Man. We've been sitting on the edge of our seats for, like, forever waiting on the Fifty Shades of Grey movie cast to finally be announced -- but when it happened yesterday? Um, I think it's safe to say that fans were more than a little bit shocked about who will be playing Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele -- not to mention pretty bummed out.
I mean, out of all of the amazing actors who could've been given the gigs -- Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson were chosen? Really?
(If the announcement had come on April Fools' Day instead of Labor Day, no one would've believed it.)
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Casting these two as Ana and Christian just seems so ... BLAH. I guess Dakota sort of fits the part physically (with darker hair, of course), but Charlie? Eww. If he doesn't hit the barber shop before filming starts, this flick is going to be a total eyesore to watch. He's just so scruffy and creepy and ... ick.
Still -- they had to have landed the roles for a reason, right? Producer Dana Brunetti explained the decision in further detail saying, "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. So if your favourite wasn’t cast, then it is most likely due to something on that list. Keep that in mind while hating and keep perspective."
Hmm. I guess he's right. You can't exactly cast someone in a film they have no interest in. And the chemistry has to be perfect for this one or it's not going to have any chance of working at all. Who knows -- maybe Dakota and Charlie will blow our minds with their portrayal of Ana and Christian?
But some fans are so outraged over the casting that they're insisting they will not watch the film when it comes out next year. And interestingly enough, most of the anger seems to be over Chrisitan's role as opposed to Ana's.
Here are some priceless reactions from fans on Facebook. (They're devastated, people.)
"I hate the people they picked! Not even worth watching."
"So disappointed with the casting. They don't even resemble the parts. Ugh."
"Surely they must realize that by not choosing the right guy to play Christian Grey, they will lose potential viewers of the movie."
"The movie is going to be bad. That guy isn't even good looking and so many other actors could be better choices for Christian Grey."
"What hilariously terrible casting for the movie. I was excited about it but now I'll probably skip it."
"Frankly, I'm strongly considering not even seeing the movie now. The beady-eyed dude they cast isn't even *slightly* sexy, and I don't care WHAT he looks like with his shirt off. Christian is supposed to be sexy in the face, guys. Are we forgetting that? Why would I bother watching a movie with a homely looking dude cast in a spot that should've been occupied by someone that is ACTUALLY sexy."
"They should just cast Miley and Robin and get it over with!" (Snort.)
"The casting for this movie is a disappointment. He is not Christian and she definitely is not Anastasia. Casting choice is terrible, they must not have read the book."
"Really pissed!!!! Charlie's not doing it for me at all....get that squirrel off his face please!!!!!!"
"She got it so wrong!!!!! I will be skipping the movie, if she could not get the casting right I think she will be messing up the screenplay."
"OMG!!!! I AM SO UPSET!...what where they honestly thinking seriously...he's to chubby and she looks to old...I guess I will just stick to the books and never ever go see the movie...cause WOW!!! Just WOW."
Your turn to weigh in -- what do you think of the Fifty Shades of Grey casting choices?
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