“50 Shades of Grey” fans are not happy with the announcement of who will be playing the characters Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the upcoming 2014 film. Fans are so upset over the news, that Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson were cast for the roles, that they have started a petition in protest.
Who should have been cast as the lead roles? The protestors are wanting “Magic Mike’s”, Matt Bomer and “Gilmore Girls'”, Alexis Bledel. The petition is located on Change.org, and currently has 36,751 signatures. Judging by the reactions on social media sites, there are sure to be more signatures to come. The petition reads:
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.
— Paula Sebastian (@frappauccino) September 3, 2013
When the news was announced in March 2012 that there would be a film adaptation of the movie, Bledel was both excited and nervous about being nominated by her fans to play the role. “People definitely do have strong opinions about it,” she said. “I guess when people really identify with a concept, they feel strongly about it,” she told Elle. Access Hollywood previously asked Bomer if he would consider the role of Grey. Despite not having read the books, he said that it might be something that he would be interested in. “It sounds amazing, and from what I hear, people are really into the story so I gotta check it out,” he said.
— Colton Haynes. (@sexwithbtr) September 2, 2013
The producers are sticking by their choice to have Hunnam and Johnson play the parts. “There is a lot that goes into casting that isn’t just looks. Talent, availability, their desire to do it, chemistry with other actor, etc.,” Dana Brunetti, the film’s producer tweeted to his Twitter followers. “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.”
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