Things just got heated! Passionate fans of ’50 Shades of Grey’ are refusing to accept the casting decisions for Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. It’s gotten so serious, a petition to recast the roles is now making the rounds on the Internet.
After Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam were chosen to play Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the screen adaptation of E.L. James popular erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, fans were quick to voice their hatred for the casting choices. In fact, the Greysessed masses are so upset that they created a petition calling for close contenders Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel to take on the roles instead. Read on for all the details!
‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Petition — Fans Want Alexis Bledel & Matt Bomer Cast
The petition on Change.org argues that Matt and Alexis are perfect for the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. Here’s why:
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. And I read the whole trilogy and I can assure that Matt is the perfect actor for this movie and Alexis too. 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.
It seems as though they’re making quite a case! The petition reached almost 38,000 signatures as of the evening of Sept. 4.
These all the same die-hard fans who, when the movie was first announced, went so far as to create fake trailers for the film by mashing up old clips of Alexis and Matt. Both stars were flattered by fans’ reactions and extremely interested in playing the parts of Christian and Ana. We can’t help but wonder if they’d still be up for it!
‘Fifty Shades’ Author & Producers Fight Back
Author E.L. James wasn’t thrilled about her readers’ strong reactions. Neither were producers Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, who firmly stand by their casting decisions — which, by the way, are not up for negotiation.
“There is a lot that goes into casting that isn’t just looks,” Brunetti tweeted on Monday. “Talent, availability, their desire to do it, chemistry with other actor, etc, so if your favorite wasn’t cast, then it is most likely due to something on that list. Keep that in mind while hating and keep perspective.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Would YOU sign the petition for Alexis Bledel and Matt Bomer, or are you happy with Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey? Sound off below!
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