Wow, I’m surprised how many fans REALLY hate Charlie Hunnam being cast to play Christian Grey in the upcoming ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie. There is such an uprising, in fact, that there is actually a petition going around demanding the movie be recast. (Apparently everyone is just as upset that Dakota Johnson was cast to play Anastasia Steele.)
The Change.org petition says: “Matt Bomer is the PERFECT DESCRIPTION OF CHRISTIAN GREY AND ALEXIS BLEDEL IS THE PERFECT ACTRESS TO REPRESENT ANASTASIA STEELE and if THEY ARE NOT, NOBODY WILL BE And I read the whole trilogy and I can assure that Matt is the perfect actor for this movie and Alexis too. So please PLEASE, all of the GREYsessed and Bomerettes in the world NEED those actors. They always will be for us the Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. WE CAN DO ANYTHING GUYS, ANYTHING.”
Here’s my thing with Matt Bomer….. he’s gay. Not that there’s anything wrong with him being gay, but I would think it would awfully hard to convince us all that he’s Christian Grey. Just saying. And Alexis as Anastasia!? REALLY?? No freaking way. She’s too mousy. Apparently some 18,000+ people disagree with me, because people are signing it like crazy.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” author E L James took to Twitter to defend their casting, saying: “To all the supporters, lovers and haters – thank you so much for the passion that you have for this project. You all rock. All of you. ♡”
One of the film’s producers, Dana Brunetti, also defended the picks: “There is a lot that goes into casting that isn’t just looks. Talent, availability, their desire to do it, chemistry with other actor, etc. So if your favorite wasn’t cast, then it is most likely due to something on that list. Keep that in mind while hating and keep perspective.”
Dakota’s mom, Melanie Griffith is also thrilled: “My beautiful child Dakota has been chosen to play Anna Steele in 50 Shades!!! Look out world! Here she comes!!! #proudmama”
I – personally – think that Charlie and Dakota are brilliant for the roles…. bring it on!