• Wed, Jun 6 2012

Your Comprehensive Guide To All The Fifty Shades Of Grey Casting Rumors

Christian Grey

Ian Somerhalder Christian Grey Fifty Shades of Grey casting rumors

Ian Somerhalder: When Ryan Seacrest brought up the possible casting on his radio show, Ian enthusiastically replied that it would be “a phenomenal opportunity.” Lucy Hale thinks he would be a good choice, as do we—just look at that photo! He’s wearing gray, he’s smirking, done. Except… girlfriend Nina Dobrev doesn’t think he should be Christian, if she were to get cast as Ana. She told MTV News,

“I don’t know if that’s a good idea. I think it’s best for any of the actors on The Vampire Diaries to kind of do their own things… and create new characters. And as much as you try when you shoot a movie, if it’s two of the same people, the fans will always see you as… they’ll see me as Elena and they’ll see him as Damon if we do a film together.”

Good point! Or maybe she would be uncomfortable since they’re together in real life. As steamy as their love scenes on TVD are, there’s a difference between human-on-vampire macking and BDSM.

Photo: Zimbio

Ryan Gosling Christian Grey Fifty Shades of Grey casting rumors

Ryan Gosling: Strangely, it was Hilary Duff who nominated Ryan to play the enigmatic Mr. Grey, telling Celebuzz, “Personally, I would love if Ryan Gosling would do it, but I know he never would.”

The thing is, I think it would be a travesty for Ryan to try and keep up with the mercurial character of Christian Grey. Not because Christian is at all nuanced, but because he has no discernable emotional arc (from the 400 pages I’ve read so far, at least) and keeps changing his tune. Even when he was paying his dues in indie films, Ryan never played characters this uneven.

Photo: The Hollywood Reporter

Alexander Skarsgard Christian Grey Fifty Shades of Grey casting rumors

Alexander Skarsgård: While Ian Somerhalder is still my favorite for looks, Alexander certainly has the attitude down: He told Access Hollywood, ”Sign me up… He’s got a sex chamber? My character has that on True Blood. He’s got his little dungeon. I was born to play that part.” Then again, he just came off Battleship, so maybe he’s developed a taste for satire.

Photo: The Superficial

Chris Pine Christian Grey Fifty Shades of Grey casting rumors

Chris Pine: Ehh, I think Chris needs a couple years of playing looser, funnier characters. It’s difficult to imagine him as the restrained, arrogant Christian. He’s also in the “polite interest” category, telling media outlets, “It’d be a hell of a choice for me, I think. It sounds like an interesting film.” Maybe we should just let him stick to Star Trek 2. His co-star Alice Eve is a big fan of the books, so he’ll get to at least remain updated on Christian and Ana’s sexcapades.

Photo: Fans Share

Like I said, these are the casting rumors that have at least a shred of legitimacy to them. But I’m opening up the comments for people to share their dream casts! Honestly, who here would be surprised if it were two unknowns?

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  • traci

    I am on the Ian Somerhalder boat for Christian! that is kinda what i have him pictured as in my mind! lol

  • Kelsey Manning

    Dakota Fanning doing this would deeply disturb me

  • Deanna smith

    Goofle Henry Cavill! He is perfect for the role of Christian and if you’ve ever watched the Tudors he has the attitude when it’s needed and he had some pretty steamy sex scenes in that show!

  • Ruxandra

    Ian Somerhalder as Christian, YES!
    Nina Dobrev or any of these actresses as Ana, NO WAY!Sorry, I love Nina, Ashley and Lucy are so cute…but sorry again, Anastasia Steele doesn’t fit to any of that girls.
    @Kelsey Manning: I agree with you so much.

    • Ruxandra

      these girls* oops, sorry.

  • Flora

    What about Channing Tatum as Christian Grey???? The guy use to be a model…he has the looks and the body….
    And….what about Alexis Bledel as Ana??? She has the blue eyes, dark hair and fair skin….

    • L

      Alexis would have been my #1 choice for Bella!!

  • Sarah

    I could see Armie Hammer as Christian… Very tall, broad shoulders, deep voice, copper hair… MMMMM

    • Sarah

      I also like:
      Alexis Bledel as Ana
      Blake Lively as Kate
      Charlize Theron as Mrs Robinson!

  • takaju

    ian somerhalder and willa holland..best

  • Kim

    My dream casting of “known” actors/actresses would be

    Alex Pettyfer as Christian

    and

    Michelle Trachtenberg as Anastasia

    • flora

      Michelle Trachtenberg was my second choice after Alexis Bledel…
      But Alex Pettyfer …sorry disagree …had him in the role of the brother (as in Christian’s brother) he’s blond as described.

  • Gloria

    I also think Alex Pettyfer would be great as Christian Grey.

  • kris

    LYNDSY FONSECA should be cast as Ana!!!
    And HENRY CAVILL as Grey!!

    • melanie

      I think that too!!!

  • Julie

    My dream casting of actors/actresses would be :

    Alex Pettyfer as Christian Grey
    Ashley Benson or Lucy Hale or Selena Gomez as Ana
    Blake Lively as Kate

  • kam

    hello…MATT BOMER for Grey….
    and Emelia Clarke for Ana :)

  • steph

    My vision of christian grey is totally Joseph Morgan (AKA Klaus) from the vampire diaries. he is young and very HOTT, not to mention when he plays Klaus he is a very vindictive but yet deep down apparently a hopeless romantic, towards Caroline anyway. Ian Somerhalder could, because he would be kinda the same person he is in TVD, but thats what i would see when i watched the movie. i wouldnt think Christian Grey i would think Damon Salvatores kinky love diaries ;)
    As for playing Ana, i just honestly cant really picture anyone. the way she was described in the book was to “all over the place” to really get a good visual of her i guess. and i’ve heard that from a few people.

  • Ella

    Okay….went to see Magic Mike tonight…NO WAY Matt Bomer! Henry Cavill is So Christian!

  • winnie

    I think Lyndsy Fonseca could be a perfect Anastasia! His physical appearance is perfect (blue eyes, brown hair ..) but her sweet and determined appearance… Nikita fans can understand me; D For Christian… Matt Bomer absolutely perfect for Christian! His elegance in walking, his style and the fact that it is absolutely attractive … is not what we’re talking about? ;D

  • katherine

    I think Ian of the vampire diaries is a very very good choice! He has the looks of christian grey even his dark sides, very perfect for the role,his the only one I aam seeing as christian grey, and if they will cast him I am so sure the film would be greater, any anastacia steel will do, a younger one because she is just 21 years old not good if nina will play it because she looks older than ana.,

  • melanie

    I think the perfect choice would be Lyndsy Fonseca as Ana and Henry Cavill as Christian.

    • nataliecrush

      Ooooh, I approve! I definitely want to see Lyndsy Fonseca in more stuff, though she’s wrapped up in Nikita obviously.

  • Angel

    I’m reading the books now & in my minds eye Willa Holland is Anastasia Steel & Alex Pettyfer is Christian Grey. Alex Pettyfer just has a sexy damaged look about him! As much as I dig Alexander Skarsgard I feel like the character of Christian Grey is to similar to that of Eric Northman & I’d have trouble seeing past that!!!

  • SM

    Matt bomber!!! As Christian no doubt about it&nina as Anastasia!! And Charlize Theron for mrs. Robinson…I don’t see Alexis as Ana at all!!