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Jerry O'Connell may spoof Fifty Shades of Grey in Scary Movie 5, but that doesn't mean he's hoping to land the lead role in the racy book's upcoming movie adaptation.
"I'll go see the Fifty Shades movie, but I'm too old to play Christian Grey," O'Connell told us last night at the Hollywood premiere of Scary Movie 5. "That's the sad truth. He's 28."
The 39-year-old is a big fan of E.L. James' trilogy though and did his homework before stepping into the role of the title character for Scary Movie.
"I've read the books," he dished. "I was getting on a flight and I saw them in the window. I was like, ‘All right, let's see what this is all about.' It was a little embarrassing because I got on a coach flight...I was in between two women and I pulled that book open and they kept asking me what part I was at. It was getting a little steamy on that plane."
When asked who he thinks should play Grey in the Fifty Shades movie, the funnyman laughed, "I don't even want to say. I don't want to upset anyone. Whoever I say, everyone's going to get mad at me and they're going to send me hate tweets."
So has O'Connell tried to incorporate what he's learned from the books into his love life with wife Rebecca Romijn?
"I tried, believe me!" he said. "I tried to make a red room in my house but I didn't have enough room. So I made, like, a red closet."