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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie Casting: Top 5 Contenders for Christian Grey Include Matt Bomer, Jessie Pavelka, Alexander Skarsgard



"Fifty Shades of Grey" movie casting is not really coming along as fans want to know who will play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, but we put together a top 5 list to keep your minds refreshed on who is the best out there for sexy Christian.

The 27-year-old sexy billionaire is probably the most talked about character in E.L. James' erotic "Fifty Shades of Grey" novel. Female fans have thrown out many, many names for the highly-coveted role. Here's our Top 5 List of Contestants for Christian Grey!

Alexander Skarsgard, 36

The "True Blood" actor has been a leading man in fan-favorite casting talk. His name doesn't come up as often as Matt Bomer or Ian Somerhalder, but his brooding looks and grey eyes in playing Eric Northman is how he won over many fans, and this is why they want him to play Christian Grey.

At Comic-Con San Diego 2012, he revealed to fans that he hasn't read the book nor has he been offered a casting part.

According to, he recently admitted that he would play the much-coveted role of Christian Grey.

And when asked about that possibility by ET Canada, Skarsgard responded with, "Of course. It's a great script."

Back in 2012, Skarsgard said, "Where do I sign," reported by when "Fifty Shades" talk was in a premature stage. "He's got a sex chamber? My character [Eric Northman] has that on 'True Blood.' He's got a little dungeon. I was born to play that part."

According to the Examiner, in November 2012, when asked if he would be comfortable playing Christian in E.L. James' film adaption, he responded, "Absolutely. Me playing Christian wouldn't be an issue. I even have a sex chamber in my basement-my "True Blood" character does-so I've had [the necessary] training."

Check out his trailer HERE.

Jessie Pavelka is a ripped bod hottie for Christian Grey.
Jessie Pavelka is a ripped bod hottie for Christian Grey.

Jessie Pavelka, 29


This steamy fitness guru has been named a fan-favorite for some time now since last year, and many fans really do think he has the look to play Christian, especially because of his grey eyes and sexy, ripped bod.

In September 2012 during a new interview with TheDailyQuirk, when asked if he would take on the much-coveted role of Christian, Pavelka said, "I am. It's reminded to me everyday ;)."

When asked how he feels about his fans thinking he is the perfect Christian Grey, he said, "I think it's great and I'm extremely flattered. It's amazing how social media has changed the game in T.V. and Film. If this would have happened a few years back, I don't think that my name would be in the mix at all. I am lucky to be involved in the beginning stages of it all."

Gather Entertainment reported that although Pavelka does not have the same amount of acting experience as some other "Fifty Shades" nominees, he has the look for the part.

"He definitely has the right look for the role, and at least he's comfortable in front of a camera," Gather reported. "As a trainer he also has plenty of experience getting uncomfortably close to women and making them sweat."

Matt Bomer
Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer, 35


Bomer is also a huge fan-favorite, especially after his mega sexy role as a male dancer in the film "Magic Mike." He is probably getting more popular that his vampire competitor.

He really isn't known for publicly speaking on playing the highly coveted role, but recently he did while in an interview with Metro.

When asked if he had any interest in playing 27-year-old sexy billionaire Christian Grey in "Fifty Shades of Grey," Bomer responded, "No comment. That's my line on that. But it's very flattering that I've got fans who would like to see me in things."

The "White Collar" actor seemed to be open to playing a BDSM-based role with his experience in the film "Magic Mike."

"I wasn't offended," Bomer said about being molested by an extra on set. "If you commit to wearing next to nothing and gyrate in a woman's face, you have to accept whatever comes your way."

One "Fifty Shades" commenter said, "Matt Bomer, no questions asked. He looks the part, and is an amazing actor. Sure Ian is amazing to but as I was reading the books, I could imagine Bomer as the rich, traumatized, but still complex Christian Grey. If the role of Elliot is needed, I would suggest Ian, playful, sweet, and sexy."

Check out his trailer HERE.

Ryan Gosling is a top fan-favorite for Christian Grey.
Ryan Gosling is a top fan-favorite for Christian Grey.

Ryan Gosling, 32


This "Gangster Squad" actor was one of the first contenders to be named to play the role of Christian Grey, but they turned out to be rumors.

The Examiner reported that Gosling is now Hollywood's top pick for the lead role. He is definitely a hottie to other actresses as well as female fans.

"Twilight" actress Anna Kendrick said last year in a Twitter comment, "Ugh - NEVER going to a Ryan Gosling movie in a theater again. Apparently masturbating in the back row is still considered 'inappropriate.'"

"The Walking Dead" actress Laurie Holden also is a fan of Gosling. In a recent interview, when asked who she liked to see in the "Fifty Shades" movie, she responded, "Ryan Gosling and myself."

Back in September, rumors spread that Emma Watson would take of role of 22-year-old innocent college grad Ana Steele if Gosling were Christian.

Ryan Seacrest tweeted, "@EmWatson told me she'd be far more interested in playing Anastasia in 50 Shades of Grey if Ryan Gosling plays Christian. #mugglelove."

"The Vampire Diaries" star Nina Dobrev said in a phone interview about Watson's infatuation with Gosling, "She would be far more interested if he were playing Christian Grey. I guess that's all it takes."

Ian Somerhalder
Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder, 34


Last but definitely not least, this "The Vampire Diaries" star cannot be left out on the Top 5 list.

Somerhalder has made a name for himself in the Christian Grey fan casting talks ever since the beginning.

The Damon Salvatore actor recently hinted on possibly reading a "Fifty Shades" script.

"On set preparing scene for TVD, Reading movie script and California dreaming on such a winter's day...Thankful for multi-tasking brain," Somerhalder wrote on his Twitter recently.

According to the Examiner, "The Vampire Diaries" star responded to a TMZ reporter about the rumors saying, "You never know." He recently gave a fan a signed copy of "Fifty Shades of Grey" who donated to the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. He also has read the book, but denied the rumors a couple weeks ago.

"Oh man, there's nothing official," he shrugged during an interview with Mr.Porter. "It's just talk."

He then was asked if he has been getting into a bit of S&M in the meantime, just in case he gets a call.

"Yeah, there's a website you can go to where you can just outfit your basement as a dungeon," he said. "So, you know, I thought I'd get prepared, just in case."

So, out of these five contenders, who do you think should play Christian Grey? Sound off below!

Check HERE for the Top 5 Contenders for Ana Steele!


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Reporter's Photo Mar 25, 2013 01:31 PM EDT