6 Reasons '50 Shades' Fan Backlash Won't Stop Charlie Hunnam From Playing Christian

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charlie hunnamFan backlash to Fifty Shades of Grey casting still seems to be making headlines. (I'd guess because there's not much else to report about the film so far!) With over 70,000 signatures appearing on a petition to replace Charlie Hunnam with Matt Bomer, gossipmongers are now claiming the official leading man may be having second thoughts ... and could even be considering quitting the film. 

Pfft! I highly doubt that there's any truth to these reports, given the evidence at hand! Here, six reasons we're nearly positive Charlie Hunnam is here to stay as our one and only Christian Grey ...

  1. His chemistry with Dakota - Not only did Charlie himself say that he had "tangible" chemistry with his leading lady, but that's one of the big factors producers were looking for from their Christian and Ana. No way they're going to let Charlie walk away and try to seek out a new guy who has the same sparks with Dakota -- or test Matt Bomer to see if he does. 
  2. His post-TV career - Sources have reportedly said that Charlie has aspirations of being a go-to leading man and doing more films after Sons of Anarchy. Well, this is his big (maybe only) chance.
  3. His big break in general - Aside from just having a successful next chapter of his career, this could make and perhaps already has made Charlie Hunnam a household name.
  4. Ben Affleck - Did fan backlash cause Ben to walk away from Batman vs. Superman? No. Would Charlie look ridiculous if he proved he can't take as much heat as Ben? Yes.
  5. Team Hunnam - Plenty of fans have already gotten on-board with Charlie as Christian. He wouldn't want to let those of us who fall into that category down, right?
  6. Fan backlash means ... nada - We saw the same exact thing happen pre-Twilight with Robert Pattinson. This is just par for the course that Charlie likely already has blown off.

Do you buy these rumors that Charlie's considering walking?


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Jennifer Polk Millard

Love you Charlie...keep at it and shock the hell out of the non believers when the movie comes out!!

nonmember avatar megs

Charlie will rock as CG! He can ACT...he's gorgeous...he clearly knows how to put his hands on a woman ;) Please just watch his work and you'll be convinced that he's got our favorite tormented, hotter than hell megalomaniac down pat....can't wait ;)

nonmember avatar Tammy

I hope he doesn't quit. I think he'll be an awesome CG! I wasn't sure at first because I wasn't sure who he was so I watched SOA on Netflix, and I'm a believe now! Can't wait to watch the rest of the seasons now!! He has that sexy, alpha male thing that is a must for whoever plays Christian Grey. I can't wait!!!

nonmember avatar Stacey Fulbrigh

There are always going to haters no matter who casted. All us Charlie Hunnam fans who be screaming that he should CG. Truth is he is going to be great because he is a talented actor. He understands the character & is hell bent on keeping his fans. He is more than just JAX Teller (awesome as JAX). Chemistry between the actors are pivotal for these movies. Go Charlie... 50 Shades of Charlie Hunnam***

nonmember avatar Christy T

Leave Charlie alone! Hands down He will be the perfect Mr. Grey! We love you Charlie!!

peach... peachpies

Nope. He doesn't do it at all for me.

Laure... Lauren0983

I'm pretty sure the majority of the backlash is aimed at Dakota, not Charlie. And I think the reason there even is backlash with Charlie is because Christian is strikingly beautiful and Charlie is just hot. But they could've done worse, like they did with casting for Ana. That's just 50 Shades of Wrong.

Sabrina Leach

E.L James posted a picture of his tattoo (fake one for SOA) on her Twitter account the other day. I highly doubt charlie even considered quitting. He has said himself that he doesn't pay attention to social media, that's a very wise choice. I think all of these rumors are just that rumors, started by unhappy people. I have a question for the person who wrote this article; why are using a picture of a Charlie look alike and not Mr. Hunnam himself?

Leta Phipps

The picture you have used of the man with the patriotic helmet is NOT Charlie. This is a tired rumor based on someone saying "I wonder if he's had second thoughts..." Really is there any good reporters out there who fact check before publishing?

Car E Cald

The guy in the photo is not charlie -.-

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