Ever since Universal announced their decision to hire Sam Taylor-Johnson to direct the “Fifty Shades of Grey” film adaptation, rumors that her husband, actor Aaron Talyor-Johnson, would star in the erotica film as lead Christian Grey immediately erupted on the Web.
“I am not Christian Grey," Taylor-Johnson, 23, told U.K.-based Metro News last August after his beau was hired for project. "I mean, he is supposed to be the most gorgeous man on the f---ing planet!" added the film star, who at the time, claimed he wasn't "old enough" to star as the kinky, late 20-year-old billionarie.
After the 23-year-old “Godzilla” star denied he was set to play one of the roles in highly-anticipated film, Sam Taylor-Johnson (“Nowhere Boy”), 47, confessed this week that her better half of two-years wil play a part in the upcoming blockbuster.
“Have you found a way to get Aaron in the movie?” Access Hollywood questioned the "Fifty Shades" director at the premiere of “Godzilla” in Los Angeles Thursday night. While the filmmaker was reportedly originally timid in responding, she eventually revealed the bombshell casting news, saying, “Actually, I have.”
While Taylor-Johnson wasn’t keen on dishing details about her husband’s role in the feature, she was more than happy to reveal that the film’s postproduction is running smoothly. “It’s going good. I’m editing it right now so I’m deep in the thick of it,” Taylor-Johnson, adding that she is “excited” to see the movie turning out exactly as she had hoped.
So with the lead role of Christian Grey already taken by Irish native Jamie Dornan, the question remains: What role will Aaron play in the feature? It looks like fans will have to wait until the film's premiere date next winter to get a glimpse of the "Kick-Ass 2" star on the big screen.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” stars actor Dornan ("The Fall"/"Once Upon a Time") as Grey, a sexually sadistic Seattle-based businessman, and actress Dakota Johnson ("Ben and Kate"/"21 Jump Street") as his virginal lover, Anastasia Steele.
The film, based off the best-selling E L James novel of the same title, is due to hit U.S. theaters on February 13, 2015.