Ryan GoslingOk, I have a question. Is Ryan Gosling going to be cast as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie or not? Isn't it about time that they quit messing around with who is going to land Ana's and Christian's roles and just go ahead and make a decision so we can all quit speculating about it? I mean -- the suspense is really starting to drive us crazy.

And that's why it was such a relief to hear that Ryan Gosling himself has finally broken his silence about the Fifty Shades casting rumors involving him -- and what he had to say definitely wasn't what any of us expected.

Instead of confirming to Extra whether he's already landed the role or not, he simply said:

"I don't ... what is this book that everyone is talking about? It seems very popular."

Really? That's all he had to say? What the heck is up with the "Uh ... I don't know a damn thing about it" act? (He's such a bs-er.)

It's pretty obvious that he didn't want to elaborate on the subject, but none of us are buying what Ryan's selling with that overly vanilla statement. Because judging from just how coy he was about starring in the flick, he basically gave himself away as knowing more about the possibility of landing Christian's role than he's letting on.

Oh come on -- you aren't seriously believing that he's never heard of the book, and hasn't at least given consideration to taking on the role, are you? Everyone who's anyone knows exactly what Fifty Shades of Grey is, and it has to be common knowledge among the Hollywood types that being cast in the movie is kind of a big deal.

If anything, Ryan's neutral comment only proves he's at least entertaining the idea of being Christian Grey, even if he refuses to admit it. Sometimes what you don't come right out and say speaks louder than the words you do. (We're on to you, Mr. Gosling.)

If Ryan doesn't get cast as Christian, who is the next best choice?

 

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