50 Shades of Grey is one of the most anticipated upcoming films, but that doesn’t mean every actor out there is jumping at a chance to play the racy roles. In fact, Garrett Hedlund reportedly turned down an offer to play leading man Christian Grey in the film!
The actor, who’s dating Kirsten Dunst, is apparently very busy, and doesn’t have time to devote to filming a trilogy. Understandably, they wouldn’t allow him to just sign on for one movie, so he had to back out.
Casting rumors about who would play Christian, as well as Anastasia Steele, in the film have been going around for more than a year now. The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder expressed great interest in portraying Christian, but 50 Shades of Grey author E.L. James was recently overheard telling somebody that he wasn’t being considered for the movie.
So far, though, the only thing the film does have is a director. Check out the video below for all the details about Garrett and Ian’s casting: