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Billy Magnussen Set To Screen Test For Christian Grey In Fifty Shades of Grey!

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photo

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photo

With all the talk of former and current soap stars who should be play the S&M hottie billionaire Christian Grey in the motion picture version of 50 Shades of Grey, now comes word out of E! Online that former As the World Turns hunk, Billy Magnussen (Ex-Casey) is indeed in the running and will test for the role of Christian Grey tomorrow.  As everyone knows by now, Sons of Anarchy star, Charlie Hunnam dropped out of the role earlier this week and now the producers are scrambling to find the new Christian as production was set to start next month!

Magnussen, whose career has skyrocketed over the past year, earned a Tony nomination for his work last year in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and he is s currently filming the movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Into The Woods, playing Rapunzel’s Prince opposite the likes of Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and Anna Kendrick!

In addition, E! learned that former Home & Away star, (Australia’s long running soap) Luke Bracey is also in contention.  Bracey played the role of Trey Palmer on the sudser, and was recently spotted with none other than Selena Gomez at the Golden Globes!

So, what do you think of Magnussen for the role of Christian Grey?  Seems like the role may go to a relative newcomer to movie audiences, which may be a good thing!  Weigh-in!

Leave a comment | 7 Comments


  1. Karen

    October 17, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    He;s sexy, But Tom Pelphrey would make me go see it!

  2. toscanti

    October 17, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I love his work and think he could pull this off.

  3. Shirley A Miller

    October 17, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    I am not familiar with Magnnussen’s work but he is a good looking young man – might work!!!!!!

  4. Ann

    October 17, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Can you say “career suicide?”

    • SZima

      October 18, 2013 at 5:57 am

      I agree Ann!
      I’ve never seen Billy in anything, but he’s a little creepy looking in THIS picture, so I don’t see him in the role.
      But then, I haven’t read the book, won’t read the book, won’t go to the movie, so I really don’t give a shit. By the time they finally cast/make this stupid movie, no one is going to care any more.

  5. George

    October 19, 2013 at 3:40 am


  6. jolan

    October 19, 2013 at 7:25 am

    I think it’s wonderful for Billy to be given this chance. But there is another former star from ATWT who would be awsome as Christian Grey namely Eric Sheffer Stevens, who played the role of Reid Oliver on ATWT. His looks, charisma and body should be perfect for this role!!!!! Give him a chance!!!!!

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Next Friday, June 26th is going to be a big day, as not only are the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS that night, but now newly-announced during the day is a reunion of two Daytime Emmy winners.

Three time Daytime Emmy winner, Maura West  (Ex-Carly) and her former and longtime As the World Turns co-star and two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Michael Park (Ex-Jack) will be part of a virtual conversation with Alan Locher on his Locher Room You Tube channel.

The duo was so popular as Oakdale’s “CarJack” that it will be wonderful to hear them share their stories and memorable moments from working with each other.

West, currently stars on General Hospital where she is again nominated for Lead Actress in a Drama Series in her role as Ava Jerome, while Park has had a hugely successful career in New York in the theatre, and in film and television.

The reunion goes down on Friday, June 26th starting at 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST.  Don’t miss it.

So what would you love to ask Maura and Michael about their time together or favorite storylines from the past from ATWT? Comment below.

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Another actor has been arrested for a DUI, and this one happened over Memorial Day Weekend.

News out of TMZ is that former As the World Turns actor, Zach Roerig (Ex-Casey), who went to appear in CW’s Vampire Diaries was taken in by the cops.

According to the report: “Zach was busted Sunday around 2:30 AM in Montpelier, Ohio. Police tell us, officers noticed Zach’s pickup truck did not have a front license plate, so they pulled him over.”

Apparently when the officer went up to the driver’s side window they noticed that Zach’s slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and say he, “reeked of booze”.

Roerig was arrested for  for a misdemeanor and was held overnight in a holding cell.  He was later released.

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Zach’s arraignment is set as of now for June 4th.

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So, what do you think about the latest past or present soap star receiving a DUI? Remember Zach on ATWT? Comment below.

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More As the World Turns former cast members come forth during the COVID-19 pandemic to participate in Alan Locher;’s weekly ‘Locher Room’ virtual chats.

Newly announced on Thursday are former on-screen lovebirds, Michael Swan (Ex-Duncan) and Margaret Reed (Ex-Shannon).

Look for the twosome to appear on the upcoming Thursday June 4th edition of the reunion series, at 2 p.m. ET/11 a. m. PT.

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Remember Duncan and Shannon’s ATWT love story? Looking forward to seeing Michael and Margaret? Comment below.

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