Robert Pattinson Kills Rumors That He's the Next Christian Grey

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robert pattinsonAt this point in the hot mess that is Fifty Shades of Grey's casting of Christian Grey, everyone has a theory as to who the frontrunner, dark horse, or "we knew it all along!" pick will be. While Luke Bracey and Jamie Dornan seem to be rising to the top of all short lists, some fans are still holding out hope that E.L. James will get her way, and Robert Pattinson will swoop in to save the day!

Well, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, Team RPattz, but E! News recently addressed rumors flying that Rob might actually be in the running at this point and their insider said it's nevah gonna happen ... 

According to the source, Rob has been telling friends he's NOT up for the role ... although -- silver lining? -- he wasn't completely opposed. "Of course it would have been something he wouldn't mind doing, but he was never gunning for the role in the first place," the source explained. Makes sense.

Plus, why would he bother when there are two obvious factors at play working against his casting? E! points out that neither the schedule nor the salary is appealing to Rob. Remember how Charlie Hunnam was reportedly going to be paid a measly $125K for the gig? Um. Can you really see Edward Cullen being okay with a pay day like that?!

"Rob was never going to take a significant pay cut to play the role," the source points out. And even if Rob and the studio could've reached an agreement on moolah, he's currently busy prepping for Mission: Blacklist.

Not to mention -- and this is my own personal speculation, of course -- I'm sure he realizes it would just be weird! E.L. James was right the first time she was asked about him as a possibility and blew off the idea. Sure, he's the guy who inspired Christian ... as Edward Cullen ... but to end up playing Christian would be too much. Just, no.

And even if fans were on-board with it, how 'bout Summit or Stephenie Meyer? The franchise may have come to an end, but I'm sure they still have some kind of slight influence on Rob's career choices, and I can't see them being down with Rob as Christian Grey. Oh well!

It's better that the character be portrayed by a different actor anyway. If the film has any hope at success -- especially after all of this bad press before shooting even begins! -- they're gonna need their own leading man, not a recycled one.

Are you disappointed that Rob's not in the running or do you agree it would be weird to see him as Christian?

 

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nonmember avatar Jessi

THANK GOD!!! HALLELUJAH!!! I was petrified ..

Jana K. Rossini

It'll be good for him, to over Edward's image

margi27 margi27

He would of been perfect to play mr gray but he's perfect any way as robert pattinson love the man

Christina Chavis

I Love the man but after reading the books, I wouldn't pick Robert Pattinson to play Christian Grey. He had a enough SEX APPEAL in the Twilight movies but I don't think he has enough SEX APPEAL to take on that role. I would rather see Ian Somerhalder play Christian Grey. Now that's a man with enough SEX APPEAL to take on a role that big. He has it all. The looks, the whole bad boy with a little good mixed in, and he just looks so damn good with his shirt off.

Amanda Sayers-Johnston

He IS perfect for the role, I wouldn't want him to ruin his career with it tho.  Just like now I am actually glad that Charlie pulled out as well. These movies are going to be a joke and neither of those two should ruin their REAL CAREERS  doing those movies.  

Lori Schosker Adams

He better get some muscles, or he will NEVER be able to pull it off.

Suzanne Goodspeed

I loved him as Edward Cullen but not Christian Grey, hes too skinny and not bad boy enough


 

nonmember avatar Ashley

As much as I love him as an actor, Matt Bomer all the way.

nonmember avatar Jamie

He's not a fav of mine especially for this part. Not enough sexy. Alex Skarsgard, Eric from True blood... ABSOLUTELY!

Kay7684 Kay7684

Oh please, he only had a small part in harry potter and he was wooden in that too. If he's the writers Christian, then so be it, but he's not mine. Matt and Ian I could have gone with either, even though they both have said they dont want it, so bleating about having them is pointless.

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