While the frontrunners for the casting of Christian Grey in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie largely remain the same, there has been a sudden rise in the popularity of Chace Crawford of “Gossip Girls” as a possible contender this Thursday, October 25, after his red carpet appearance this week caught the attention of many fans.
According to reports from fellow “50 Shades of Grey” Examiner and “Gather Entertainment” this Thursday, “Gossip Girl’s” Chace Crawford (who plays character Nate Archibald) was spotted at the Maison red carpet premiere this week in a Christian Grey-esque suit, possibly sparking the spike in online talk.
Although the actor has been mentioned for the role by some fandoms, he remains much less talked about then, say, many of the continual casting poll winners, particularly Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer, Alexander Skarsgard, and Henry Cavill.
However, the six-season male star on “Gossip Girl” attracted some attention for the role as Chace Crawford’s character Nate “portrays a rich and confident character on the show … similar to Christian Grey.”
He was also described by the sites as possessing some of the qualities that—regardless of which actor is chosen for the role—may need, to some extent: “piercing eyes, a tall stature, and [having] a toned physique.”
Chace Crawford was also noted to be around the right age to play Christian Grey, and several fans who have supported the actor for the casting role in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” film were quick to mention where he has been linked to the hotly anticipated part.
Earlier this year, “Cosmpolitan” listed Crawford as one of the “Nine Men Who Could Play Christian Grey.” The Nate Archibald actor has also been considered on IMDb’s online featuring of “My Christian Grey Nominees” alongside Anastasia Steele.
Of course, with competition like the aforementioned Matt Bomer, Ian Somerhalder, Henry Cavill, Alexander Skarsgard—among others, from Alex Pettyfer and Scott Elrod to Jessie Pavelka—Chace Crawford (or any Christian Grey hopeful for that matter) will have to prove that they’re the BDSM billionaire with the acting chops and looks to seduce any Anastasia Steele that walks their way on the silver screen.
Ryan is a major fan of EL James and reader of the “50 Shades” trilogy. For the most recent “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie, casting rumors, and the latest actors and actresses up for the roles of the iconic Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, you can follow his articles on Twitter or join his Facebook fan page, Novels into Film Examiner.