There have been tons of casting rumors for the role of Christian Grey ever since it was announced that the book, Fifty Shades of Grey, would be adapted into a movie. Some names being thrown around were Ryan Gosling (not believable enough), Christian Bale (too old), Ian Somerhalder (too cheesy), and my personal favorite Matt Bomer (delicious).
Though Matt is actually 35 years old and not 27 years old as Christian Grey is supposed to be, I still think he is the best man for the job. Did you see him in Magic Mike as the Ken Doll? Did you see him on Glee singing his heart out? Have you seen him on his show White Collar? This man may be gay, married, and have two children, but he exudes sexiness and is exactly who I imagine in the “red room of pain.”
I have had my fingers crossed for some time hoping that a real announcement would be made soon about who was going to play Christian Grey. I’ve invested myself in this book and I REALLY need the lucky guy to be someone I can believe as a Dom and a Sub. I felt the same way when I found out Twilight was being adapted into a movie. I needed Edward to be exactly as I imagined and yet when Robert Pattinson got the part I was incredibly upset. I actually vowed not to see the movie. Of course, I snapped out of it, gave Rob a chance, and here I am just as obsessed with him as I was when I saw Twilight for the 4th time. I prefer to skip the dramatics with Christian Grey’s casting choice, but where’s the fun in that? I will be the first one to buy my ticket online the second they are released and the first one to pre-order the special edition Blu-ray with special features and a free gift (flogger or riding crop anyone?).
All in all, I’d be incredibly content with the writers staying true the book. In the words of E.L. James and Christian Grey, “laters, baby.”
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