Nearly a month after "Fifty Shades of Grey" hit the big screen, Scott Eastwood is speaking out about his decision to pass on the lead role of Christian Grey. Many popular actors were considered for the highly coveted part, which eventually went to Jamie Dornan, but Eastwood willingly turned down the record-breaking film.
After reading for the part and teasing fans via Instagram, the 28-year-old says, he made the difficult decision to pass on the role because, at the time, the script hadn't been written. He also took issue with some things that may have been required of him for the sexy flick.
"They had asked me to come in and read and test for it. But they had no script," he told USA Today. "I won't do a movie where there is no script. I am not going to get locked in. And they wanted full frontal nudity. There were just some things about it that were not for me."
Dornan was awarded the role after "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam dropped out due to his chaotic schedule. The 32-year-old Dornan has no full frontal scenes in the film. Still, Eastwood has no regrets about his choice.
"It's not a bad thing. The movie made a ton of money. It's been a success," he said. "It just wasn't for me. It was not something I wanted to do. I just didn't enter the running. It was like, 'OK, thank you.' "
As far as plans to see "Fifty Shades," Eastwood isn't running to the theater. "I'll have to wait for it to get onto my home channels," he said.
"Fifty Shades Darker," the second installment in the "Fifty Shades" trilogy, is slated to hit theaters in 2016. The sequel will feature Dakota Johnson and Dornan reprising their roles as Anastasia "Ana" Steele and Grey.