Add EXTRA host Maria Menounos, to the growing list of supporters who think Henry would be perfect for the role of Christian Grey. While we completely agree, we can pretty much tell you it's not happening.
Sure, Henry spoke about his interest in reading the Fifty Shades of Grey script in these interviews during the Man of Steel promo tour, and here's a new quote from a Spanish interview we just translated for you:
¿Qué nos puede decir de los rumores que le vinculan al proyecto sobre “50 sombras de Grey”?
Una cosa es un libro y puede ser el libro más maravilloso del mundo, y otra cosa es hablar con el director y ver un guión. Todavía no he visto ningún guión ni he hablado con ningún director y claro las cosas pueden cambiar mucho de un libro. Si me dieran un guión para leer y hablara con un director entonces lo pensaría.
What can you tell us about the rumors that link you to the Fifty Shades of Grey project?
Despite the buzz, even his publicist admitted to Hollyscoop they haven't been approached for the role. (2:30) love the commentary btw..
But really the main reason we know Henry is not in the running, is the fact that his next project The Man from U.N.C.L.E. starts filming in September (Yay!). With Fifty Shades of Grey filming in the fall, you see the scheduling glitch EVEN if all parties were interested. While we would have loved to see Henry play Christian Grey, we're really excited to watch him become American spy Napoleon Solo in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - his costar Armie Hammer revealed we may even get the funny side of Henry. We can't wait!