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David Gandy Says He Turned Down 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

David Gandy Says He Turned Down 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

David Gandy says that he was offered the role of Christian Grey in the upcoming movie Fifty Shades of Grey, but turned down the coveted role.

“I was offered Fifty Shades of Grey, 300: Rise of an Empire, Hercules, which a lot of people probably would have taken as actors but I’m in the fortunate position where I like what I’m doing. I don’t feel the need to act,” the 34-year-old British model said in an interview with Square Mile.

“It just didn’t feel right, in any way. And in my gut, it felt right to say no,” David added of playing Christian Grey. “I know if you’re in a successful film, your status changes overnight. And I’m not saying I wouldn’t, I’ve read many parts that I’d love to play, things that I’ve chosen, though, not things that’ve been sent. Critics and literary experts aren’t fans of Fifty Shades of Grey but I respect it for what it is. But was it right for me? No.”

David is one of the most successful male models in the business right now and it looks like he will be sticking to that world.

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  • TEX

    I mean he’s definitely hot enough to play Christian Grey, but can he even act? It’s kind of insulting to all the real actors who train and perfect their craft, when Hollywood just offers parts to the hot models out there.

  • forrest gump

    the recepy for W@nking F@ggots………………..GO NAKED, you boy’s!!

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 Christopher I. Gomes

    he is so full shite… yeah… you turned down these roles? and I turned down, my chance at making millions of dollars and becoming an a-list celebrity… #surejan

  • Constance

    I feel obligated to tell you that you are a very attractive man with nice muscles…lol

  • Batman0829

    Maybe he just has standards. Those movies were huge flops. You don’t become an A-list movie star with sh*tty popcorn flicks. Not everybody wants to become a joke for a little attention. He definitely would not have gotten millions, he’s a model, even seasoned actors don’t get millions maybe 1-1.5, those huge salaries only happen for Dicaprio, RDJ etc.

  • http://www.twitter.com/allforusophia AllForUSophia

    I now respect him even more than before.

  • Jo

    Agreed. Its also classless to announce it.

  • Catherine Dyne

    He’s my idea of Gideon Cross from Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series. Jamie will be just fine as Christian.

  • Catherine Dyne

    Mmmm – he sure ain’t hard to look at!

  • Tia

    I am glad he turned it down. It looks like 40 yrs old.

  • Swifty Lea Petrelli

    we all have different likes in the world . Jamie Dornan is destined to play Christian Grey . Yet, I really respect David too

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