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.


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