Is Ryan Gosling set to play the lead role of Christian in Fifty Shades of Grey?
Not exactly. Or at all. But the rumor mill has run wild with this one. Why?
According to reports, author E. L. James' husband Niall Leonard thinks Gosling would be perfect and he is now the frontrunner for the role. Only those reports aren't accurate.
"As usual, it's all been misreported," she said. "What happened is that his local paper ... reported on my husband being the inspiration for Christian Grey."
"Underneath, they put a picture of Ryan Gosling. So, that's how that came about."
James, meanwhile, says she has 3-4 actors in mind for the steamy role, but declines to name any names. Maybe she should check out this fan made Fifty Shades of Grey trailer.
The roles of Christian and Ana are "a long way" from being cast in the wildly anticipated film adaptation, although Carla Gugino did score a small but key role in the movie.
At the end of the day, James told Ryan Seacrest that the whole experience of writing the popular books has been wild. "I wasn't prepared for all this [attention]," she says.
"This whole roller coaster ride has been completely mind-blowing."