“Gossip Girl” star Chace Crawford is the latest actor reportedly being considered to play Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of E.L. James’ best-selling book series “50 Shades of Grey.” Popular fan favorites like Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer have fallen to the wayside in recent months, and more obscure choices like Crawford and Devin Paisely have been making headlines.
During an interview with the Examiner, Australian actress Lauren Watson said she thought the “Gossip Girl” actor would be the perfect choice to play Grey in the erotic thriller. Watson, a fan of the book, was thrilled to find out that she too was a fan favorite for a role in the movie. She also had nice things to say about Crawford.
"I got [the '50 Shades of Grey' books] and read them all within the week! I was hooked," Watson told Examiner.com. When asked about the rumors swirling around Crawford, she replied, "I'm a big fan of Chace Crawford. He could play anyone and it would work for me! I really like Matt Bomer’s look and Jessie Pavelka is another top candidate for me when I think of Christian's physical image. I don't think I can pick just one actor!"
Since his gig on “GG” is over, it seems like the perfect opportunity for Crawford. Plus, the actor did express interest in the role during an interview.
“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,” Crawford told Fox News. “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!”
When asked if he would be comfortable with the heavy BDSM that takes place in the book, and will most likely in the movie too, he replied:
“I am only comfortable with S&M sex scenes! The other ones are just too simple and boring for me,” Crawford joked. “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.”