This is quite a big day for Charlie Hunnam, who will be playing Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey film. But did the book's author actually want Robert Pattinson for the role? 

Some Fifty Shades of Grey fanatics were holding out hope that R-Patz would win the role of Christian, and it now sounds like the book's author, E.L. James, was right there with them.

Novelist Bret Easton Ellis says he was recently at a party with E.L., where she confessed that Rob was indeed her top choice. On September 2, Bret tweeted:  

Wow! And in news that some of the book's readers might find to be extremely heartbreaking, it sounds as though two fan faves for the part were never really considered. Here's Bret's follow-up tweet:

Poor Ian and Matt. But this is especially surprising about Rob, given that E.L. reportedly wanted to distance this movie from the Twilight films by not involving any actors from that series. So does this mean that Rob said no to the role? Or were the other producers and studio execs not in favor of Rob playing Christian?

Either way, it sounds like Rob's loss was Charlie's gain! But do YOU think Rob would have made a better Christian?

Source: Twitter
 

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