The actors who will play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele have been revealed — and the reactions are definitely mixed! Fans immediately rushed to Twitter on Sept. 2 to express their joy, disdain, or flat-out confusion.
No matter who was cast as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, we knew there was going to be debate and controversy. So when Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson — two relative unknowns — were announced as the choices on Sept. 2, Twitter obviously exploded.
‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Casting: Some Fans Confused & Angry
The serious mix of reactions is what’s most surprising. First of all, there was a specific group of people who just straight up had no idea who either Charlie or Dakota were. “Just saw who will be Christian and Anastasia in Fifty Shades of Grey. Hmmm, never heard about them before,” @MarionheartLea tweeted. “Who the heck are these people who got casted for fifty shades?…,” @jennygilbert25 asked.
And then there were the classic haters. “Of all the people, they pick those 2 to be the characters for fifty shades of grey? ugh why,” Mimikins_10 posted. @celeste2127 joined in on the fury: “Ok…. they kill it they freaking kill it. The movie has been totally ruined. Fifty shades will suck now.”
And one fan actually compared the Fifty Shades news to Ben Affleck being cast as Batman: “First it was Ben Affleck as batman& now they have cast Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey in 50 SHADES OF GREY…that’s so wrong! #FiftyShades,” @ShellMurphyx angrily tweeted.
Other Fans Love Charlie Hunnam & Dakota Johnson Castings
But there were others whose reactions were more tempered — “It seems everyone has a different opinion on #Fiftyshades movie casting but we need to trust @E_L_James decisions after all she did write,” @LyndaCardle posted.
And some were actually excited by the news! “Can’t believe the fifty shades of grey film is actually happening #sexy,” @CaraWinestein tweeted.
Charlie and Dakota were getting some Twitter love as well. “Hate Fifty Shades with a passion, but I will go see it if Charlie Hunnam is in it. I’ll just pretend he’s Jax,” @SweetCaroline04 wrote.
And @LeanaMarie1 tweeted, “The only reason I plan on watching Fifty Shades of Grey is because Charlie Hunnam will be in it <3,” while @Callie_Collins said, “I may fall into the Fifty Shades of Grey trap after all… Charlie Hunnam… Yes, please!! #yum #favorite.”
In support of Dakota, @lalinllynn tweeted, “Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey. Yes, it’s gotta be her.”
So we’ve got some clear disagreement across the board. What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Were Charlie and Dakota the right choices? Let us know!
Watch: Charlie Hunnam Beats Out Robert Pattinson As Christian Grey
— Andrew Gruttadaro
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