Matt Bomer is a tease, all right. The Magic Mike star was cagey when talking to the BBC about rumors he might be starring as Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie. In fact, he said outright that he hasn't even been approached about the part.
Oh Matty Matt Matt. Come now. Do you really think all this "I haven't been approached" talk is fooling anyone? We all know what you really mean when you say such things, wink wink.
Matt told interviewers:
Did you ask whether I've been approached to play the part? No. I'm incredibly flattered by and grateful for the response, for sure, but yeah, I guess that's all I can say about that.
First of all, the tell-tale sign that someone's uncomfortable with the question is when they begin their answer by repeating the question. It's a stalling tactic we all picked up in elementary school, and Matt, you're going to have to do better than that if you're going to make us believe you haven't had talks with producers about playing Christian Grey.
Second of all, that little part at the end there, "That's all I can say about that" ... "can" is by far and away the operative word. It hints that someone (like, say, the producers) don't want him talking about their meetings. If he's not allowed to say something, or can't say something, it's because, inherently, there is, in fact, something to say.
Which means, Matt's hiding something.
Which probably means, he's going to be Christian Grey.
Here's hoping, anyway.
Do you think Matt Bomer will be cast?
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