Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey probably heard last week that Charlie Hunnam walked away from the role of Christian Grey, which has restarted talk about who should play the sensational character. While many fans are throwing some big names around, rumors of some smaller names have surfaced.Do you remember Sheriff Graham/The Huntsman from Once Upon A Time? The 31-year-old Northern Irish actor has auditioned for the role. You may have also caught him on BBC Two’s The Fall with Gillian Anderson this summer. He hasn’t had too many roles, so we haven’t seen too much of him, but I think he’s rather handsome and wouldn’t say no to seeing a bit more of him.
You might recognize 27-year-old Scott Eastwood’s last name; he gets it from Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood, his father. While he started his acting career in his father’s movie, Gran Torino, I’m going to guess that if you watch Chicago Fire, you noticed him playing Officer Jim Barnes and are looking forward to seeing him more in the spin-off Chicago PD when it starts as a mid-season replacement in January. Is a role as one of Chicago’s finest enough of him though?
At 26, Christian Cooke is the youngest of those who have reportedly auditioned and is pretty unknown to American audiences, despite a fuller career than the gentlemen mentioned above. He can be seen as Mercutio in the latest film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, but our British readers can probably tell us more about him based on the several seasons he spent on the TV series Where the Heart Is. Perhaps his piercing blue eyes should be the ones taunting Fifty Shades fans from the movie posters!
I don’t know that I could really object to any of them, but if you were the casting director, which of these three are you calling back?