There have been plenty of crazy rumors about who could be cast as in the forthcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie -- cough porn star James Deen?! -- but none more totally out-of-touch and wackadoo as the latest ... Did someone say JUSTIN BIEBER as Christian Grey? Whaaaat?!
Apparently, the Biebs went on the U.K.'s Jonathan Ross show and said that he had been approached about having a role in the film. Although all he said was "They actually want me to be in the movie!" in a jokey way, the UK's Daily Star reports Bieber really meant he's being considered to play Christian. Oh, please NO.
The only way I could see this being even the slightest hue of true is if he had been approached to play a younger Christian -- like in a flashback scene to when he was a teenager first being introduced to BDSM by Elena. Still, that seems like a major stretch ...
Sure, Biebs has the star appeal, but he has yet to prove himself as an actor. I feel like even in a bit part like "Flashback Teenage Christian," it would be too much of a risk to take to cast him. Another issue: As badly as he wants to be a grown-up celeb, his target audience is still very much little girls. I'm sure there will be parents out there who are none too pleased about their 8-year-old asking to go see Fifty Shades of Grey in theaters, because Bieber makes a guest appearance.
All in all, seems to me that letting Bieber anywhere near this film would be bad, bad news. Fingers crossed my instincts are right that the kid was just brushing up on his jokester shtick ... Otherwise, our hopes for what Fifty Shades flicks could ultimately be may be well on their way to being seriously dashed!
You can check out the full interview here. He addresses Fifty Shades at around 6:50 ...
Do you agree Bieber must've been kidding? Could you see him getting cast in Fifty Shades?
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