TV Goddess Katie Couric has been trying to rebuild her career ever since her departure from The Today Show. Since, she has had a couple stints but hasn’t found her niche yet. Her new talk show, which is creatively titled Katie, is like any other afternoon talk show, in that it features a celebrity host, celebrity interviews, and has a very interactive website. Katie recently launched a poll asking viewers who they want to star in the 50 Shades of Grey films, and the response was overwhelming.
My personal favorite, Ian Somerhalder, currently in second place, with Matt Bomer less than 1% point ahead of him at 47% of the votes! I know that this isn’t going to be the deciding factor when casting, but it causes me physical pain to see Ian losing to anyone! He has spent three years on Vampire Diaries proving that he has the perfect blend of sadism, angst, and wit to portray the BDSM king. On a sidenote, I live in Seattle, and so this is very personal to me. Won’t they have to film on location, and I could just oh-so casually bump into Ian at Starbucks? Yes, please.
The choice for Ian’s—I mean, Christian’s—sub Anastasia Steele is not up for grabs though. Fans overwhelmed the poll and chose Alexis Bledel, who has 56% of the vote. Runner up with 17% is Lucy Hale. I think Alexis looks too mature. Anastasia should be baby faced and socially awkward. Alexis always emulates too much self-confidence and maturity. It could be the hardest role of her life!
At time of printing, Matt Bomer, star of White Collar, and more importantly, guest star on Glee, was winning by 1%. Matt’s eyes are almost the same color as Ian’s, and he is a worthy candidate. The polls are still open, so winners are subject to change!
Who has your vote? My dream cast is real life couple Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev (also the stars of Vampire Diaries). In any case, I’m dying for the movie to come out! Have you read the books? Could Ian and Alexis make E. L. James proud?