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Eloise Mumford Cast as Dakota Johnson’s Roommate Kate in Fifty Shades of Grey!

Fifty Shades of Grey’s cast is almost complete!

Eloise Mumford has landed the role of Kate Kavanagh in the film adaptation of the erotic book trilogy, Variety confirms.

Kate is the bubbly and vivacious college roommate of shy and innocent Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson), as well as the love interest of Elliot Grey (Luke Grimes), the adopted brother of S&M fetishist billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan).

The 27-year-old actress is best known for her roles on TV’s The River in 2012 and Lone Star in 2010. She can next be seen in the film Not Safe for Work.

In addition to Dornan, Johnson, Grimes and now Mumford, Victor Rasuk will portray Anastasia’s close friend José and Jennifer Ehle will be Anastasia’s mother, Carla. The film, which might be rated NC-17, is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti.

Focus Features recently announced that the steamy flick will arrive in theaters on Feb. 13, 2015. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Production was delayed one month after Charlie Hunnam dropped out just weeks before filming began. Dornan, who beat out rumored contenders like Billy Magnussen and Scott Eastwood, eventually replaced the Sons of Anarchy star.

Since its release, author E.L. James’ Fifty Shades has been translated in 52 languages worldwide and sold more than 90 million copies in e-book and print. Universal Pictures and Focus Features acquired the film rights in March 2012.

Source: E Online

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Fifty Shades Of Grey’s Dakota Johnson Describes Steamy Tale As ‘An Incredible Love Story’

While its been described by some as “mummy porn” Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson has gone on to describe the EL James erotic novel as “an incredible love story.”

Dakota has been cast as Anastasia Steele in the screen adaptation of the novel, opposite Jamie Dornan who has replaced Charlie Hunnam for the role of Christian Grey.

The actress spoke about why she was so eager to land the role to Entertainment Weekly and said that she was in love with the story.

“I just really understand it,” Johnson said of the book. “I think it’s an incredible love story and that’s why it’s affected so many people.”

She then added: “[EL James] did a really good job of explaining how that just can happen sometimes and you have this chemical pull to someone.

“Adding in the sex makes it perfect. Sometimes you feel a little bit naughty and that’s okay.”

Following a lengthy audition process, Johnson also spoke about how blissfully happy she was when she got the call to tell her that she had landed the role.

“[When I got the call and] they said ‘You got the offer’ and I couldn’t speak,” she recalled. “I was just so relieved. I was crying and crying. Water was literally squirting out of my eyes because I had been so stressed out.

“And there’s this giant Doberman Pincher laying on the bed next to me. And he just slowly fell asleep. It was so special and [this dog] didn’t give a f**k about me and what I was going through,” she laughed.

Recent reports are also claiming that an explicit version of the movie could be released alongside the R-rated cut, which is slated for release on Valentine’s Day weekend in 2015.

Source: Entertainment Wise

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EW Cover: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson

Jamie Dornan was in his pajamas, and anxious. It was 1:30 a.m. London time, and the 31-year old actor was watching reruns of Storage Wars and praying for the phone to ring. “I was sort of pretending I wasn’t waiting, but the phone was in my hand, halfway to my ear,” Dornan says in throaty Irish brogue. He had just flown back from Los Angeles, where he had auditioned for the role of the world’s hottest control freak, Christian Grey, in Fifty Shades of Grey. Landing this part would propel him to instant stardom, and so, with his pregnant wife, actress Amelia Warner, snoozing upstairs, Dornan tried to focus on the show. Minutes later, the film’s director, Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy), phoned to tell the former Calvin Klein model that he was about to become the object of millions of women’s fantasies. “There was a slight fear,” Dornan says now, his wiry frame huddled on a couch in a Los Angeles photo studio. “But beyond anything else, I was really f—ing excited.”

This weeks’s Entertainment Weekly cover story features the first exclusive interviews with the two stars of the new film based on Fifty Shades of Grey, the publishing phenomenon from British author E L James — about the seduction of virginal college student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) by a beautiful billionaire with a penchant for sadomasochism (Dornan) — that has sold 90 million copies worldwide and ignited the libidos of a generation of women.

The stars open up about what drew them to the roles, the pressures behind getting the roles right for the fans, and how they feel about baring it all. For Johnson, 24, the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, it meant seriously working out for the first time in her life. “Obviously, I want to look good naked,” the newly brunette actress tells EW. “I totally understand now why people exercise, because it kind of f—ing feels awesome.”

Dornan, who spent his early days as a model frequently undressing for the camera, isn’t the least bit anxious about the graphic sex scenes he and Johnson are about to film. “I’m a fairly worldly guy,” says Dornan. “I grew up in a very liberal place. I’m not saying we had a playroom, but I’m not shocked by [the sex in the book]. It’s essential to tell the story. I can’t believe films that don’t invoke the sexual side of it. So it works for me.”

Everything also seems to be working now, too, for the studio behind the film, Universal Pictures and its indie subsidiary Focus Features, which purchased the rights to James’ trilogy back in March 2012. The studio experienced some initial bumps along the way, particularly with the initial casting (and subsequent departure) of Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) as Christian Grey. The film, which begins production in Vancouver on Dec. 2, was originally set for release this August, but has now been pushed to Valentine’s Day weekend 2015.