The 29-year-old Scottish player said he auditioned for the part
of the charismatic business man with a penchant for S&M,
reported Daily Express.
"I actually went up for Jamie's (Dornan's) role of Christian
Grey. The audition was pretty tame to be honest, but it was a great
experience for me," Evans said. The sports star lost out the part
to 'The Fall' actor Jamie Dornan but described him as a 'role
"It's such a huge project and I'd be lying to say I wouldn't
have loved to have got the role. But I think Jamie is perfect for
it and I can't wait to see it," he added.
The film is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and also stars
Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Rita Ora and Marcia
Gay Harden. Earlier, Charlie Hunnam was selected to play
Christian Grey, but after facing a backlash from female fans of the
book and also due to dates issue, the actor backed off and then
Jamie Dornan was finalised for the role.
Fifty Shades of Grey is expected to hit theatres on
February 14 on Valentines Day.