Aaron Taylor-Johnson: Could he be Christian Grey?
July 30th, 2013
09:30 AM ET

Aaron Taylor-Johnson: Could he be Christian Grey?

Having your significant other direct you in a racy movie called "50 Shades of Grey" might be awkward to some, but Aaron Taylor-Johnson wouldn't mind it.

The "Kick-Ass 2" star is married to the adaptation's director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, and he told CNN that he'd "love" to work with his wife again after they collaborated on 2009's "Nowhere Boy."

"I’d love to work with Sam again, no question, without a doubt," Taylor-Johnson said. "I think she’s such an incredible director and she’s got such an incredible vision. And especially for something like this (which) she can do - no pun intended - with her hands tied behind her back and blindfolded."

But - and you knew there was a "but" coming, didn't you? (again, no puns here!) - the 23-year-old just doesn't think he can pull off portraying a wealthy young bachelor with an S&M streak.

"For me, Christian Grey - I just don’t fit the bill for Christian Grey, you know?" Taylor-Johnson said.

It seems a few other actors do know exactly how he feels. Armie Hammer told his agent "thanks but no thanks" when the part was brought up, and Garrett Hedlund has reportedly passed on it as well.

soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. peicanada

    He is 23 and she is 46....they have 2 children and 1 of them is 3......that means she was 43 with a 20 yr old....yuck

    August 25, 2013 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. Xhanty

    Matt Bomer = Christian Grey, ningún otro podría ser xD

    August 16, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. fuelforthefire

    Why not Ian Somerhalder? He is more than good looking enough, can act, and wants the part?!? This guy looks ick.

    August 10, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Shane

    I haven't like his wife since she lost the Kentucky Derby. She's Fifty Shades of Yeccch.

    August 7, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rhonda

    I can do 50 Shades of Grey as well. My husband tells me that every night. No one cares to know about me, just like we dont care to know about the article. LOL

    August 1, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. BossMoss

    rumor is the woman has a penis.

    August 1, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Happily S-xed Marriages

    What nasty looking woman.

    August 1, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lester

      Agreed. He's a very good looking guy (not in that picture) and his career is really taking off. it's time he stops acting like the sugar boy to that freaky lady.

      August 1, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Goody-Goody


      August 1, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pliny

      She may look nasty on the outside.

      But she feels like a 23-year-old on the inside.

      August 6, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Freakies

    There is a toy surprise in every box!

    August 1, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mac

    we can log in from apple without her seeing anything. .this is getting fixed in 1 hr...law said she can take a hike.

    August 1, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Law

      said there is nothing in the writings that poses anything wrong ...out the block goes.

      August 1, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ozzi7

    Christian Bale, Elijah Wood, or Stuart Townsend.

    August 1, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Hannacf

    He's the anti-Christian Grey. He's just the opposite of what i expect the bright, brilliant, powerfull and hansom Christian Grey will be

    July 31, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Lydia

    I actually think he's perfect. He's sorta good looking, but also CREEPY. To me, I didn't get the book, but maybe that's why I feel that way.

    July 31, 2013 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  13. Peace ☮

    That's his wife? They look more like bro & sis, don't they?

    July 31, 2013 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  14. M.A.P.

    Why is hollywood wasting time and money on this "bound to fail" project? Clearly noone wants the book to be made into a fuilm but the dollar sign eyes have sprung up in some a–hol-es's eyes and now we will be punished for his greed with some sh!tty B-Grade soft po-rn with bad actors (since noone good wants to be assosiated with the film). Basically it's a deep fried tu-rd – looks good from the outside, but once you reach the creamy center, it's all sh!t!

    July 31, 2013 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
  15. visitor

    He's actually quite handsome. That's a horrible picture.

    July 30, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Fifty

    Fifty Shades Of Grey doesn't care-most are for the book.

    July 30, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Stephanie

    Read Sylvia Day's, Crossfire series. It's also a trilogy...with a fourth soon to come. Trust me....this book (s) will put Fifty Shades trilogy to shame. Don't get me wrong, I love Shades, but once I read Crossfire.....I thought to myself....this is the one that needs to be made into a movie! Go to http://www.sylviaday.com....I guarantee...you will not be disappointed!

    July 30, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Juvenile noise

    They are both very unattractive people.

    July 30, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  19. No disrespect here...

    confidence boost needed...

    July 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Loose Cannon

    nuff said

    July 30, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  21. BettyV

    EWWWWW...really, if he gets the job, then there will be no doubt WHY he got it...and that would be the ONLY reason. EWWWW....*shudder*

    July 30, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Archie

      What grade are you in, Betty? Most adults don't use the word "ewwww" past the 5th grade.

      July 30, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Perch

    Those "50 Shades" books are so last year. By the time this movie gets made, will anybody really give a fcuk about it anymore?

    July 30, 2013 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |

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