Don’t you think hunky Taylor Lautner would be perfect for the role of Jose Rodriguez in the upcoming ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ film? Here are the key reasons why he should be cast.
Now that Fifty Shades of Grey producers have chosen Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as their Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, they’re moving on to casting key supporting characters, including Christian’s brother, Elliot Grey — who will be played by actor Luke Grimes — and Ana’s cute, funny best friend Jose Rodriguez.
In the book, Ana describes Jose as the “brother she never had,” however, he is secretly smitten with her. Sound familiar? We all know Fifty Shades of Grey was based on the Twilight series, and the character of Jose is extremely similar to Taylor Lautner‘s Twilight character, Jacob Black — which is exactly why Taylor would be perfect for the part of Anastasia Steele’s long-suffering best friend!
Taylor Lautner: ’50 Shades Of Grey’ Producers Should Cast Him As Jose Rodriguez
All of the characters in Fifty Shades of Grey are very much inspired by the Twilight characters and the actors who portrayed them, so it’s no surprise that Robert Pattinson, 27, was author E.L. James‘ first choice to play Christian Grey. Tall and stunningly handsome, Rob would have made the perfect Christian — especially with his smoldering blue-grey eyes. Sadly, he turned down the role, but he’s not our last hope for seeing a Twilight actor star in Fifty Shades.
Taylor, 21, is the natural choice to play Jose. First of all, the character’s physical description fits Taylor to a T. “He’s all shoulders and muscles, tanned skin, dark hair and burning dark eyes.” Sounds exactly like the Taylor we all know and swoon over! Plus, Taylor’s already mastered playing a good-looking, nice, smart guy who’s in unrequited love with his best friend — a pretty, awkward brunette who doesn’t realize she’s pretty.
The character of Anastasia Steele is heavily based on both Kristen Stewart, 23, and Isabella Swan, so we know Taylor would be very convincing as an Ana admirer.
Taylor Lautner — You Can Definitely Handle Playing Jose Rodriguez
Good looks aren’t the only thing Jacob and Jose have in common. Jose does all of the car maintenance on Ana’s Volkswagen Beetle, and Jacob, of course, was also an expert at car and motorcycle mechanics. Taylor has shown that he knows his way around an automobile, so he’s got that part covered. Also, the character of Jose’s father, Jose Sr., is a close friend of Ana’s dad, which parallels the relationship between Jacob’s father and Ana’s father, Ray.
There are so many intricate similarities between these two characters, from their physical descriptions to their character development to their relationships with others. We know Taylor would do well in this role, not only because he’s played a character like this before, but also because of his amazing screen presence. He’s cute, he’s charismatic, and perhaps most importantly, he is used to being a part of a movie series that has inspired hysteria among millions of fans.
So unlike Charlie Hunnam, 33, Taylor would not be afraid of the constant media and fan attention that comes with starring in Fifty Shades of Grey. Taylor would also help pull countless Twilight fans into Fifty Shades, which couldn’t hurt!
And while accepting the role of Jose wouldn’t require Taylor to be topless, since everyone else will disrobe in the film, we’re sure they can find a good excuse for Jose to take his shirt off too. And we all know what a fantastic sight that would be.
Do you agree, HollywoodLifers? Should Taylor Lautner play Jose Rodriguez in Fifty Shades of Grey? Let me know.
[hl_twitter_followme username=”BonnieFuller” template=”bonnie-fuller” text=”Follow Bonnie!”]
— Bonnie Fuller