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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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139 Responses to “Alexander Skarsgard: Me Playing Christian Grey Wouldn't Be An Issue”

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  1. 51
    ladybug Says:

    @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.

  2. 52
    § Says:

    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…

  3. 53
    ladybug Says:

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

  4. 54
    Andra Says:

    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

  5. 55
    Canuck Says:

    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.

  6. 56
    Canuck Says:

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

  7. 57
    Your Ana Is Here! Says:

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

  8. 58
    Alex for CG! Says:


    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.

  9. 59
    Whycantipost Says:


    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?

  10. 60
    ladybug Says:

    @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.

  11. 61
    Alex for CG! Says:


    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

  12. 62
    ladybug Says:

    @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.

  13. 63
    Disney Villainess Says:

    *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?

  14. 64
    Lilly Says:

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

    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…

  15. 65
    Lilly Says:

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

  16. 66
    ladybug Says:

    @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.

  17. 67
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Says:

    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 ..###########

  18. 68
    Lilly Says:


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

  19. 69
    ladybug Says:

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

  20. 70
    Lilly Says:

    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.?

  21. 71
    Parvati Says:

    Yes, please!

  22. 72
    Bárbara Says:

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

  23. 73
    IRT Says:


    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 .

  24. 74
    ladybug Says:

    @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?

  25. 75
    ladybug Says:

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

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