The bestselling erotic trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey is the hottest book around, and not just only for its sale figures. Universal Pictures and Focus Features have acquired the rights to the Fifty Shades series and right now everyone is talking about the casting. While the studios are looking for a director and a screenwriter, fans of the books are busying themselves with their picks as to who should play the dominant, multi-billionaire CEO with a sordid secret. Many actors are dying to get the role, so what exactly do we need for the right Christian Grey?
The book is rather specific about his character's description. We know his is stunningly handsome, so we need an actor who can match the expectations in our heads. He needs to look not only super hot in a suit but also naked (hopefully the movie will treat us to a little eye-candy there). The character is described as being tall, athletic and with a messy mop of auburn hair and striking grey eyes. The actor who'll portray him needs to manage the charm of Mr. Grey, but also the capture the kinky and debauched side of the character. Last but not least, he must have the confidence and the cool to pull off all those dominant S&M scenes in the red room of pain.
Actors all over Hollywood are tripping over each other to get the part, but who can pull off the kinky CEO? The Internet is a hub of discussion and fans are all pitching their favourite actors for the part. Ian Somerhalder from the Vampire Diaries is high on the list, and he has definitely got the striking grey eyes to go with the part. Ryan Gosling from the Notebook may not have the intense stare, but he's a good actor who'd definitely capture the character.
Other hunks on the list includes Swedish heartthrob Alexander Skarsgard from HBO's True Blood, whose character in the series already has his very own S&M dungeon. Gossip Girl's Chuck Bass has earned his reputation as a rich bad boy, but would he match the fans' mental image of Christian Grey? We can only have fun speculating, but whoever gets the part is going to have a lot to live up to. Christian Grey is the epitome of the perfect man so any actor who'll be playing him is going to have a lot of pressure and work to do to keep the fans happy.
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