“50 Shades”: Model/Actor To Take Over The Lead?By: Amanda Crum - October 17, 2013
“50 Shades Of Grey” has been on the minds, lips, and fingertips of seemingly everyone (and by “fingertips”, I mean people have been writing about it all over the web. Get your minds out of the gutter, sickos) lately, first because of the news that “Sons Of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam would be playing Christian Grey and then because of the news that he’d backed out. Now, a new name is being thrown into the pot of actors who could be taking the role, and fans are pretty pleased.
Model-turned-actor Jamie Dornan has starred on “The Fall”, “Once Upon A Time”, and those Calvin Klein ads that haunt your dreams. And if his time on “The Fall” tells us anything, it’s that the Belfast-born actor isn’t too shy to get a little dirty.
“I spent a day strangling myself on the back of a door while I masturbated to a driving license of one my victims,” he said of shooting the show. “And they cut it out! I couldn’t believe it—they didn’t even tell me. When I first watched the series, it just wasn’t there!”
While it’s always difficult finding an actor or actress to portray a role made famous in a book, Dornan certainly has those smoldering looks that the writers of bodice-ripper romance novels are always going on about. Of course, looks aren’t enough; the character of Christian Grey has some very specific quirks that need to be tended to, as well. At least one person thinks Leonardo DiCaprio should fill the role because of his intensity.
Due to Hunnam’s dropout, the studio is reportedly looking to fill the role posthaste, and will build the rest of the cast around Dakota Johnson, who will play Anastasia Steele.
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