The casting choices for Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey's roles in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie aren't exactly who anyone expected, but now that Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam have secured the parts, there's really not much anyone can do about it.
We can either suck it up, give 'em a fair shot, and hope they turn out to make the movie a huge box office hit, or we can boycott the film altogether in protest of the fact that Ian Somerhalder was not cast as Christian. (Seriously. What the hell?)
And if you are one of those fans who hasn't yet come to terms with your disappointment -- don't lose faith, because there's still hope.
There's a decent chance that the Fifty Shades cast could turn out to be amazeballs, if the roles of Kate Kavanagh and Elliot Grey are given to the right actors.
Let's start with Elliot. Duh, he needs to be someone who will serve one key purpose in the flick -- being our source of eye candy since we're obviously not going to get it from Christian. (Sorry Charlie, but you're not exactly drool-worthy.)
And since Elliot is Christian's older brother, they can't cast some young dude in the role since Charlie is the ripe old age of 33. Chris Hemsworth's name has been thrown around, but he's only 30. (Rats.) But Matt Damon would be a great choice, don't-cha-think? He's sexy, mature, and 42 -- which makes him perfect for the gig.
I guess that brings us to Kate -- who has to be played by either Blake Lively or Katie Cassidy. Hands down. They're both blond, gorgeous, young, and irresistible -- and they definitely make up for the wow factor that Dakota lacks.
Come on Fifty Shades peeps, don't screw it up this time!
Who are your ideal choices for Kate and Elliot?