Plenty of people certainly have found Fifty Shades of Grey to be fascinating. And now Barbara Walters appears to agree.

The TV personality has narrowed announced the honorees for her TV special, Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012, which will air next month. Among the people on the list? Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James.

We're sure we aren't the only ones who look forward to what the now-famous author will have to say in her sit-down. And will she reveal any more hints about who is in the running for the upcoming film adaptation? Let's just say that, if we miss this interview, we'll be fit to be tied (so to speak).

Also on the top ten list are the boys from One Direction, Olympian Gabby Douglas, and Seth McFarlane.