Rush Star Chris Hemsworth Would Have Turned Down Fifty Shades Of Grey Role: 'It Would Seem Like Typecasting'

Chris Hemsworth has insisted he would have turned down the role of Christian Grey in the anticipated big screen adaptation of EL James' saucy novel, a part that it's since been revealed Charlie Hunnam will play.

The Aussie actor spoke about the rumours that he had been linked to the role as he hit the red carpet for the world premiere of his new movie Rush in London yesterday. It's his part as playboy Formula One star James Hunt in Rush that Chris says would have forced him to turn down the Fifty Shades lead part:

"Look, if I took on that role [after James Hunt] it would begin to seem like typecasting." Chris told the Daily Telegraph.

Hemsworth added that he his friends and family have been getting a bit fed up of the speculation:

"I keep hearing that rumour too. My friend’s sister read it and was like, ‘Yuck, I can’t think of Chris like that’. I think everyone’s name is in that hat."

Chris Hemsworth takes on the role of playboy racer James Hunt in Rush (WENN)

Chris rightly points out that a whole host of hunks have been linked to the coveted part (including big names like Ian Somerhalder and even Robert Pattinson) but last night it was finally announced that Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam is the man to play Christian.

Author EL James wrote on Twitter: "I am delighted to let you know that the lovely Dakota Johnson has agreed to be our Anastasia in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey."

She later added: "The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey."

Anastasia will be played by 23-year-old Dakota, a model-turned-actress whose CV includes The Social Network and sitcom Ben & Kate. Her parents are actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, and her step-dad is none other than Antonio Banderas.

Charlie meanwhile is famed for his role in Channel 4's cult hit Queer As Folk. The 33-year-old Geordie also picked up a string of awards nominations for his role in TV series Sons of Anarchy.

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