While she and Charlie definitely had chemistry, Dakota Johnson is eager to find out who her new Christian Grey will be, HollywoodLife.com has learned.
At first Dakota Johnson, 24, was sad that Charlie Hunnam wouldn’t be playing her dominant in the film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey, but she’s actually now helping the producers find a new Christian Grey!
Dakota Johnson Is Fine With Changes In ’50 Shades Of Grey’
“For Dakota, she was sad that Charlie had to back out but she is very excited to see who will take the role,” a source in the industry told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “She is in constant contact with producers and the studio and she is very willing to help out in any way and is looking forward to do readings with everyone who is available for the role. She is taking things well since she is still a part of the film.”
Charlie, 33, dropped out of the film after getting cold feet, a source close to the Sons of Anarchy star confirmed to HollywoodLife.com. Additionally, he wasn’t yet ready for the fame that was going to come with the daring role.
Meanwhile, Dakota is still 100 percent in the film.
“Dakota earned the role and she shouldn’t be worried right now. The only time she will have to worry, if at all, is if they hire someone that has no chemistry with her,” a source told us. “But they are casting the actor with her in mind.”
Who Will Be The Next Christian Grey?
As for who will take on the S&M role, it’s still up for grabs.
“Everyone that has been rumored is still being considered,” the insider told us. “They are looking for new options as well but currently everyone that people have been hearing is who they are going to first.”
Those front runners include Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer and author E.L. James‘ choice, Robert Pattinson — however, HollywoodLife has learned that Rob doesn’t want to take on another huge series right now:
Rob is not going to change his mind for doing the film, he doesn’t want to commit to multiple films and another franchise. He wants his career to go in a completely different route. Add that to the fact that he is not the number one pick from the producers, its just not happening.
So, HollywoodLifers — who do you think will have the best chemistry with Dakota? Let us know!
— Emily Longeretta