Charlize Theron in the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ sequel? – Metro US

Charlize Theron in the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ sequel?

Charlize Theron in the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ sequel?

So apparently there’s been a pretty persistent rumor that Oscar-winner Charlize Theron is going to star in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” sequel, “Fifty Shades Darker,” as Christian Grey’s former lover who first schooled him in the kinky arts. Ridiculous, right? Well, Theron herself certainly seems to think so. “I hadn’t heard that one. Wow, I’m just learning so much about myself on this carpet tonight,” she told E! News at the “Dark Places” premiere this week. And even if she were involved, she’d apparently be more interested in replacing Jamie Dornan, anyway. “I’m going to play the kinky guy with the room,” she joked. “I need to stretch. I need to find something outside the box.”

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OK, fine, but speaking of sequels, how about a “Mad Max: Fury Road” follow-up? “Nobody has come to tell me anything. I haven’t been in town, so I don’t know what’s going on. There’s a lot of talk about it. I don’t know if it’s real,” she said. “Look, I would be honored to be asked back, but I have no idea what’s going to happen.” Fingers crossed, though.

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