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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Somewhere in here, there's CHRISTIAN GREY

SOMEWHERE IN HERE, THERE’S CHRISTIAN GREY


 













 Outside of three of my readers, I have heard all sorts of disappointment from my readers here in light of casting choices. Please don't take this lightly. There are 175 countries who reads this blog as of this morning and that's quite a few lamenting fans.

Admittedly, I have not expected the particular cast of our most favorite characters in the movie, I want to give them a chance to prove themselves as Christian and Anastasia. As you know, I have from the beginning been portraying Kivanç Tatlituğ who is a blond in full knowledge that he was never going to audition for the part. I knew that all my readers had a different favorite for the role and some of you were going to be disappointed when the casting was concluded. Along the way some of you rejected Kivanc, but then a lot of you grew accustomed seeing him here on my blog and he was accepted at least here, in this medium. Some of you even made the effort to know who he is. Now the casting is finalized. I was hoping that at least one of the favorites would get the part, but a big part of me knew that wasn't going to be the case. Somehow, I was closer to casting choice with my blond actor portrayal. I'm looking forward to seeing how they will mold him into Christian Grey that we've come to love so much. 

I am also hoping that these actors will fill the very big shoes of Christian and Anastasia. I’ve collected several pictures of Charlie. He has the physique expected of Christian. But I know you were all expecting a different face as opposed to Charlie's rugged, action movie actor appearance. As long as he can take Christian's character traits and express them, his looks can be transformed and molded into Christian we expect to see.

Let’s all try to take a breath. The decision is made. I know that most of us will see the movie regardless. I will… Just as I explained to you in the example of Pride and Prejudice. Many movies have been made based on that one particular book. None of the interpretations diminished my love for the Pride and Prejudice.

At this point, let’s address the movie makers: We have solid ideas about how Christian Grey should be, because we've been dissecting his character for nearly two years. We’re confident that you will transform Charlie Hunnam to look like Christian Grey (swoon worthy, women should look at him and not be able to take their gaze away from him) and behave like Christian (dominant, in control, confident, and used to getting his way: the Alpha male among other Alphas-and I’m sure my readers will add to this list in their comments). We may be disappointed in your choices in the beginning; but that's not because we think of Charlie or Miss Johnson untalented, but because we’ve not much seen them in action and have not considered for our favorite character as far as their looks as a match to Christian and Anastasia were concerned. Don’t think us as unimaginative. We’ve been waiting this movie for a long time. Word of advice: DON’T SCREW IT UP! I will see the movie, and so will most of us.

To my readers: Please give the movie the chance you have given me. Give the actors the chance to grow into the characters we love so much. Look; it took me a while to properly express Christian Grey, and you have been understanding, helpful and most loyal which I absolutely appreciate. Your dedication helped me to be a better writer. Let’s do the same for these actors so they do a good job in creating our favorite characters.

  


























 









73 comments:

Donita said...

Emine, let me just say you have a way with words. I heard about charlie and dakota and i was floored. I have a hard time thinking of charlie as christian and he has been part of the biker gang for a few years now in my mind. BUT I WILL SAY HE IS FINE... F-I-N-E!! And if he can play a biker i am sure going to give him the benefit of the doubt that he can play Christian. Like you said many of us (me included) will and would have seen the movie regardless of who they got. I am excited about the choices. Thanks for putting your voice out there for us to read!! You have hit the nail on the head again with what you said! I am excited to see the movie! Can't wait to see who else they get to play the other charaters. Sending lots of love to you and yours!!!!!!

Paula Costi said...

God... I've told them to give a chance. Those who are Twihards/Twilighters maybe can remember when they announced Rob and Kris and remember that was the same reaction.
No one is THE Christian, so why can't we be happy about Charlie being the one who's gonna play de role? I've read that he and Dakota were amazing together, so why don't give a chance?! Really... I don't understand that... And it gets me MAD. "/

PS: Since now, I say "sorry" for my grammatical mistakes. English is not my strong.

Angela Ramirez said...

Emine, honestly I was shocked at the reaction of people regarding this casting. And the comments were so out of line that felt like a room full toddlers that didnt get their ways. I know a great number of females who like me,were surprised but no in a bad way because a lot of us know him, but were not leaning to him,also a lot of us "liked" Matt and Ian on the fans made videos, but really wanted to be shock with a different selection and they hit the nail on the head with this. At the end of the day is a movie made out our favorite book FSG, I just hope the adaptation do justice because when I read a book and is adapted into a movie we all have different moments that are favorite, and when they are missed on the film we get mad.

fanny rebellon said...

Hola Emine la verdad es que charlie esta bien tiene buen cuerpo, mide 1.85 es muy buen mozo me gusta pero no es la cara que queria para cristian me encanta Henry Cavill, y Iam S, matt boomer es bellisimo pero no para esa pelicula no estoy contra los gey pero esta pelicula en especial tiene que hacerla un heterosexual (creo) por lo del erotismo, pero tienes razon hay que darle su oportunidad, lo mismo paso con robert pattison primero lo odiaron y luego lo amaron. Y sobre dakota me parece hermosa sonrisa dulce y ojos bellisimos y de paso tiene buen cuerpo, algunas dicen que parece mayor pero solo tiene 23 años asi que esta bien, y ya me imagino las audiciones que tuvieron que pasar y algo les verian que fueron escogidos, asi que ahora a esperar al agosto del 2014, y emine me gustaria que mucho de la pelicula lo sacaran de tu historia sobre todo el libro lV es fabuloso te admiro mucho, escribes bellisimo y plis que dia de la semana sale el nuevo capitulo gracias amiga un beso de una admiradora desde venezuela.

jeangb said...

Hi Emine, Not my choice so yes I'm disappionted. I wanted Henry Cavill. I hope they give him the CG copper hair though otherwize I will be annoyed as this was part of his "make up" along with the Grey eyes. and Ana has to be a brunette with blue eyes. As these too are charactoristic of our hero and heroine. But I'm open minded and I will see the film.

Raquel Roriz said...

I honestly had no one in mind to read your fancic Kivanc and know where I've become more or less an image of Christian Grey! I am a long time fan of Charlie Hunnam, discovered him in the movie Holligans, and I was charmed, but I never imagined he would be chosen, so imagine my surprise to receive this news! I particularly loved the choice, I think the super talented and able to develop this character so dark! I really think we should keep our minds open and hope that the film will be a success just like the books! kisses

Kate Nahaboo said...

I couldn't agree more eminé!
I didn't know either of them, and at first glance, was disappointed. But it does come down to more then looks from a still shot. With mannerisms and onscreen chemistry, we may view them in a completely different light.
I'm willing to give them a chance xx

Janaina Mariá said...

I always wanted Matt Bommer for the role of Christinha Grey and never hide this from anyone. At first i didn't know how to react, but i google Charlie and saw some pictures e videos of him and satr to like him. He's really a good actor and gorgeous man. I'm pretty sure that he'll be amazing in he movie... And I've always knew that the team 50 (E L James, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Sam, Miss Marcel and Universal) would never choose Matt or Ian or Henry Cavill because of money values.. Even Robert Pattison asked a lot of money to play the role.. After everything i saw, I can say that I'm very Happy with the choice and very excited about the movie!!

claudia brandao said...

Olá Emine!
Eu amei todas as suas palavras!!!!
O fato dos atores não serem tão conhecidos pode dar a eles a chance de tornarem seus personagens inesquecíveis. Do mesmo jeito que aconteceu com vários outros filmes e imortalizaram os seus personagens.
Certamente não é minha escolha preferida mas eu vou amar o filme de qualquer jeito!
Estou esperando ansiosamente por 2014...
Beijos!

Anonymous said...

Personally, I don't think that's what the fans are truly mad at...as for me, I didn't have a person in mind for the part...well, other than a young Robert Redford and we all know that could never happen! So, I was good to go w/whom ever they picked. I believe the PR from this production totally dropped the ball. I think Charlie is a good choice or I hope he will be. But the pictures that were used to promote their choice for Christian's character was of a chubby faced, bearded, blonde, roughneck...totally opposite of whom the character of Christian is. For long awaited, excited fans to the nonfan/nonreaders this wasn't a good first image for FSOG.

The primary audience for the book and for the movie are and will be "women" ...a small demographic of people. Not the masses. With your base being small...you need to cater to them! Then go after the market of nonreaders! Bring them into the light! The PR needs to get their wishful heads out of the clouds and think...just because the books were a huge success, with a good fan base, doesn't mean that this movie will also be successful. It could flop! Many of books turned into movies have...why? Because ...well, we know why! My point being they didn't promote their choice to match the character in the book or help the fan base connect with their choice of actors. I mean, ask your self, which one of Charlie Hunnam movie or the series were they promoting? Not FSOG! Cause all the pictures I saw were from his series. Nothing to support his character Christian Grey? Why?

I for one was totally confused. I mean the beard, long blonde hair, roughneck image...my first thought was Really? Hmmm...Not getting it? Even my husband who knows nothing about the books... only what I've told him or he has heard...look baffled. Poor planning...If they were on their toes they would have had pro-mo photo's made and used those when they announced the actors! You know...Face to character! Sure I could use imagination. Wait for Hollywood to do its magic...but why? Why should I. If PR were prepared, had promotional photo's...wow! Magic!

And the funny thing is ...there is a photo of Charlie in a suit and looks very much the part of Christian, but was that used? Not until later! And how old is that photo? In some ways...I have to wonder? Are they on board for this movie? Do they really know the characters? The story line? This isn't going to be all about their sex life? I mean, that would be good, but it has a story line! A good story! A wonderful love story. The bottom line..I just think they missed an opportunity to really push or promote this movie in a positive exciting way...who know...crossing my fingers...they don't... what was it you said...LET US DOWN! But I am as fan looking forward to the movie...I just want it to do well! And maybe it will do just that! Cause it is a great love story! Just my two cents worth...thanks for letting me vent! :~)

Anonymous said...

Allo emine moi jadore le choix ilest tellememt sexy et carismatique jai tres hatw de voirble film . Myriam du quebec

Anonymous said...

I just know that I'm highly disappointed for whom they chosen to play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. Because of that, I won't be watching it!

Lady S said...

I think Charlie has the physique , attitude and the impassive glare down pat . He looks Alpha male no doubt . I say give him a chance . He's a good actor with great voice has strong screen presence and a brooding sexy look
As for Dakota , she's Ana shy , there's an innocent aura about her and she has the body too .
Alexis bledel would have been perfect but sorry to say she can't act to show the range of emotions required from Anastasia . She has to transform from college student to girlfriend to a married woman
. Alexis is a bit limited in her acting and she's painfully shy . Not very versatile .
I think the movie will turn out to be great with this cast

Charm D said...

EmIne
Well said and I totally agree with you. Even though they may not have been my choice,give them a chance. I think the crucial thing is that they have amazing chemistry. I just read that they will be filming in my hometown of Vancouver ,I hope I get an opportunity to see them out and about!

Char

Penny Brueggemann said...

Very well said!

Anonymous said...

Im VERY disappointmented.......I don't see either characters in these actors. Many say they won't be going to see the movie because of the casting. Myself honestly is undecided if i will go or not.

Aracely said...

Well Emine,like I said yesterday, I will see the movie no matter who they got,though in honor of the truth
after google Charlie Hunnam a lot,I can see that He can really interpret him, He got that hard but beautiful appearance that the character requires, the rest is up to his abilities as an actor. They know the responsibility (He and Dakota) and the significance of the film as it means a lot to so many people, They know that they must try harder, so we can enjoy this wonderful story.I'm dying to know who will play Taylor and Sawyer ;and Eminé, thank you for being the voice of reason, at least for me .A big hug for you from Honduras.

Snowy said...

Well I think movies can make magic. I also think he is hot enough in my opinion so I really think it will be a success!!

Nieves

Anonymous said...

Hi Emine,

Very well said!

lots of ♥ from the Philippines,
-karen

Gwen said...

I always felt it would be lesser known actors, so I am ok with the choices.
Well said Emine
Gwen

Gwen said...

Well said Emine! I always felt it would be lesser known actors but tat is a good thing!!
Gwen

Martha said...

Emine, well said. However, I am still very disappointed. If the author had not placed such a big emphasis on CG's looks, it would be easier to accept Charlie. But in all honesty, he is far from being "beautiful", he has a nice body, I will give him that, but I personally would not look twice if I crossed him in the street. He will need a major transformation and a lot of make-up for him to become Christian.

As for Dakota, the transformation will probably be a little easier. I hope she is a good actress to pull Anastasia's role.

Kara A. said...

I was one of the few that was hoping for a relative unknown to be cast, so I for one was not disappointed at all by Charlie being cast! I think his physical appearance matches that of CG. He has sex appeal! Have you seen his eyes and his smile?? He is handsome & his body is SICK!!! That body in a suit, a clean shaven face, and a serious dominant stare?? Mmm, mmm, mmm yummy goodness lol I don't get why people are so up in arms about. Because he looks rugged and has facial hair? Since when is facial hair permanent lol??? He is an actor, which means he will become his character. I totally see alpha male in him. I think he was a great choice. I think he can bring CG to life. They were looking for good acting and chemistry between the two actors, and apparently these 2 had what it takes. I'm excited!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Emine;

Glad to see you brought this into perspective. When I first saw the picture of Charlie Hunnam, I was surprised, but not enough to keep me out of the theater. But I think if they had provided a shot of him clean shaven, in a shirt and tie, it would have been easier to see that he is "swoon-worthy". Same goes for Dakota Johnson. With dark hair, she may be the perfect Ana. I read the casting was based on their chemistry, and it is that, not just looks which will make or break this production.

Best wishes! Can't wait for the next chapter!

Anonymous said...

I love Charlie! my hubby watches SoA and he's great in it... and I really liked him in Pacific Rim, so let's give him a chance ;).

Grisel from AZ

Aline Caroline said...

Emine, as always know and express love your work and admire you, and just as I gave chance to know what you give the actors providing estános, loving heart and hope that they will work as I love coming here and reading what you write, I admire you & hope u continuity with Book V, VI (I wonder how was the pregnancy of the eyes of Ana Christian) .. I agree with you also think we should give a vote of confidence, it was rather a shock from not being accustomed to the actors for A & C! In anticipation of how the movie is, and you continue to always giving us "more" Christian & Ana * - *

Brazil, Paraná - Curitiba

Hazel said...

So, so disappointed he is not a beautiful man by any stretch of my imagination.. As for Ana she looks way to wise to be the innocent Ms Steele.. Not impressed my opion and I'm sticking to it...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for expressing yourself. Us who have followed your Frog have upmost respect for your point of view. If you that created Christian 's POV and know him well can urge your fans to give these actors a chance then so be it
Thank you for keeping the Grey 's in our minds, I'm sure we all have a different image of him in our imagination anyway. Keep those chapter s coming !
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lettyz@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for keeping the Greys in our lives and asking you readers to give these actors a chance .. You that has created Christian's POV and know him well can see the films potential. I think each one of us have our own image of Christian 's and Ana in our minds. Just you keep those chapters coming.

Anonymous said...

Dear Emine,
I too was very disapointed with the casting. For me Matt Bomer or Ian Somerhead IS Chirstian Grey and I could'nt determinate which one I would prefer.
But now, with the pictures of Charlie you posted I have to admit he will be fine as CG! "Sons of anarchy" was aired in France but I never watched it, so seeing only one picture (the one they chose for anouncing the casting choice) wasn't enough to have a good idea of this actor.
I'll have to look for more pictures of Dakota to figure out if she can be Anastasia or not (not that it will change anything, of course, but I have to persuade me she will be fine!!!).
Thank you very much for the pictures.
Take care,
S. from France

Eminé Fougner @ Cowboyland said...

Hi Girls!
The people I portray aren’t going to change here. I’ll put Matt, David Gandy and other images you’ve been accustomed seeing. The casting agents don’t have a say on our imaginations and my blog. Everything remains the same here.
But I wanted you to have an outlet to vent :) I think quite a few of you felt deceived, or cheated. My initial shock with the announcement was, "What the hell just happened?" Because I didn't recognize either of the names and the search results gave me images of two actors who are not what most of us expected of Christian and Ana (I am one of the “most of us” category). See, you’ve been reading Christian weekly, but I've been writing him nearly 2 years almost every day; I know how he's supposed to look and behave. Christian is such a man that only few women are unaffected by the way he looks (lesbians like Ros, and small percentage of straight women such as nurse Nora and Dr. Greene are unaffected by his looks). So, with the hundreds of e-mail I received, the reaction I’ve seen in you wasn’t what Christian is supposed to get. But I think primary the fault lies with the promoters. If you're going to tell us this is Christian Grey and Ana Steele, at least transform them first, and don't show the biker gang-member images.

I had this pounding headache from all the messages and perhaps with the disappointment. I just turned off internet. Didn’t respond to any of you which is why you’ve seen this particular posting today. But then I remembered something. They both have potential. It was beneficial that I turned off all the external sounds. See one of my most favorite hobbies is looking at homes (be it new homes, model homes, older properties with great structure, land, different locations etc.) I like to find a place at a great location, maybe a neglected home with good foundation, just need cosmetic changes and bring out the glory in it. Some properties are worth a second look. Some places I may not like cosmetically, I go and sleep over it, think about it, and go take a second look at it again and imagine the potential. So the day of the announcement I’ve turned off e-mails and media and just went about my business. When I came back I could look at them again. I can see the raw talent in Charlie. Like some of you said, hair can be cut, beard can be shaven, and colors can be changed so long as the structure is good.

It’s the same for a home we’d like to purchase. We want a property completely done in the color we want, w/ the upgrades, and nothing personal in it of someone else (family pictures, personalized colors, eccentrics such as weird changes); because we want to imagine ourselves there, as if we just take our suitcase and move in without making any changes. As much as I like the ease of that, I don’t mind challenges a property presents. I like seeing what can be changed. I like designing, working with the contractors, tilers, creating something no one else has and outside of the cookie cutter design. It may sound crude, but that’s the way I looked at the actors. I’ve seen the raw potential. Matt, Ian, Henry were the equivalent of “ready to move-in” properties whereas our rugged beauties are in need of a transformation to fit in what these characters are supposed to be (alas, they’re not move-in ready). If there’s structure and talent, it is workable. I’m sure that within a few months, they’ll start releasing promotional images, and I’m looking forward to seeing how they’ve transformed them. Meanwhile, vent it out, I don’t mind; this is one of the most read blogs on 50 Shades and I know they’ll read it. Ok, I’m up and working already & those pages aren’t going to translate themselves. Back to the grindstone…

TammyA said...

I have been a fan of Charlie's for a very long time, even before S.O.A. I was never picturing him as our beloved CG, but I have to say I am sooooo excited to see him in action!!!! Let's not forget people were not excited about Rob and Kristen for Twilight and they became the most famous people for their roles. I don't know much about Dakota, but I am also excited to see how she transforms into Ana. August, 2014 can not come soon enough, for me!!!!

Angela said...

dear Emine,as always i agree with you!!!
we have to wait and see what they do with Dakota and Charlie.
I'm one of the sad Matt's fan,because we have learned to love him!! I'm also sure that, thank to your marvelous blog,we all know who is Christian like our shoes so also if Charlie has a different face we'll love him !!!
i'll go to see the film because how we have loved the books we'll love thefilm !!!!:)
with love xxxxxx Angela

Angela said...

dear Emine,as always i agree with you!!!
we have to wait and see what they do with Dakota and Charlie.
I'm one of the sad Matt's fan,because we have learned to love him!! I'm also sure that, thank to your marvelous blog,we all know who is Christian like our shoes so also if Charlie has a different face we'll love him !!!
i'll go to see the film because how we have loved the books we'll love thefilm !!!!:)
with love xxxxxx Angela

Carol said...

Hi Emine, Thank you for that pep talk as I saw it. I needed that. I will follow your advise and give the movie a chance. As I read and imagine Christian, I still will not be picturing Charlie. I am going to try to watch him in action on YouTube if possibly to try to fall in love with him, but my choice for Christian has been Eduardo Verastegui. Since day one, that type look has always been what I picture Christian to look like. Maybe because that is the type that appeals to me, I don't know. Well, E L James didn't ask for my opinion, so I will just have to accept her decision. And I wonder how much input she has in the casting selection? If she believes that these two actors are the real deal, then so be it. She created them after all. Thank you again for taking the time to gather those pictures and to counsel us. I hope your daughter is feeling better and all is well with you. Love, Carol xxo

Anonymous said...

Good point well made, Miss Emine. I was hoping to know and like one of the main character's actors, but alas. Now I am thinking that EL James must've taken one key aspect of CG and AS and picked the actors accordingly, so let's wait and see. When my daughter was heavily into Gone With The Wind, I remember reading that people were adamant about Clark Gable playing Rhett Butler and furious with Viven Leigh's casting, and look at that movie!

Donna from DE said...

Nicely said Emine. You are awesome as always. I am excited to see the movie regardless. You have found some great pictures of Charlie. I love him as Jax on SOA - one of the only shows I watch with my husband :) and to be honest I am not sure any actor will live up to my Christian. Thank you for taking the time to calm us down.Hope all is well. XOXOXOX

Anonymous said...

Eu também fiquei desiludida quando soube a escolha dos atores, mas agora ao ver as fotos, já me começo a habituar.
Para mim o Christian Grey seria o Matt ou o Henry.
A foto onde o Charlie está de fato e gravata é espetacular e aí faz-me lembrar o CG.
Estou ansiosamente à espera para ver o filme, até lá dou o benefício da dúvida á escolha dos atores.

Bjos de Portugal

Ana Guerra

Sheila H said...

The choices for Ana and Christian were not my choice, but then I am not EL James and the final decision was with her. I will still go to see the film because I just loved the books. Some people have been very unkind about the choice but hey, that is life, get over it! There is even a petition to get Matt Bomer as Christian, he was my favourite, but I will not be signing the petition, the choice has been made - so just make the film so we can watch it.

Anonymous said...

Well said Emine!

As for me, I didn't have anyone in particular in mind. There are too many great actors and actresses who could play the part of Christian and Ana. No doubt Charlie and Dakota will feel the pressure of their rolls with all the media comments, some good and some not so good. I, for one, will keep an open mind and reserve my comments until after I watch the movie.

Deb in Canada

Anonymous said...

You said it right, Emine. We don't judge them by their acting chaps it's just that we created a picture of what CG and AS would look like and somehow these actors didn't meet that expectations. But yeah, I'm still going to watch the movie just to see how everything looks in film not just in my imaginations :D
I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that they won't mess up the story and script just like almost all books made into movie.

<3 Aice

Debbie Garcia said...

Probably one of the most intelligent things I've read regarding the casting choices. People need to understand that just because you want a certain actor or actress, that doesn't mean you'll get that. From what I understand, the 1st choice for Christian Grey was Garrett Hedlund, but he refused to sign on for 3 films...they also had interest in Christian Cooke but he was unavailable due to scheduling conflicts. Charlie is a good looking guy and I'm confident he can pull it off, he's acted alongside oscar caliber actors in the movie "Cold Mountain". And Dakota Johnson isn't ugly, remember Ana was not model beautiful, she had a natural understated beauty, and I think Dakota portrays that. I won't pass judgment on anything until I see a trailer or movie stills.

Rosangela Maria Cabral Corvalan said...

Como sempre Emine você arrasou!!!
Já me acostumei com os atores..nossa ele é lindo sim e ela também, como disse Debbie, ela tem uma beleza natural e ele é muito talentoso.
Ansiosa para ver o filme, agora mais do que nunca e ver as fotos promocionais!!

Beijos, boa noite e descanse

Anonymous said...

WOW I missed a lot it seems LOL.

Emine first and foremost the way you look after us with all things FSOG/ Christian & Ana is to be commended. Your thoughts and insights are very much appreciated.

I remain neutral about the casting for one main reason, just like the books that received a lot of negative reaction I see this happening with the casting. Look how it turned out for the books! People embraced an unconventional love story between a broken man and an innocent woman that had enough love to heal him. This casting could go either way but if we never give them a chance, what might we be missing?

I know CH from SOA. Let me tell you his acting in selling the love story in that show for the 1st two season made me adore him. He really is the bad boy with a heart of gold... much like CG. Plus his body is fine and he ain't shy about doing love scene..no joke HOT.

I'll see the movie but nothing can compare to the written word for me. EL James and Emine brought these characters to life via a beautifully written story and that is what I am a huge fan of.

-Vee

Aline said...

Olá menina talentosa!...

estou muito ansiosa para o próximo capítulo, quanto aos atores, penso que sim, não é o que esperávamos principalmente para o CG, mas só podemos julgar depois que eles nos mostrarem do que são capazes...Boa noite para vcs e por favor posta logo o próximo capítulo!

Meg Arevalo said...

I was surprised with the choice...but i have to keep an open mind :) lets give them a chance. I always picture Matt Bomer and Emilia Clarke haha but no matter what I still support the film and I'm sure there's a reason why they've been picked. Charlie is hot and Dakota is pretty :)

Meg Arevalo said...

I was surprised with the choice, cause i always wanted Matt Bomer and Emilia Clarke :) but I have to keep an open mind. Lets give them a chance. I still support the film no matter what. Charlie is hot and Dakota is pretty. Just like what the producers said its more than just the book's physical description of the characters, it includes acting and chemistry.

Dor Adelina said...

Hi Emine, everyone! Indeed a disappointment with their cast choice but to be honest i knew all along they would disappoint with their choosing. But then again, who knows! Today the actors may be disliked, tomorrow they may land on the nineth cloud and be revered. Life has a funny way sometimes. My mother who is a huge fan of Gone With the Wind told me the audience never liked Vivien Leigh but when the film got out everyone loved her and couldn't picture anyone else to be Scarlett. To be honest i don't think there is any good enough of Christian or Ana for my taste. I usually pay a lot attention when a character is described in a book, and the Christian of my imagination, or Ana for that matter, has no equal in the real life. Of course, some of us want Matt Bomer, others Henry Cavill, others Ian Somerhalder, so on and so forth, but how many of you truly believe they could have pull it out. I, for one, cannot imagine Matt with a flogger or even using it, he sure as hell has the face of a dominant, sexy man but to some extent. And Henry may be amazingly good doing a sex scene but i am not sure he can portray a dominant. Or Ian, well, let's just say he may do it good when he sinks his fangs while taking Ana from behind (seriously, i cannot take this image out of my head when i magine Ian as CG). I imagine a bigger scandal when your dream actor/actress has not done the job the you expected them to do, so i guess all it's for the best.
The only thing that should matter, is how they actually plan to do the movie. A movie doesn't disappointment because of the cast but the whole of it. Of course, actors are important, but actors are not everything in a movie. The script is important, the directing is important, etc. Here's the key, both Charlie and Dakota can do well it if they have with whom to work, if they get a good directing.
As i said, i don't like their cast choosing because for me their is no one who can portray CG or Ana (and i mean it in the 'looks' department), but i sure as hell hope they will give them a spectacular make over. Charlie definitely has got the body, he just needs to proper hair color...the same goes for Dakota.
Anyway, let's just hope they know what their doing and reserve the judging after we see the final product.

Emine, of all the Christian POV's i read out there, yours is no doubt the best. To be honest, i never liked Christian so much before i read your depiction of him. E.L.James might have given him life but i always felt there was something missing.. i couldn't understand him (Hell, even Ana had hard a time understanding him) and maybe that was the point but still i felt off.... and then i started reading your version and i felt complete, i had all the puzzles to truly like the man. You should try to create your own story (as in writing a novel) cause you truly have a writer's mind and hand. Anyway keep up the good work and humbly waiting for your next chapter.. xoxo

Kaili said...

Emine, I swear to God you can definitely sell ice to Eskimos. Lol. I'm not a big fan of either actors casted for the role. But agreed with Emine and will wait to see the movie. Good luck to them, those are tall orders to deliver and please the billions of fans awaiting the movie!

Anonymous said...

Well, I can live with Charlie, I think that will evolve okay. But the Ana part is just going to the wrong actress. She isn't attractive in the least. Unstated is what we needed and what we get is a plain Jane with over-sized lips and puffy eyes...I just don't see her being a good choice for Ana. I hope there is some chemistry between the actors.

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Anonymous said...

Hi! So I kinda moved on with this thing and I must say that we haven't seen the movie yet, it's hard to judge now and when u watched it like you will eat all ur words. We can't do anything about it so we should just wait. I'm excited for the movie but I'm more excited for the next chapter of christian's pov here! :) please eta?

Sandra said...

Realmente Emine, vc é muito especial! Confesso que também fiquei decepcionada com as escolhas, mas vendo as fotos que colocastes, já estou gostando. Sempre achei que ia ser atores desconhecidos, mas com as várias especulações que seria Matt, achava ele ideal para o papel de CG. Obrigada ! Adoro o blog! Sempre presente aqui ,!! Sandra-Florianópolis-SC-Brasil

GediGyrl said...

Personally, I think Charlie will be great!! I won't lie, I was disappointed at 1st, but I always wanted Christian to be a lesser known actor so that who the actor is didn't overshadow the Christian he needs to be. Charlie is popular enough but not so much that we've seen all he has to offer. This could be his break through role where we see his best skills and we'll look back and say "why did we ever doubt him?!" Funny thing is, I remember seeing him in Deadfall and thinking "he could totally be Christian Grey". He has the hottness, but definitely showed a tortured side as well as overprotectiveness for his love and family. In Deadfall he meets a girl (Olivia Wilde) and they hook up rather quickly and their tortured pasts make them fall head over heels. SOA clearly shows him in a manly, strong "take no shit" way. I really think he will shock the masses! I can't believe ppl are saying they won't be seeing the movie. If that's true, you're not a true FSOG fan! We all know that there was no way to please everyone, and we knew it wasn't up to us anyway. I think its petulant to pout and complain. He is gonna be Christian and we should embrace that and get excited! Now I do think Dakota looks a bit too old to play Ana, but we know technology is amazing. I do agree that the promo ads should have been done in a better way. That announcement pic sucked! It was like pouring cold water over hot coals. PR should've known better. Anyway, I just can't WAIT to see the movie and how they make it all work. I'm uber excited and can't wait to support something that I've come to love so much!

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mnm92275 said...

I have never seen anything she has been in so I don't know if she would or wouldn't be a good Anna. So for CG I really never picked one actor for him because in my mind I couldn't find just one to fit him but I don't like Charlie as a actor but maybe he will surprise me and do really good in this roll (fingers crossed). I just hope they make better choices for the rest of the cast or give us the really great sex scenes lol. We will just have to wait and see. Do we have a ETA on the next chapter?? Melinda <3

Patricia said...

Hi Emine,

From what I had read Charlie and Dakota were not the first or second choices, so they are giving us a Christian and Ana that are just a ''well-they-have-to-do'' since their first choices were not interested. It is sad that they had to go scrape the bottom of the barrel to find two actors willing to play CG and Ana.

Patricia

Anonymous said...

whwn is the next update

elyelena said...

ETA please. Thank you

Anonymous said...

Allo emine je ne sais pas si tu le sais mais le tome 2en francais eat prevu pour quand car he sais quelle etait en vacance au mois daout mais il ny a plus de nouvelle aur le site :( merci myriam du quebecxx

Penny Brueggemann said...

Fair point well made. When should we expect the next update...so anxious to see Ana at GEH.
Thanks, as always, for sharing your gift with us!

Audrey said...

Great points Emine.

I think initially its a shock to everyone since those two hardly brought up among the gossip for the role. I was surprised and quite disappointed too when I first saw the announcement and straight away deny it.

But after a while you starts to just keep an open mind and they're actors. Picked by professional who out their money hoping to make it work so I just ave to trust their judgement and I start seeing them as CG and Ana. It could work and will definitely see the movie.

;)

Andrea Leoncio said...

Ola Emine, eu apaguei o primeiro comentario que fiz por que achei que devia dar um tempo para pensar melhor sobre este assunto, agora depois de ver as fotos e ler os comentarios todos varias vezes, eu tenho que admitir que pouco me interesso pelo filme, eu acho que as adaptações ficam muito pobres, gosto mesmo é dos livros, principalmente os seus!
Eu gosto das ilustrações que vc coloca porque tanto Matt como Kivanc, são homens que possuem alem do corpo um rosto inesquecível, como tem o CG, alem disso os videos apresentam situações muito parecidas com cenas do livro e ainda tem as musicas, tudo isso torna a leitura um prazer alem da conta.
Só quero agradecer a voce por isso e dizer que anseio por mais capítulos de 50 e estou aguardando mais que tudo A SERIE PELLA, o resto por mim pode esperar!!
com muito carinho e respeito. BJS

Anonymous said...

Sorry I haven't responded for a couple of months (Family issues) but I want you to know that (you are an escape for me, I can come home from the hospital, read your blog and be somewhere else) When you are having problems in your life, sometimes strangers help the most. Thanks for the distraction Emine. Even with all the issues you have in your life you post for us all the time. Love you sweeeite. Thanks and hope you find support in us too! xoxo <3

Anonymous said...

Will we be getting a new chapter soon?

Sheila H. said...

Agree with you, Charlie was not my personal choice for Christian, but then I have always said the choice was down to EL James. I still want to see the film and just hope it is as good as the book. My only gripe has been that I think a film made of the 3 books would have been better rather then 3 films made. Again I am not EL James and there must be a good reason for the 3 films - not to worry I shall still go and watch all three of them! Looking forward to August 2014 and also hoping that a dvd is also going to come out on sale later.

j.farmer2 said...

I'm glad you did this. I'm beginning to see them as a possibility.

But now I don't even care anymore. lol I'm just on pins and needles waiting (trying to wait patiently) for the next chapter. I can't wait to see what you've done. I love your story lines. And sometimes your story lines are just unexpected. Which is great because I never know what they're going to do next. Can't wait.

Hope all of your family is doing well, and things are settling down for you. Keep up the good work.

Janda

Khadene said...

I agree with Janda. Lol

Anonymous said...

Any eta?

sonu burman said...

Hi Emine,

Hope every thing is fine with you.
ETA!!!

Anonymous said...

Worried you haven't updated. Hope all is well. Cant wait for the nxt chp

Brielle Foster said...

I m excited for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. I cant wait for releasing date
It Will Hold the screen.....
Both Characters reading book has visualised each part,now on screen full movie.
Dakota Johnson

Rosalie Langevin said...

Casting Christian Grey is a near impossible task, since the man is, well, perfect. We need an actor who has supermodel good looks, good at portraying a dark and tormented character, who also manages to pull of pure sexy rolled into one.