WATCH: Ellen DeGeneres Stars In Fake Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer
Ellen DeGeneres has replaced Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey. OK, that might not be entirely true. But on Tuesday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the host joked that she, not Johnson, plays the lead role in the highly anticipated kink extravaganza. “No one knows their way around a whip more than me,” explained DeGeneres.
She showed a re-edited Fifty Shades trailer in which she appears as Steele opposite Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey. And things get VERY hot. There’s the moment when DeGeneres goes off on a tangent about individually wrapped pears. There’s a thrilling performance of the Hall & Oates classic “Maneater.” And there’s the big reveal when Grey shows Steele his bondage room. We won’t spoil the surprise of how DeGeneres’ version of the character reacts.
Of course, the real Fifty Shades is set to debut over Valentine’s Day. The big-screen adaptation of the worldwide bestseller by E L James has been the subject of debate and controversy throughout production, with original star Charlie Hunnam dropping out of the project, and protests by conservative groups who call Fifty Shades “mommy porn” that promotes “sexual violence.” If nothing else, we can all agree that it would have been a much different movie with DeGeneres. Check out the joke trailer below, and tell us what you think!