Updated 02:12 AM EST, Thu, Nov 26, 2020

'50 Shades of Grey' Movie News: Angelina Jolie Reveals Why She Passed on Directing 'Fifty Shades'

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"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam wasn't the only Hollywood star to turn down an offer to take part in the highly anticipation movie adaption of "Fifty Shades of Grey." In a new interview, Angelina Jolie opened up about why she too shied away from the steamy film.

At one point, there was speculation that the 38-year-old actress/director would be directing the upcoming film. When asked about those rumors, the "Maleficent" star told Entertainment Weekly that the X-rated film is not the type of movie that she would be interested in directing.

"I -- I was just ..." Jolie said before trailing off while she reportedly laughed and blushed over the question.

She continued, "I came very clear out of the gate: after 'In The Land of Blood and Honey,' if I ever directed again, it would have to be a certain kind of film."

Referring to English director Samantha "Sam" Taylor-Johnson, who eventually signed on for "Fifty Shades," Jolie added, "You know, I'm looking forward to seeing what Sam [Taylor-Johnson] does with 'Fifty Shades' and she's amazing. I -- I think they're just ... it's funny, I think with directing, you just think: I'm better at telling some stories than others but um, who knows?"

Back in 2011, Jolie directed "In the Land of Blood and Honey," which earned mixed reviews and took in a domestic gross of $303,877 from a limited release, reports the Huffington Post. In December, she will debut her second film, "Unbroken."

"Fifty Shades of Grey," starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, is scheduled to hit theaters on Feb. 13, 2015.

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