This seems to be the trend in Hollywood these days: if you are an actor on a vampire show with a ton of avid supporters, you are automatically in consideration to play Christian Grey in the “50 Shades of Grey” move. We first saw this with Ian Somerhalder of “The Vampire Diaries.” Now, the talk is all around “True Blood” actor Alexander Skarsgard.
So does Skarsgard really want the part? That is one topic worth debating on, and the question did come up in a recent interview he gave with the Wall Street Journal in order to promote the latest Calvin Klein fragrance. His response? That it’s really impossible to know whether or not you want a role without at first reading the script:
“I haven’t read the books. I know how tremendously successful they are and how people are obsessed, so of course I’m flattered if some people out there wants to see me do that. But it’s difficult to say. Step one is always read the script for me. I get the script, I read it and then I feel something or I don’t. You either connect and you feel like this is a character that you want to spend a couple of months with or you don’t. Or you feel like I’m going to learn something about myself in working on creating this character. Or you’re not challenged by it. Or you’re not intrigued. So it’s so difficult to say before having read the script whether you are interested in it or not.”
Really, the problem we have with this rumor is the same one that we have with many others: Christian Grey is supposed to only be 26 years old, and Skarsgard is 36. Plus, there’s also the issue of trying to work a filming schedule around his work on the HBO show, and this is the same problem you run into if you want an Ian Somerhalder or Matt Bomer.
What do you think about these rumors, and do you think that Skarsgard would be a good Christian? If you want to see what is actually going to be coming up on “True Blood” this season, you can do so by checking out the story over at the link here.