Gillian Anderson won't Fall for Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades... she hasn't even read book
The Irish hunk (31), who starred alongside Anderson in the hit crime drama The Fall earlier this year, is preparing to play Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of raunchy novel series Fifty Shades Of Grey.
But Anderson (45), who portrayed the determined detective hunting down Dornan's sadistic lady-killer in The Fall, had very little to say about his big break -- because she hasn't even read the blockbuster books penned by EL James.
But while the US actress, who made her name on cult classic The X Files believes the series isn't for her, she wishes her co-star all the best with the role.
Anderson said: "The books don't really appeal to me but from the frenzy that's taking place as a result of hearing the news, I imagine it's a good thing. I hope he's happy about it."
He had been widely tipped to take over from Hunnam after perfectly portraying brooding killer Paul Sculptor in The Fall, a joint RTE/BBC production.
It is an exciting time for the actor as his wife, actress Amelia Warner, is expecting their first child.
A hit with viewers, The Fall was renewed for a second season with filming due to start in Belfast in February.
And Anderson admitted she can't wait to get back on set. She said: "It's one of the best written scripts that I have encountered in a very long time. It's a very compelling story.
"The premise is that you see the serial killer at work at the same time as you see the investigative team start to hunt him down."
And Anderson says she was particularly taken with her character, cool and collected DI Gibson.
The US A-lister, who currently features in NBC drama Hannibal, revealed that the high-profile, graphic series is preparing move up a gear next season.
"It's even more intense than the first," she warned.