Hey, remember when we all found out that Robert Pattinson was E.L. James' first choice to play Christian Grey? The role, of course, eventually went to Jamie Dornan. A lot of people, however, thought that Rob wouldn't be right for the role -- even though the role is sort of based on him anyway, or at least based on Edward from Twilight. But he's not exactly the absolute picture of Christian as portrayed in the book. Rob is handsome, but in more of an odd, brooding, vampirish way than a GQ model billionaire businessman way. However, new pics from the set of his latest movie, Life, might change your mind about that.
In Life, Rob plays Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock, and the movie takes place in the 1950s. So lots of photos from the set are coming out with Rob all dolled up in a suit and tie. Since we usually see Rob slouching around town in jeans and a hoodie, it's a bit of a shock to see him this way -- a shock of Things that make you go Hmmm.
Because I don't know about you, but seeing him all cleaned up makes me think ... He would have made the perfect Christian!
I'm beginning to think that 50 Shades really lost out here. It's doubtful that Rob had any interest in the role at all or he certainly would have gotten it. But in these new pics he totally looks the character. He's even got the scowl down!
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Oh, well, ladies who want to fantasize about Rob breaking out the furry handcuffs and ben-wa balls might want to check out Life. Doesn't seem like there's any S&M in this movie ... shame. But a girl can dream.
Do these pics convince you he should have been Christian?
Image via Sean O'Neill, PacificCoastNews