'50 Shades of Grey' Movie Gets Its First Real Contender for Christian Grey

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stephen amellEvery time a new actor has been floated for the part of Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, we've gotten excited but had no concrete evidence that there might ever be a real chance of the guy being considered, let alone cast. (Yes, sorry, that includes Ian Somerhalder!) Now, that's all about to change, because Stephen Amell, the leading actor on The CW's show Arrow, spilled in a Facebook video post that he's had more involvement with the film than perhaps any other hottie in Hollywood ...

He had a meeting about it. Oh. Yes.

In the vid, Stephen confesses:

I get questions about Christian Grey all the time. That project is a long way off. I know this, because I had a meeting about it. Long way off. I mean, not that long, but not close. I wouldn't call it long, but I wouldn't call it close.

Wow, okay, E.L. James! I mean, Stephen Amell. As annoying as that oft-repeated line about the movie being a "long way off" is, the guy seems to be on the same page as the series' author. And that's a HUGE sign that he actually could be close to signing on as Christian. Guess it shouldn't come as that much of a surprise, considering how E.L. James claimed she was getting pitched by actors right and left at Vanity Fair's Oscar party. Maybe Stephen was one of those actors, and she was intrigued so she sat down with him, and even with the film being soooo far off (in other words, NOT "close"!), she said, "I like you, I really like you" and tacked his name onto a super-confidential short list of potential Christians. Just a theory!

In the meantime, I could totally see him as the BDSM-obsessed billionaire. Now, who will be the first actress to reveal she's had a meeting to play Ana?!

What do you think about Stephen Amell as Christian?


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Laure... Lauren0983

I don't think he's attractive enough to play Christian. I don't see much of Christian's physical qualities in him.

Annie... Anniegrace

We only know about his meeting because of his video blog. We wouldn't have known otherwise, so they've probably met or will be meeting with other potentials too, not just Stephen. He was probably just offered a future audition, because the other day on Twitter EL James said the casting process hasn't even started. I'm not surprised they're starting initiatory meetings though. It's finally a step towards casting. I just hope my favs at least get asked to audition!

nonmember avatar leah

OMG finally!!! I have been saying he was perfect for the movie for ages now. Watch Arrow, he is HOT, and he pulls off both dark and playful. He gets my vote!

nonmember avatar Pat Johnston

Stephen Amell? No way. Check out Alex Pettyfer!!!! Hot!!!

Donna Ingerson

I would like to see someone new for this role. Some hunky, but dangerous guy.

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Tara Edwards

I see him more as Elliot than Christian.
What everyone has to remember is that actors appreance can change. Hair, eyes, shaved face, longer hair. The wonder of movie magic as well as amazing stylists and makeup artist these days.... So remember you might think someone is perfect and hot but if he has a beard its going to go for the movie, christian grey is a clean shaved, impeckably dressed control freak... i'm just saying.

nonmember avatar Ziz

Christian Grey is for Ian Somerhalder , period .

Amy Schuch

I think more as Elliot too. Not so much Christian

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