Despite recent headlines, Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson will be leading the cast of "Fifty Shades of Grey" when it hits the big screen Aug 1, 2014. So who will be part of that supporting cast? While the question lingers for fans, Author E L James is in Los Angeles likely working to get those roles filled. The usually chatty James has been quiet on social media sites, a calm before the storm perhaps. One insight she gave fans was that she visited with Charlie Hunnam on Sept 28, tweeting a photo of his forearm.
While "Fifty Shades of Grey" revolves around the love story between Christian Grey and Ana Steele there are integral supporting characters that need to be cast. Here is a breakdown of the most important secondary roles that Team Fifty is probably considering now.
Kate Kavanaugh, the fiery strawberry blonde best-friend to Ana, will need a strong actress with a no-nonsense attitude. Blake Lively has been mentioned time and again for the role due to her portrayal of an upper-class fashionista in "Gossip Girl," a part not far removed from Kate.
Actor and radio personality Danny Williams has become a fan favorite for the role of Jose Rodriguez. The young college student who pines for Ana and pursues her heavily during the trilogy will need an actor who can rival Christian Grey. Williams has taken the character to heart and would bring the same honesty to the role that Charlie Hunnam has promised he would bring to Christian Grey
The character of Mrs. Robinson has been fantasy cast with a variety of actresses from Diane Lane to Kim Cattrall. The only prerequisite in the minds of fans seems to be that Elena Lincoln look substantially older than Christian and has a history of sexy roles. The plethora of talented veteran actresses available in Hollywood should make this an easy casting.
Every film needs good-looking supporting men and Ethan Kavanaugh and Elliot Grey are it for "Fifty Shades of Grey." Any young, hot actors in Hollywood could fit these roles. Favorites have included Zac Efron, Paul Walker and Liam Hemsworth. The most important factors to consider are age and the on-screen chemistry with the other characters.