Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer Never in the ’50’ Running

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When it came to the Christian Grey casting debate, Hollywood hunks, Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer were the top two choices to play the billionaire, BDSM addict. However, according to Bret Easton Ellis, they were never in the running to begin with! This is shocking news to me because Ian and Matt both were asked on many occasions about whether they would be interested in playing this iconic character.

Many people aren’t aware that FIFTY SHADES OF GREY was actually a Twilight fanfiction originally titled MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE (aka MOTU). Therefore, it’s only natural that EL James wanted Robert Pattinson for the lead role (because she quite frankly wrote the role for him). In fact, in an interview with MTV’s Joshua Horowitz, Rob mentioned that he had read the fanfiction MOTU. Now, how did the whole Robert Pattinson mention even come about? Well, in late June, Rob hosted a “Gatsby”-like party for his friend Nick Jareki. EL James was in attendance as well as Bret Easton Ellis.

 

 

Now that the two leads have officially been cast, Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele and Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey, the public’s reaction to Dakota and Charlie is mixed (with the scale tipping more towards negativity). I’m not going to say my opinion until I see these two on the big screen and what kind of chemistry they have together. EL James is a picky woman. She wouldn’t just let anyone play the roles of Anastasia and Christian. I have hope.

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