Robert Pattinson Says He'll Play Christian Grey & Makes Women Everywhere Swoon

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robert pattinson as edward cullenI used to think Twi-hards' undying obsession with Robert Pattinson was based on complete and total hype. I mean, really, how sexy is a gangly guy with ghastly pale skin that eerily twinkles in the light of day? But ever since Breaking Dawn: Part 2 opened, and Rob started slipping further and further away from the role of Edward Cullen, he's gotten hotter and hotter! Especially since he's been acting like he couldn't care less about what his publicist thinks and has been uncharacteristically candid in recent interviews.

Take what he said in a recent interview with MSN. The site asked him about Fifty Shades of Grey, because well, obviously whether or not he'd play Christian Grey is the most burning Q about his post-Twilight career. And Rob's answer was a jaw-dropper ...

He replied:

I am playing that part. ... I also wrote the book.

Whaaaa??! Oh, right, he was TOTALLY joking! Because that's what he does now.

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He must be so drained by being asked the same questions -- particularly about playing Christian Grey -- over and over again, he's started coming up with totally random, off-the-cuff, but downright hilarious responses to them. Like sarcastically asserting that he has already been cast to play Christian -- and not only that, but he also wrote the book. (I guess E.L. James' rise from fan fiction writer to world-famous author is just a cover? Oh man ... I'll bet there's a burgeoning conspiracy theory in the making there!) Or saying he wants to actually write a book -- which would be a flipped-flopped version of Fifty Shades of course. Uh-huh. Suuuure ya do, Rob!

But, no, seriously, I gotta give the guy cred for being so good-natured about it all. After all, even though he hasn't been cast as Christian -- and likely won't be -- it can't be easy being the guy who inspired the role. But he's handling it in the best, most lighthearted possible way.

Do you appreciate Rob's sense of humor about Fifty Shades?

 

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Mary Cimino

I have to ask, what is so sexy about a guy who breaks into your house and watches you sleep or a guy who uses you as his personal sex puppet? Call me strange but both of those guys creep me out.

Enisa Pašagić Zoghby

If he plays it, I won't watch it. Damnm you can't destroy one more great book by appearing in its movie. Just no. 

Christine Beard Barron

He doesn't fit Christian Grey to me at all....that's just my opinion and everyone has one.

Kay7684 Kay7684

He doesnt work for me. Didnt much care for him in the one twilight movie i watched.

nonmember avatar Zsanett

OMG YES PLEASE sorry Ian. But my firts was always Robert I imagine him all the time playing something else that some good guy ...I want him to see in this role with Kristen because she would be perfect for Ana....and who cares what other people think don't watch the movie then like they will care ....

But I go Robert and Kristen as first

Then Ian and Alexis. Second ....

nonmember avatar Joanne

I could kind of see it. I mean the book was based off a Twilight fam fictions the author wrote.

nonmember avatar Zsanett

OMG YES PLEASE sorry Ian. But my firts was always Robert I imagine him all the time playing something else that some good guy ...I want him to see in this role with Kristen because she would be perfect for Ana....and who cares what other people think don't watch the movie then like they will care ....

But I go Robert and Kristen as first

Then Ian and Alexis. Second ....

nonmember avatar clara

Rob inspired the character of Christian, so in my mind he'll always be him. No one else can do the part justice IMO. However, he won't do it, so as long as its not Ian Somerhalder, I'm ok.

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