'Fifty Shades Darker' Has Cast Villain Jack Hyde (PHOTOS)

fifty shades of greyFifty Shades Darker has cast its villain! Christian Grey's rival Jack Hyde will be played by Eric Johnson. No, not the one married to Jessica Simpson -- the other Eric Johnson who plays the hated Dr. Everett Gallinger on Cinemax's The Knick.

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Looks like this guy is ready to take on another hated character. And he seems to thrive in these roles. He also has a good sense of humor, judging by his Twitter feed.

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Here he is in that role of the doctor on The Knick:

Eric Johnson is cast as Jack Hyde. #FiftyShadesDarker

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A little fun fact about Johnson: In the movie Legends of the Fall, the film that had everyone swooning over Brad Pitt and his long luxurious hair, Johnson played a teenage Brad (as character Tristan) in flashbacks. The 36-year-old Canadian actor has also been on Smallville and Rookie Blue. He's handsome, as you can see ... and 6' 2". Hello!

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Johnson as Hyde and Jamie Dornan as Grey are right now preparing to be arch enemies. In the series, we learn that Hyde and Grey were in foster care together. That's where the resentment starts, since Christian was adopted by the Grey family and Hyde was not. But the two remain in each other's lives, and Hyde ends up being Anastasia's boss. Of course the rivalry continues with Hyde being the ultimate creep to Ana, which makes Christian really angry. 

This is a huge casting for Johnson, who, after this role, will no longer be confused with Jessica Simpson's husband. Breakout role? I'd say so.

 

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