‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Fever Hits ‘Rock Of Ages’ Ladies

'I just think more men should be reading it,' Julianne Hough tells MTV News.
By Fallon Prinzivalli, with reporting by Josh Horowitz

Malin Akerman
Photo: MTV News

It seems like the "Rock of Ages" stars are living up to the phrase "sex, drugs and rock and roll." Well, not the drugs part. But the stars are certainly onboard for a little S&M with "Fifty Shades of Grey."

When MTV News caught up with Julianne Hough, Malin Akerman, Diego Boneta and director Adam Shankman for Movie Awards Sneak Peek Week, where they brought us an exclusive look at their new film, we put them through a rapid-fire round of questioning. When asked to choose between "Fifty Shades" and "Hunger Games," Hough and Akerman revealed their pick in unison saying, "Fifty Shades of Grey!" before promptly giving each other a high-five.

"I just think more men should be reading it," Hough said. "I'm just saying."

Akerman agreed, letting us know why: "To know what to do."

The erotic novel follows the sadomasochistic relationship between billionaire tycoon Christian Grey and recent college graduate Anastasia Steele. It begins as a purely physical attraction, and the book has more than its fair share of steamy scenes. But as the couple become engrossed in each other, their sexual affair blossoms into a romance.

Boneta and Shankman, on the other hand, showed a gender divide when they both said their preference is Suzanne Collins' dystopian thriller. Although, the director did reveal that he's one to judge a book by its cover.

"On the third book ['Fifty Shades Freed,' I] saw on the cover some handcuffs," he said, "so I might go with the third in the series."

Our other big question of the night was what movie or album the stars want a sneak peek of that doesn't currently exist.

"Oh, 'Dark Knight [Rises],' " Shankman immediately said throwing his hands up. "I mean, I saw 10 minutes of it. I'm just saying."

Boneta approved the director's movie pick and named his most anticipated album as U2's next endeavor.

"I'll go with 'Dark Knight' too," Akerman said of her movie choice. "This is great."

"Yeah, we're all 'Dark Knight'!" Julianne agreed.

There you have it, the hottest picks of the summer: "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Fifty Shades of Grey." Do you think Christian Bale could play Christian Grey?

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