“Sex and the City” star Kim Cattrall certainly isn’t caught up in all the “Fifty Shades of Grey” hype – and her reason may shock you. Despite her character Samantha’s onscreen romance with Smith Jerrod (Jason Lewis), a much younger model/actor, the 58-year-old actress says she doesn’t find former Calvin Klein model Jamie Dornan the least bit attractive. Cattrall says Dornan, who played Christian Grey in the blockbuster film, is too boyish for her liking.
“Maybe it’s my age, but he doesn’t look like a man to me,” she told the Independent. “He looks like a young boy. I like men to look like men. I saw the preview, and you know they say in three seconds you can tell if you find someone attractive or not? Well, I just thought, ‘No.’”
Cattrall isn’t the only one knocking the 32-year-old Dornan’s boyish looks. The actor himself recently admitted that his “aggressively young” appearance often causes him to feel insecure.
“From when I was 12 to when I was 27, I looked aggressively young for my age. I hated it,” he told Glamour magazine. “I think that’s why I love having a beard – it’s some kind of proof that you’re a man.”
While Dornan might not do it for Cattrall, she had a few casting suggestions for the sequels to "Fifty Shades of Grey."
“Now, if he were Brendan Gleeson – well, there’s a little something going on there, you know, the twinkle in the eye...,” she said of the 59-year-old "Edge of Tomorrow" actor.
Those suggestions might have come in handy if rumors that Dornan planned to depart from the E.L. James trilogy had proven true. Unfortunately for Cattrall, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Both Dornan and co-star Dakota Johnson are reportedly reprising their roles as Grey and Anastasia Steele. Recent reports say the pair are seeking raises for all their hard work.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, multiple sources say Dornan and Johnson got a whopping $250,000 each for their starring in the film. They were also given hefty box-office bonuses based on its record-breaking success. Sources say it is likely they will attempt to renegotiate their contracts, seeking a higher payout in the coming months.