‘Into a Woods’ Prince on Auditioning for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
December 9, 2014 - Fifty Shades of Grey
Broadway heartthrob Billy Magnussen dons leather chaps to play Rapunzel’s Prince in Disney’s “Into a Woods,” that would have been suitable clothes for another high-profile purpose he roughly landed. Magnussen is one of a few actors Universal executives auditioned for a purpose of Christian Grey in “50 Shades of Grey” final tumble after Charlie Hunnam forsaken out and before they expel Irish hunk Jamie Dornan.
“You know, we don’t unequivocally care,” Magnussen told Variety on a New York red runner during a universe premiere of “Into a Woods” on Monday night. “It’s what predestine had in store. It’s never unequivocally losing a role. It’s never cave to start with, so how can we be dissapoint for something we never had?”
Will he watch “50 Shades” when it bows in theaters subsequent Valentine’s Day? “Maybe I’ll have a BDSM celebration with myself and entice some people and we’ll do that instead,” he joked.
In a meantime, a Tony hopeful is happy to croon his elegant tunes onscreen — a partial he was offering after Jake Gyllenhaal forsaken out for “Nightcrawler.”
“I’m only unequivocally grateful to be a partial of this,” Magnussen said. “Actually, Meryl got me a job. we was doing a play [‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’] and she came and saw a play and told [director] Rob Marshall to let me audition. we remember a initial day we showed adult for a initial review by and Meryl’s like, ‘I got we this f—ing job!’”