Without the sex scenes and the unique character of Anastasia Steele, I would say that the plot of the story is the usual romantic stories we heard somewhere. It’s the usual girl meets boy, love at first sight, in denial state, getting to know each others state, and you know what will happen next. But the element of the characters of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey made the story more appealing. You will really learn to love them in this novel as they journey together and confuse their relationship with lust and love. And the sex scene, yeah, you could not resist it. I could not tell more though.
I heard that they will produce a movie adaptation of the novel. While reading it, I assigned actors and actresses to the characters in my imagination. So if ever the novel 50 shades of Grey becomes a movie, this will probably my bet for the cast of characters:
Based on the story, Ana’s character is smart, vulnerable and brave. She’s not good at pretending, so poker face is not her cup of tea. I mean, if she’s hiding something, you can easily discover it because her expressions are obvious. She is innocently sexy, you know, a girl who’s sexiness is being levelled by her innocence. Of course, she’s stunningly gorgeous but she’s just so modest that she’s not aware about it. She maybe vulnerable in different aspects, but she knows how to play her game.
I think Anne Hathaway can fit in the role.
Anne Hathaway as Anastasia Steele
She’s articulate, strong, persuasive, argumentative, beautiful.
She’s the best friend to Ana. She is tenacious especially with her journalistic character. When she asks you, she won’t let you go unless you’ll give accurate and honest answer. Although she’s stubborn and inquisitive, she’s a good and caring friend that she would always think of your welfare.
There's only one girl I know would perfectly fit the role of Kate, no other than the Transformers babe, Megan Fox.
Megan Fox as Katherine Kavanagh
A young business magnate. Well, let Anastasia Steele describe Mr. Christian Grey:
Holy cow – he’s so young. So young – and attractive, very attractive. He’s tall, dressed in a fine gray suit, white shirt, and black tie with unruly dark copper colored hair and intense, bright gray eyes that regard me shrewdly. It takes a moment for me to find my voice.
And this is Mr Grey’s description of himself:
I’m very good at judging people. I know how they tick, what makes them flourish, what doesn’t, what inspires them, and how to incentivize them. I employ an exceptional team, and I reward them well. My belief is to achieve success in any scheme one has to make oneself master of that scheme, know it inside and out, know every detail. I work hard, very hard to do that. I make decisions based on logic and facts. I have a natural gut instinct that can spot and nurture a good solid idea and good people. The bottom line is, it’s always down to good people.
I want Justine Hartley to play his role. Yes, Oliver Queen of Smallville.
Justine Hartley as Christian Grey
He’s tall, and in his jeans and t-shirts he’s all shoulders and muscles, tanned skin, dark hair and burning dark eyes. Yes, Jose’s pretty hot.
I go for Ian Somerhalder for this role. According to rumor, producers are eyeing him to play the role of Christian Grey, but I think he is more on Jose Rodriguez than Christian Grey.
Ian Somerhalder as Jose Rodriguez
Paul is one of Ana’s love interest in the story. This is how she described Paul.
Paul is cute in a wholesome all-American boy-next-door kind of way, but he’s no literary hero, not by any stretch of the imagination.
I will pick Gale of Hunger Games- Liam Hemsworth to play the role of Paul Clayton. I'm sure Miley Cyrus will be happy for this. :)
Elliott is Christian’s brother.
Elliot is tall with wide shoulders, curly blonde hair, and light, wickedly gleaming eyes.
I don't have really a good idea who will fit this role, but I guess it's safe to pick up from the youngsters. How about Sean Cassidy?
Sean Cassidy as Elliot Grey
He is the right hand man of Christian. He is the driver, the security guard, the escort and everything that Christian can entrust.
Taylor is ex-army and capable of driving anything from a motorcycle to a Sherman Tank.
So maybe he is somebody in his mid 40s or 50s but with strong physical attributes and a nice smile.
Ok, I'll go for Mr. Tommy Lee Jones:
So how about you, who would you like to play as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey movie version?