Alex has been cast as the ‘dominant’ lead in the upcoming ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ film, and he has the dangerously sexy good looks for the part!
Alex Pettyfer: Why He IS Christian Grey
He’s also got the dangerously sexy attitude that emanates from Christian and lures the heroine, Anastasia Steele, and other women to him — like bees to honey.
He also happens to look pretty darn perfect in a crisp white dress shirt and fitted navy suit, ahem, just like the fictional Christian Grey!
At 23, he’s a few years younger than 27-year-old Christian, but he does look and project older.
Alex’s Competition — Who He Beat Out For The Role
Alex, who has already shown off his impressive chest in Magic Mike and has starred in Beastly and I Am Number Four, looks like he’d be ready to take on the serious challenges of the Christian Grey role.
We’re talking nudity and indulging in almost non-stop sadomasochistic sex scenes in the infamous Red Room of Pain … and just about everywhere else!
In fact, Alex will have to get VERY comfortable handling a paddle, a whip, handcuffs, feathers, blindfolds, etc. etc. etc.
Not all actors could ‘master’ the frequent, highly-erotic sex scenes that Alex will need to indulge in as Christian.
I have to say, Alex has the look of a man, who could, shall we say, rise to the occasion!
But What About Anastasia Steele?
Now, our HollywoodLife.com source has also EXCLUSIVELY revealed to us that the Fifty Shades of Grey producers have their sights set on Jennifer Lawrence as their choice for Anastasia Steele.
I’m not as convinced on Jennifer. She’s a terrific actress, but does she have the sexy naivety of virginal Anastasia? She feels a little too street-smart for innocent Ana.
Now HollywoodLifers, do you agree with me that Alex has the erotic looks and charisma to carry the role of Christian?
FYI — we interviewed Alex in 2012 at the Young Hollywood Awards, and he told us that he would read Fifty Shades of Grey after we asked him about it!
Did we actually set this casting in motion?
Let me know if you think he’ll be great in Fifty Shades!
— BONNIE FULLER
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- Emma Watson Disses ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Role: I Won’t Do It