*Marlon Wayans is sharing info on how he plans to blacken-up Christian Grey in his “50 Shades of Grey” spoof “50 Shades of Black.”
“What if Christian Grey was black and he was rich but you kind of know how he got his money, it’s kind of shady and he’s a really bad lover? I mean it’s kind of similar to the movie,” Wayans tells the AP with a laugh. “They had all these scenes and I was like, a funny version of this and a funny version of that and before you knew it we had a really funny script.”
He was interviewed Thursday while promoting the summer competition TV series he’s hosting, “I Can Do That,” which airs Tuesdays on NBC.
As previously reported, Wayans will star and co-write the “Fifty Shades” spoof with longtime collaborator Rick Alvarez. The film will be directed by Michael Tiddes, who helmed both of Wayans’ “Haunted House” movies.
He is still working on his female lead but says “Fifty Shades of Black” will likely feature faces that fans we’ve seen in his other films, such as Affion Crockett and Cedric the Entertainer.
But don’t expect any “red room of pain” in the Wayans spoof. He says in his film, the “playroom” will probably be something like “chartreuse or turquoise or some ugly random color.”