie’s exit went my interest in this movie, but there are plenty more out there who can’t wait to hear who’ll be taking on the role of Christian Grey for the upcoming film. Continue reading

Are Chris Hemsworth & Hugh Dancy being considered for Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Movie?

Fifty Shades of Grey (Image Credit: EL James) / Chris Hemsworth (Image Credit: S Buckley) / Hugh Dancy (Image Credit: Paul Smith)

Fifty Shades of Grey (Image Credit: EL James) / Chris Hemsworth (Image Credit: S Buckley) / Hugh Dancy (Image Credit: Paul Smith)

There is still no confirmation on who will take the coveted, sexually dominating role of Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation, so it will be a few more nail-biting weeks of anticipation before we hear official casting news, but in the mean time the list of contenders is getting hotter and hotter each day.

From Ryan Gosling to Alexander Skarsgard, we have all been drooling in anticipation and lucky for us they really just upped the ante.

Chris Hemsworth has not caught only our eyes in his upcoming film Rush but of producers as well. He is a top-runner and a hot commodity in polls as a favorite to play main character. His name was floating around rumors earlier this year, but the buzz about him is in an absolute frenzy just recently.  When asked if he would be interested in playing the role Hemsworth said he was, “unsure.” So we will just have to let read the book and decide for himself. Lets pray he is a fast reader.

Some aren’t sure if his buff, muscular physique will suit Christian Grey’s character, but we beg to differ. Anyone could slim down for this role of a lifetime.

But someone else has recently broke into the polls, Hugh Dancy. He stars as special agent Will Graham in NBC‘s new crime thriller Hannibal and is also married to Claire Danes. He is a lesser known actor actor on this side of the pond, but has a large following in the UK and is creating quite a buzz as the latest fan-favorite.

Dancy brings a whole different look to the table, although much older than the character in the book his sex appeal is more than enough to make an entire audience of women swoon.

While we have had countless dreams of other hunky actors laying the scandalous role, I don’t think any of us would be too upset about either one of these men taking over. 

Director Gus Van Sant films ‘Fifty Shades’ movie scene starring Alex Pettyfer!

Fifty Shades of Grey (Image Credit: EL James) / Alex Pettyfer (Image Credit: Crestock) / Gus Van Sant (Image Credit: Crestock)

Fifty Shades of Grey (Image Credit: EL James) / Alex Pettyfer (Image Credit: Crestock) / Gus Van Sant (Image Credit: Crestock)

Rumors have been swirling for months about who will take the coveted spot as director for the upcoming film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James, but it seems Gus Van Sant is pushing to surpass his competition. Sources say that Gus Van Sant, director most notably of Good Will Hunting and Milk, recruited Magic Mike star Alex Pettyfer, one of many fan favorites for the role of Christian Grey, to shoot a test scene for the movie!

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Lauren Watson

An Interview with ‘Fifty Shades’ and ‘Beautiful Disaster’ Fan Cast Favorite Lauren Watson

Lauren Watson

Lauren Watson (Image Credit: Lauren Watson)

In the past year, Australian born actress Lauren Watson has quickly become a fan cast favorite for roles in not one, but two hotly anticipated book to movie adaptations, “Ana” in Fifty Shades of Grey and “Abby” or “America” in Beautiful Disaster, a pretty impressive achievement for a young independent actress. We first interviewed Watson last year (read the interview here) when an internet campaign started by fans supporting her for the role of “Ana” was brought to our attention. Multiple news outlets picked up on the buzz about the beautiful young actress that had the internet in a frenzy and things really began to heat up when it became clear she would take second place (first place went to seasoned actress Alexis Bledel) in our highly publicized “Who Should Play Anastasia Steele?” Poll (now closed).

The support did not stop there as fans quickly realized Watson makes just as convincing a blonde as she does a brunette. That combined with her talents as an actress got fans thinking she would be a great choice for another much hyped book to movie adaptation, Beautiful Disaster. Although fans seem split on whether she would make a better “Abby” or “America” they can agree that they would love to see her in the film.

I recently got the chance to catch up with Watson to talk Fifty Shades, Beautiful Disaster, and what it’s like having such incredible fan support. Read on for the interview…

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Is the Crossfire Series luring fans away from Fifty Shades of Grey?

Fifty Shades of Grey Cover (Image Credit: EL James) / Bard to You Cover (Image Credit: Slyvia Day)

Fifty Shades of Grey Cover (Image Credit: EL James) / Bard to You Cover (Image Credit: Slyvia Day)

As Fifty Shades of Grey fans become more and more frustrated with the lack of information and updates on the film adaptation of the book, it looks like interest is beginning to shift to other steamy written works out there such as, the Crossfire series by Sylvia Day. Bared to You, Reflected in You, and the upcoming third installment Entwined With You (releasing May 7, 2013), have been known to be a good replacement for those who are having “Fifty Shades of Grey withdrawals. Even though the Crossfire series bares a similar style, not to mention a few similar circumstances to Fifty Shades of Grey, it has its own unique twist that has the women pining over the charming Gideon Cross. Continue reading

Is the lack of progress on the Fifty Shades of Grey movie causing fans to lose interest?

Image Credit: EL James

Image Credit: EL James

Since E.L. James’ best-selling novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” hit the bookshelves in June of 2011, rumors of a film adaption began to stir. After nearly a year of deliberation on whether or not it was possible for a film to suit the erotic genre of the popular novel, all the rumors were finally put to rest. On March 26, 2012, Focus Features and Universal Pictures announced that they had bought the rights to the film adaption of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” setting fans and fan sites in a frenzy. Even though many had their ideal Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele already in mind, knowing that casting could soon be decided took the world and the fandom by storm. Continue reading

What’s the big deal about… Henry Cavill?

Henry Cavill (Image Credit: Paul Smith / Featureflash)

This article is the first in a new series we’ll be running on The Daily Quirk called What’s the big deal about…where we highlight a topic that is on the tip of everyone’s tongues and clue you in on why it’s such a big deal right now. For our first feature, we have chosen Henry Cavill, an actor who is getting as much press for a movie he has not been cast in yet for one he is starring in next year. But why? There are the obvious reasons like his dashing looks, acting skills, and for many of us american girls that accent, but there are lots of handsome talented men out there, so what is about Henry Cavill that sets him apart from the rest? I will do my best to break it down for you in this addition of What’s the big deal about…

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An Interview with Actress Lauren Watson

Lauren Watson (Image Credit: Kimberley Akrigg)

Lauren Watson first came to our attention when fans started bombarding The Daily Quirk email inbox requesting she be added to our poll “Who Should Play Anastasia Steele?” (poll now closed). After doing some research, we realized Ms. Watson is a lot more than just a pretty face (that just so happens to be incredibly similar to EL James’ description of Anastasia Steele), she is also a talented actress and filmmaker, who comes across as incredibly genuine and sweet. We are thrilled to bring you an interview with Lauren Watson, an up and coming actress we are sure you will be seeing a lot more of in the future.

On to the interview!

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Fifty Shades Classical Album: Suggestions for newfound classical music lovers!

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 EL James awakened a new found interest in classical music (among other things) in women everywhere by making it a prominent fixture in the Fifty Shades Trilogy. Interest became so great in the works mentioned in the books that James teamed up with EMI to release a Classical Album to accompany Fifty Shades of Grey. Many fans know little about classical music beyond the fact that they liked what the heard on the album and mentioned in the books so we thought we would have recent interviewee and modern classical composer Andrew Rosciszewski take a look at the track list and suggest some additional pieces you might like!

On to the suggestions!

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POLL: Who is Your Ideal Christian Grey?

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EL James describes Christian Grey as tall and muscular with “overwhelming good looks,“unruly dark copper-colored hair,” and “intense, bright gray eyes.” He is twenty seven, but looks younger and has an air of sophistication and authority about him. Add that all together and you probably have an image of your ideal male specimen floating around in your mind that no one actor could ever completely embody… but lots of hollywood’s finest are eager to try. Continue reading

The Very Best of Fifty Shades Fan Trailers

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I first became aware of the Fifty Shades of Grey fan trailer phenomenon when someone sent me a link to a trailer (featured below) by Chelsea Lincoln. I was amazed by how real it looked and found myself clicking from one of her videos to the next continually surprised by the finesse and attention to detail that went into making them. From there, I was quickly surfing around youtube watching one trailer after another amazed by the sheer quantity of fan created trailers out there and sometimes amazed by the quality of these creations, like in the case of Ms. Lincoln’s. After yelling at the friend who sent me the original link (I seriously wound up losing at least two hours of work time), I moved on and forgot about the Fifty Shades fan trailers for awhile… until The Daily Quirk started receiving emails about them.

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An Interview with Actor & Fitness Expert Jessie Pavelka

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Jessie Pavelka. In the past few months it has become a well known name to many, and for those still unfamiliar, I doubt you will be able to avoid recognizing the name (and associating it with his handsome face) for much longer.  When I first set out to write this article, I knew little about Pavelka beyond the fact that he has an incredible amount of fan support for the role of Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of EL James Fifty Shades of Grey. I set out to find out a little bit more about the man behind the hype and quickly discovered Pavelka is a lot more than just a pretty face. Not only is he a professional fitness and wellness expert, he has worked on multiple television shows, written for several publications, and most recently starred in the independent film The Charon Incident.

The Daily Quirk thought readers might like to know a little bit more about the man behind the striking blue eyes, and lucky for us Jessie Pavelka agreed to tell us a bit about his life, his work, and the role every one cannot stop talking about. Read on for the interview…

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POLL: Who should play Anastasia Steele?

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After meeting Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele slowly transforms from an innocent and somewhat naive English Literature Major to an adventurous (albeit still wide-eyed) woman with an even more adventurous “inner goddess.” Lots of women want to be Anastasia Steele and seemingly just as many would like to play her in the upcoming movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey! We want to know, who do you think would be the best actress to bring this character to life on the silver screen?

Please note, this poll is for entertainment purposes only and is in no way associated with E.L. James, Vintage Books, Universal Pictures or Focus Features. One vote per individual. Comments are closed. Poll ends  12/31/12.


Thank you to the following fan pages for sharing our poll:

Emilia Clarke TRAnastasia Steele

Emmy Rossum for Anastasia Steele- 50 Shades of Grey

Emilia Clarke ES

Emilia Clarke for Anastasia Steele

Team AshLey Greene

~Amanda Seyfried (amandaseyfriedno.1)

50 Shades of Ian & Alexandra

Your ideal christian grey

50 Shades of Grey for Alexis Bledel As Anastasia

Team Alexis Bledel for Anastasia Steele

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Ashley Greene – page

Ashley benson

Don’t Cast Kristen Stewart as Anastasia Steele

Lucy Hale Fans

Colin Egglesfield as Christian Grey

Who is Christian Grey?

Oh, Henry Cavill

Fifty Shades Of Grey Corporation

Christian Grey-Ian Somerhalder

Ian for CG on the Fifty Shades Movie

Fifty Shades of Grey Quotes

Your ideal christian grey

Christian Grey Submissives

Oh Fifty – A Fifty Shades of Grey Fan Site

Campaign to get Matt Bomer cast as Christian GreyIan Somerhalder as Christian Grey

Ashley Greene (Love.Is.Ashley)

Emily Browning (OFFICIAL)

Fifty Shades Film

Ashley greene “alice cullen”

Mila Kunis – Fanpage

Lucy Hale

Alexandra Daddario

Amanda Seyfried

Alexandra Daddario ヅ

All About Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy

Fifty Shades Italy

Ian Somerhalder for Christian Grey

Alex Pettyfer for Christian Grey

Natz 50 Shades fan club

50 Shades of Grey Trilogy Books For FANS

Fifty Shades of Grey Fan Club

Fifty Shades of Darkness (Christian Grey).

Christian Grey Fanpage

Ian Somerhalder for Christian Grey in 50 shades of grey movie

Matt Bomer for Christian Grey

Meet Me In The Red Room (Fifty Shades of Grey Fan Club)

Matt Bomer is my Christian Grey

**Fifty Shades of Fun**

50 Shades of Alexandra Daddario

Why fans are Fifty Shades of Obsessed with Fifty Shades of Grey!

Image Credit: EL James

Fifty, Christian Grey, Escala, Charlie Tango, Red Room, the boathouse, (SPOILERS!!) car chases, kidnapping; there’s something for everyone when it comes to the infamous Fifty Shades Trilogy. Over a year after the first book’s release,  the masses are still flocking to book stores and purchasing the set on their e-readers… and for good reason. Strikingly handsome bachelor Christian, who lives in a world of riches and sophistication (among others things) sweeps “regular, average” Anastasia off of her feet and into a world she never dreamed of, and together they create a connection neither can avoid or control. These books are reaching out to a larger demographic than I think anyone could have predicted. Everyone and anyone is itching to get their hands on them. Yours truly read each book 3 times, 3! I had to focus on the music the second time around, and the 3rd, was just for good measure. Continue reading