The 56 year old has been tipped for the part of Elena, an older housewife who first seduces leading man Christian Grey and introduces him to the world of bondage.
Cattrall confirms she has heard reports she is going up against Uma Thurman for the job, and admits she hasn’t ruled out tackling another saucy character after playing maneater Samantha Jones in the Sex And The City franchise.
She tells Australia’s The Kyle and Jackie O Show, “As far as I’ve heard, it’s between me… I’m duking it out, unintentionally, in people’s minds with Uma Thurman at the moment! That’s based on a lot of people’s blogs and desires. As far as I know they are just writing the script so I think the casting process is a little bit further down the pipe than it is now.”
The actress insists she is amazed by the success of author E.L. James’ Fifty Shades trilogy, adding, “It’s been such a sensation, truly extraordinary. Women especially are getting it on their Kindles (electronic book devices) so nobody knows what they’re reading.”