Finally, the Real Reason Matt Bomer Didn't Land Christian Grey

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Matt BomerEver since the Fifty Shades of Grey casting was announced, there's been a lot of, as the British would say, "whinging" about it. Fans are very particular about who they want cast, and let's just say that Charlie Hunnam as Christian and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia weren't exactly what 50S fans had in mind when they read the book. Who they did have in mind appear to be Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel, if the over 65,000 signatures on Change.org are any indication. But if the latest gossip is to be believed, then Matt WAS offered the role of Christian -- and guess what, y'all? -- he didn't want the damn thing!

This is the most solid piece of casting gossip I've heard yet because it comes -- supposedly -- out of the mouth of someone who was privy to what the film's casting director, Francine Maisler, was saying. (I know, it's hard to believe E.L. James didn't cast the thing, but it's actually a casting director who rounds up the prospects.)

Offered the lead role were reportedly Ryan Gosling, Robert Pattinson and Matt Bomer -- all of whom had NADA INTEREST. It's not like Matt (and the rest) auditioned and lost out.

So all of you people with your petition -- turn your protesting energies towards something a little more worthy of your time. Like, I dunno, whether we should strike Syria, or whether the Olympics in Russia should be boycotted because of its anti-gay policies. (Something Matt Bomer would probably sign!)

The spy who knows all told New York Daily News' Confidential:

The day before the news broke about who was cast, Francine was having lunch with a friend at the bar and said things were being finalized that moment. Francine flat out said, 'It was very hard to cast this movie because a lot of people didn't want to do it' ... She said big names were just reluctant to do it.

First off, actors work very hard to get famous enough so that they don't need to do nudity. Very few actors want to do a movie that will be wall-to-wall sex scenes -- unless they're getting paid $20 million to do it, and Fifty Shades, despite being an extremely popular book, is a low budget movie.
 
Not to mention that Matt is busy with White Collar and Alexis is tied up (get it?) with her new show, Us & Them.
 
Save your signatures, everyone. The petition could get 50 million signatures and they still aren't gonna do the movie. Unless each one of you contributes a dollar to their salaries.
 
As to why Charlie and Dakota accepted the roles, I'm going to venture a guess that a) there's not as much sex in the movie as there is in the book; b) both of them must have been drawn in by the promise of getting to psychoanalyze two sex-obsessed characters. I'm sure it had little to do with 50 Shades prose.
 
Will this make you give up the whole Bomer/Bledel wishfest?
 
 
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Kim Calarco

IAN!


They need IAN! - BOTTOM LINE!

Brea Davis

Alexander Skarsgard


Alexis Bledel

Vanessa Reynaga

what about ian did he want to do it or not??? i am confused

Penny Westheider

ok fine then they need THEIR TWINS!!!!!!!!!!!

Mac Beth

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Keri Utter MacFarland

Thank you for that these horrible comments are ridiculous!!! They are like children having a temper tantrum and stomping their feet!! GET OVER IT!! I am can't wait for the movie!!!

Genessa Nabors

Never wanted Alexis Bledel. She's too old. But this article doesn't say anything about Ian Somerhalder! (Though I am getting used to the idea of CH.) I know Emilia Clarke didn't want to do the nude scenes, even though she was my favorite, but they still could have gotten someone better for Ana.

nonmember avatar Kacy

Yes, why wasn't Ian cast?!?!?!

Liz Taylor

give the actors a chance!!! omg you never know you MIGHT actually like it!! i think the guy they chose for christian will work, as for the girl. i've not really looked into her yet. but i'm sure they both know what theyre getting in to, i support matt bomers decision as IF ANY OF YOU REMEMBER! in magic mike when it came to the BDSM routine that they wanted him to do, he said NO, he didnt wanna put that negative energy out there. maybe a hint to the book? one wouldnt know, he said in the extra's for the movie he isnt comfortable with his body, (i dont see how,he's amazing!) but c'mon! instead of as the article said whining about who got the roles, just accpet it and BE HAPPY theyre even making the movie!!!! because we all know, the books are always better than the movies

Becca Savoie Nordman

Alexis Bledel and  Matt Bomer.  Sorry but they fit who CG and ANN are.  READ THE BOOK.  

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