50 Shades of Grey Casting: Chace Crawford “Would Love the Challenge” of Playing Christian
Every night, we have terrible nightmares in which Chace Crawford (Nate Archibald) is no longer kissing all of the girls on Gossip Girl each week for our amusement. And then when we wake up, it’s even worse because reality sets in and guess what, still no Chace on our boob tube. But when Chace stopped by recently to talk to Fox about kissing (what else), he threw a new fantasy in our minds, and that fantasy is Christian Grey.
“I would love the challenge,” Chace says of playing the highly-anticipated male lead in the 50 Shades of Grey movie. “I have not read the books, but what I know is that it is risqué, and to be honest, anything to shake up from the way I have been going would be good.” We’re pretty sure he could use a little inspiration from his days smooching Elizabeth Hurley on Gossip Girl to fuel the flames.
“Hey, if they ask me to come and read, I would definitely do so. I don’t even know what the character is like; I haven’t read anything or heard anything about it!” Well, we suggest you pick up a copy and find out what you’re in for, bucko. After all, just because you can knot a double-windsor around your neck doesn’t mean you know more interesting ways to use a tie...
But he’s not intimidated. “I am only comfortable with S&M sex scenes! The other ones are just too simple and boring for me,” Chase teased reporters. “I actually think, whether it is a sex scene, or screaming at something to get something across. I think it is kind of attacked the same way, and you’re in the work mode, and you stay professional. It has never been awkward or intimidating.”
You had us at "sex scene" and "screaming." We’d watch that movie for sure. Is Chace too clean-cut to play Christian Grey, or could he stand to get a little dirty now that he’s moved out of the Upper East Side?