Ryan Gosling To Play Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Of Grey?

Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James’ husband Niall Leonard told the UK’s Now magazine that the “last he heard” Ryan Gosling was the No. 1 choice to play Christian Grey in the film adaption of the erotic novel. Ryan Gosling as Christian Grey?! Women the world over just fainted! We definitely think Ryan Gosling would be an amazing choice to play Christian. The 31-year-old actor is mature enough for the part, and if his recent work in Drive is any indication, he’s definitely skilled at playing a hardcore heartthrob. James is, of course, insisting that nothing is confirmed in terms of casting at this time, but we’re happy enough to hear the name Ryan Gosling being tossed around in the mix, now that film is officially in the works.

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Ian Somerhalder is another actor who’s interested in the role. When E!’s Ryan Seacrest asked him if he’d be interested in the part, he responded, “I absolutely would be up for that… Absolutely. That would be a pretty incredible thing. And hopefully that could pan out, I think.”

Rumours have been circulating for well over a month that Emma Watson is the frontrunner for the role of Anastasia Steele. Although Emma denies that she has any involvement in the film, we think Emma Watson and Ryan Gosling as the two main characters would definitely make for an Oscar-worthy interpretation of the racy novel. Just because the content is a little steamy doesn’t mean it can’t also be high art! Check out who else we think would make for a great Anastasia Steele in our post: Actresses Who Should Play Anastasia Steele.

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