On Friday Variety broke the story,and E L James confirmed it: Luke Grimes will play Elliot Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey!
Luke was born in Dayton, Ohio on January 21, 1984, making him 29. I’m thinking we should all go and celebrate his 30th Birthday with him. Umm, sorry for the squirrel.
I did laugh to myself when I read that Luke’s father is a Reverend for a Pentecostal Church, but I’m sure it’ll be fine. After graduating high school Luke moved to NYC where he attended the American Academy for Dramatic Arts.
Luke’s early work includes All the Girls Love Mandy Lane; War Eagle, Arkansas; and Assassination of a High School President. In 2012 he was in Taken 2, I hear it’s a small part, but it was on my To Watch list anyway. Now it just moved up a couple spots.
The Role that Luke is probably best know for is James in True Blood. I have not watched this series (I tried and it just wasn’t my style), but many of the shows fans have said positive things about his, a good sign.
Mags and I did discuss and we both thought the character of Elliot would be a little bigger in the chest area and look a little bit older. However, that’s something a little weight training and make up can’t fix. There were a few complaints that Luke’s eyes are the wrong color. My theory on this is that if Harry Potter’s eyes can be changed from the book to the movie, than so can Elliot’s.
Congratulations to Luke and welcome to the team!