Over the last year or so Hollywood has been buzzing about the making of the book 50 Shades of Grey into a movie. We’ve been inundated by the question of who would play the main characters. There were many rumors flying around until about about a month ago when it was announced that Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson would play the lead roles.Hunnam is best known for playing “Jax” on “Sons of Anarchy”. In addition to his being very good looking, I am
Regardless of their attractiveness, after the casting was announced, I wasn’t convinced either were a good fit. I read 50 Shades for book club about a year ago, and although I wasn’t impressed with the writing, I definitely had a picture in my mind as to what I envisioned each character to look like. Neither Hunnam nor Johnson fit the bill in my opinion. He’s too young looking and rough around the edges and she’s too cute and perky.
However, since I wasn’t being consulted on the casting, I didn’t think too much about it beyond, Meh! I may or may not see the film if/when it comes out and while entertainment reporters/bloggers worked themselves into a tizzy over the news, I didn’t really care.
This afternoon, Jlo and I went to the movies and this very subject came up. I mentioned my confusion over the casting and shared my opinion for Christian Gray – Michael Fassbender.
After pointing him out in a preview that played before our movie, Jlo agreed that he was a much better choice. Again, too bad we aren’t in casting.
Anyhow, come to find out, tonight it was reported that Hunnam has dropped out of the film citing a busy schedule with “Sons” but many are speculating that the outrage by obsessed fans over his casting may have scared him off. So now 50 Shades is Christian-less again. The names they are currently throwing around are Robert Pattinson (rolls eyes) and Matt Bomer. Bomer might aesthetically fit the bill, but since he’s an out-and-proud gay man, the audience might be unconvinced.
So if anyone is asking me about casting, I vote for Michael Fassbender. I’ll go see the movie if he’s Christian Grey!