She's a Fifty Shades Of Grey fan
HOT: Irish model-turned-actor Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades Of Grey. - PHOTO: UIP
Guess who's super psyched about the upcoming release of erotic thriller Fifty Shades Of Grey?
The much buzzed-about movie definitely has a fan in Christina Perri, who said she "has already watched the trailer".
"It opens during the Valentine's Day weekend and I'll be home (in Los Angeles) then, so I'm probably going to see it," she said.
Based on British author E.L. James' New York Times-best-selling novel of the same title, Fifty Shades Of Grey chronicles the sadomasochistic relationship between billionaire bad boy Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and unassuming college graduate Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson).
It opens here on Feb 12.
With regard to Irish hunk Dornan filling the shoes of Grey, she had nothing but praise for the model-turned-actor.
"I love him. He was in one of my favourite TV shows," said Perri, without specifying whether it was fantasy series Once Upon A Time or acclaimed crime drama The Fall that caught her eye.
"I'm sure he will do a great job in Fifty Shades Of Grey."
In an interview with The New Paper in May 2012, Perri had gushed about her obsession with the novel, as well as its sequels Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.
Apparently, she was so enamoured with the character of Grey that she had even "written a couple of songs about him".
But when M quizzed her about that last week, Perri denied penning anything and did not lobby to be on the film's soundtrack.
The official soundtrack of Fifty Shades Of Grey includes 16 tracks from stars such as The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Annie Lennox and pop diva Beyonce, whose haunting remix of her 2003 hit Crazy In Love is featured in the trailer. It also includes new, previously unreleased material from The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding, Sia and Jessie Ware.