After what feels like decades of speculation, we finally know which actors will star in the highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey. Christian will be played by Charlie Hunnam and the role of Anastasia goes to Dakota Johnson.
But these two weren’t the only ones considered for the roles. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that one of Glee star Dianna Agron’s (Quinn) ex-boyfriends actually came this close to nabbing the coveted role of Christian Grey.
British actor Christian Cooke (center) — who had been seeing Dianna until a few months back — was apparently “in the mix” to play Christian Grey. The actor is a total hottie — plus, he has the whole first name thing working in his favor — so we can see why producers would have considered him for the sexy role.
But just who is Christian Cooke? The 25-year-old has been in a number of British shows and is best known for the Starz series Magic City. He and Dianna were first spotted together in NYC in November 2012, and their last public appearance as a couple was in Venice in April 2013. Dianna has since been linked to Australian fashion designer and restaurant owner Nick Mathers.
It’s crazy that Dianna’s ex came so close to landing such a high-profile role — and even crazier that Dianna’s other ex, Alex Pettyfer, had initially been rumored to be in the running for the part. So it seems that Dianna definitely has a type. Let’s just hope that these guys aren’t too similar to Christian Grey in real life, if you get our drift.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter