After experiencing the outrage of Charlie Hunnam’s casting first hand, we knew this petition for Actor Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel was inevitable! Monday morning, author E.L. James took to Twitter to announce the two actors who will take the lead in her best selling novel. Dakota Johnson (Anatasia Steele) and Charlie Hunnam (Christian Grey) were met with dislike, while fans angrily commented and tweeted in massive amounts!
Thanks to EW and ET Online for the quote from Matt Bomer about the the ridiculously titled petition people have decided to support known as “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.”
Bomer’s thoughts on the subject, “I’m so grateful for the fans and touched. I’m looking forward to seeing the movie with Charlie and Dakota.” He’s happy for the casting obviously, and a petition won’t change anything. Especially since Twilight fans had 75,000 people sign a petition against him, now everyone is biting their tongues. Let’s learn from the past everyone!