Isn't it too late for another casting shake-up?
Jamie Dornan replaced Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey before production on Fifty Shades of Grey even began, and now, star Dakota Johnson has been replaced—by none other than Ellen DeGeneres!
OK, not really. But as anticipation builds for the sexy movie's Feb. 13, 2015 release date, the talk show host decided to spoof the film's trailer by subbing herself in for Johnson as protagonist Anastasia Steele. "Over the years, I've shown a lot of scenes from different movies that I've been cut out of," DeGeneres told her studio audience. "What happens is I get cast and show up and I work like a professional. I learn my lines and I really prepare the scenes, and for some stupid reason, the part gets cut—until now. The Fifty Shades of Grey movie is coming out net year and I am so happy and proud to say I got the lead role, and I am definitely going to be the lead in the movie." The comedienne added, "They're acting like it's Dakota Johnson. It's not. It's me. Because no one know knows their way around a whip more than me."
"It's some of my best work," DeGeneres added before introducing the trailer.