Model David Gandy Reveals He Turned Down the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Lead Role
Male British supermodel David Gandy has revealed that he was approached to play Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey but turned down the role.
He was never a big fan of the bestseller anyway. In an interview with Daily Mirror he criticized it by saying: “I thought it was badly written.”
The role first went to Charlie Hunnam but Jamie Dornan boarded the project after Hunnam decided to quit it. Gandy revealed that he turned down a number of Hollywood film offers over the year in an interview with Square Mile.
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,” he said.
Talking about the much-hyped movie adaptation of E L James’ widely read but critically panned erotic novels, Gandy said he felt it was right to say no to the role. “It just didn’t feel right, in any way. And in my gut, it felt right to say no,” he said.
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