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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nonmember avatar Erica

He's not at all sexy!!! He can't play the role, I'll be disappointed...

Sami Gillian K

If he plays Christian Grey then i refuse to watch the movie. He would ruin it for me. He's not that hot.

Katie Neal

These people are either crazy or uneducated as to what the book was actually derived from. He IS in fact Christian Grey.... in the author's weird sexual fantasies. Duh!

MomLi... MomLily67

Diego Luna should be Christian Grey.

nonmember avatar Toni

I think he would be great he is playing a person not himself so I dont see the probl em I would watch him in anything as he is great looking and a great actor im a Huge fan and can't doubt any film I have seen so far (and yes I have seen him in more than twilight)

Tina Tomashek

no way he is not christian grey

Charidy Williams Anaya

I could see him as Christian... but not Kristin Stewart (sorry she's an awful actress). I wish I could remember the names of the people who were in the movie Something Borrowed (not Kate Hudson) but her friend and the guy who played her fiance. THOSE two would be great!


Karen Braden

      Anyone who has read the fanfiction version "Master of the Universe" knows that E.L. wrote the story based on Twilight. so in my opinion Rob is Christian.

Liz Young


Anna Catalli

Please God nooooooooooo!!!! I'm rooting for Chris Hemsworth:)

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