'Fifty Shades of Grey': Ellen DeGeneres narrates the NYT bestseller
Now Ellen DeGeneres has tried her hand at narrating the super-naughty tale of dominance and submission. In the clip below, watch as DeGeneres not only reads, but uses props -- including a whip, chains, handcuffs, a birdcage and a paddle -- to bring the book to audio life.
But, uncomfortable with the material, DeGeneres makes some substitutions -- calling the female nether regions a "secret garden" and referring to the male equipment as a "ball peen hammer." She also advises against eating pancakes at the home of the book's main character, Anastasia, because of her creative use of a spatula.
"Maybe I'm not the right person for this, but thank you for the opportunity," says DeGeneres as she leaves the mic. "I think it's going to be a big hit."