’50 Shades of Grey’ Movie: Would Kim Cattrall Play Elena?

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The 50 Shades of Grey movie has its fair share of favorites for the roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.

As far as Ana’s part goes, right now fans seem to be rooting for Lucy Hale, Alexis Bledel, Alexandra Daddario, Mila Kunis, and Emilia Clarke. Favorites for the role of Christian include Ian Somerhalder, Henry Cavill, Jessie Pavelka, Chris Hemsworth, and Matt Bomer.

However, there’s another very important role that fans are working on casting—that of the “Mrs. Robinson” character.

Older woman Elena is a key part of the 50 Shades story. She introduces Christian Grey to the world of BDSM when he’s just a teen, helping to shape him into a man with an obsessive need to be in control and a heart hardened toward real love. It’s pretty easy to imagine Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall as Elena, who gets dubbed “Mrs. Robinson” in honor of Anne Bancroft’s character from the movie The Graduate.

Kim’s beloved sexual character definitely makes her a top choice to play Elena, and apparently she’s actually a 50 Shades of Grey fan. According to The Sun, here’s what she said about the erotic novel when asked if she’s been cast in the movie:

“No one has told me about that, but I thoroughly enjoyed the book.”

Kim Cattrall fans shouldn’t give up hope that the actress will get cast as Elena—no one has been approached to star in the movie yet because there’s no screenplay or director attached to it. But if Kim does get approached for the movie, perhaps she’ll be interested. She does have experience seducing a younger man on Sex and the City, and she also said this about the book:

“It’s fun—whatever turns you on. All these women of a certain age are finally having fun, and what’s wrong with that? We’re all adults.”

But she could have some tough competition since some fans are favoring Angelina Jolie for the role. Angie has been connected to the movie in a number of ways. There have been rumors that she was approached to direct the film and even ridiculous reports that she wants to play Anastasia Steele. Other options for Elena could be Demi Moore or Sharon Stone.

So do you think that Kim would make the perfect “Mrs. Robinson?”

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