By Mark Worgan On

Fifty Shades Of Grey Has Another Christian Contender... The Mentalist's Simon Baker

But he's 43!

Move over Ian Somerhalder, Robert Pattinson and Ryan Gosling, there's a new Christian in town... although this one may be a little bit older than imagined in E.L. James books.

The Mentalist star Simon Baker has thrown his whip into the ring for the kinky movie, although perhaps aware that at 43 he may have missed his chance to play a 28-year-old sex-mad billionaire, the TV star didn't rule out any role.

Given that he's not dived into the novels yet though, we think he may just like the idea of a bit of S&M on screen.

"Perhaps I am a little bit too old, but I would like to play a role in Shades of Grey," the 43-year-told the German newspaper Bild, adding: "Although I haven't read the books yet."

Simon Baker wants to star in Fifty Shades of Grey (Photo: WENN)

Baker is married to Aussie actress Rebecca Rigg with three children but admits that he likes to keep a bit of romance in his life.

"I've been married for a long time. And I feel that I sometimes have to win over my wife. That is the dance of love. That's good and keeps me alive," Baker said.

We're sure Simon's lovely but when you're up against the likes of fan favourites Somerhalder, Gosling and Pattinson, as well as numerous other twenty-something actors who've been touted for the role.

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