Bryce Thompson may not (yet) be a favorite for the role of Christian Grey in "Fifty Shades of Grey," but Team Fifty sees potential in the South African model. Approached to send in an audition tape for the role, Thompson is now in the beginning stages of the casting process, which likely includes a slew of other men. Headlines & Global News reported on August 20, "He didn't get the part yet but fans of his were ecstatic to find out he has at least reportedly auditioned for the lead role."
The 30 year-old has experienced success as a model, being featured by reputable companies such as Neiman Marcus and has appeared on the cover of both Men's Health and GQ Style. The transition from modeling to acting is seen often in Hollywood, Channing Tatum and Ian Somerhalder also started their careers on the runway and in print. Style Bistro featured "The 15 Hottest Models-Turned-Actors" which included Kellan Lutz, who got his start as an Abercrombie & Fitch model. Thompson would be in good company if he took the leap onto the big screen.
The heavily scrutinized role of Christian Grey may not be the run-of-the-mill part that most actors would consider starting their career with yet Bryce Thompson is prepared. He is aware of the passion fans feel towards the characters, telling Examiner.com exclusively on August 20, "I know that the fans of 'Fifty Shades' and of E L James are very close to the casting choices and the accuracy of what they envision Mr. Grey to be, with that in mind I feel I have a lot to offer this role." He went on to say that, "although this has popped into the spotlight quite abruptly, to embrace the fans and the role is something I am ready for."
The "greysessed" are a tough group to persuade, with many thoroughly committed to favorites such as Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer and Henry Cavill. While these actors do not appear to be in the running for the part of Christian Grey, the fans are taking their time letting them go as favorites. Luckily, Bryce Thompson has the right look and some fans are excited about the prospect of him donning the red room jeans. One fan tweeted, "lets help @Brycethompson8 trend #teambryce #fsog." Another fan, who met him recently, gushed, "He is like too pretty you just stare at him Lol and VERY tall."
Check out some photos of Bryce Thompson and decide for yourself if he would be a good fit as Christian Grey, comment below to get your voice heard!