A few weeks ago I did a post about actors who might be able to play Christian Grey, like Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer, among others. I thought I would do an update and check out some other actors whose names come up.
Chris Zylka – Best known as the Amazing Spiderman. I absolutely loved him as Spiderman. He’s cute, funny, has unruly hair, and saves small children. But, I can’t see him as Christian. He’s just too cute and young. And when I look at his other work, I’m freaked out that he was on Hannah Montana in 2009. Not that there is anything wrong with Hannah Montana, but it feeds into the youngish feeling. I could see him play Ethan thought. Owell, it looks like he’s busy with Spiderman films anyway, and probably has a contract that will make him hard to schedule with.
Henry Cavill – Best known for his role in The Tudors, but also was in Immortals, The Count of Monte Cristo and Dunhill Ads. He is awful hot in the Dunhill ads, but there is a big difference between a commercial and a movie. I tried to watch Immortals, but couldn’t get past 10 or 11 minutes before giving up. I did watch a few episodes of The Tudors, he has a supporting role so he’s not on screen a lot. But he does have a devilish and sexy look. I can see why people like him and I think he is up to the role, but I wouldn’t put him as my first choice. But don’t forget he’s the new Superman, which may make him tough to schedule with too.
Jessie Pavelka – His name pops up from time to time. He’s done a lot of TV stuff, nothing that really jumps out at me though. He is hot though and definitely has the looks for a Christian.
Alexander Skarsgard – Best known for his role in True Blood. I tried to watch this series, but it’s too weird for my taste. But he’s definitely hot. Not quite what I picture as Christian, but I can see why others might like him. He seems to be pursuing another film at the moment where he would play a pedophile, Lolita.
Armie Hammer – I’ve seen him in The Social Network and Mirror Mirror. He’s cute, he’s a good actor, but almost too perfect looking for Christian and his unruly hair.
Michael Fassbender – I saw him in Inglorious Bastards and he’s a good actor. He’s also been in Prometheus and X-Men First Class, I don’t think either role is the type where I’m going to see much of a Christian type of character. He did play Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre though, perhaps good practice for playing Christian? He’s totally not what I picture Christian as looking like. He is 35 and does look a bit too old for Christian.
William Levy’s name seems to come up a fair amount too, but since he’s done primarily Spanish language stuff, there’s not much chance of me figuring out if he’s any good. But he does look good.
In the interest of keeping myself from getting disappointed I’m not getting my heart set on anyone since I have no control over who gets selected. But I would say Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer top my list.