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Alexander Skarsgard: Me Playing Christian Grey Wouldn't Be An Issue

Alexander Skarsgard: Me Playing Christian Grey Wouldn't Be An Issue

Alexander Skarsgard grabs a coffee to go on Wednesday (November 7) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 36-year-old True Blood actor recently spoke about potentially playing the leading role in the 50 Shades of Grey movie.

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“Me playing Christian wouldn’t be an issue. I even have a sex chamber in my basement—my True Blood character does—so I’ve had [the necessary] training,” Alexander said (via the Examiner).

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  • bobby-ray

    no! matt bomer for christian grey

  • Jody

    Umm Who are you again? LOL I dont see why people think Ryan Gosling is so attractive, he seems cocky to me, and not much of a big deal. But if the ladies dig him, I think he should do the role.

  • Laura

    God I wish people would stop asking him about this crap. He is too polite to ever say anything else.

  • Mara

    Love him but not christian grey.


    He is such a Dweeb! Your not Christian Grey, Alex so get over it!

  • Lia

    christian bale ? I did not read the book (yet) , but i do think that he could play christian perfectly :p

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  • Lilla

    Say no Alex, say no!

  • Ashley

    If they don’t cast Matt Bomer as Christian Grey, the movie will be a flop…there’s already an internet hysteria over him as Christian Grey…Alexander is hot, but I don’t see him as CG…nope

  • Whatever Alex

    We all know your dating Charlize T . it’s been con firmed by lainey you went to Nambia so its tru Alex,,, so why the long face and hiding it just like with Kate bosworth claimed your single but your NOT ? Such a clist and faux actor …,,

  • Strange

    Hello Handsome!!!

  • jennifer

    Anyway I am not going to see the movie. Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling are too good for it and I think they want bigger projects…Matt Bomer seems to fit though….

  • m

    As much as I love Alex, he’s not Christian Grey. Henry Cavil on the other hand…perfect

  • manda

    hell yea he is so hot he would do an amazing job! forget all u ppl who think otherwise matt bomer yuck but alex or ryan gosling for sure.

  • Maggie

    Although I’d never turn down the chance to see Alexander in a sexy role, really any role for that matter, I am not really feeling him as Christian Grey. I admire him for chosing roles that are constantly different and show off his acting skills. Playing Christian Grey is just too close to playing Eric.

  • lori

    @m: i kinda agree with you. but i don’t see a movie studio allowing the new superman to have a sex chamber in the basement. that’s kinda off brand IMO

  • wellus

    He’s my second choice for C.Grey. My first pick is Henry Cavill, I think I would probably combust if they cast him :P
    I agree and understand why people who are not a fan of the book say it is lousy written -it is. But when it gets turned into a movie they will be hiring their own qualified writers so I’m really optimistic about its chances as a movie.

  • Question

    @Ashley: Umm…is Christian Gray supposed to be gay? If not, there’s no way Bomer should play him. A gay man is just not believable as a straight man. Sorry but that’s true.

  • Annabell

    He must not have read the book. There is more to the book/character than the Red Room. He is not the right fit for the role IMO.

  • Anne

    I think he would be great as Christian he is tall slinder and does that thing with his eye brow. I also think Anne Hathaway would be great as Anastasia she looks innocent and is a fantastic actress.

  • http://dlookingo rachel

    He is beautiful. good choice for grey

  • W.T.F. O_O

    WOW. I’ve never read this book; heard it was an insult to literature, but the comments in here are more hilarious. Some of you ladies are freaking out over the casting choices as if Christian Whatshisface is Jesus and this horny book is The Bible. Good grief, get a grip! Watch a porno or something to release all that sexual frustration!

  • czar

    People should quit pitting him as Christian Grey. Alexander is not handsome enough.

  • Xaty

    Alex Skarsgard’s closet – where all white t-shirts go to die.

  • Lafayette

    Isn’t CG like 26 or 27? Alex is too old.

  • hmmmmmmm

    As much as I love my Alexander I have to say it would be a miscast for him. I read the books and it has to be someone younger and to be honest it would be smarter to cast an unknown. All this talk is just pr for the movie.

    Anyhoo, while looking at this pic I wonder how he takes his coffee.

    @Xaty- LOL. or Alex Skarsgard’s closet where all white t-shirts go to breed and multiply.

  • PAW

    YES! YES PLEASE!!!!! OMG!!!!!

  • wendy

    I hadn’t thought about Alex playing Christian but I think it would be great. He is sexy and can play a tormented/sensitive/driven/domineering kind of character. Not many can do that. It’s not just the looks – they have to get the character right. No way is Matt Bomer capable of all the subleties need for Christian. Ryan Gosling is an amazing actor but not sexy enough. It’s going to be a tough role to cast. So many women have already pictured their Christian Grey.

  • Lorelai Ann

    I don’t see him in that part. The only physically believable options are matt bomer or henry cavill (who inspired the author to begin with).

  • karl

    Yeah i dont see it… the ladies that would see this, wouldnt give a crap if the actor could actualy “act” or not, just as long as they could drool over him…

  • Karma

    None of his serious fans want him to play this role. Just look at TPF or meatballs tumblr and you’ll get it. This isn’t the type of movie he would do anyway. He’s just being polite because he gets asked this stupid question in every interview he does. I’m actually surprised JJ didn’t mention that Alex is being considered for the lead in the remake of Tarzan.

  • Dave Franco

    Francois Arnaud should be considered, he’s the right age and a good young actor. But I agree, Whoever gets this role… what does it matter? girls will definitely watch this.

  • Canuck

    @Lorelai Ann: Forthe record, the book was originally Twilight fanfiction and Christian Grey’s name was “Edward Cullen” while Anastasia was “Bella”.

    Not hard to figure out who her inspiration really was coughRPatzcough…

  • A

    Alex is my perfect Mr. Grey! <3

  • ladybug

    @hmmmmmmm: At least it’s not a grey t-shirt! :)

    And thanks JJ for turning this into a 50 Shades of )O(@(*#$)* thread. Really. Please don’t do it again.

  • NE1

    I have no issues with that. I had kind of wished one of the Supernatural studs could do it, but they aren’t blonde. He’s a good choice, I’m 3/4 of the way through the book.

  • Disney Villainess

    Skars needs to stop playing, and sit his nice and polite ass down. Geez, he always gotta be the diplomatic guy in these situations, LOL.

  • Dave Franco

    Two Words: Francois Arnaud. Don’t be surprised if he is cast. The same casting agency for this movie is the same for the TV show he works on.

    And also don’t be surprised that Katie Cassidy gets a role in this since she is friends with Dana Brunetti.

  • Dave Franco

    Matt Bomer, I will REPEAT will not be cast. Dana said he wants an unknown actor and will cast thru the casting agency he put together.

  • Radio interview

    Nice radio interview. And trolls Can we please put the CT rumors to rest in the radio interview where he mentioned were he has been travelling in the last 3 weeks he would have had no time to see CT or travel to namibia poor guy he must have been tired

  • Laura

    @Radio interview: Errr you think he would have actually said he went there?

  • ladybug

    @Radio interview: Last book that you read…
    Alex: I’m currently reading a book about Joe Hill called The Man Who Never Died about the labor union.

    Last Movie you saw…
    Alex: I saw The Master the other day.”

    I want to see his library.

  • Alex is Desperate…

    For attention. He is not getting any roles so he has to resort to this B.S. He barely has a career at this point. Alex, you are done. Go back to Sweden. You are the next Dolph Lundgren! Yes you are!

  • Macy

    Oh great, 50 shades of crap debate. I hope he stays far away from this role.

  • Oh man

    @Alex is Desperate…:
    Don’t you all say that every year though. He seems to be doing just fine to me. Hey Dolph still got it and i am sure he much smarter than your dumb a**

  • ladybug

    @Oh man: Dolph, who was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to MIT? Yeah, he’s probably smarter than the troll.

  • Marie

    He is Christian Grey, more so than any of the other actors wanting the role, period. Matt brings too much personal baggage with him and would kill the entire film with it. Ian could not act to save his life, and Henry is too stiff in both his acting and movements to be taken seriously. Alexander is perfect for the role.

  • Marie

    And for those complaining about his age, the age of the character was completely unbelievable, bump up the age in the film, is done all the time. Will make the movie that much better and believable. He is but two years older than Ian, and looks that much better.

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  • Ke

    @Radio interview:

    Thanks for the interview

    Hmmmmm Alex was pretty certain where he travelled in the last few weeks and never once managed to slip up in a namibia mention ? to visit Charlize Theron

    Is he just being coy and careful or it never happened?