Chace Crawford: 'I Want Fifty Shades Of Grey Role'
Gossip Girl star says he's up for movie version of S&M best-seller...
Chace Crawford has put himself forward to play the male lead in the movie adaptation of Gossip Girl star admitted that he didn't know much about the best-selling books - but stressed that he was keen for a change of tack.
He told Fox News: "I would love the challenge. I have not read the books, but what I know is that it is risqué, and to be honest, anything to shake up from the way I have been going would be good.
"Hey, if they ask me to come and read, I would definitely do so. I don't even know what the character is like; I haven't read anything or heard anything about it!"
And the 27-year-old insisted that he wouldn't be put off by the graphic sex scenes the movie is bound to contain.
"I am only comfortable with S&M sex scenes! The other ones are just too simple and boring for me. I actually think, whether it is a sex scene, or screaming at something to get something across.
"I think it is kind of attacked the same way, and you're in the work mode, and you stay professional. It has never been awkward or intimidating."
The role of Christian Grey has previously been linked to Henry Cavill, Ian Somerhalder, Ryan Gosling and Jake Gyllenhaal - among others.