Would Ren Stevens approve? Even Stevens and Kim Possible star Christy Carlson Romano didn’t think Fifty Shades of Grey would meet the success it did in the week following its release — and was so confident that she bet on it!
The 30-year-old actress made a bet with her husband of one year Brendan Rooney, in which the loser would be forced to spend 60 seconds in their underwear on the balcony of their Brooklyn, N.Y. apartment where temperatures are currently below freezing.
“I told [Brendan] how terrible it was and how I had major issues with the film, mostly the consent issue and I couldn’t wait to watch it fall off the next box office weekend. Then he laughed and told me he knew it was going to stink but that I shouldn’t get my hopes up because it was definitely going to win the box office this weekend,” Romano explains in the video.
“If he lost he would have to stand out on the freezing cold NY balcony for one full minute wearing only boxers. And if I lost I would stand out on the balcony in lingerie. … And this weekend is one of the coldest in NYC history. So behind me, if you can see, you can’t even see the skyline, the East River is frozen over and it is snowing outside. So ultimately in protest of this misogynistic and misguided film, I’m going to exercise my right of consent and stand outside,” she said before stepping out into the cold with her #Consent sign.
“Both the film and the novel blur consent by claiming it’s a grey area, when it’s in fact black and white,” she told Us Weekly of her feelings towards the movie.
Check out the video of her losing bet!