50 Shades of ???

{ OK, we’ve discussed the books, now it’s time to discuss the movie. Specifically, who could possible play Christian. Here are our thoughts. Would love to know yours! }

Sara: So I am at the start of book three in the 50 Shades of Grey series. And I am very excited about going to meet the author next week!! Since the movie has been scheduled to go into production, it has me thinking who could play Christian. I am at a loss. I have gone through all the GO hotties, and I am not sure anyone fits the bill!

Ash: I KNOW! It’s really a tough call. Part of me thinks they should cast someone unknown. I didn’t really know Robert Pattinson until he was cast as Edward and now I totally adore him. But would I feel the same way if he wasn’t playing the vamp of my dreams? I don’t know. Of all the men in Hollywood, I don’t know who I’d choose. Well, that’s not true. I’d choose Christian Bale from like 12 years ago when he was in American Psycho. He has just the right amount of crazy, and the name! But I know that’s not a reality, and let’s be honest, I just wanted an excuse to look at pages of CB pictures…so any actual ideas?

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Sara: I don’t think there is anyone as hot as Christian Grey with enough of an edge like him. I have been thinking about it over and over again and just don’t know who would play him well. I kinda thought Jake Gyllenhaalmainly because I know what his body can look like (thank you Jarhead) all jacked up and I wouldn’t mind seeing that again. But as much as I love Christian I am not sure I want to see Jake like that. And I heard Ian Somerhalder was interested. I am torn about how I feel about that, what about you?

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Ash: As much as I love Ian and his shirtless scenes in VD,  I don’t see Christian having that smirk that Ian does. A lot of people are tossing around Henry Cavill and Matt Bomer. They have a similar look, but I don’t know if Henry has the edge, although he certainly has the bod and the hot factor! Although I guess if you can play Superman, you can play Mr. Grey. And Matt does know how to wear a suit. I’m glad I’m not the casting director on this one…

Sara: I am not sure I would like Henry in that role. He has the hotness down but I just don’t see him, nor do I want to, with the edge of Christian. Matt Bomer is just too cute, I don’t think the role suits him. They are going to have to do some serious digging for this. And unlike you, I WISH I was the casting director! I would love to screen the men who think they have what it takes to play Christian!

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Ash: Take ‘em for a test drive? Sorry. Had to say it. Any other thoughts? I heard Chris Evans and Alex Pettyfer’s names in the mix. Hmm…no.

Sara: Absolutely a test drive!! Please…I am single, this book is my only functional relationship at the moment. NO to Alex Pettyfer, sorry bud, but I just don’t think that is going to work. I thought about my Alex O’Loughlin, but I am torn about that too. I think I am with you, it has to be an unknown hottie.

Ash: Well, women are gonna go crazy no matter who they cast. The actor, whoever it may be, has some big designer shoes briefs to fill. I just hope he knows how to wear use a tie!

{ Photos courtesy of IMDB & Tumblr }

28 responses to 50 Shades of ???

  • Cara S.

    posted on 4.27.12 at 6:51 pm


    Someone posted James Scott from Days of our lives…I could see that but I really picture Adam Levine as a hot Mr. Grey!

    • girlyobsessions

      posted on 4.27.12 at 6:56 pm


      I'll have to look up pics of James Scott! And we didn't even think about musicians!! That opens up a whole new world of possibilities! :)

  • Kristine

    posted on 4.27.12 at 8:40 pm


    I would Love HENRY CAVILL!!! Of course he has the intensity, haven’t you seen The Tudors?

    • girlyobsessions

      posted on 4.27.12 at 8:51 pm


      I loved him in The Tudors but I always thought he was the nice one!

  • Kristine

    posted on 4.27.12 at 8:42 pm


    Henry Cavill is PERFECT!!! Of course he has the intensity, haven’t you ever seen the Tudors?

  • astyledaze

    posted on 4.30.12 at 11:51 am


    This is like the fourth time in a week I've heard about these books! Apparently I'm really missing out so I should start reading, shouldn't I? Now although I am not familiar with the characters, I wouldn't mind seeing any of these guys shirtless on the big screen. Nope. Not at all.

    • Ashley

      posted on 4.30.12 at 12:13 pm


      You should definitely check them out! They are EVERYWHERE lately! Both of us read them in record time :) If you read them, you'll see why!

  • Ashley

    posted on 5.24.12 at 3:12 pm


    Christian Grey is smart,hot,intelligent and smoooth…going straight to the point, who has the features mentioned above? Who do I want to see portraying the features mentioned above? Answer—>Ian Somerhalder…Why? A thousand and more people want to see more of Ian’s sexuality…what better way of showing it off than through this character—>Christian Grey

  • Tiffani

    posted on 5.28.12 at 11:51 am


    CHRIS HEMSWORTH IS CHRISTIAN GREY!! He’s the right age, he’s the right size, the right height (6’4″), he’s got the eyes, and he is SEXXXXY!!! All he’d need to do is dye his hair dark.

    • Ashley

      posted on 6.11.12 at 6:27 pm


      After seeing Snow White and the Huntsman, I could see this working. We just did a post on Chris as well, so you know we like him!

      • Tiffani

        posted on 6.11.12 at 7:44 pm


        Yes, I agree..early 30’s at most. I’m all for Chris Hemsworth! That man is SEXXXY!!!

  • Holly P

    posted on 6.1.12 at 2:30 pm


    He’s not an actor but realty Joe Millionaire, Evan Marriott is Mr. Grey ! Gotta see his pics

    • Ashley

      posted on 6.1.12 at 2:34 pm


      I remember him!!!

  • Corinne

    posted on 6.11.12 at 4:44 pm

    • Tiffani

      posted on 6.11.12 at 6:01 pm


      Although, Colin Egglesfield is attractive, he is almost 40 years old. We all need to keep age in mind when it comes to these 2 characters. Just like Christian Bale is too old to play Christian. Christian is only 27 years old and Ana is 21. So if they decide to stay true to the characters, they’ll need to be close in age to 27 & 21.

      • Ashley

        posted on 6.11.12 at 6:25 pm


        I agree Tiffani. Actors pushing 40, for the most part, will look too old. (Although I think makeup can work wonders!) My vote was for Christian Bale from 10 years ago, but obviously that’s not a reality! I think the age cutoff would prob have to be early 30s, depending on the actor.

  • Jessica

    posted on 6.12.12 at 3:43 pm


    Jessie pavelka

    • Ashley

      posted on 6.12.12 at 3:56 pm


      Oh yes, I saw his pic floating around after we did this post. In fact, I think he warrants his own post!!

  • Edie

    posted on 6.13.12 at 3:00 am


    Henry Cavill IS Christian Grey! If you had ur doubts just go go youtube to watch his Dunhill Black ads. He is in a suit with a helicopter & making out with a hot girl by a hot car. His images on the web scream Fifty! He has played playful,seductive domineering & steamy scenes all in Tudors. He has the body,the eyes, the voice & the boyish smile. The man is sex on legs! He was the 1st person I thought of while reading the books. He also had a real steamy scene in his Hellraiser movie. He fits the character of Christian to a T. He also would have no problem with the painful side of Christian as well which in the 2nd book with his dramatic scene I can’t see anyone else pulling off all those sides of Christian. As for Ana id like to see Alexandra Daddario from Percy Jackson & White Collar. She has long brown hair,big blue eyes & the alabaster skin of Ana. She is 26 but looks younger & innocent but has the maturity to grow with the character emotionally & sexually to eventually becoming a mother. My other choices were Lindsey Fonseca who has similar features or Lucy Hale even though she has big green eyes.

  • Louise

    posted on 6.24.12 at 9:08 pm


    Jason Dohring who played Logan Echolls on Veronica Mars (he is the right mix of young Mickey Rourke/Christian Bale)..but James Scott would be perfect imo.

  • Tania

    posted on 7.8.12 at 11:32 am



    • Tiffani

      posted on 7.9.12 at 5:31 pm


      Christian Bale is too old for the role of Christian Grey. Maybe 10 years ago. But CG is only 27 years old.

  • amrita

    posted on 7.10.12 at 1:23 pm


    i think my choice would be between christian bale and matt bomer, they both are absolute hotties and if they wished they could portray a domineering cold hearted Dom

  • Lisa

    posted on 7.11.12 at 9:39 pm


    It’s important that the movie stay true to the book, however I envision Christian Bale as Christian Grey, even though he’s much older. I happened to see a clip of him as Bruce Wayne (from Batman) and that’s when I realized he was the picture of Christian I had in my head while reading. He’s a great actor that would be able to fit and pull off all of the “fifty shades” of Grey. He’s got the look of the All-American Billionaire, sexy, tousled hair and the long skilled fingers. He’s my number one choice.

  • The Naughty Seat

    posted on 8.13.12 at 10:55 am


    The most perfect Christian Grey would have to be Alex Oloughlin who plays Steve Mcgarett in Hawaii Five 0.

    Christian Bale a close second

  • J

    posted on 9.9.12 at 2:05 pm


    Once upon a time, in the era of A Time to Kill, I could have envisioned that version of Matthew McConaughey has CG…but sadly, that time has passed.

  • WannaB Mrs Grey ;)

    posted on 9.21.12 at 10:14 pm


    How about David Giuntoli from Grimm. He’s fairly unknown, hot, sexy, has a vulnerability to him and can have a dark edge in his light blue/grey eyes. http://m.imdb.com/name/nm1365912/mediaindex?photoId=MV5BMjI0OTA5Mjk3Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjc5NDkyNg

    If Christian Bale was a bit younger (Ugh! It sooo pains me to say that) there wouldnt be a man that could capture Christian Grey’s essence better. Maybe they should change the script slightly and make Mr. Grey in his mid 30’s… Hell I wouldn’t complain!!!

    • Ashley

      posted on 9.24.12 at 1:49 pm


      We actually did a post on David a while ago! I could see that!!

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