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Tuesday 21 October 2014

Taylor-Johnson: I won't be Grey

Aaron Taylor-Johnson will look after the children while wife Sam works on 50 Shades of Grey

Aaron Taylor-Johnson has laughed off rumours that he would star in the 50 Shades Of Grey film.

There had been speculation that the Kick-Ass star would play the lead role in the big-screen adaptation of EL James' novel after the announcement that his wife Sam Taylor-Wood is set to direct it.

But he said: "I know and Sam knows that I'm definitely not Christian Grey. She's super talented and I'd love to work with her again - no questions asked. But this isn't the right thing."

Aaron revealed that the couple - who collaborated on Nowhere Boy in 2009, which she directed and he starred in - were in talks to work together but the project fell through.

"We were doing something before this, but it didn't get green-lit and then she ended up rolling into this," he continued.

"I'm super happy for her, and excited and thrilled. She's got a wicked artistic vision on it and I'm glad they are going to go with it. I'm glad they've got someone like her also."

The 23-year-old, who has been filming Gareth Edwards' Godzilla and is in talks to star in Avengers 2, is looking forward to time off when Sam starts work on 50 Shades Of Grey.

"It's just a nice break for me to be able to step back and support her doing something for a little while," he said.

"Sam's taking on this movie so I've stepped back from taking any other offers because it's important for one of us to be with the kids. We travel as a family. We made a decision a long time ago that's how we're going to do it. The last thing I want to do is to be separated from my wife and kids."

:: Kick-Ass 2 is in cinemas now.

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