‘Fifty Shades’ Casting: Did Someone Say Jake Gyllenhaal?
(CNN) — Everyone’s been on Team Gosling when it comes to “Fifty Shades of Grey,” but “Hotel Transylvania” actress Fran Drescher has someone else in mind.
She told CNN that, as a fan of the books, she’d really like to see a certain “sexy” 31-year-old actor fill the role of the dominant Christian Grey.
“They say that he’s got copper hair and gray eyes, but if I had to pick someone, I would probably cast Jake Gyllenhaal,” Drescher said.
“I think he’s kind of the right age and very sexy and he’s got a good body and, you know, the guy is like in his 20s, but he’s so powerful and rich and dominant.”
Drescher, who stars in the animated “Hotel Transylvania” with Molly Shannon, Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez, admitted that she didn’t think much of writer E.L. James’ best-selling trilogy … until she got through the first book.
“I said to my assistant, ‘You know, everybody is talking about it, just get me the first book, don’t get me all three.’ Because I really like a well-written book and I’m thinking it’s not going to be well-written,” Drescher recalled.
But then, “after the first one, I said, ‘OK, get me two and three.'”
CNN’s JD Cargill contributed to this report.
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