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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 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 era el actor perfecto para este papel aunque el sea homosexual & todo el mundo lo sepa el es super profecional & hubiese representado a la perfeccion a chistian <3 esque es su sensualidad, su mirada cautivadora, su cuerpaso, en realidad para mi el & sera siempre chistian Grey :$ 

I think we all, have read all three books it doesnt mean we are experts on casting!

Charlie will do the role justice, too many people see him as Jax Teller... Think outsiode the sqaure... I can see Charlie more as a DOM then Matt!!!!

matt boomer would be great as mr.grey they have the wrong people. i have read all three books they need to change the actor and actress.

I think Charlie will do fine! I never pictured Matt Bomer as Christian Grey but I did picture him as Gideon Cross from the crossfire series by Sylvia day! I think he's perfect as Gideon! 

I totally agree!! At first I thought Charlie was not tall enough to play the part even though I do love him in SOA.But after thinking about it I think he will do the part justice.  And you are correct Matt would make a perfect Gideon Cross!!

you hit the nail on the head! Charlie is perfect and I absolutely love that you mentioned Matt for Gideon!!!

Great idea!

oh get over it for gods sake!

The movie will not be as awesome if Matt is not CG. very disappointed in the characters chosen for the movie.

I envisioned Henry Cavill the whole trilogy..but he's way too expensive now since Superman. 

I know nothing about Mr. Hunnam ..but if E.L. Chose's what she envisioned Christian to be.Thanks Matt for the positive response. I'll just continue to watch the old trailers with you and Alexis. 

Same here!!

Charlie is younger than Matt. He is not too old for this role. You'll see they will make him look like Christian. Again congrats to them!

Ohh Matt is definitely my Christian Grey when a I read the books but we can be surprise with Hunnam and Dakota on the movie.. We must respect them, theis job as actors.. And believe me I love Matt Bomer and he is my CG ;)

Matt is definitely my choice..he IS the image of Christian Grey. Don't get me wrong, Hunnam is cute and I am sure he will do fine but Matt is the ULTIMATE. I would have purchased the movie when it comes out on Apple TV w Matt but Hunnam will have to really kick it up serious to overpower Matt. Sigh...Matt is just handsome and has that sex appeal. 

Charlie is too old for the role. 

People are so rude. Give Charlie a chance! I loved fifty shades and even though the actors are not who I had in mind, (Matt Bomer was not my choice for Christian Grey, even though I do think he is a good actor and maybe could have even played Christian well), I'm still excited about the film. E.L. James had a lot to do with the casting and she wrote the book so I trust her decision! 

Who cares! They got talented actors and they won't let fans down. You all know no matter how much you protest and say "well I'm not going to see it now", you all know you'll be there opening night!!! Good luck to Charlie and Dakota, they will do great.

No it should Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel as the main roles.. Charlie Hunnam would be a good elliott!!

I'm so glad Mr. Bomer responds in a classy manner, unlike those rabid fans! It's just like Twilight all over again.  They were angry when the actors they imagined weren't cast as well, but guess what? They're head over heels for Pattinson and Stewart now.  Besides, Charlie is wicked talented and has loads of sex appeal.  I can't wait to see what Dakota offers in this role.  

I don't care who else but hate hate the choices. Personally I like Stephen Amell but way cast now will be foregoing movie

Haha, love the ending of this article! Too funny!

Matt Bomer is a classy guy, love his response. I think the whole petition is absolutely ridiculous though. This movie is not life or death and nothing is "ruined"...just give the actors and filmmakers a chance to prove why they earned the spots on the project! Yeesh.

i'm not thrilled any more to watch the fill know i imagened matt bommer and alexis bledel for main actors and i'm not sure i'm going to like the film ! i prefer picturing them in my head when reading the book than to see the fill and be disapointed

i'm not thrilled any more to watch the fill know i imagened matt bommer and alexis bledel for main actors and i'm not sure i'm going to like the film ! i prefer picturing them in my head when reading the book than to see the fill and be disapointed

Get a life it's just a movie, Plus Charlie is hot :D

LOL, you could make it Bomer-Cavill... that would be interesting...

We want Matt for the 50 shades trilogy!



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