It should come as no surprise that the film adaptation of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” erotic-novel trilogy will include some sexually explicit language, but according to actress Chloe Bridges, the film's dialogue is too hot to handle.
The 21-year-old actress, famous for her roles in “The Carrie Diaries“ and “Camp Rock 2,” revealed to Cosmopolitan at New York Fashion Week that she failed the “Fifty Shades of Grey” audition process due to her high level of discomfort with the material. “There were three pages of sides that I was going to audition with. I read them and then was like, I really can't do this. If you read these three pages of sides, you would die,” said Bridges, who admits she showed the audition material to her friends for fun.
Reportedly up for the lead role of Anastasia Steele, the inexperienced college graduate and love interest of billionaire businessman Christian Grey, Bridges said the content was too graphic for her. “The [audition] scene was, like, the girl telling her friends about some sexcapade she had. But it goes into extreme detail and uses the word sperm a couple times. I was like, 'I don't know guys, I have to go home to my grandparents' house in a few months at Christmas; I don't know if I can do this.' It was intense,” said Bridges.
While the Louisiana native didn’t reveal what the rest of the alleged “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie script contains, she did give credit to the film's official leads, “Sons of Anarchy” actor Charlie Hunnam and former “Ben and Kate” star Dakota Johnson. “Mad props to the people who are going to do it,” she said. “You had to be able to take it seriously and not laugh or turn bright red.”
Bridges' claims about the dialogue follows reports that the filmmakers are aiming for an “R” rating from the Motion Picture Association of America versus the previously rumored rating of NC-17. According to a report from USA Today on Sept. 8, the film will not “push the sexual content” to a level that will potentially damage box-office numbers, a goal based on the historically negative financial implications of films rated NC-17.
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It's been rumored that the first trailer for the romantic drama will air during the 2014 Super Bowl in February. The film is currently scheduled to be released on Aug. 1, 2014.