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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Julie Bruton Deaton

I think he would play a great Christian Grey. I watch him on True Blood and he so SEXY!!

Ma Barker

Matt Bomer is gay .. so unless he plans on sexing up some guy all over the screen it will be completely un believable .. Ryan Gosling is boring incanate .. god who would pay to be bored .. of all the men wanting this role Alexander is one of  the best along with Chirs Hemsworth .. as for the look ..  he would be perfect .. very few characters make it to the screen looking like they are described in books .. and no doubt he would do the Lolita story justice .. in answer to the snide remark about his looking like he would fit the Lolita role.

Ma Barker

Oh as for Ian .. cute .. but  could not act his way out of a wet paper bag .. and someone really needs to tell him that staring .. no matter how intense is not acting .. oh and he is too short and foppish looking.  Alex for Christian Grey  :))

Margie DeLorenzo Andrae

NO WAY TO LOLITA!!! I've read it. I don't think it would do much for Skars image as a hot, sexy adult who enjoys ADULT company! Christian Gray is much more his style. After enjoying him in the role of Eric Northman on True Blood, he is way to beautiful to play a pedofilic loser.

Ashley Gehrts

Oh yes i could totally see him play Christan!! That is who i thought of when i was reading the books!! So Perfect!!!!

nonmember avatar Kristina

he is the perfect Christian Grey. he's tall, sexy & his demeanor is spot on! by the way, not the best picture of him on this article.

nonmember avatar Shawna

No. Way. He is unfortunately not good looking enough! He wouldn't be a good Christian. Maybe Christians brother but not Christian.

Patty Meneau

alexander would be a good christain gray! he's got that sudctive way. NOT ryan gosling for sure!

Kyla Rae

K seriously....Matt Bomer or whatever his name is....I know hes gay and could not get into him as Christian Gay I mean Grey. My cousin whose also gay would probably love it but....nope not for me. I think many guys could play the would def do wonders for their careers ..look at robert pattison...never heard of him b4 twilight and for awhile thats all i heard about. so good luck to all the actors going out for the role!

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