After months of speculation and predictions, we’ve learned that Fifty Shades of Grey has cast Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam and Ben & Kate’s Dakota Johnson in the lead roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.


And though we’re willing to give these sexy newbies a try, diehard Fifty Shades fans have already started a petition to get White Collar’s Matt Bomer and Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel into the roles.

As much as we’d love to see the Magic Mike star strut his stuff on the big screen once more, the 35-year-old doesn’t seem to be taking the petition seriously.

"I'm so grateful for the fans and touched," Bomer told ET Online. "I'm looking forward to seeing the movie with Charlie and Dakota."

Way to keep it positive, Matt!

As wonderful as he might have been, we personally can’t wait for Charlie’s take on the role. He’s already proven he knows his way around a sex scene.

While Matt's fans win the most-vocal award, they weren't the only fandom that was disappointed.

Other dreamy favorites for the role of Christian included The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder, Man of Steel's Henry Cavill, and Alexander Skarsgard of True Blood. Popular picks for the female lead (let's be real, picks for viewer analogues) included Lucy Hale, Alexis Bledel, and Amanda Seyfried. 21-year-old Shailene Woodley of Secret Life of the American Teenager apparently turned down the role before it was eventually offered to, and accepted by, Dakota Johnson.

Matt's thoughts on the petition were short and polite, almost mirroring his comments on early casting rumors. He started out with a brief "No comment [...] That's my line on that." He later continued, "It's very flattering that I've got fans who would like to see me in things."

In a site that mainly deals in political opinions, the campaign calling for Matt and Alexis to be recast in the roles — complete with a fan-made poster — certainly stood out. However, the fervor in petition organizer @dontouchmypatch 's comments and description was certainly a little more intense than some others.

"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 [sic]," reads the initial description. Once the petition had reached over 11,000 signatures, she added, "I'M SO PROUD OF EVERYONE WHO IS HELP RIGHT NOW."

After 30,000 signatures, she clarified, "MANY PEOPLE SAY THAT WE ARE DOING THIS TO CRITICIZE AND MAKE FUN OF DAKOTA JOHNSON AND CHARLIE HUNNAM... IT'S NOT TRUE, WE ARE DOING THIS BECAUSE WE WANT AND DESERVE TO BE HEARD."

Are you bummed Matt Bomer won’t be playing Christian Grey? Tell us below!

Source: ET Online


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