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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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  • ladybug

    @Ke: To repeat comment #41, were you really expecting him to say that he’d been in Namibia on a visit to CT, even if he had been? I don’t think he was, but I find it highly unlikely that even if he had been he’d just drop it in an interview.

  • §

    50 Shades of Grey + Alexander= Repetitive creative job path that could be a sort of a career suicide for him. He is already a CG in TB so I don’t think he will consider seriously the role. He is just being polite and respectable. I mean come on guys that book is like that Twilight movie; it needs someone fresh and unknown in the hollywood industry to make a better impact. Robert Pattison was well known once he did twilight and I believe the same should happen to an actor on the rise.
    AS needs to do more comedy and maybe an historical-medieval movie. He has to Diverse people, and 50 shades of Grey is career suicide and it will lower his acting cred.
    Now on his appearance: some one is packing up huh? Body porn everywhere. God.
    But why is he back in the US? I though we wouldn’t see him until next year or something…Not complaining either way…

  • ladybug

    @§: I wouldn’t be surprised if it was work related, though not necessarily TB. Also just hanging out enjoying the sun.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l_BagWP5sQ&list=PLbI_ZuHlRTdTRYGHrgC2ND-dfXJq3GDyh&index=54&feature=plpp_video Andra

    well.. i think alex would be perfect for this role. sorry “lafayette” but u can’t tell you’d give him 34 in true blood ;)
    Dressed to the nines and with a little make up, he’d be more than perfect… we`ll see eventually :D

  • Canuck

    50 Shades of Grey as is… no, I wouldn’t want to see him in it because he’s far more talented than the author and better than the character. The writing is cliche and the characters are flat.

    That said, a good screenwriter could change it from bad fanfiction to 9 1/2 weeks or Belle de Jour and create complexity and depth in the characters that the book hasn’t.

    Unlikely I know, but that might be the reason that he hasn’t closed the door on the speculation and keeps repeating that he hasn’t seen a script.

  • Canuck

    Also, I’d really like to send the guy a new baseball cap because this one really doesn’t suit him.

  • Your Ana Is Here!

    Hellooooo Mr North… Skarsg…. GREY! I’ll be the first in line if he plays the caracter! :D

  • Alex for CG!

    @Karma:

    Except tpf is NOT a fan forum, it’s only a soddy gossip forum like this. If you look closer at the comments on AS thread, you’ll learn that only an half of the regular posters are his fans. Others come to bad mouth him. Just check out the most bitter/patronizing/ belittling comments and then check out Joel Kinnaman’s and Joe Manganello’s threads you’ll get the picture. Also seems that many of the p00p “ladies” are Stephen Moyer fans, hmmmm. Go figure ;) I also find it funny that so many fans wants him to stay in ridiculously stupid and cheesy true blood but wouldn’t allow him to play Grey and get bigger exposure. What after TB, he’s not very well known outside TB and HBO circles and TB has already ruined his opportunities as an serious actor, at least in Europe. Sad but True.

  • Whycantipost

    @Question:

    That’s why Seann Penn got an Oscar for playing a gay man as a straight guy. If your idea is true it also should work the other way around, but guess not huh?

  • ladybug

    @Alex for CG!: “What after TB, he’s not very well known outside TB and HBO circles and TB has already ruined his opportunities as an serious actor, at least in Europe” And playing CG would help in that regard? For someone whining about TPF ‘belittling’ him you seem to be doing more than a little bit of that yourself.

    @Canuck, they could get a good script, and it’s still be titled 50 Shades. I think most of the actors whose names are being tossed around: AS, Bomer, RG, etc, need to stay far far away. Go with an unknown or little known. Heck go with Ian Somerholder and Nina Dobrev, they appear to actually want the parts.

  • Alex for CG!

    @ladybug:

    How was I belittling him? Please explain. That wasn’t my intention but English is not my first language. And I wasn’t “whining” anything. I’m only PO when someone (Karma in this case) declares that his “serious fans” don’t want him to do this or that. And referring some creepy gossip forum (aka tpf) as a mouthpiece of ASkars fandom is beyond stupid ;D

  • ladybug

    @Alex for CG!: The part I quoted, sounded like you were belittling him. And let’s not get into a pissing contest with the other fan sites-they do their thing, we do ours. If you’ve got a problem with someone on the another forum, bring it up there, not here.
    You may like 50 Shades, as do many others. But there is also a very large number of people, obviously including myself, who think that he, and any most every other known or semi-known actor, should stay far far a way from it. Why? Because even for a trashy novel it’s a piece of crap.

  • Disney Villainess

    *Ahem*: “What after TB, he’s not very well known outside TB and HBO circles and TB has already ruined his opportunities as an serious actor, at least in Europe.”

    ^^^^^^^^^^That is what I would call “belittling”. If he continues to be consistent and persistent in being a good and capable actor, he shouldn’t have any problems being fairly successful when True Blood’s over. And I believe he will be. What I’m curious about though is how has True Blood affected his opportunities of being a serious actor in Europe?

  • Lilly

    Alex spotted in Ostersund, northern sweden. Looky here..

    http://ltz.se/kulturnoje/noje/1.5180718-hollywoodbesok-i-ostersund

    That was october 11. A couple of weeks in solitude then back to Stockholm. Down to Namibia for a quicky with CT? Maybe, but sounds unlikely to me…

  • Lilly

    By the way, he sure likes his tshirts. Must be freezing in northern sweden by now..

  • ladybug

    @Disney Villainess: That and appearing to claim to have ‘insider’ knowledge about the casting wishes and choices of both AS and European movie directors. And wans’t Melancholia a European movie? That Alex did during TB break. Or does that not count?

    @Lilly, he was only in Ostersunde/Are for a few days, he was spotted back in Stockholm by that weekend. And was spotted in Stockholm for a few days after that. There was actually a time frame of about 10 days where he wasn’t spotted, or at least tweeted/fan piced. So, it’s not outside of the realm of possibility that he could have gone to Namibia. Don’t think it happened, though.

  • $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I think he cut Sweden short so he cud spent his holiday time with Charlize I believe he was spotted by sumone workin on the film set (lainey source) however the rest of the people do not know who alex really is in namba ################## so was able to spend time with his new rumored girlfriend with _out being snapped and bothered ..###########

  • Lilly

    @$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$:

    Maybe, there must be a fire somewhere that is building all this smoke. How long has these rumours been going on? 6 months?

  • ladybug

    @Lilly: So, first you don’t believe it and then post #67 happens and you believe the rumors?

  • Lilly

    @ladybug:
    Thats the question. I dont know what to believe…Its very confusing. Lots of sightings, no pics of the two.Everyone that sighted them seems to forgotten their cameras and telephones. Only PR from CT camp? Then why.?

  • Parvati

    Yes, please!

  • Bárbara

    Matt Bomer wall the way!!!!!!!!! second choice – ryan gosling (but if if Matt won’t do it)

  • IRT

    @$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$:

    Drive by . You have got to be kidding right? . Do you really think that Alexander would give up the opportunity to spend time in Sweden with family and friends only to fly all the way across the world, spend all that money FOR WHAT? just to bang the living daylights out of Charlize for 10 + days (alex has got nothing better to do with his time other then sex) and for someone who I would not even consider or even close to a girlfriend in fact I don’t even believe she is a close pal ?

    Sorry I am in the minority here that he never went to Namibia to bang Charlize , according to that radio interview sounds like he was doing alot of press/promo/ family , from what I can here of it .

  • ladybug

    @Lilly: This spring there were in fact a couple of sightings. In groups. And some weird US Weekly stories. And then her movie promotional duties were over and they both put the kibosh on the rumors.
    Now, several months later Lainey’s ‘sources’ (and only Lainey’s) say they were in Namibia, looking into each other but not engaging in PDA. And these sources went only to Lainey who hadn’t written anything on CT since she arrived in Namibia to start filming. These sources didn’t go to Radar, or US or TMZ or whatever, they went to Lainey. And in the week since there have been no corroboration from any other witness?

  • ladybug

    @IRT: Actually doubting the Lainey story puts you in the majority, not the minority.

  • Alex for CG!

    @ladybug: @ladybug:

    “If you’ve got a problem with someone on the another forum, bring it up there, not here.”

    The “problem” is they tend to report members who don’t agree and get them banned. You can trash Alex all you want but if you say something negative about e.g. manganiello your post will be removed and you may be banned. That’s happened on Eonline and on the Vault as well. There have been threads on admin policies of some discussion boards on IMBD.com. IDK if its their admin policy or are Manganiello/Moyer fans that sensitive that they report and flag everything they don’t like. I mean they say really nasty and mean things about Alex but if someone even slightly criticize those other guys the said post or the whole thread will mystically disappear. This board seems to be the only one where freedom of speech still prevails. And I didn’t bring that p00p forum up here in the first place so get off your high horse. It was Karma as you well know, she even got 9 likes for propping that sorry excuse for a “fan” forum ;). In the nutshell tPF is NOT a fan forum! It’s gossip page but Alex’s and Kardashian’s threads are the worst ones there. Of course Kimmy is
    a reality show star and seeks attention for attention’s sake but still…And btw, they also laugh at JJ posters, b/c they really strongly believe they’re better than y’all ;D

  • eve

    Too old and not handsome enough.

  • Disney Villainess

    @ladybug: #66, “That and appearing to claim to have ‘insider’ knowledge about the casting wishes and choices of both AS and European movie directors.”

    Exactly. Europe is the man’s home for f*cks sake, at the least I’m thinking that if it doesn’t work out here(which I do doubt)he has to have plenty of good connections in and around the homeland and it doesn’t have to just be for “serious” parts either, that’s just ridiculous IMO. And he’s a Skarsgard, the lucky b*stard, he’ll be set for life regardless of what happens, LOL. The dude will be OK.

    “And wasn’t Melancholia a European movie? That Alex did during TB break. Or does that not count?”

    It does count. IDK what that person’s talking about……….

  • Alex for CG!

    @Lilly:

    Because Namibia is not US. I’m sure the the Namibians don’t even know who Alex is (except some possible truebies) and I doubt everyone there has cameras and/or cellphones. TB isn’t such a hit outside US and the show has received some really unflattering reviews world wide. Methinks Alex can go pretty ninja most of the time when he’s not in US. He’s not THAT famous except in Sweden and there celebs are left alone, at least by the locals. Of course there’ll always be some creepy stans and unloyal friends who would probably take a picture of him when he’s doing some very intimate, personal or embarrassing stuff and then spread pix all over internet.

  • ladybug

    @Alex for CG!: ” And I didn’t bring that p00p forum up here in the first place so get off your high horse. It was Karma as you well know”
    I don’t care who brought up first -kind of a juvenile argument really-but it’s a question of courtesy for everyone else on here not to be dragged into a tpf/whatever forum bashing. It happens occasionally (using the nearly the exact same argument) and it gets very old very quick. Yes, they bash jj on there, and we’ve bashed yuku on here, though I don’t think recently. And yes, I’m well aware of the Vault’s reputation, which why I know I don’t go there.
    Karma brought up tpf and Meatballs, as examples, not subjects, that was you.
    You’re frustrated, Fine. But dragging that frustration with other forums onto this one is annoying. If you like this place because there is no reregistration /moderation (what you call freedom of speech) great. But please leave the other crap behind.

  • Alex for CG!

    @ladybug:

    “Karma brought up tpf and Meatballs, as examples, not subjects, that was you.”
    Actually Karma brought them up as “serious” fans, which Meatball is, I belive, regardless her snarky, sometimes weird comments but tpf is really NOT a fan forum, how many times this need to be said ;)

    You try to admin this page now? And who are you to say what is allowed to talk on this board? You have mentioned other forums and gossip sites several times here; Lainey, Ted, tpf, yuku comes to mind. Are you tpf member or why you get that offended b/c I really didn’t bash them even though I have no respect for them either. What I wrote happens to be true, not nasty speculation, that’s more like their MO. That said I think all the different kind of forums, fans, stans and anti fans are part of the Skarsphenomenon and should be treated as such.
    Btw, I find your “juvenile” comment quite amusing when you and some other regulars here are acting like Alex’s mommys fussing over his whereabouts, gf’s and life in general (though I doubt My Skarsgård is that fussy;)

  • Uh huh

    Only fat and ugly women like 50 shades of grey.

  • teehee

    @eve: You think Alex isn’t handsome? Please post a picture of the pig you are f*****g. Oh wait you like 50 shades of grey.I doubt you have a man.

  • ladybug

    @Alex for CG!: “Lainey, Ted, tpf, yuku comes to mind. Are you tpf member or why you get that offended b/c I”

    I’ve not mentioned Ted in a very long time, so it’s interesting that you’d
    know that I’d mentioned him.

    And yes we mention Lainey, but she isn’t a forum or comment blog, so our comments are specifically about her, not about how we don’t like her commenters or her moderating system or whatnot. But, you know that don’t you?

    You’re not bashing tpf, but yet you call them ‘p00p forum’.

    Oh, no I’m not adminning here-I’m pretty sure that JJ doesn’t actually have one-just making a request.

    “Btw, I find your “juvenile” comment quite amusing when you and some other regulars here are acting like Alex’s mommys fussing over his whereabouts, gf’s and life in general (though I doubt My Skarsgård is that fussy;)”

    And yet you mention all the other AS oriented sites that you’ve gone to, many of which presumably also post similar info-I know Meatballs does. So what is you go for on all these sites for? Scintillating discussion on his career choices? Clothing choices?

  • Alex is Desperate…

    @45
    “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**”
    DL doesn’t “got it” he barely has a career. And what do you mean “every year”. What are you talking about?!
    @ladybug
    “Dolph, who was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to MIT? Yeah, he’s probably smarter than the troll.”
    And look at what DL did with that scholarship.

    “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the LOSER.”
    The two of you need to check yourselves/yourself.

  • Connie

    @Question: I agree completely

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: Agreed. And the chances of the script being deeper than the book is infinitesimal.

    That said, it’s pretty clear that the film will do well regardless of who stars in it. One has only to look at how many copies of the badly written book have been sold to understand that. Twilight is the perfect example of this kind of film made from a crappy book that, from a career point of view, will be someone’s “big break” into A list film status.

    He’d have to be a fool to close the door on the idea without ever having seen a script, and I think we all know he’s far from that.

  • Thebeaut

    Most of you lot need to get a life. Unless stalking the movement patterns of actors pays the bills…. a questionable occupation. As for Fifty, based on looks Alex is polar opposite so no. As long as it’s not old boring bomer. Upcoming actors I say.

  • ladybug

    @Canuck: It think out of all the known actors whose names have been tossed about only Fassbender has been much more definitive about saying no. Everyone else is being much more diplomatic. Sad part is, the script is just getting started so we’ll have a looooooooong time to go until people get cast and we can stop with this crap.

  • HELEN

    I can’t think in another one to play Christian, Alexander is totally Christian: He is handsome, blonde, he knows how to do a sex scene and he seems to be dangerous,complex and an intelligent man I looooove Alexander to play Christian

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: Most ridiculous rumour? The Beebs… lol

  • Whycantipost

    About the Skars/CT rumors: Lainey hates CT, she was the one who started the ‘CT is a huge ice queen’ rumors. Aside from my own opinion about their ‘coupling’., I seriously don’t understand why she would even write about her and Alex, since she dislikes CT and came up with the weird ‘Alex at Comicon with a brunette’ stuff, which only shows she has no insider info at all.
    And she loveeeeeees PoopieGoopie Paltrow, so I can’t take her serious: she is actually someone who seems like an ice queen and fake. (ok yeah, had to make a mean remark about Paltrow).

  • ladybug

    @Canuck: Please tell me you’re joking about that. I may not like 50 shades but even i wouldn’t wish the Beebs onto 50 Shades fans.

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: Oh no… There truly was some media speculation, no doubt started by one of his people.

  • ladybug

    @Canuck: Started by his pr people to make him seem manly? Most of his fans couldn’t see the movie even if was PG-13, what audience would he be appealing to?
    Yuck, just yuck.

  • Dee

    I love Alexander Skarsgard for the role , he IS my Christian Grey!

  • Macy

    Ugh, this 50 shades BS is so brutal. It will probably be just as crappy as the Twilight sh*t was.

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: Maybe it was a roundabout way of suggesting he play Anastasia? Lol

  • bal

    I WOULD WATCH THAT. RYAN GOSLING, NO.

  • ladybug

    @Canuck: AAAAAAAAAGH! :)

    @Macy: Pity EL didn’t improve upon her source material for 50 Shades: Better writing, actually interesting characters, less misogyny.

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