March 17, 2013 8:24 AM EST
'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie Casting: Jessie Pavelka as Christian Grey [PHOTOS]
E.L. James highly acclaimed erotica novel, "Fifty Shades of Grey" continues to be the most read book despite coming out late last year. With a movie in the works, fans of the BDSM-themed novels are more than anxious to find out who among Hollywood's hottest are set to play the lead roles. One name continuously mentioned to nab the role of Christian Grey falls along the line less known than Matt Bomer and Henry Cavill.
For months since late last 2012 until early this year, three names have been ruling the fan-made web polls for the role of Christian Grey. Matt Bomer of "White Collar", Ian Somerhalder of "The Vampire Diaries" and Henry Cavill of "Man of Steel" are three fan favourites. These Hollywood hunks have immense supports from their own "Fifty" fan groups on almost all social networking sites of which include Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.
While these names are practically well-known, one name has been included in the polls since day one. Jessie Pavelka is popularly known as the trainer on the lifetime show, "DietTribe." Now, can this hunky trainer swap the fitness equipment for chains and whips?
Jessie may be less popular than Ian, Matt and Henry but that doesn't make him less popular among the fans of "Fifty" specifically women. In fact, the hash tag "#TeamJessiePavelka" has still been flooding a lot of Twitter feeds. Pavelka's lack of acting may be his downfall but the trainer has definitely got the look for the role. A plus side for Pavelka, this hunk is obviously comfortable in front of the camera and getting uncomfortably close to sweaty women.
Fans of E.L. James novels aren't the only ones who agree to Jessie Pavelka getting cast as Christian Grey. In fact, actress Lauren Watson admitted in an interview that she'd love to play Anastasia Steele opposite Jessie Pavelka.
With the entire buzz on Pavelka's name included in the mix, what does the 29-year old Texas native have to say about this?
"I think it's great and I'm extremely flattered. It's amazing how social media has changed the game in T.V. and Film. If this would have happened a few years back, I don't think that my name would be in the mix at all. I am lucky to be involved in the beginning stages of it all," stated Pavelka.
Check out the slideshow to see more of this handsome fitness expert.