While Chris Hemsworth could barely make it through the reading, Kristen Stewart laughed at some of the lines, Charlize Theron attempted to act out the scene and Sam Claflin wooed us with his luscious tone.
When we caught up with Stewart and Claflin again for MTV’s Sneak Peek Week , leading up to Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards at 9 p.m. ET, we asked the “Twilight” star if reading the erotic tale sparked her interest in the role of the timid Ana Steele.
“They should ask me!” she joked. “No, I’m kidding. [During 'After Hours'], that was the first time I read it.”
Stewart is currently up for two Movie Awards along with her “Breaking Dawn” co-stars. Through the Movie of the Year and Best Kiss categories, she has a shot at the coveted Golden Popcorn. Voting is still open, so head over to MovieAwards.MTV.com to make your voice heard! And who knows, maybe “Snow White” will grab some nominations next year. Until then, we’re pretty sure Sam Claflin has a future in erotica books on tape.
“To be honest, having watched that back, I took it way too seriously,” the actor laughed as he recalled the “After Hours” video. “All four of us did very different readings, but I actually properly read it. I got really into it.”
Stewart didn’t disagree. She gave it a good try, but Claflin is unbeatable.
“What happened to Sam before he was an actor? I was trying to get a job,” he joked. “I will do anything for money.”
Horowitz brought out all three books in the “Fifty Shades” trilogy wrapped in a ribbon for both actors as a going-away present. Now they have their own copies of E L James’ series to take with them as they travel. Though don’t expect to see KStew reading her copy as she jets off to and from LAX.
“When people read this on airplanes,” she said, “I’m like, ‘Whoa. Take that blanket off your lap! Get off the plane. Sick!’ ”
Claflin, however, has a different reaction.
“I’m like, ‘Can I borrow that after you?’ ”