Is This the Face of Christian Grey From "Fifty Shades"?

   By drodriguez  Jul 13, 2012

The Fifty Shades of Grey hysteria among fans has not quieted much over the last few months since we first posted about author E.L James’ massively successful book. With new reports of a movie being made with the production crew from The Social Network, more and more women are drawing up that mental image of what the male character Christian Grey might look like in real life or on the big screen.

Lucky for us a group of academics from the University of Central Lancashire have done the legwork for us. After speaking in detail with a dozen women who have read the book, they were able to produce a computer-generated facial composite of what Christian Grey looks like in the minds of women (or at least these 12 women).

Many of the women involved in the computer-generated creation drew on images they had in their heads of already famous actors. One of the school’s psychology professors, Dr. Faye Skelton, explains the process they went through to come up with the face of Christian Grey. Skelton says, “While we don’t want to intrude on anyone’s fantasies, based on a small sample of women, this is the image of Christian Grey they have in their heads when reading the novels. Personally, I think he’s quite handsome – although everyone’s interpretation will be different.”

What do you think of the image the University of Central Lancashire generated of how women picture Christian Grey from Fifty Shades? Is this how you picture him?

Who do you think should be cast in the upcoming movie to play this role?

*Photo Credit/University of Central Lancashire*

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MamaRhonda by MamaRhonda | Bakersfield, CA
Jul 25, 2012

It looks like Val Kilmer when he was younger! And I don't think Ian from VD should be him...he's kind of creepy looking! Maybe Matt Bomer?

jenndta69 by jenndta69 | SHERMAN OAKS, CA
Jul 20, 2012

I agree with Ian Sommerholder too! So hot!!!!!!!!

jeabrown by jeabrown | Gahanna, OH
Jul 18, 2012

No! They need an unknown actor for Christian!

marykerbie by marykerbie | Joplin, MO
Jul 18, 2012

Absolutely NOT! I was thinking Eric on True Blood. Alexander Skarsgard! YUMMY!!!

ashromas3 by ashromas3 | BURIEN, WA
Jul 18, 2012

Not what I pictured him to look like at all!

Jodimom67 by Jodimom67 | CHICAGO, IL
Jul 17, 2012

No way!

dolphin375 by dolphin375 | MARTINEZ, CA
Jul 17, 2012

I agree with others, this is not what i pictured either. what about the actor that played green lantern in the smallville series?

tenabuzek by tenabuzek | Hewitt, TX
Jul 17, 2012

I pictured a full head of hair that curls up on the end a little long on the shoulders and a blond with grey eyes. This guy here looks very regular, not eye catching at all! Tena

suslewiscj9 by suslewiscj9 | Vancouver, WA
Jul 17, 2012

no, not my idea either.

Rene0909 by Rene0909 | Gilbert, AZ
Jul 17, 2012

no :(

Tracied26 by Tracied26 | NEW RICHMOND, OH
Jul 16, 2012

Not what I pictured at all not real sure who i imagine playing him in a movie but not Ian Somerhalder or Robert Pattinson cause to me Robert is Edward and it just wouldn't fit so Idk

meghanjo91 by meghanjo91 | Oxford, NC
Jul 16, 2012

This is not what I pictured Christian Grey looking like. Maybe more of a curl (not curly!) to his hair, eyebrows are all wrong, lips too bold. Idk, he looks kind of creepy & not the "sex god" I imagined.

jemappel by jemappel | Rye Brook, NY
Jul 16, 2012

This composite is CUTE :-) I didn't enjoy the book but if Christian looked like this, maybe I'd change my mind :-)...

romonna80 by romonna80 | OLEAN, NY
Jul 16, 2012

Ian from vampire diaries. Is my choice for Christian

lunacy6270 by lunacy6270 | RUTLEDGE, TN
Jul 16, 2012