Fans pick Bledel for 'Fifty Shades'

Alexis Bledel of the U.S. arrives at the gala presentation for the film "The Conspirator"...

Alexis Bledel of the U.S. arrives at the gala presentation for the film "The Conspirator" during the 35th Toronto International Film Festival, September 11, 2010. (Reuters/FRED THORNHILL)

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Alexis Bledel and Ian Somerhalder have emerged as fan favourites to play the sexually-charged leads in the film adaptation of E.L. James' saucy novel 'Fifty Shades if Grey.'

Prior to a TV special about the book and its author on Monday, newswoman-turned-chat show host Katie Couric asked her fans and readers of the saucy book to vote for the stars they'd like to see play kinky billionaire Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele on the big screen - and 'The Vampire Diaries' hunk Somerhalder and actress Bledel were the clear winners over the likes of Ashley Greene, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and Alexander Skarsgard.

James, who was a guest on the show, revealed she has her own wish list, but she refused to divulge who is on it.

She told Couric, "I have three people who I think could play Christian and about four people who could be Ana."


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