Another hunky actor gets linked to the "Fifty Shades of Grey" casting. After the likes of Ian Somerhalder, Ryan Gosling and Robert Pattinson were previously named the contenders to play Christian Grey, this time around it is Max Greenfield who is said to be a favorite choice to tackle the sex-driven character.
Asked to comment on the report when attending 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards, the "New Girl" actor admitted that he's ready to give his best, including going full frontal, should he get cast in the film. "Yeah, that's not a problem," he told E!'s Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet. "That's not the issue. It's the issue of whether they wanna see that much intensity on screen, because that's what I plan to bring."
Greenfield joined the list of Hollywood hotties who were reportedly eyed to play the male lead character in the steamy film. Recently, porn star James Deen was said to be in the running for the part, but he played it coy when asked to confirm the report. Another actor linked to the project was Jake Gyllenhaal.
Though claiming that he hasn't been contacted, Gyllenhaal confessed that he's interested in starring in "Grey". He told Ryan Seacrest, "Yeah, of course! I always want to work, man, of course," before adding, "That's super flaterring. I mean, I have not heard that, but if that's true then that's a nice thing. It's always nice to be considered."
Written by E.L. James, "Fifty Shades of Grey" novel centers on a 21-year-old college student Anastasia Steele, who has an S&M relationship with a wealthy entrepreneur named Christian. Their relationship deepens in the book's sequels, "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed". The first book is included in the New York Times bestseller list.