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

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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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  • girl17 By girl17

    Generated image is nothing like I envisioned! The famous actor I picture is someone more like Ryan Gosling's character in Crazy Stupid Love. I definitely DON"T think it should be Robert Pattinson!!

  • babydot By babydot

    Wow, the image is totally not what I pictured. For some reason, I think of Christian Bale in that role (similar to American Psycho character, minus all the murders and gore! lol) and my friends are swooning at the thought of Ian Somerhalder as Christian Grey. I love Ian Somerhalder but for some reason, cannot imagine him as Christian Grey.

  • LMC5209 By LMC5209

    That is not at all how I picture him. I don't have an exact vision, but he would have string features, have dark eyes, but a smile would easily transform his face from dark and mysterious to happy and almost childlike, like when he gets almost giddy about a surprise he has for Ana.

  • bobbie48 By bobbie48

    I didnt picture him like this either,a little darker looking and definetly more handsome not too cute and older looking someone like victor on the young and restless

  • Kabris By Kabris

    I picture joe manganiello!!!!!!!

  • Briahcarter23 By Briahcarter23

    No WAY!!

  • LetMeTellYou By LetMeTellYou

    Not what I pictured at all

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  • romonna80 By romonna80

    Ian from vampire diaries. Is my choice for Christian

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