Remember that time when more people were outraged about the casting decisions of Fifty Shades of Grey than over the crisis in Syria? Crazy, right? Well hopefully they’ll put the petitions away and start accepting the reality of the situation, because the movie is cast and that’s that. Charlie Hunnam spoke up at the premiere of Sons of Anarchy recently and assured us that he and Dakota Johnson will be the Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele of your dreams.
“As soon as we got in the room and started reading with Dakota, I knew that I definitely wanted to do it, because there was a tangible chemistry between us. It felt kind of exciting and fun and weird and compelling, and so that was it.”
Sorry, Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel fans… that’s it! Get over it, gurrrrlz. While I felt compelled to read the book just so I could say I did and tout my opinion of it loudly at social events last year, I couldn’t get through an entire chapter without cringing at least ten times. That being said, I know myself and I will absolutely go and see the movie for the exact same reasons- I’m weak, and I need to know what everyone is talking about at all times. I am holding out hope, however, that the screenplay dialogue and interaction will be MUCH better than the book. Or at least somewhat realistic. The fact that Charlie Hunnam is actually a good actor makes me feel somewhat confident in my hopes.
Hunnam also shared his girlfriend’s feelings about the role, and let’s be honest, that wouldn’t exactly thrill many girlfriends:
“It’s very hard to be with an actor … she’s required to share parts of me she wouldn’t really want to share. With the nature of this role, that’s going to be times 10. My first job was on a miniseries called Queer as Folk. It was incredibly explicit sexual scenes with a man. If could do it when I was 18 with a guy, I can certainly do it at 33 with a lady.”
I’ll cheers to that. Best of luck to both of these crazy kids, because life as they knew it is OVER.