"Maybe it's my age, but he doesn't look like a man to me," the former Sex and the City star, 58, tells The Independent bluntly. "He looks like a young boy. I like men to look like men. I saw the preview and you know they say in three seconds you can tell if you find someone attractive or not? Well, I just thought, 'No.'"
Though perhaps if the film had allowed the 32-year-old Dornan keep his scruff, she might have changed her mind!
"From when I was 12 to when I was 27, I looked aggressively young for my age. I hated it," he said. "I think that’s why I love having a beard -- it's some kind of proof that you're a man."
So who does Cattrall find attractive?
That would be Edge of Tomorrow star Brendan Gleeson, 59, who like Dornan, also happens to be Irish.
"Now, if he were Brendan Gleeson -- well, there's a little something going on there, you know, the twinkle in the eye… " Cattrall said.
By now it's well-known that Dornan was not the first pick to play the high-profile role of Christian Grey -- Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam dropped out before production began -- but did you know The Longest Ride's Scott Eastwood also took himself out of the running?
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