We spent so much time thinking about the actors we wanted to play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation that we never stopped to think about what would actually go into the audition process. Which scene would the actors have to read? Perhaps the first time Christian and Ana meet? Or maybe the final scene of the book (you know the one)?
And although the details are still unknown, Carrie Diaries star Chloe Bridges recently told Cosmopolitan a little something about the script she was given to read in the audition room.
“There were three pages of sides that I was going to audition with,” Bridges said. “I read them and then was like, ‘I really can’t do this.'”
So of the two options we proposed, it certainly sounds like the scene was closer in nature to the latter. “If you read these three pages of asides, you would die,” said Bridges, who plays the saucy Donna LaDonna on Diaries and has had her fair share of racy scenes — just not this racy. “I still like to show them to my friends for fun,” Bridges said.
That doesn’t narrow it down much. However, Bridges does reveal a little bit more. And in case you were wondering (which you were), it doesn’t sound like the scene took place in the Red Room of Pain.
“The scene was, like, the girl telling her friends about some sexcapade she had. But it goes into extreme detail and uses the word ‘sperm’ a couple times. I was like, ‘I don’t know, guys, I have to go home to my grandparents’ house in a few months at Christmas, I don’t know if I can do this.'”
Does anyone remember a scene in which Ana talks about sperm? Is she talking to Kate? There are some inner-monologue moments that could be turned into a chat with girlfriends for the movie’s sake. Regardless, Bridges said Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson must be really good at keeping their cool.
“It was intense. So mad props to the people who are going to do it,” she said. “You had to be able to take it seriously and not laugh or turn bright red.”
Does any of this ring a bell, PopWatchers? Who wants to take a guess at the audition scene? Sound off in the comments!