The 50 Shades of Grey movie might not feature an undead love interest, but plenty of actors that have played vampires are favorites for the role of Christian Grey.
Robert Pattinson would seem like the most obvious pick for the part since 50 Shades is based on Twilight fan fiction, but author E. L. James has already let Twihards know that she does not want to see Edward Cullen cast as Christian.
Then there’s True Blood hottie Alexander Skarsgard, who seems like the perfect guy to portray Christian’s dark side and insatiable sexual appetite. However, The Vampire Diaries actor Ian Somerhalder might be the vampire with the best chance of winning the roleÂ—E. L. James has admitted to being a big VD fan, and Ian’s fans have launched a pretty intense internet campaign to get him cast as Christian. Ian is also beating out his vampire competition in the latest Books & Review poll.
However, Robert Pattinson, Alexander Skarsgard, and Ian Somerhalder aren’t the only hot actors who could appeal to E. L. James’ obvious love for bloodsuckers (she seems to be a fan of blood in general judging from that tampon scene in 50 Shades).
Unfortunately, some of the hottest stars who have played vampires are too old for the roleÂ—Interview with the Vampire actor Brad Pitt and Buffy the Vampire Slayer babe James Marsters would have been perfect for the 50 Shades of Grey movie back in their younger days. Other hot older actors who have played vampires include Dark Shadows star Johnny Depp; True Blood hunk Stephen Moyer; Angel actor David Boreanaz; Fright Night eye candy Colin Farrell; and Blade baddie Stephen Dorff.
So are there any younger vampire actors who could play Christian Grey? There are plenty of them in the Twilight moviesÂ—Kellan Lutz, Xavier Samuel; and Cam Gigandet are all the right age for the role. Their equally handsome costar Jamie Campbell Bower is dating Anastasia Steele favorite Lily Collins, but he’s a bit too young and pretty for the part. Plus he’s going to be busy filming The Mortal Instruments movies, another series of films based on popular books.
Then there’s also Ian’s Vampire Diaries costar Paul Wesley. However, it’s hard to imagine him as Christian since he looks so much like Justin Bieber.
One of the most interesting options is a lesser-known actor named Kyle Schmid, who stars in the series Blood Ties and Being Human. He might not have the same fan following as fellow TV vampires Ian and Alexander, but he certainly has the looks for the part.
So what do you thinkÂ—is Kyle Schmid really the best vampire actor to play Christian Grey?
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