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Fifty Shades of Grey Casting: Jake Gyllenhaal Wants to Play Christian Grey!

Move over, Ryan Gosling — we have a new Christian Grey in the making: Jake Gyllenhaal.

When the sexy star called into On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Sept. 18, he was immediately asked about playing the sexy lead character in Fifty Shades of Grey. And instead of skirting around the topic and giving a lot of “maybe if” scenarios, he cut right to the chase.

“Of course! I always want to work, man, of course!” Jake admitted to Ryan. And although he had not heard the rumors about him playing Mr. Grey, he was quite flattered at the news.

"That's super flattering,” he said. “I mean, I have not heard that, but if that's true then that's a nice thing. It's always nice to be considered."

Honestly, we’re surprised that Jake’s name hasn’t been thrown around more. In 2010’s Love and Other Drugs, we not only saw almost all of his rockin’ bod, but he got down and dirty with Anne Hathaway for the majority of the movie. His character, Jamie, also filmed a sex tape and sold Viagra — need we say more?

And although he would be delivering the pain (and pleasure) in Fifty Shades, he received some self-inflicted pain during training for gritty cop film End of Watch.

“I did get tased,” he spilled, but only because it was better than the alternative at the Police Academy. “[Pepper Spray] is long and painful. It last for like 45 minutes and the taser just last for five seconds.”

So as “debilitating” as the taser was, Jake claims that “it’s actually kind of relaxing after you’ve had thousands and thousands of volts of electricity going through your body.”

Whoa. We’ll just have to take his word on that one!

Do you think Jake would make a good Christian Grey? Vote below!

Source: On Air with Ryan Seacrest

09.22.2012 / 02:58 AM EDT by Alyse Whitney
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