Alexander Skarsgard is one of many male actors that have talked about starring in Fifty Shades of Grey, and he's definitely a fan favorite for the role of Christian Grey.
He might have a good shot at winning the part, too. The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder has backed off of his campaign for the role a bit, and Magic Mike hunk Channing Tatum said that he would only star in the movie if his wife Jenna Dewan was given the role of Anastasia Steele. Jenna is a beautiful girl, but she's almost too sexy and seductive-looking to play AnaÂ—whoever wins that part probably needs to look a bit innocent and naÃ¯ve.
Then there's Star Trek star Chris PineÂ—he said that he might read the Fifty Shades of Grey script when there is one, but he just doesn't seem to have the dark, smouldering look that an actor needs to play Christian Grey.
So out of all the Christian favorites left on an ABC News list of actors and actresses that have talked about starring in Fifty Shades, this leaves Alexander Skarsgard as the best option. He could end up with more competition in the form of The Notebook star Ryan Gosling, who has been named as another big favorite. However, so far Ryan hasn't expressed an interest in the part.
So if Alexander does get the part, who will play his Anastasia Steele?
Actresses vying for the role include Pretty Little Liars stars Ashley Benson and Lucy Hale, who have both fessed up to being huge Fifty Shades of Grey fans. They both have a young, innocent look that would definitely work for the role, but Ashley could have the edge here since she recently starred in the raunchy movie Spring Breakers. She probably didn't have to strip down and do sex scenes in the movie, but she did have to live in a bikini. The movie also made her step out of her teen soap opera comfort zone with lots of crime, drugs, drinking, and bad language.
However, Ashley Benson can have this bad girl look about her sometimes, so she might not be the best choice for the role. Lucy Hale has the opposite problem since she's almost too sweet and young-looking. So of the actresses on the ABC News list, this leaves Emma Roberts.
Emma has the perfect look for the part, and starring in the movie would certainly be a great way for the young actress to leave her child star past far behind. The role could prove to be her Pretty WomanÂ—her aunt Julia accomplished the difficult feat of winning audiences over by playing a hooker, so perhaps Emma could do the same by playing a sex slave. She could also prove to be a perfect fit for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie because her latest movie Adult World is about a place where the erotic novel would be foundÂ—an adult book store.
So do you think that Alexander Skarsgard and Emma Roberts would make the perfect Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele? The True Blood hunk that is used to filming racy sex scenes and the star of Nancy Drew and Hotel for Dogs might seem like an odd couple, but so are Christian and Ana.
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