Universal pictures announced that they have finally cast the role of Elena Lincoln in their steamy ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ franchise, with Kim Basinger taking on the role.
This is the last piece of major casting to be announced for the next installment in the franchise, Fifty Shades Darker, and it couldn’t be better. Obviously there’s going to be a ton of 9 1/2 weeks comparisons made, which seems fitting, and I love this decision.
Previously the only woman that I could think of for the role was Kim Catrall, but Kim Basinger is even better. If you haven’t read the books (what?!?!) Elena Lincoln was the friend of Christian’s mother who first introduced him to the BDSM lifestyle when he was just a teenager.