Alexander Skarsgard is one of the few names that hasn’t been up for the role of Christian Grey for the Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation, but that all changed in the last week. When Alexander appeared fully nude on True Blood, a lot of fans got very excited and it seems to have started an unofficial campaign to get him considered for Fifty Shades of Grey.
I mean, I can see why any actor who would agree to going nude would immediately be in contention for Christian Grey – for anyone who has read the books and even for those who haven’t, you’ll know that the majority of the novels consist of sex, and being nude and semi-nude. So now that fans know that Alex has no inhibitions taking off his clothes, they want to see him play Christian Grey.
But the question is – does he suit the role? While the films could definitely go for some unconventional casting, and he is VERY talented, he doesn’t necessarily look like what the books described Christian to look like. However, movie magic can make anyone look like anything, so it shouldn’t be too much of a worry.
The most important question, and one that will be debated more than his looks and suitability, is whether he’ll even be interested in the role. Garrett Hedlund turned down the role, reportedly because of ‘scheduling issues’, but Alex’s schedule is even more packed than Garrett’s. And he’s also a higher caliber actor who’s being considered for major studio blockbusters – would this be a step down or a step up?
What do you guys think of Alexander Skarsgard as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey? Could you see him in the movie? And do you think he would do it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.