‘50 Shades of Grey’: ‘True Blood’s’ Alexander Skarsgard Pretty Clueless About Upcoming Film

By: Jethro Nededog / July 15, 2012

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We know that Alexander Skarsgard fans are rushing to send E. L. James’ bestselling novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, to the True Blood star as we type.

A growing social media movement really wants to see the handsome Swedish actor in the on-screen role of the erotic novel’s title character, sexually adventurous entrepreneur Christian Grey.

But, the actor admitted during the True Blood panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday that he hasn’t read the book or received a script (which, by the way, hasn’t been written yet). So, clearly Focus Pictures and Universal haven’t approached the 35-year-old about the role.

But, does that mean it isn’t on his radar?

“He’s just lived the life,” Skarsgard says when asked about the movement supporting his casting. “All I heard is he’s got a chamber in his basement.”

Of course, that similarity to his True Blood character who has a basement at his bar Fangtasia (where sex and torture have been known to occur over the past five seasons of the show) wasn’t lost on his castmate, Anna Paquin. She interjects, “You’ve got experience in that!”

Clearly, there’s still time to get Skarsgard up to speed. James recently tweeted that the production was nowhere close to finding the lead actors and the search for the screenplay’s writer and director is underway.

Other actors whose names have been floated for the big screen take on the novel based on Twilight fan fiction include Ian Somherhalder, Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum and Chace Crawford.

Do you think Skarsgard should play Christian? Tell us in the comments section below.

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