50 Shades of Grey might be targeted towards women, but more and more male celebrities are discovering that they actually like the bawdy book about a BDSM-practicing billionaire.
One Direction singer Harry Styles is one of the male stars who might consider building his own Red Room of Pain after reading the raunchy novel. According to the Daily Mail, this is what Hazza said about the book after a female friend “forced” him to read a few pages of it:
“It seems interesting. I could probably learn from it, I don’t know. I feel like it’s an educational and interesting read.”
One Direction fans that have read 50 Shades of Grey will no doubt see parallels between the life of Harry Styles and Christian Grey – both guys are extremely rich, and they’ve both been seduced by older women. However, it’s doubtful that Caroline Flack flogged Hazza while they were dating.
Perhaps Harry Styles and other male celebs are reading the book in hopes of discovering what women want. However, Hazza doesn’t seem to need any help attracting the opposite sex – he’s been linked to a long list of ladies that includes Caggie Dunlop, Emily Atack, and Savannah Phillips. His most recent conquest is Burberry model Cara Delevingne, who could be the “friend” who “forced” Harry to read 50 Shades.
But maybe Harry’s real problem is being able to keep a girl around after he woos her. If his is the case, hopefully Christian’s love of chaining up his sex slaves doesn’t give Hazza any ideas.
Ryan Seacrest is another guy who doesn’t need to look for tips on how to pick up chicks in the pages of 50 Shades of Grey – he’s already dating blonde bombshell Julianne Hough. However, the American Idol host is a big fan of the book. According to Entertainmentwise, here’s what he said about it:
“I’m obsessed. I’m past the bathtub scene, so I’m making progress. It’s fascinating to see something like that capture the zeitgeist and also it’s really interesting to read. And I’m using it as a manual. I think it can be a study book for a lot of people.”
So Julianne Hough knows what she’s getting for Christmas – a gift basket full of riding crops, masks, handcuffs, nipple clamps, butt plugs, and vagina balls.
Ryan Seacrest got the opportunity to ask Christian Grey favorite Ian Somerhalder if he’s interested in playing Christian Grey in the 50 Shades movie, and The Vampire Diaries star said this:
“I absolutely would be up for [playing Christian Grey in the movie]. I have the book and I just started reading it. That would be a pretty incredible thing and hopefully that could pan out. Yes, beyond a shadow of a doubt I think that would be a phenomenal opportunity.”
Ian Somerhalder also talked to E! News about 50 Shades recently, and he said this about the book’s popularity:
“I get it. I get it. I get why it’s taken off the way it has.”
Sounds like the novel also has him all hot and bothered – perhaps Nina Dobrev should consider getting him a grey silk tie for Christmas.
Ian Somerhalder might have some tough competition for the role of Christian Grey in the movie, however – Dancing with the Stars hunk William Levy is also interested in the part after reading the erotic novel. According to Fox News Latino, here’s what he said about the book:
“It has been fun and it’s a great book, people are loving it. Girls are loving it.”
And Harry Styles isn’t thef only younger guy who has become a fan of the book – his One Direction band mate Niall Horan also paid it quite a compliment by telling the Daily Mirror this:
“A girl gave it to me the other day! I read the first page and put it down. But it was good.”
It’s doubtful that these two male teens will remain Fifty fans once they make it to the tampon sex scene.
So what do you think of these male celebs embracing 50 Shades? Is it nice that they’re actually taking an interest in something that’s popular with their female fans?