Fifty Shades of Grey Movie: Chace Crawford Still in Running to Play Christian Grey?

| by Lauren Schiff
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The movie version of E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” is in the works, as everyone has probably heard by now. Casting calls have yet to be finalized, but there are a number of hunks in the running for the lead role of Christian Grey.

The latest buzz is surrounding “Gossip Girl’s” Chace Crawford, whose dark hair and bright blue eyes are characteristic of the fabled Christian Grey.

And the “GG” actor has even expressed interest in the role, regardless of the fact that he’s seemingly totally unfamiliar with the novels, saying “I would love the challenge. I have not read the books, but what I know is that it is risqué, and to be honest, anything to shake up from the way I have been going would be good.” He continues with, “hey, if they ask me to come and read, I would definitely do so. I don’t even know what the character is like; I haven’t read anything or heard anything about it!”

Despite his unfamiliarity with the role in question, Crawford says he’s not intimidated by the sexiness that would be in demand if he got the part: “I am only comfortable with S&M sex scenes! The other ones are just too simple and boring for me,” he says. “I actually think, whether it is a sex scene, or screaming at something to get something across. I think it is kind of attacked the same way, and you’re in the work mode, and you stay professional. It has never been awkward or intimidating.”

“Fifty Shades of Grey” will be released in August 2014.

Source: International Business Times