Fifty Shades of Grey Casting: Ryan Gosling Speaks! Will He Play Christian?
Somebody's playing coy!
Extra caught up with Ryan Gosling at the Toronto Film Festival to talk about his new film, The Place Beyond the Pines. But in Extra's video, which includes several short red carpet interviews with various stars, Ryan is also asked about the possibility that he'll play the lead role of Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. He's been on several rumored lists, and author E.L. James' husband, Niall Leonard, even mentioned casting Ryan in the role.
What did Ryan say on the subject?
"I don't… what is this book that everyone is talking about? It seems very popular." He scuttled away very quickly at that point.
He's cheeky! There's no way he's not aware of the books — or his own connection to them, at least in The Rumor Mill — so maybe there's some truth? He could've just shot down the rumors right away, like Emma Watson did, but that's not how he played it. Maybe he's "in talks," along with some other actors? Or maybe he's just playing games?