Now as casting buzz ramps up for the big-screen adaptation of steamy bestseller 50 Shades of Grey, fans are calling for the Cuban-born actor-model to star as the sex-crazed Christian Grey.
Would Levy be up for the challenge?
“If the opportunity comes for me to play this role, it would be amazing,” lover-boy Levy told Celebuzz in an exclusive video interview.
“It’s a great book…[and] every day I hear about it. I see the fans saying it all over.I would play it. I would love to do it. We’ve just got to see.”
And People en Espanol‘s 2011 sexiest man of the year has even skimmed the sexy pages of the chart-topping erotic trilogy, which gave him a whole new perspective on the novel’s die-hard fans.
“Girls would come up to me and say, ‘You should play this! You should play this!” Levy said. “When I started reading it, I started looking at these girls in a different way, let me tell you. I was like, you want me to play this role? Oh man! Now I know how you are.”
For now, Levy is slated to star in Tyler Perry‘s new movie, set to begin filming in September. “I feel very honored to be part of it and have one of the lead roles next to him,” Levy gushed.
But he couldn’t dish any juicy details about the upcoming flick. “It’s a romantic comedy,” Levy said. “I wish I could tell you more about the story more but I cannot.”
In the meantime, Levy is making the rounds as the face of Pepsi NEXT’s new campaign.
“I [am] a big fan of this drink,” Levy, who starred alongside Jennifer Lopez in her “I’m Into You” music video, said. “It feels good to part of…Pepsi NEXT. I think I can do something good for it.”
The brand’s new flavors, Paradise Mango and Cherry Vanilla — which have 60% less sugar than Pepsi-Cola — are “very good and still have the original taste of cola,” he boasted.
But they’re limited time only. “It’s only available for the summer, so you have to hurry and go get it!” Levy said. “You gotta taste it.”
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