Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson has one super hot hubby on her hands. 23-year-old Aaron Taylor-Johnson is quickly becoming a regular Hollywood heartthrob, with roles in Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2, and upcoming ones in both Godzilla and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
There was some speculation back when we were all dying to know who would play Christian Grey that Sam might land the role, but he was eventually passed over for the part. But why? These two met on the set of Sam's Nowhere Boy, and seem to share everything, including a last name (Aaron Johnson and Sam Taylor hyphenated their names together when they married in 2012), so why not share this project?
He was worried about their reputation as a couple! He told the magazine Nylon Guys in their May 2014 issue:
"I think it would have been the wrong kind of hype to bring toward us ... tt would have been kind of funny that this character that all these women fancy -- he's one in a million -- and my wife picks her husband to play the part? I would love to have done something together again, but it wouldn't have been Fifty. We were both on the same page."
So it seems like he didn't want to be labeled with the stigma of being so blinded by nepotism that not only would his director wife pick him to play one of the hottest characters to hit the screen this century, but he'd be so full of himself that he'd accept.
Besides, it's not like they had any practice, so to speak. "We don't have a Red Room at home," he admitted (with a wink and a smile -- I hope).
As for being a supportive husband, he confessed that he hasn't read the book, but exclaimed, "I'll watch the movie though!" Hmmm ... I wonder if that will change the lack of a Red Room in their house ... eh, probably not, but I bet they'll be trying some things after the viewing -- along with probably ever other couple that sees it. Not all at once though. Fifty isn't that kinky.
Do you think the right man was cast as Christian?
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