Replacing Charlie Hunnam With Robert Pattinson Has All the Makings of a '50 Shades' Disaster

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Robert PattinsonI can't lie -- when I heard that Charlie Hunnam had dropped out of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, I couldn't have been more relieved. I'm sorry, but that dude just doesn't do it for me -- or at least not in Christian Grey's role, a part I picture being played by someone a bit more polished and way less scruffy and blah.

Everyone wants to know who will wind up snagging the gig the second time around. Of course, there's speculation over whether Robert Pattinson replacing Charlie as Christian is a possibility or not.

At this point, there are probably a bunch of names being thrown around as potential recasts, but as much as I dig Rob, giving him Christian Grey's role is just a really, really horrible idea.

I mean, yeah, he's way better than Charlie, but still -- the last thing he needs is to take on a part that will follow him around for the rest of his life just like his Edward Cullen persona. He's probably going to have a hard enough time trying to get anyone to stop associating him with Twilight as it is, so can you imagine how branded he'll become if he takes on Fifty Shades?

And honestly, I'm not sure he'd even accept the role if it's offered to him. He's Robert Pattinson, for crying out loud -- why would he want to take a part that wasn't his to begin with? Whoever does wind up playing Christian is going to look a little desperate since he will know that he wasn't the first choice for the role. (And Rob is anything but desperate.)

I'm sure plenty of dudes will pop up as possible Christians over the course of the next few weeks. But it's probably safe to go ahead and take Rob out of the running. I'm willing to bet money that he'll probably laugh in the face of casting directors if the offer ever presents itself.

Do you think Rob should replace Charlie? If not -- who should?


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nonmember avatar Gofu

VARIETY confirmed Rob was their #1 choice even before the unknown Charlie whatever. Rob REJECTED it the first time.

Christian grey is based on Robert Pattinson anyway, the author is a Rob fangirl and wrote it with Rob in her mind. Its creepy to read the accurate descriptions about Rob.

mindy89 mindy89

Id like to see alexander skarsgard (sp) from true blood

nonmember avatar Nic

I don't even see these books as movies I haven't even read this series...but from what I've heard bout em this is my opinion on it...& Alexander Skarsgaard shouldn't do it either


I would love Chris Hemsworth to play Christian Grey :)

Patty Carlie Presley

while I'm a Rob fan, I really don't want to see him in this role. I've never wanted to see him in this role. I have no idea who should be cast, but definitely NOT Rob!

Daria Klaproth

i think alexander skarsgard for true blood would be great but i like robert to and ian don't forget him 

Gayle Lao

I think it would either be Robert Pattinson or Ian Somerhalder.either waywink

nonmember avatar Ang

The author wrote this story (Fan Fiction) with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as the characters. For many of us that read Master of The Universe II, Christian Grey is Robert Pattinson.

Deana Todd

I love Rob in Twiight but I dont think I will watch the movie if hes in it. He just dosent fit the role for me

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