We have absolutely zero complaints that Jamie Dornan is playing Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie. And why would we? We will literally accept any excuse to watch that man do anything – even read a Sears catalog. But it turns out that there was another hottie up for the role, a hottie who also happens to be our ultimate man crush. People, imagine David Gandy as Christian Grey, because according to the model, it could have totally happened since he was offered that role…amongst others.
“I was offered Fifty Shades of Grey, 300 2, Hercules, which a lot of people probably would have taken as actors,” he told Square Mile, “but I’m in the fortunate position where I like what I’m doing. I don’t feel the need to act.” Though the movie’s been generating a lot of hype, Gandy doesn’t regret turning down the role. “Critics and literary experts aren’t fans but I respect it for what it is. But was it right for me? No. It just didn’t feel right, in any way. And in my gut, it felt right to say no. Sometimes it’s about what you say no to, as opposed to what you say yes to that can lead to success.”
Will we forgive David Gandy for depriving us of 20 minutes of him acting in sex scenes? Only barely. But we think more than a few people would agree he would have made for another extremely handsome Christian Grey.
[via Square Mile]