Aaron Taylor-Johnson believes that he is too young to have taken on the role of Christian Grey.
Taylor-Johnson had been linked to the role in the big screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, which is wife Sam Taylor-Johnson directed.
But the actor says that there would have been a whole host unhappy fans if he had landed the role - it ultimately went to Jamie Dornan - and admits he was never in the running for the part.
Speaking to Marie Claire UK, the actor said: "No, never! I think there would have been a lot of unhappy fans of the book. We both read it and knew right then that when she went into direct it, I wouldn't be the one to step into those shoes. And that was fine.
"It didn't feel like one of us was like, 'I really wanted to do that'. I'm obviously really, really proud of Sam and it was great to see her take that project and make it her own, and not have to feel like just because there's a role ... I feel like I'm too young for that role anyway!"
Fifty Shades of Grey has gone on to gross over $563 million at the global box office and is currently the highest grossing movie of the year.
However, Aaron is set for huge success of his own this month as he is one of the new faces on the cast list of the highly anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The British actor is set to take on the role of Quicksilver in the film, in what is his first big screen outing since Godzilla. The movie will see him reunite with Godzilla co-star Elizabeth Olsen, who will play his sister Scarlet Witch in the film.
Taylor-Johnson and Olsen will join Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeremy Renner on the big screen, while Joss Whedon is returning to the director's chair.
Age of Ultron is the first Avengers film since Avengers Assemble in 2012, and is set to be one of the biggest movies of the year... will it go on to be the highest grossing Marvel film of all time?
Avengers: Age of Ultron is released 23rd April.
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