Guys, brace yourselves. If you thought that some of the names being tossed around for the role of Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie up 'til now were crazy, I have a SERIOUS curve ball to throw your way. I'll skip the bull. Brace yourself: James Deen. James Deen, the porn star. James Deen, the man who just starred with Lindsay Lohan in The Canyons. I. KNOW.
Deen recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly and slammed his competition, saying that "some guy who's on a TV show on USA" (i.e. Matt Bomer) and Ryan Gosling have no chance against him for the role. Saying "there's an easy decision on where the studio is going to go."
Whoa, hello there Mr. Confident. I hate to burst your bubble, though, Deeny. Despite your sexual experience and love for getting down and dirty, you're no match for Christian Grey.
The Christian Grey in the book has a soft-spoken confidence about him, not a full-blown ego problem like Deen. Not to mention, Christian just has more class than Deen. After seeing snippets of Deen and Lohan from The Canyons, there's no way I could take him seriously as the frontman of Grey Enterprises Holdings, Inc.
This is why actors like Gosling, Bomer, or my personal favorite, Ian Somerhalder would make a superb Christian. They're laid-back men with cute personalities; calm and collected actors who know how to play it cool and also look damn good without their shirts on. Sure, Deen may have the experience getting kinky -- but I'd rather see a man who knows how to embody Christian's personality than his bedroom style.
Would you want to see James Deen as Christian Grey? Who is your favorite actor for the job?
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