Will Hollywood ever cast Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie? So many actors have been rumored to play the risqué part, but so far, no takers. Perhaps the graphic material is too lowbrow for some?
In a recent interview with Playboy, Armie Hammer revealed why he has no interest in tackling the character.
“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 recalled. “I mean, come on — it’s just mommy porn. I’m not going to sit on top of the laundry machine in spin cycle reading about putting a ball gag in someone’s mouth. That doesn’t do it for me.”
We can’t say that we’re shocked. Thus far, Hammer has made some pretty solid acting choices. That’s probably how he landed his cushy jobs next to Leonardo DiCaprio in J. Edgar and Johnny Depp in The Lone Ranger. Next up, he’ll co-star in the big screen adaptation of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Hammer’s one in a long line of Fifty Shades of Grey candidates. He joins the likes of Ian Somerhalder, Ryan Gosling, James Franco, Stephen Amell and even porn star James Deen. The film is scheduled to hit theaters in summer 2014 but has yet to fill the two primary roles. That can’t be good.