'Fifty Shades' casting: Did someone say Jake Gyllenhaal?
September 11th, 2012
02:52 PM ET

'Fifty Shades' casting: Did someone say Jake Gyllenhaal?

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.'"

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  1. Purposely avoiding jake...i myself was told i was guilty of that.

    hmmmmmmmmmmmm

    June 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. they are so cute together.

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    June 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hot Legs...don't be offended

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    June 7, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. i'm 55 and confused 3 men...truth...

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    June 4, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Fran adores him....they make a cute couple

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    June 4, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. fran is less too no pressure.....better choice.

    ==

    May 31, 2013 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  7. fran and jake...adorable yet hysterical at the same time...

    -

    May 26, 2013 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. frannie and jake...hysterical...

    -

    May 25, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. peace of cake....phones, tv and cable in hotel bathroom

    then we just put everything back when we leave....

    May 25, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Stay focused on fran--she is so funny

    -

    May 25, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. I was channeling fran.

    lol

    May 24, 2013 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Stunned---fran didn't get it...

    -

    May 23, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  13. Now this is more like it...oh yea.

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    May 22, 2013 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
  14. Much easier lifestyle with no nag

    cee–

    May 21, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Hey--focus on less pressure ryan

    -

    May 21, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  16. SHE KNOWS MY COUSIN AND I ARE HAVING DINNER......YOUR POOR THING

    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    May 21, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  17. MUCH BETTER ON THE EYES...OH YEA.

    -

    May 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  18. This picture is much more exciting to watch...

    -

    May 21, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Fran is the best...

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    May 20, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  20. what do you think she looks like other side of this computer right now?

    -

    May 19, 2013 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  21. AL SAID FRAN IS NOT A NAG...FIRST PRIORITY NO NAGS

    HE SAID YOU HEAD SHOT IS NOT ALL THAT AND GREASY LOOKING....

    BAAAAAAHHHHAAAAAA

    May 19, 2013 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  22. Entertainment moves forward...thanks

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    May 18, 2013 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  23. these 2 are so funny

    -

    May 18, 2013 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  24. Communication is the way its going for peace...

    and that is what we are doing asap. thanks

    May 18, 2013 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  25. Its best...now we can be friends....

    May 11, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  26. since its out there...do i have your permission?

    haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    May 11, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  27. The Twister...

    i love fran she is so funny

    May 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Fran and....hmmmm

    decisions decisions...

    May 6, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  29. if getting off the blog will fix me and you then so be it...

    wake up!

    May 1, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Now this picture is more like it!!!

    yep

    May 1, 2013 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  31. Can't wait until i'm as thin as Fran

    bye all!!!!

    April 29, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  32. fran is decent

    a man finds a pig like her decent????

    April 22, 2013 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  33. Men want s&xy cougars nowadays...not the other

    now way

    April 19, 2013 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  34. frannie--she's older but they lookc cute together....

    *

    April 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  35. I am soooo hungry....

    -

    April 13, 2013 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  36. all -- please go through fran not 77--lol

    March 19, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  37. GOT HER...

    AND WHY DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF BLOGGING? BECAUSE YOUR NOT GOOD AT IT.

    March 17, 2013 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  38. The Business World..

    Short Term Outlook: She's gonna hand 123 to Fran.

    March 16, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Fran D.

    one more thing: there is no blue tooth on the nanny's ear...

    March 16, 2013 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  40. Remember what i said....

    keep watching the screen later....

    March 15, 2013 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Yea and another one shortly...

    March 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Fran Got GaGa for the 10,000th time

    thanks

    March 15, 2013 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  43. No running from Fran...

    she cares for jake....gotz too run..

    March 14, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  44. these 2 look familiar..hmmmmmm

    hahaha

    March 14, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Fran

    reading is very important

    March 13, 2013 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  46. yea i hear ya

    me and fran are alike in many ways

    March 12, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  47. i love fran

    truly

    March 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  48. the 2 in the picture above do look guilty don't they.

    ha.

    March 12, 2013 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  49. I got the gosselin blues baby

    i got the Gosselin Blues baby...
    i got the Gosseline Blue baby...

    i is jealous of fran baby
    i is jealous of fran baby

    fran show her boobs
    for the gosselin blues
    and fran won her p
    from the gosselin blues
    oh yea

    March 12, 2013 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  50. FRAN'S LOYALTY IS TO THE CAST IN HOLLYWOOD

    THAT'S ABOUT IT...

    March 12, 2013 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  51. WE HAND HER 2O BUCKS A DAY AND THIS IS

    HOW SHE APPRECIATES HER FANS....FK YOU BEETCH...BUSINESS AS USUAL

    March 12, 2013 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
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  54. CTSadler

    Being Fran Drescher's assistant sounds like a vision of hell.

    October 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Jen

    All these guys are great but I pictured someone more like Wentworth Miller to play Christian and Rachel Bilson as Anastasia. We don't always have to have the most popular actor this minute playing the parts. These two would be amazing!

    September 25, 2012 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  56. True

    i could picture these 2 having s-x before some of the pigs that are out there.

    September 17, 2012 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  57. chaka (i)

    oh that fran...

    September 16, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  58. fran and jake

    memorable laughing and most fun thats for sure.

    September 16, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  59. Ghoz

    Chris hemsworth for Christian, Liam Hemsworth for the brother. Not right coloring but Ann Hathaway could pull off Anastasia with her power and awkwardly funny moments.

    September 16, 2012 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  60. Jake

    once jake's lets everything out.....he'll be alot happier.

    September 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Marlene

    Zac Effron anyone? He has definitely grown up and his body is perfect.

    September 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  62. mandi

    Ryan Reynolds. Got the heighth and the body.

    September 14, 2012 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
  63. kaybie

    I think Eric Saarsgard (Or whatever Eric from True Blood's name is) should be Mr. Grey. He's proven he can give the lost child look that Grey often sports, when he played "Lost Eric" the season before last.

    September 13, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Marlon

    ok ok!

    September 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  65. K

    Jake

    September 13, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  66. same style...

    all the same...

    September 13, 2012 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  67. Depends...

    alot want the porn novel

    September 13, 2012 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  68. nancy

    Who cares about the casting of a PORN Novel?

    September 12, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jackson

      Guess what, Einstein? You just told CNN that *you* care. That is what happens when you click on, and post in, a story you claim not to be interested in. CNN doesn't care if you like the story or not, they just count the number of visitors to the page.

      So, your actions speak against your own words. Congratulations, brainiac!

      September 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • cnn does not give a darn..

      grow up

      September 13, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  69. jake is tense also.

    he looks like he needs to shut off from everything and just go all after noon...

    September 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Mista

    there are secs that make 142k a year....they make much more then working local

    September 12, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  71. Jillian

    *spazzing

    September 12, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  72. Jillian

    I want all of you people sazzing about this book and movie to Google the movie, "The Secretary". 2002 starirng James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Cleary a copy. His name is even Mr. Grey!!!! Just sayin....

    September 12, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • GreyBorders

      Thank You! I've been ranting about that for five months!....

      September 13, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  73. Michael Calaizzo

    Jimmy Carter Farts alot!

    September 12, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  74. Michael Calaizzo

    Hell I am here.

    September 12, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  75. fran

    could care less....you have to see the posts i have on file

    September 12, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  76. Soljagurl

    Lets hope Fran reads the posts..... ALL 3 ARE GREAT BOOKS... Well written..

    September 12, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • kaybie

      Well written, hardly. Entertaining, I'll give you, though Ana's character is emotionally stunted, immature and unbelievable.

      September 13, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Samantha

    Are you People Crazy! Matt Bomer All the Way. CG is way more intense than Jake and Ryan. They need someone with an edge.

    September 12, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Soljagurl

      Samantha, although I dont totally disagree, I know Ian Somerhalder will be better...

      September 12, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Jorja

      @Samantha, I completely agree. When I read the books, I immediately thought of Matt Bomer. He's got the looks, but is not as well known as Ryan G. and Jake G., so it would be easier to focus on the story rather than the actor. (However, I don't think they'll actually be able to translate this book to the screen unless it's rated X, or at least NC-17.)

      September 12, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Yes Samantha. Matt Bomer IS Christian Grey!

      September 12, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
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  79. Computers

    she needs a girdle with those hips

    September 12, 2012 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  80. Luna

    He's cute but not handsome enough!! and Ryan nooooo.. Christian has the face and the body people!!!!!! Ian all the way..He's just PERFECT :)

    September 12, 2012 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  81. Rhonda

    Jake has a goofy look – not at all CG material! Ryan G is my choice – or Robert Pattinson – he has the beauty and the brooding quality (remember me and bel ami)..

    September 12, 2012 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  82. she's talking to herself again....

    ryan

    September 12, 2012 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  83. Mierda0929

    jake's cute.

    September 12, 2012 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
  84. Carolyn

    Jason Lewis 200%!

    September 11, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anastasia

      Matt Bomer!!!!!! Matt Bomer is the one and only Christian Grey!!!!!!!!

      September 11, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  85. bee

    Gag .. again .. too short .. Matt is gay and not believable in the role .. Ian cannot act and is too short .. Henry moves about like a lumberjack and Ryan is as boring as the day is long .. Gyllenhaal .. lololololol

    September 11, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • guest

      so naive...you only deem matt unbelievable because you know he's gay. I guess it would blow your mind if you knew how many actors actually indulge in that lifestyle. Matt just had the strength to come out. Believe that is the only difference. Besides, good actiing is good acting.

      September 12, 2012 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  86. Sarah

    yes, yes, YES!!!

    September 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  87. jw

    bomer isn not appealing to the eye..

    September 11, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  88. maria

    Personally i think the perfect Christian is Jessie Pavelka. No doubt about it.

    September 11, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  89. fran is another perfect example...

    in her 50's looks great, still has he figure, fun lady and most of all not a pig.

    September 11, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  90. TRUTH

    they all suck as actors

    September 11, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  91. NL

    I think Jake may be perfect. It's between him and Matt Bomer

    September 11, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lolly

      absolutely no way to Jake...........just not quite I imagined when reading the book..

      September 12, 2012 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  92. TLA

    They will screw up this movie before they even get started if they do not use Ian Somerhalder as Christian Grey.

    September 11, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  93. I Think NOT

    No way....he may have been right for Brokeback Mountain but he is NO Christian Grey!

    September 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  94. AlexanderFan

    I would have to say Alexander Skarsgaard would be a perfect Christen Grey.

    September 11, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Marie

    My vote is for Ian Somerhalder!!!!!!

    September 11, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  96. NoJake

    i need a ryan - he will take the role seriously and understand how serious rehearsals are in order to the storyline
    right.

    September 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Jake

    seems to have a very boring personality.

    September 11, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Fran-

    loved her wardrobe on the nanny...no really..lol

    September 11, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Charlottetta

    your getting hysterical anastasia..relax...

    September 11, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  100. anastasia

    MATT BOMER MATT BOMER MATT BOMER MATT BOMER IS CHRISTIAN GREY

    September 11, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  101. py

    we'll see..it looks eventually ryan will be a go....

    September 11, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  102. wj

    I say Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    September 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  103. TRUTH

    I'll take Jake over Ryan for this part any day. BUT my number one choice will always be Matt Bomer! PERIOD!

    September 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
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    where are you!!!!! lol

    September 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |

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