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John Oliver on "50 Shades of Grey": Trailer as "erotic as watching someone drop an unpeeled carrot into a shopping bag"

The comedian weighs in on the upcoming film, and is livid that he wasn't considered for the lead


Sarah Gray
January 26, 2015 9:35PM (UTC)

John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" does not return until next month (February 8, to be exact). And while we eagerly await a new season of last year's break-out comedy news program, Oliver and his team gifted us with a thirst-quenching clip.

In this YouTube exclusive Oliver discusses the upcoming film "50 Shades of Grey," based on the best-selling book with the same title. Oliver has a problem with the lead actor Jamie Dornan -- mostly that Dornan was cast and that he was passed over.

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So after mocking the trailer for being as "erotic as watching someone drop an unpeeled carrot into a shopping bag," Oliver tossed his hat into the ring with his YouTube audition for Christian Grey in an inevitable sequel. Watch his hilarious attempt below:


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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