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Matt Bomer Responds To 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Casting Petition

Not everyone was thrilled by the decision to cast Charlie Hunnam as "Christian Grey" in the film adaptation of Fifty Shade Of Grey.

In fact, the casting news was so controversial (we're laughing as we type this because: Russia. Syria.), that more than 40,000 people have lent their signatures to a Change.org petition calling for the role to be recast with the lickable Matt Bomer. 

The petition reads, in part:  “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…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.”

(Many caps lock keys were injured in the creation of this petition.)

So what does Matt Bomer think about this call to action? 

Bomer told reporters, “I’m so grateful for the fans and touched. I’m looking forward to seeing the movie with Charlie and Dakota.” 

No surprise, Bomer keeps it classy. 

However, if he wants to make things unclassy, might we suggest a nude oil wrestling match with Mr. Hunnam. Winner takes the role??

Honestly, everybody wins. 

 

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matt bomer is definatly my pic for christian Grey. Charlie is extremly hot too.

Matt and Alexis its perfect

WE WANT MATT AND ALEXIS TO BE CHRISTIAN AND ANASTASIA PLZ  you understand us....   CAN YOU HEAR US?..

I totally agree! Matt Boomer is made for that role!
Beside's Fifty shade's of grey became a number best seller because of us "fans" of this book. And now they want to make a movie out of it because of "us" so why not go all out please us then. On the first place it's all about fan service, if you want to make money out us fans of fifty shade's trilogy book then give us what we want or that movie won't be that successful. Don't break our heart's because obviously many of us love's this book and we just want it to be perfect! and that's matt & alexis!

Matt and Alexis are not every fans choice for the role.  You do realize this I hope? I would say that considering there were over 70 MILLION copies sold world wide and no where near the amount of that on this petition that the masses either really don't care and are leaving it to the professionals to do their job or there aren't enough fans of the Matt/Alexis combo to really make an impact to those numbers.  Personally I like both men for the role, however, it was not MY choice.  We are supposed to be grown adult women that read this series of books.  Yet people like you make us all look like immature children throwing a temper tantrum because we aren't getting the new toy we want. 

and also Ms. Christina we all complain when we don't like something. It's natural~
I'm not forcing you to agree on my personal opinion. Don't be hating :)

I respect your opinion Ms Christina :) I don't mean to offend you. And that's just my "personal opinion" for this matter. And yes, I'm mature and *coughs* old enough to understand what your point is but it's not wrong of me to express what i truly feel, It's not being a child but it's just honestly my dear. Being mature is not being hypocrite and just agree about anything. Once again i want Mr. Matt Boomer to be Mr. Christian Grey, Because i truly believe he is perfectly fitted with the character or "i'll cry my eye's out to sleep every night" LOL now that's being a child ;)

Yes, well said, I  Just wana see a damn good movie that is as close to the Book Without it Being illegal .lol.

I SO AGREE!!

*go all out pleasing us* I mean.

WE WANT MATT AND ALEXIS TO BE CHRISTIAN AND ANASTASIA PLZ

E. L. James please listen to all the fans around the world you will make so much more money if you do Matt Bomer is so so perfected for the job as Christian Grey xx You have the power to change this. No offense to Charlie x

YES PLEASE, I TOTALLY AGREE. GO FOR THE MONEY AND MAKE THE FANS DREAMS COME ALIVE!!!!

Matt Bomer is Christian Grey!

Alexis Bledel is Anastasia Steele!

My vote also goes to Bomer and Alexis.. Come on.. Give the fans what they want. The "sketch" of Grey in the book is perfect for this actor.

You mean the fans who agree with you? There are a lot of people who are happy with the casting, they don't factor or count as fans?

Matt is perfect and only one Christian Grey.!

MATT and ALEXIS!!!!! They are the best choice of actors, no one could do it better then them!!!

This is soooo right Matt is the number 1 Christian grey and no one else even comes close. And with alexis bledal by his side the film would be a hit. I'm seriously disappointed with E.L's choices but I can't help think she choose the best actors that were willing to take on the role. Just wish they were better fitting for the very clear descriptions the book has given x

Matt Bomer is the perfect actor for Grey!!!

Charlie Hunnam is the one who looks like Channing Tatum in Pacific Rim. In fact, I even see a morph of Brad Pitt, Chris Hemsworth and Ryan Gosling in his long-blonde-hair and all-grown-mustache look. That justifies 50 shades already. I'll give E.L James a good job. So, yeah! Laters, baby. 

Matt Bomer is Mr Grey !!!!!!!

He is my idea of christian grey not charlie.

I'm very disappoint that Mat is not tne main actor in the 50. Shades  :( I'm not looking fowerd any mor for the movie 

I'm so disappointed, Matt Bomer was my one and only choice for this role... :-(

Matt and Alexis are the perfect pair for this movi

Zdravím z České republiky. Matt a Alexis jsou nejlepší představitelé Christiana a Anastázie, nevím a nechápu proč byli obsazeni herci, kteří z 99% jsou příznivcům FSOG nesympatičtí. Většina žen, kteří knihy čtou, mají před očima Matta a Alexis, a to že je budou hrát Charlie a Dakota, hodně žen odradí a na film nepůjdou, ani já ne. Nechci si zkazit dojmy z knihy. Chtělo by  přehodnotit výběr herců.

Only Matt and Alexis its perfect.

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Tell me he's not 'beautiful'.

Bit disappointed. He's not how I invisioned Christian Grey. A good looking bloke but not 'beautiful' as described in the book. I'll give him a go though. Good casting for Ana.

MATT BOMER!!!!!!!!!

It really doesn't matter to me personally. I won't be seeing it. I'm tired of movies ruining the book for me. Christian and Ana are in my head, and NO ONE can make a better movie than that. Sorry Ms. James 

Ian Somerhalder is the most perfect Mr. Grey coz no other man can talk with his eyes like Ian and its how Grey is described so I vote for Ian please please please

ian somerhalder please :3

I vote for Matt Bomer

I personally dont care who is playing who in the movie, but i will go see it, i just find it funny that everyone is so upset because Charlie and Dakota got the parts of Christian Grey and Ana Steele... and alot of people are saying that Ian or Matt would be better for Christian Grey, and god only knows who would play better as Ana.... when the truth fact is that E.L. James actually wrote the books as a Fan Fiction of Twilight... so thoses who are complaining should just get over it, because if you are true fans like you act and say you are, you will just end up seeing the movie anyways

Thank you....someone with a bit of common sense! We ALL have our own ideas of what Christian and Ana look like but that doesn't mean we can dictate who should play them on screen. For all the "fans" wanting Matt Bomer to play Mr Grey there just as many asking for Henry Cavill and as many again wanting to see Ian Somerhalder in the role. I can see which Twilight characters everyone in Fifty Shades represents but that doesn't mean that Rob Pattinson and Kristan Stewart should be playing Christian and Ana. 

I for one will be giving the film and the actors a fair chance and am sure we will all be pleasantly surprised.

Where do I sign the petition for the oil wrestling????

Ranae you are probably the most ridicules person iv come upon. Movies are never as good as the books in the first place. NO ONE is going to boycott this movie except for you, all because of your lack of common sense. Get realistic, even if the casting was in your favor, it still wouldnt be the same as the books. Every one that read these books and wants/will see this movie are the true fans. And it doesnt even come out for another year, chances are you will see the movie. So stop being such a bitter bitch about it. And if really dont see the movie, than all that will happen is your going to hear all about it from EVERY ONE else that saw it. So suck it up!!!!

They do not take into account what the fans has to say. And yes once the actor/actress been selected that is it. E.L. James had the final said. She created the characters, and this is what she envision her Grey and Steele would look like. I am not happy about the pick, it is what it is. I just wonder how they will relate being nude. I wonder how Don Johnson would like to se his daughter being nude. I haven't seen the screen play yet, I wish I could, to see how much they will cut from the book. I am up in the air about seeing the movie. Heck I probable would not have the money to go.

No one can replace U- Matt boomer ; U r the perfect CG  ... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Matt Bomer is definitely a class-act.

MATT BOMER IS THE SEXIEST CHRISTIAN GREY I HAVE EVER SEEN WAY BETTER THAN CHARLIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Que pena, não ser: Matt Bomer, como Christian Grey e Alexis Bledel, como Anastasia Steele. Porque, sinceramente quando leio aquelas páginas, imagino um Christian Grey com olhar penetrante e toque sensual, assim como Matt, e uma Anastasia com lindos e grandes olhos azuis, assim como Bledel.

Mas, ok! De qualquer forma irei assistir ao filme, e fazer as minhas observações. Sinceramente espero gostar e me surpreender com a história versão filme, assim como, me surpreendi lendo cada página daqueles livros. 

Caso contrário! Ainda tenho os livros, e ao lê-los, quem decide como ira ser os personagens, serei eu mesma como leitora fanática desse romance surpreendente de Christian Grey e Anastasia Steele.

It should be Ian Somerhalder!!!!!

Ian Ian Ian should be Ian

yummy, would not have thought of him but you are right.

I think Charlie will do great. He is sexy with short hair face saved. He is my Christian. I cant wait to see they movie. I LOVE YOU CHARLIE!!!!!

I personally think if your a good actor you will pull off any part in any movie! I did not have Charlie or Dakota picked out for the rolls BUT I am sure they will do great! I will see the movie no matter what because in the end the books are always better than the movies in my opinion. Do you really think they are going to put every detail in the books on film!!! if they did the movie would probably be more like a porno than a movie! I just think everyone needs to give them a shot just see it once and if you do not like it then do not watch it again!!  :-)

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