— E L James (@E_L_James) February 20, 2016
Last night word quickly spread the rumor that Brant Daugherty was joining the Fifty Shades franchise, initial thought were that he was playing Ethan. I’m so glad Erika was able to confirm today that he was joining the cast as Luke Sawyer. I need to get it out of the way, Brant is a little young for me, and younger than I expected Sawyer to be, but he’ll be fun to watch because he’s pretty darn hot.
Brant was in a TV Show I always wanted to watch, Army Wives. And he was on my soap opera, Days of our Lives, for a few episodes. He was also in The Starving Games, I’m assuming the character Dale is the equivalent of Gale in The Hunger Games. I should mention I’m team Gale, or Dale in this case. He was also in Pretty Little Liars and has 5 projects in the pipeline.
Brant can dance too, he was on season 17 of Dancing with the Stars, though as Ana’s mother says, never trust a man who can dance.
As seems to be the case with the supporting cast of Fifty Shades Darker/Freed, Brant is a busy actor on the rise. I’m excited to see him on film and hopefully a lot more in the future. Welcome to Team50 Brant!
I want to also give a shout out to Lisa at 50ShadesGirlPortland.com she’s seen a few actors on set, there is no confirmation of their roles in the films, but hopefully we’ll know soon.