’50 Shades of Grey’ Movie: Emilia Clarke and Christian Bale Win New Fan Poll

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The 50 Shades of Grey movie casting favorites include a long list of actors and actresses, but could two underdogs topple the likes of Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer, Alexis Bledel, and Alexandra Daddario?

The results of two of the latest polls by Books & Review shouldn’t surprise Fifty fans too much—brunette beauty Alexis is the top choice to play college student Anastasia Steele, and Alexander Skarsgard bested his competition for the role of billionaire Christian Grey. However, since Books & Review didn’t include Ian and Matt in the poll, his win was way too easy.

But the two heavy favorites for the role of the seductive control freak with a room full of sex toys were included in another poll. Books & Review placed some of the Anastasia and Christian fan favorites together, and these pairings squared off against each other. Here are the couples who were included in the poll: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, Christian Bale and Emilia Clarke, Alexandra Daddario and Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel, Henry Cavill and Ashley Greene, and Alexander Skarsgard and Lucy Hale.

Alexandra and Ian or Matt and Alexis might seem like the obvious winners here because of all the attention they keep getting, but shockingly Emilia Clarke and Christian Bale have proved to be the most popular picks for the 50 Shades of Grey movie.

Perhaps fans are just getting tired of hearing about Ian and Matt, or maybe they’ve decided that a more mature actor like Christian Bale would do a better job with the role. He has convincingly played a rich guy with a dark secret in multiple movies, after all—he was way more sadistic than Christian Grey in American Psycho, and it could be interesting to see him trade Bruce Wayne’s Batcave for Christian Grey’s Red Room of Pain. He also showed that he’s not afraid of full frontal nudity by running around naked with a chainsaw in the former film. So the biggest issue with Bale is obviously his age.

Emilia Clarke is probably gaining popularity thanks to her role on the HBO series Game of Thrones. On the show she plays a dragon queen (E. L. James old pen name was Snowqueens Icedragon), and her role calls for plenty of nudity. Looks-wise Emilia does seem to have the right blend of sexy, silly, and sweet needed to accurately portray Anastasia Steele.

So do you think that Clarke and Bale would make the perfect 50 Shades couple?

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