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.
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."
"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.