Joe Manganiello Destined For Christian Grey Role In ’50 Shades Of Grey’ Movie? [PHOTOS]

June 26th, 2012 // 21 Comments

Magic Mike star, Joe Manganiello, was spotted at the JFK international airport in New York on Jun 25. The35-year-old actor was wearing grey denim washed out jeans, a white v-neck and sunglasses.

The actor was recently interviewed by EXTRA about his role in Magic Mike as a male stripper and shared his thoughts about the hot topic and  sexually charged novel 50 Shades of Grey and its predicted movie casting.

When asked if he would be interested in playing the undeniably alluring character Christian Grey in the movie version Manganiello quipped, “Sure, of course I’d be up for it!” and added, “Why not?”

The True Blood star spilled to Vulture on his latest film, Magic Mike about the details- specifically the costume choices for his character. 

The actor discussed his experience with being stripped of not only clothes, but how filming for this role has encouraged him to take risks. “The day of shooting, there was a team of five women and it took over an hour and they just covered me, every crevice, in gold. And the costumers gave me this gold lamé thong with a fig leaf on the front, and I just went for it.” The actor said it took him days to erase the traces of gold on his skin.

For anyone to take on the role of Christian Grey in the film version of 50 Shades of Grey risk is certainly involved. There is no denying that Manganiello has the right assets to pull of a character as versatile as Grey.

Launch the gallery to view True Blood star Joe Manganiello  stroll through JFK International Airport!

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By Sila Manahane

  1. Joe Manganiello Arriving On A Flight In New York City
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    no, nothing like I picture…next!!

    • greyme

      You have to see some of his other pictures. He is 6’5 and works out like crazy. He is absolutely the most perfect specimen of a man.

  2. greyme

    I think he is definately the one for this role. He personifies the description of Christian Grey. I think Ashley Greene would make a great Anastasia and compliment his Christian perfectly.

  3. joanne

    no way!! robert pattison is described in the book,and so dose kristen stwart as the clumsy ana my choice definatley 100%

    • I LOVE RPatz but in no way is he built for this part!!

    • Steph

      Robert Pattinson looks nothing like the description of Christian Grey. He’s not over 6 feet tall, or extremely well built. Don’t get me wrong, I like Rob, but he is kind of scrawny, Christian is extremely fit, toned, tall and tanned. Also I think these two need to stay away from this series. I think people are wanting to like Rob and Kristen to it because the series started out as Twilight Fan fiction. Neither of them look like the characters. I love Twilight, but I think it is time to move on from these two. I really hope they don’t offer either of them a part.

    • Sherri

      Steph…I have been saying the same thing….AND the fans need to remember that Christian is 26 and Ana like 22. So all these actors and actresses that are mid-to late 30′s won’t work.

  4. I have been saying this since I read the books and there was talk of a movie that he should play the role! He would be perfect in ALOT of ways.

  5. Erica

    While I love this man, he’s not right for the part. He’s too old to play Christian. Christian is supposed to be 27 and have a young and fresh look to him. Joe is hot no doubt but he doesn’t fit the description. My vote is for Henry Cavill!

  6. I think Paul Wesley from Vampire Diaries should play the role! For some reason I’ve pictured him as Christian while reading them.

  7. Nancy

    I think Ian Somerhalder should play the part of Mr. Grey.

  8. Katers, baby!

    I will say this again and again until someone listens, Tyler Hoechln is Christian Grey. Everone keeps picking these guys that are just too old for the role. Great looking, but too old. Hoechlin is perfect in every way. Check out his photoshoots online. Plus, he can really act! Very important for this role.

    • Sherri

      Yes! Yes! Yes! I thought he was cute in 7th Heaven, but now on Teen Wolf…..Ohhhh yum!!! I can see this. I think the actress who plays Allison on that show could be a good Ana too. I loooooove her. She’s beautiful but could play up the shy and not knowing it.

  9. Naomi Evans

    Everytime i pick up the book i envisage Christian Bail as in the scene rom American Physcho with the grey mask, diff tpe of film i know but c’mon ladies he was so hot!


  11. NO NO NO…………… I picture Christian as very tall and lean with very tight muscles. Not bulky he’s way too big. And I did not picture somebody like him. Please Please check out MAX IRONS!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. mich

    this is exactly who i pictured throughout the entire series. I picture Christian as strong and muscular…

  13. Rue

    He is exactly who I pictured the entire time reading the books. He’s PERFECT for Grey!

  14. SUPERO

    JOE M??? YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

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