I’m so sick of the who’s-playing-Christian-Grey-in-Fifty-Shades-of-Grey rumors because quite frankly, they are never actually confirmed and it’s basically just a round up of who the fans on Twitter are talking about.
But because we haven’t heard any rumors since Ryan Gosling was slated for the part, let’s indulge this one for a bit.
The Today Show in Australia has claimed that the front-runner for the part of the sexy, elusive, and tormented Christian Grey will be played by Chris Hemsworth.
Yah, I’m okay with that.
It was Chris’ role in the soon-to-be-released movie Rush that caught the eye of the Fifty Shades of Grey producers. Apparently there are some steamy scenes in Rush which Chris must have excelled at and since Fifty Shades will be 90% sex scenes, the producer probably had an “a ha” moment.
Currently our photo editor Molly and I are at odds over whether or not Chris can play the part. I think he’s too bulky but Molly insists he could slim down to perfect weight if he just lost some weight. This was a very hot topic in the Hollyscoop offices, just FYI.
As for the role of Anastasia Steele, the 21-year-old, pale, naïve, sexual object of Christian Grey’s eye, rumor has it that Krysten Ritter will play that role.
I’m NOT okay with that.
Krysten re-tweeted a post by @50Shadesclub that claimed she would be great for the role and she wrote, “Thanks! I would be down. ;)”
Regarding the role of Anastasia, Alexis Bledel was also in the running. If she was cast, I wouldn’t hate it.
Emma Watson was rumored too, and while she has the “innocent” thing down, I couldn’t see her as Anastasia because I would constantly be thinking of “Harry Potter.”
Elizabeth Olsen’s name has also been thrown into the ring and I’m totally onboard with that casting decision, but would prefer Amanda Seyfried if she dyed her hair.