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‘Fifty Shades’ Casting: Jennifer Ehle Joins Charlie Hunnam, Dakota Johnson [Report]

Jennifer Ehle cast in Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades Of Grey is moving along with the casting additions. Jennifer Ehle, from Zero Dark Thirty will be joining Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson.

Ehle is reportedly playing the role of Anastasia Steele’s mother. Charlie Hunnam will play the millionaire magnate Christian Grey and Johnson is cast as Anastasia.

Undoubtedly, the casting has to be as sexy as the story and the main characters, so this follows suit in the film, an adaptation of E.L. James’ successful novel of the same name, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

There was controversy when fans didn’t get the casting they were expecting and Hunnam and Johnson were chosen to play the main roles in Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Things seem to have settled a bit and there have been no further petitions asking the studio to dump the actors playing the main characters and cast who fans wanted.

Anastasia’s mother, in the Fifty Shades book is not the greatest character. She has been married four times, spends too much money, and doesn’t have a great relationship with her daughter.

Deadline is reporting via Cinemablend that Focus features and Universal Pictures are in negotiations with Jennifer Ehl to play Carla May Wilkes.

Jennifer Ehle became very popular with period drama fans when she portrayed one of the most iconic roles in all of literature, Elizabeth Bennet, in the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel Pride And Prejudice opposite Colin Firth.

She also made a big splash in 2010, when she, once again, starred with Colin Firth in the award winning drama The King’s Speech.

Ehle has been busy since then, starring in the films The Ides Of Mars and Contagion. She will star in several others in the coming year.

Fifty Shades Of Grey casting continues for the main roles in the film which is set to open on August 1, 2014.

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3 Responses to “‘Fifty Shades’ Casting: Jennifer Ehle Joins Charlie Hunnam, Dakota Johnson [Report]”

  1. Sophia Pembrook

    Carla had Ana young and she'd be in her early 40s so Jennifer is perfect, but she looks like she could be Dakota's sister, not mother! Jennifer is an older version of the youthful, sweet faced Ana in the books while Dakota is the opposite and looks to be in her 30s already. They screwed it up by casting someone for Ana who looks so old for her age and not youthful!

  2. CL Marie

    "Undoubtedly, the casting has to be as sexy as the story and the main characters…" Uh have you see who've they cast for Christian and Ana? They're physically nothing like the characters in the books and I'm mostly referring to Dakota as Ana here. Physically she is WAY off the mark for Ana! Ana is beautiful and young and delicate with big eyes and gentle, pretty features. Christian is the breathtakingly gorgeous and I don't find that in Charlie but he is indeed good looking. Jennifer is great for Carla but that statement is irrelevant.

  3. Anonymous

    Jennifer has such a fresh and beautiful face that she could be Dakota sister not her mother…Dakota is so wrong for Ana, what were they thinking to put such an old looking girl in this role