messy bedsheetsI'm getting tired contemplating the perfect candidates for Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. One second, Ian Somerhalder totally has the part. The next, he's too busy to commit. Then I get riled up when Channing Tatum's name gets thrown into the ring and start thinking of who should play the Anastasia to his Christian (answer: anyone BUT his wife!). Exhale: so many hunks, so many possibilities.

Well apparently E.L. James, who has been heavily involved in the casting process, believes that one top Christian candidate (and a sexy one at that) is most definitely out of the running. As in he wouldn't get a first, second, or even third look as an option.

Woof. See what man she's talking about here:

Chace Crawford.

I KNOW! I'm actually pretty surprised by this, to be real. Chace totally has the sex appeal and the look down to play Christian. Plus, he doesn't look so bad with his shirt off -- so there's that. Oh, and there's the whole schpeel where the Gossip Girl actor also said he was interested in the part. Come ON, E.L.!

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I will say this: Hopefully the fact that the Fifty Shades author knows who she doesn't want to play the part means that casting directors really are narrowing down the field of potential actors. It's only a matter of time!

Could you see Chace as Christian? Do you have a favorite actor picked out?

 

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