Armie Hammer on '50 Shades' rumors: 'Nope'
June 19th, 2013
05:59 PM ET

Armie Hammer on '50 Shades' rumors: 'Nope'

Now that "Fifty Shades of Grey" has found its director in Sam Taylor-Johnson, surely the hunt has intensified to find the perfect Christian Grey.

A number of actors have been mentioned as possibilities, including "The Lone Ranger's" Armie Hammer - yet the star tells Playboy magazine that he's not interested in portraying the handsome, domineering billionaire.

"No one actually offered me the movie, but while I was working on 'Lone Ranger' my agent brought it up, and I said 'Nope,'" Hammer said in its latest issue. "I mean, come on — it's just mommy porn. I'm not going to sit on top of the laundry machine in spin cycle ... That doesn't do it for me."

Hammer isn't alone in his dismissal of Universal's adaptation, which has Kelly Marcel on board to translate the steamy best-selling novel for the screen.

In March, Emma Watson also rebuffed rumors that she could land the lead of Anastasia Steele, tweeting to her followers, "Who here actually thinks I would do '50 Shades of Grey' as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life."

Not all of Hollywood has turned their backs on the project - both Krysten Ritter and Max Greenfield have hinted they'd be interested in the S&M roles.

Filed under: Casting Chronicles • Celebrities • movies

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  1. wow

    its nice to see a man who appears truly happy...what a great picture

    June 29, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Did you get "I am healing"...he wasn't even home

    June 29, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Your print the other teenager crap from an outside machine right?

    June 29, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bex: i'm healing :p last night she wanted too bash my machine in while taking pics of me with rollers in my hair...:p

    June 29, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bex---she's a hacker she' s not healing.

    June 29, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. what? -- we wanted flatso to take control of the machine...text plz

    June 29, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. DoctorCrime

    The real side of those who live their lives in “Shades of Grey” can be found in “Killers, ‘Cuffs & Kisses” , on Amazon books. It is a tad edgy. As they say, “Ouch is not a ”safe” word !

    June 29, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Armie Mann

    This guy is a terrific actor. I like his name.

    June 20, 2013 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  9. Puhleaze get over it you've said worse as we all know....may i have my 42 fantasy go away

    June 19, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. He looks like a game show host or a store manager...

    June 19, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. There is a little yellow box of baking soda in the fridge with his name on it...


    June 19, 2013 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Not

    June 19, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. He's cute...

    June 19, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |

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