’50 Shades of Grey’ Movie: Which ‘New Girl’ Star is Interested?

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The 50 Shades of Grey movie casting options just keep getting better and better – another star has added their name to the growing list of actors and actresses interested in playing a part in the movie. So which star of the FOX comedy New Girl is ready for nipple clamps and handcuffs?

Zooey Deschanel could be seen as an option to play Anastasia Steele – she’s got brunette hair and big, blue eyes just like two other favorites for the role, Alexis Bledel and Alexandra Daddario. And she even tried out some choking and spanking on New Girl with costar Justin Long (she made one dorky dominatrix). However, it’s her costar Max Greenfield who is praying to win the part of Christian Grey in the 50 Shades movie.

According to Celebuzz, here’s what he said about starring in it:

“Look, when I read the book, I thought, ‘What a comedy!’ I think maybe I can bring a little bit of validity to the situation. Sometimes, you try to figure out life and what it all means, and maybe I only got this New Girl job so that I would be enough of a commodity to get the role of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey. I’d probably retire after I did that because I think my performance would be just spot-on.”

He also said that he has the “raw intensity” needed for the role, so obviously Max Greenfield doesn’t just play Schmidt on New Girl – he is Schmidt.

Well, he doesn’t take himself quite as seriously as Jess’ body gelato-using roommate with an ego bigger than Christian Grey’s Seattle penthouse – he went on to say that he wants Judd Apatow to direct the 50 Shades of Grey movie, with Girls star Lena Dunham playing Anastasia Steele. So perhaps the movie would be retitled as The 21-Year-Old Virgin, with Christian being portrayed as a pothead comedian who accidentally knocks up Ana after hilariously trying BDSM for the first time.

On a more serious note, Max says that no scenes involving 50 Shades have been written for New Girl yet. This is extremely surprising since Schmidt would be one of the first men out there to read the book – it’s easy to picture him turning his boudoir into a Red Room of Pain in an attempt to seduce his own Ana (but of course this would end with some poor girl thinking that he’s a serial killer or something).

So would you like to see Max and Zooey Deschanel become 50 Shades fans on New Girl?

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