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Eddie Redmayne doesn't understand why E.J. James was so against him possibly playing Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of her mommy porn bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey.
During a press junket for Les Miserables, a journalist asked Redmayne if he'd ever audition to play the sex-obsessed mogul. After he said yes, James shot the idea down in a very public way.
"She took to her Twitter feed to go, 'Under no circumstances!'" Redmayne remembers in the new issue of Variety. "It was like, all right, all right! Am I that bad? I can put a whip in my hand. I can get all kinky, can't I? Apparently not."