The notorious erotic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey by the now-famous British author E. L. James, quickly became the guilty pleasure read by millions of people around the globe. The scandalous novel even became a hit feature film which was a major box-office hit. Most notable for its explicit sex scenes featuring S&M, BDSM and dominance / submission, the Fifty Shades trilogy follows the relationship between young and innocent college graduate Anastasia Steele, and dominant business tycoon Christian Grey. The sexuality in the book between Anastasia and Mr. Grey is so outrageous that many hooked readers attempt to hide their obsession with Fifty Shades and are afraid to admit how much they actually love reading it. This of course includes many celebrities. Below are 12 celebs who can’t hide their obsession with Fifty Shades of Grey, some of whom you’d never expect an erotic obsession from:
12. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian must be a huge fan of Fifty Shades of Grey because she went to a private advance screening of the film and excitedly Tweeted about it: “Girls night watching a private screening of Fifty Shades of Grey!!!!!! OMG it’s sooooo good!!!!!” It’s no surprise that Kim loves Fifty Shades; after all, she is a pop culture queen. Not to mention, Kim once made a steamy sex tape of her own, and she also revealed her favourite sex position in Love Magazine once, so we know she has very few sexual hangups. That’s a good thing, Kim! See you at Fifty Shades Darker.
11. Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest admitted to Access Hollywood that he is obsessed with Fifty Shades of Grey: “I’m obsessed. I’m past the bathtub scene, so I’m making progress,” adding that “it’s really interesting to read” and that he used the book as a “manual” in his own relationship with Julianne Hough. The popular TV host and producer, best known for hosting American Idol is certainly not who you’d expect to be fascinated by an erotic novel such as Fifty Shades of Grey, but it’s nice to see that it’s not just female readers that are obsessed!
10. Victoria Beckham
Busy mothers really value their downtime, and what better way is there to spend your downtime than losing yourself in Fifty Shades of Grey for a couple hours? Victoria Beckham, former Spice Girl and wife of soccer star David Beckham, confessed that she has loved reading the E. L. James trilogy. Posh Spice told Glamour Magazine: ‘I’m halfway through the second one. I even bought my mum the book! But every time she tries to engage in conversation about it, I kind of dodge the subject.”
9. Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria was so stoked to run into Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James at The View in 2012, she even whipped out her copy of the book to get an autograph, and posted a photo with James. She’s clearly a big fan! It’s not surprising that Eva Longoria enjoys a steamy novel; her character Gabrielle Solis in the hit TV series Desperate Housewives was incredible sexy and out-there.
8. Shay Mitchell
Pretty Little Liars star and Canadian model Shay Mitchell, confessed that she has read the Fifty Shades of Grey Books and told MTV that to her, the books are like candy: “Fifty Shades of Grey is like candy. Bad junk food. But it’s good. But it’s bad junk food.” That’s Shay Mitchell’s way of admitting she’s addicted to the erotic trilogy, but hey – who can blame her? Plus, it’s no surprise that Shay’s got an edge – she went sky-diving once to get over an ex-boyfriend!
7. Ashley Benson
Another Pretty Little Liars star, Ashley Benson surprisingly stated that she not only loves the Fifty Shades of Grey books, but she also desperately wanted to be cast as Anastasia in the film adaptation. Benson told Celebuzz: “I’ve read every book. I want to play Anastasia,” and when asked if she’d consider playing the character of Kate instead, she replied “Kate is awesome. I like all the characters but Anastasia? I love her so much!” Benson definitely could have been a great Anastasia. She’s got the innocent face perfected, and she could certainly have died her hair brown!
6. Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres has doctored up more than one spoof of Fifty Shades of Grey and she has also performed a reading from the book. Ellen also made a point of Tweeting about the film: “Today is Friday the 13th, and 50 Shades of Grey comes out today, so that means some people are gonna get lucky and unlucky at the same time.” This is a lot of focus on Fifty Shades, so the only explanation is that she’s a bit obsessed. That’s definitely not a bad thing, though and viewers around the world raved about her Fifty Shades parodies.
5. Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff told Celebuzz she’s totally into Fifty Shades of Grey: “I feel a little dirty reading that book, just with my new baby–but I’m in, I like it,” said Duff, and even gave her own opinions on who should play the leads in the Fifty Shades film. You wouldn’t really expect the angel-faced Cheaper by the Dozen and A Cinderella Story star to be engrossed in an erotic novel, but it’s awesome to be reminded that she’s got an edge to her.
4. Whitney Port
The Hills and The City star Whitney Port confessed that she absolutely loves Fifty Shades. She shared a picture of herself reading. She wrote, “Entranced in 50 Shades of Grey. Geez!” The E. L. James novels are quite different from Whitney’s own book she wrote called True Whit for Women who need advice on beauty, fitness and fashion. After being so captivated by Fifty Shades of Grey, will Whitney’s next novel be a little more steamy?
3. Dr. Oz
Dr. Oz dedicated an entire episode of his popular talk show to discussing S&M and the sexuality in the book Fifty Shades of Grey, calling it “the cure for your libido” also stating that it just may be the jump start you need in your love life and in your relationship. Dedicating an entire episode to Fifty Shades is a brilliant way to up your ratings, too. Smart thinking, Dr. Oz!
2. Bar Refaeli
Bar Refaeli, supermodel and Leonardo DiCaprio’s ex, was so into the Fifty Shades series that she was genuinely upset when she was almost finished reading the last of the trilogy’s three books. She Tweeted, “on my last 100 pages of Fifty Shades Freed — a sad day. A very sad day. I do not want it to finish.” Don’t worry, Bar, you still have the movies to look forward to!
1. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez liked the concept of Fifty Shades of Grey so much that she even starred as Anastasia Steele in a parody of the book for Funny or Die entitled ‘Fifty Shades of Blue’. Selena told MTV News that when she read Fifty Shades of Grey for the first time, “I was like, ’Oh, this is spicy.’ So I thought it was good, it was intriguing. Obviously, it’s working, so the skit was really funny.”
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