Casting Taylor Lautner as Christian Grey Is a Bad Idea No Matter How You Look at It

Taylor LautnerOh, for the love of Pete. Remember when the rumors started flying about Kristen Stewart playing Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie simply because Twilight director Bill Condon has a connection to the film?

Yeah, now there's speculation being thrown around that Taylor Lautner might land Christian Grey's role.

And it's not just because of Bill. Apparently Fifty Shades screenwriter Kelly Marcel was chilling out with E.L. James and some other Fifty Shades movie peeps at at the Chateau Marmont -- and then she went and shared a photo on Twitter of E.L. and Taylor Lautner and some other woman.


And if E.L. and Taylor were so much as breathing the same air, it must mean he's being considered for the role of Christian, right?

Huh. Maybe?

But somehow I'm thinking there's a more logical explanation for why Taylor Lautner turned up in a photo with E.L. James. Considering the Fifty Shades crew was at the Chateau Marmont for an Oscars party, odds are good there were a bunch of other celebs in attendance as well. And since E.L. James is known to be a huge fan of Twilight, doesn't it make sense that she'd want her picture taken with Taylor?

I mean, she's famous, but not that kinda famous. I'm sure she still gets starstruck by seeing her favorite actors just like the rest of us do.

But let's shift gears and entertain the idea of Taylor playing Christian for a second. He's a great looking guy and all -- but who else thinks he's totally wrong for that particular role? First of all, he strikes me as way too young. He's only 21, plus he played a high school kid in Twilight -- and somehow I can't see him shifting to a more mature role quite yet.

And then there's his whole demeanor. He's just such a sweet guy -- and I definitely can't picture him getting all raunchy and spanking a woman or tying her up. (Gasp! Jacob wouldn't dare ...)

Of course, he is pretty hot. And I wouldn't mind seeing him with his shirt off.

But looking good shirtless isn't quite enough to accurately portray Christan Grey.

Do you think Taylor is right for the part?


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