50 Shades of Kim Basinger: Oscar-winning actress Joins S&M Film Franchise
Kim Basinger’s never been shy about steaming up the big screen, be it as a cheating wife with an affinity for public sex in 1983’s The Man Who Loved Women or stripping down and heating up with ex-husband Alec Baldwin in 1993’s The Getaway. And, of course, there’s 1986’s 9 1/2 Weeks, the erotic drama she starred in alongside Mickey Rourke – a film utterly panned by critics that found a second life as a popular video rental.
Now, the Oscar-winning actress, 62, is returning to the world of big screen kink in Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey. The film series, based on the three-part best-selling novels of the same name by E.L. James, stars Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey, a rich, S&M-loving entrepreneur who hooks up with a timid and inexperienced lover played by Dakota Johnson.
Basinger reportedly signed on to star as Elena Lincoln who, in the books, is an older woman and business partner who initiated Grey into the world of S&M. In other words, it isn’t inconceivable that we’ll see the actress “whipping” a young Grey into shape.