Why Scott Eastwood Passed on 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

by Antoinette Bueno 1:20 PM PDT, March 10, 2015
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Could you imagine Scott Eastwood as handsome billionaire Christian Grey in director Sam Taylor-Johnson's big-screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey?

It was a distinct possibility for the hunky 28-year-old, who exploded onto the scene after a particularly hot 2013 Town & Country photoshoot. Eastwood even teased fans with the potential casting, Instagramming this photo of himself reading E.L. James' erotic novel.

Little light reading on the flight home.... #sandiegohereicome #eastwoodlivin

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But in a new interview with USA Today, The Longest Ride actor admits that while he read for the part of Christian -- which eventually went to Jamie Dornan after Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam dropped out -- he actually took himself out of the running.

"They had asked me to come in and read and test for it. But they had no script," Eastwood explains. "I won't do a movie where there is no script. I am not going to get locked in. And they wanted full frontal nudity. There were some things about it that were not for me."

Though, it's worth noting that Dornan, 32, did not have any full-frontal scenes in the film.

"It's not a bad thing. The movie made a ton of money. It's been a success," he now says about the record-breaking film. "It just wasn’t for me. It was not something I wanted to do. I just didn't enter the running. It was like, 'Okay, thank you.'"

It's also apparently not something he wants to go to the theaters to watch.

"I’ll have to wait for it to get onto my home channels," Eastwood says when asked if he's seen the film.

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Late last month, there were rumors that Dornan himself wouldn't be returning to the high-profile role because his wife Amelia Warner doesn't approve of the part, though his rep has since proven the reports false.

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