Forget '50 Shades of Grey,' Alexander Skarsgard Wants This Scandalous Role

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Alexander SkarsgardHis name has definitely come up a time or two in regards to who will wind up being cast as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, and now True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard has hinted that he's kind of into the whole erotic film thing. (Can you blame him? Fifty Shades is pretty much the hottest topic in Hollywood right now.)

He said something in the past about not having read the books, but who cares? It's not like there isn't plenty of time for him to sink his teeth into the series before movie filming starts, right?

Ok, ok -- I'll cut to the chase and quit the teasing, because apparently Fifty Shades of Grey isn't the erotic film adaptation that Alexander is most interested in. Nope. he wants to play a much more scandalous character than Christian Grey -- the leading male role in Lolita.

Yes, Lolita -- as in the story of a 12-year-old girl who winds up entering into a sexual relationship with her stepdad. (So messed up.)

He recently told The New York Times, "Lolita is one of my favorite novels. But there’s already two special film versions of that, so ..."

Um, yeah. Lolita has already been done, but aside from that, portraying a creepy old man who gets his kicks by bedding his tween stepdaughter and nabbing the role of a sexy businessman who happens to like it a bit rough in between the sheets is kind of a sharp contrast.

While there's no doubt Alexander would be well received as Christian Grey, somehow I'm not so sure the whole pedophile thing will work in his favor. Be honest -- would you be able to look at him in the same way if you had images in your mind of him seducing a 12-year-old? (Gross.)

Do you think Alexander should still consider playing Christian Grey? And what are your thoughts on the Lolita role?


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He had to go there! He just ruined my thoughts of him permanently. Ick. I used to love him, but thats weird. Omfg.

Yanke... YankeeBabe

I don't know  anything about Lolita, novel or movie. BUT I have watched every episode of True Blood and think he would be PERFECT as Christian! Would definately go to the theater multiple times to watch if he gets the part!!!

Catherine Firoozian

As Christian Grey???  Absolutely not!!  Only Ryan Gosling can play that role! ;)  Alexander looks like he'd fit the "Lolita" role.

Kristy Morrow

I don't see him as Christian. I think Matt Bomer would be the PERFECT Christian!!!

Karen M. Horton

Really!! so quick to judge people on what reporter's like to twist around to start a scandal.
Just so they can have a story to sell so they can collect a pay check.

Terrie Lohrey Taylor

He is totally NOT Christian Grey - first of all he doesn't have the look!!!!  Only Matt Bommer can play Christian Grey!!!


Emma Davy

he is perfect for christian grey... totally who i imagine would play him!

nonmember avatar Destiny

OMG Matt Bomer NOT Ryan Gosling as Christian.... Yum... Matt... =o)

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