’50 Shades of Grey’ Dream Cast: Who Should Play Jose Rodriguez?

By: Taryn Ryder / May 21, 2012

As casting for Universal’s Fifty Shades of Grey slowly gets underway, everyone — including Celebuzz – has an opinion on who should play leads Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. However, the supporting characters are just as important!

Jose Rodriguez is Ana’s good friend from college, and while he may want more, she only sees him in a platonic way. Think of him as Jacob from Twilight.

Jose, who attended college with Ana (so 21, 22), is a photographer. Physically, here is how he’s described in the book:

“He’s tall. He’s all shoulders and muscles, tanned skin, dark hair and burning dark eyes.”

The first person that comes to mind is Mark Salling, 29. The Glee star matches Jose’s physical description exactly, and he totally has the edgy photographer thing going on. Celebuzz is told Mark’s name has been in consideration along with Vampire Diaries star Michael Trevino, 27.

While Trevino definitely has the attitude and look, it’s almost like he’s too pretty. Hello– wouldn’t Ana have hooked up with him in college? Plus, we are pretty on board with his Vampire Diaries counterpart Ian Somerhalder to play Christian Grey, so doubtful both of those sexy stars would get cast.

Take a look at the gallery above for who else Celebuzz could see as Jose Rodriguez!