Matt Bomer Shouldn’t Lose the Chance to Play Christian Grey Because He’s Too Old

Matt BomerPlenty of names have been thrown around as possibilities for who will play Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie, but now it looks as though the list is being whittled down a bit.

Just last week, Channing Tatum made a comment about taking time off from acting, leading some to believe that means he won't land the Fifty Shades gig. And now, according to a new rumor, casting favorite Matt Bomer may lose Christian's role, and the reason is definitely a bit unexpected.


No, it's not because he's gay, which some think may hinder his chemistry with Anastasia Steele.

It's actually due to his age, because some think at 35, he's way too old to play Christian Grey. (You know, because 35 is so ancient and all.)

But if Matt does wind up being thrown out of the ring because of his age, doesn't that mean there are a few more seriously hot actors we can rule out as well? Because if Matt's too old, other dudes around his age have to be deemed the same; otherwise, it's just not fair.

Ok, so let's see who would wind up being eliminated if the age factor comes into play.

First and foremost, I guess we can kiss Alexander Skarsgard goodbye, because he's the ripe old age of 36. And what about Ian Somerhalder? Sure, he's a year younger than Matt at 34, but he's creepin' up there.

And then there's Ryan Gosling. At 32, by the time the film is made, he'll be in his mid-30s as well, so will that put him over the hill?

I'm going to go ahead and put it out there that all this age business really seems like a bunch of nonsense. Plenty of actors have taken on roles that are either much older or younger then they actually are in real life, so why should the Fifty Shades of Grey movie be any different?

And aside from that, whoever is cast as Christian probably should be a little bit older and more mature; otherwise, it may be hard for the audience to buy into him being in a dominant role. He has to have a commanding presence, and it may be a lot harder to achieve the right vibe with an actor who is much too young.

(Wouldn't you rather see Ana tied up by an older man?)

Do you think there should be an age limit on who is considered for Christian Grey's role?


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