'Arrow' star Stephen Amell had meeting to play Christian Grey

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In a Facebook Q&A with fans, Arrow star Stephen Amell confirms that he’s had a meeting to discuss the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. “I get questions about Christian Grey all the time. That project is a long way off. I know this, because I had a meeting about it. Long way off,” he says in a video posted last night. “I mean, not that long, but not close. I wouldn’t call it long, but I wouldn’t call it close.”

Wrapping Arrow‘s first season next month, Amell is looking for a movie to do over his hiatus, he says in another video. But perhaps the most interesting of his responses was to a question about whether he fears being typecast. In short, he doesn’t. Here’s why: “One of the highest honors that you could have as an actor is to be typecast, because that means that you’ve done a significant amount of work in one specific realm. Anyone who’s worried about being typecast is really secretly upset that they haven’t worked enough….”

For more on Stephen Amell, check out the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, which goes inside the new and improved Arrow.

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