Ha! I had a feeling his name was still on the table as far as being cast in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie -- and now there's proof that True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard hasn't ruled out playing Christian Grey.
Ok, so you shouldn't start hyperventilating quite yet, because if the opportunity does arise for him to step into Christian's super-expensive shoes, he does have a few conditions before he'll agree to play the part. (Um, yeah right. Like ANY actor in Hollywood won't be doing cartwheels and popping open a bottle of champagne when that offer rolls around.)
At a recent red carpet appearance, women were literally screaming at him and saying he HAD to play Christian. And when asked about that possibility by ET Canada, Alexander responded with, "Of course. It's a great script." But then it's almost like he knew he'd sounded a bit too eager, because he backpedaled by saying there are "so many variables" when it comes to taking the role and added, "It depends on who’s directing it and who’s in it."
Really? It depends on the director and the other actors? Well, that's just borderline cocky, isn't it? (Ok, you're right. Alexander Skarsgard can be cocky if he wants to.)
He wasn't exactly forthcoming with his answer, but at least we know he's considering taking on the part. And since he's also expressed interest in the role of the creepy stepdad in Lolita, we know he's not shy about playing a sex-obsessed character. (Go ahead -- it's ok to blush -- I did too.)
You can see and hear Alexander's thoughts on the Fifty Shades of Grey movie in this video clip. As an added bonus, Ryan Gosling also gives an annoyingly un-telling answer about the role -- and one very famous actress admits to thinking the book is "awful." (Finally, someone isn't afraid to go against the grain.)
Do you think Alexander is the right man for the job?
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