The 24-year-old Revenge star confessed that he's too young to take on the role of the protagonist with a penchant for BDSM in the film version of EL James's erotic novel.
"I'm sure there are plenty of actors out there," Bowman told Access Hollywood.
"I probably wouldn't be old enough, but who knows," he continued. "It's interesting. Depends how dirty they go with it, right?"
He went on to admit that he is having trouble making it through the novel.
"You know what? I've been struggling to get through [it]," Bowman said. "It takes about 300 pages until you get, 'And Christian whipped me with his red riding crop along the chin'."
"And I'm like, 'Come on! It could have happened in Chapter 1 to save me all this time!'"
Bowman is currently dating his Revenge co-star Emily VanCamp.