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 (15 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. Freakies

    There is a toy surprise in every box!

    August 1, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ozzi7

    Christian Bale, Elijah Wood, or Stuart Townsend.

    August 1, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 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 |
  8. Peace ☮

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

    July 31, 2013 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  9. 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 |
  10. visitor

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

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

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