Cillian Murphy is quite a chameleon when it comes to the characters he plays, but could the Irish actor transform into Christian Grey for Fifty Shades of Grey?
Cillian has played a transgender teen in Breakfast on Pluto; a pandemic survivor in 28 Days Later; and a terrorist in Red Eye. However, most moviegoers know him best as the Scarecrow in The Dark Knight and Batman Begins.
It's hard to imagine the villainous Scarecrow becoming sexy seducer Christian Steele, but Cillian has this very odd ability to look both gorgeous and creepy. He definitely should be able to get the whole "fifty shades of f***ed up" thing down, and he does have icy blue eyes that could make an awkward girl like Anastasia Steele uncomfortable and weak the knees. Plus Christian is a billionaire businessman accustomed to a life of luxury, and Cillian can have an upper-class air about him - he proved this by playing the heir to a business empire in Inception.
Many of Cillian Murphy's fans are pushing for him to get the role. However, other actors like Ian Somerhalder, Alexander Skarsgard, Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling, and Robert Pattinson also have fiercely loyal fans hoping that they get the part. And unlike Ian and Alexander, Cillian isn't actively campaigning for the part just yet.
According to Independent Woman, here's what he said about Fifty Shades of Grey:
"I haven't read the book. I know everyone's talking about it. The thing is, it's kind of random how you get jobs, you know?"
He also said that he would read the script for the movie to see if he's interested in the part.
Cillian Murphy seems to enjoy trying new things based on the wide array of roles he's played, so he probably wouldn't have a problem playing a sadomasochist with a Red Room of Pain.
He might be a little too old for the role at age 36, but Christian Grey is a character who seems a lot older than his 27 years because of a dark past that made him grow up fast.
So what do you think - is Cillian another good option for Fifty Shades of Grey, or is he completely wrong for the role?
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