Ryan Gosling Reveals How He Felt About Being First Choice for Christian Grey

OMG 43

Ryan GoslingIt's been four days since the world found out who would be playing Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele and I think the shock is starting to wind down. It's no surprise that Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson aren't the couple that Fifty Shades of Grey fans were hoping to take the lead roles. For months now, hopeful fans have wished several more well-known stars. You know, those few particular hunky ones you can't take your eyes off of? Like Matt Bomer, or Ian Somerhalder, or Alexander Scarsgard -- for starters.

Well what if I told you that one of the fans' top picks for Christian Grey was actually the movie producers' top pick for the gig? Get. This. None other than Ryan Gosling was reportedly the first choice for the role of Christian Grey. FIRST. CHOICE. Because Ryan has other things he'd rather be doing than stripping down and giving Fifty Shades fans free tickets to his gun show, he told producers he wasn't interested.

Hey Ryan, why you gotta go on and let a girl down like that?

I just ... can't. I mean we've all most definitely seen Ryan shirtless before on the big screen and it's about as delicious as a vanilla ice cream cone with sprinkles on a hot summer day. To think, Gosling could have had the chance to give 99 percent of American women exactly what they've always wanted, and turned it down.

As much as I want to shake my fist in anger, I respect that. My guess is that Ryan doesn't want to be known as the guy that played Christian Grey. Instead, he wants to stay known as Ryan "Hey Girl" Gosling. And as much as I'm disappointed thinking of what could have been, I don't blame him.

Would you have liked to see Ryan Gosling as Christian Grey?


Image via friskytuna/ Flickr

fifty shades of grey


To add a comment, please log in with

Use Your CafeMom Profile

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Comment As a Guest

Guest comments are moderated and will not appear immediately.

nonmember avatar myopinion10

you really didn't tell us how he felt about it? all you said was that he said he wasn't interested? Which is obvious because he didn't accept the role? Lame ass article.

Candy Levine Doppert

I wanted Ian Sommerhalder...but I like Ryan Gosling...he would of been a preference over the one that they chose for the role...I would of went to see ryan...I think I will skip this movie all together..but we will see when it comes out.  I don't know the ones they have picked or their work, maybe it will work..not sure yet


Mackeba Lee Gustave

No, I couldn't see Ryan doing the role. He doesn't have the smoldering look down yet. Also, his acting isn't the greatest.

Beth Smith

Ryan looks like a lost puppy. Still see nothing of Christian Grey in Charlie.  We are however stuck with him.  They aren't going to recast. After all it is nearly a pron movie. Maybe the guys fans wanted would not do the part.

Teresa Foster-King

Would of love it, he was who I want to plat Christian Grey:-)

Liliana Randazzo

No Ian Somerhalder is the only Cristian Grey ! I'm not a big fan of Ryan

Jany Lopez Franco

noooo Ryan is the romantic and sweetest guy we know and he has to stay that way!

Veann Grigajtis

No, I don't think he would have been right in the role.

Line Douaire

Yes he was my first choice too...., 

Lisa Vanderlaan

would have been smart to have the girl and same guy from the notebook would have been perfect for 50 shades

1-10 of 43 comments 12345 Last