Fifty Shades Of Grey Author Wanted Robert Pattinson To Play Christian Grey
Fifty Shades Of Grey: Did You Know? Robert Pattinson Was The First Choice For Christian Grey ( Photo Credit – Getty images / Robert Pattinson; IMDb / Fifty Shades Of Grey )

Fifty Shades Of Grey released in 2015 and it turned into a game-changer for Dakota Johnson as well as Jamie Dornan. The film minted a massive $570 million worldwide. Although there remained a section of users who criticized its content, the majority loved the plotline. But did you know? The Batman actor Robert Pattinson was the first choice of the makers.

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Yes, you heard that right! It was the author E.L. James who wanted to cast Pattinson for the role. However, she felt casting him alongside Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart would be ‘weird.’ But the author did meet The Batman actor for a private conversation regarding the role.

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Robert Pattinson revealed it all in a conversation with Mirror in 2017. Detailing their meet & greet session, the actor shared, “I know the writer of the book, and before any of that happened, I had met her in Chateau Marmont. That is EL James, she wrote Fifty Shades of Grey’, and 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.”

Talking about why he rejected Fifty Shades Of Grey, Robert Pattinson cited its physical side as the reason. 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. I will go to the gym sometimes. I will have one week on and three months off.”

Could you have imagined Robert playing Christian Grey? It’s surely a tough one to imagine but we’re more than happy with Jamie Dornan.

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