Robert Pattinson Opens Up About Why He Didn't Want Christian Grey's Role

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Back before Jamie Dornan became the Christian Grey we all came to know and love on-screen, there were rumors that Robert Pattinson would play the role of the BDSM-loving billionaire. RPattz recently opened up about why he didn't take the role -- and the surprising way he spent an evening with EL James.


Apparently the Twilight star spent a "drunken" night with the Fifty Shades of Grey author, and the two got closer than we ever could've imagined. Let's just say that he's now privy to some of her darkest fantasies.

Rob told the Sunday Mirror: "I know the writer of the book, and before any of that happened, I had met her in Chateau Marmont," he explained. "Her friend told me, 'That is EL James, she wrote Fifty Shades of Grey.' I was a little bit drunk and I literally kept forcing her to tell me every one of her fantasies and it was fun ... I was absolutely terrified."

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Um, terrified of what, exactly? All we can think is that EL must be seriously kinky if the stuff she wrote about in Fifty Shades is what she'd call vanilla!

Anyway, Rob also admitted that he didn't seriously consider the role because he wasn't willing to submit to the physical requirements of playing Christian -- as in, he didn't want to spend hours and hours at the gym.

He confessed, "I sometimes look at stuff and go, 'You have to work out too much. It is going to be exhausting.' I have tried. I don't understand how people do it at all."

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"I will go to the gym sometimes," he continued. "I will have one week on and three months off. I will genuinely try and not go when other people are there."

As much as we would've loved to have seen Rob as Christian, we're ultimately glad he stepped aside. After all, Jamie Dornan is basically perfect in the role.

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