50 Shades of Grey Movie: Jared Padalecki Is the Latest Christian Favorite
Aida Ekberg, Gather.com

The 50 Shades of Grey movie casting debate is getting more heated than Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s recent fiery faceoff.

Since Obama and Romney are battling for women’s votes right now, perhaps they should weigh in on the 50 Shades casting discussion by revealing that they’ve read the racy romantic novel and by naming their picks to play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the movie.

Then again, they wouldn’t want to alienate some 50 Shades fans by choosing Ian Somerhalder over Alexander Skarsgard or Matt Bomer over Henry Cavill, and the list of actors competing for the role of Christian keeps growing every week. At least Mitt Romney and Barack Obama only have to worry about competing against each other.

According to Books & Review, the latest actor who fans are rooting for is Supernatural star Jared Padalecki. Some Supernatural fans also think that Jensen Ackles would be perfect for the part, but others think that the guys who play monster-fighting brothers are too good to play a character in a movie that could end up being a bit like Twilight – 50 Shades might do really well at the box office, but critics could pan the film.

However, Jared Padalecki has enough support from Supernatural fans that he’s earned a Facebook campaign to help him win the part, and Screenpicks.com thinks that he would make a great Christian because of his experience playing darker roles. One commenter on the site made a solid case for Jared by pointing out his “chiseled facial features” and “Greek statuesque physique.”

If Jared got cast as Christian, perhaps he could convince Anastasia Steele favorite Alexis Bledel to sign on for the 50 Shades of Grey movie. The actor and actress previously worked together on the show Gilmore Girls.

Jared’s movie career really hasn’t been going so great – he starred in the Friday the 13th remake, House of Wax, and the Olsen twin-movie New York Minute. So unlike a Christian favorite like Henry Cavill, who will be playing Superman in Man of Steel, Jared might be more desperate to land a role in a film with a big built-in fanbase.

So can you see one of the Winchester brothers taking a break from vanquishing villainous supernatural beings so that they can vanquish Anastasia Steele’s virginity? Or do you think that Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles need to stay far away from Christian Grey’s Red Room of Pain? Keep the great 50 Shades debate going in the comment