Taylor-Johnson joins Fifty Shades cast

Published Friday, 09 May 2014
Comments
Toggle font size
Print

Fifty Shades Of Grey director Sam Taylor-Wood has added her husband Aaron Taylor-Johnson to the cast of the highly-anticipated movie adaptation of E.L. James' erotic bestseller.

Taylor-Johnson joins Fifty Shades cast

Rumours surfaced last year suggesting the Kick-Ass star was being considered for the lead role of Christian Grey, but the part initially went to Charlie Hunnam.

When he quit the project, Co Down actor Jamie Dornan was chosen as his replacement, but Taylor-Wood has now revealed Johnson has made it into the film.

However, she has not elaborated on his role.

The movie, which also stars Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, is due to hit theatres next year.

The casting news comes just weeks after Taylor-Johnson told Nylon magazine he had no interest in playing Grey.

He stated: "I think it would have been the wrong kind of hype to bring toward us (as a couple). It 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?"

He added: "I would love to have done something together again, but it wouldn't have been Fifty. We were both on the same page."

The pair met on the set of 2009 movie Nowhere Boy, in which Taylor-Johnson portrayed a young John Lennon.

Comments Comments
0 Comments
No comments. Be the first to comment.
POST A COMMENT:
Name:  
Email address*:    
Location:  
Validation:
House Rules:  
Your Comment:  
[All comments are moderated and will not appear immediately. Your name, location and comment will be displayed on this page if your post passes moderation.]

Watch the best on UTV

UTV main logo
Coronation Street
24 October - 8:30 pm

Coronation Street

Will Kylie confess to David? Michelle and Ste...

Lesser Spotted Ulster
24 October - 8:00 pm

Lesser Spotted Ulster

Joe Mahon visits Culdaff in Co Donegal, where...

MOST POPULAR GALLERIES
Lynda Bellingham: 1948-2014
Mon 20 October 2014
Ryder Cup 2014 - Day One
Fri 26 September 2014
The X Factor: Judges
Fri 03 October 2014