Fifty Shades of Grey: Matt Bomer Is Too Old To Play Christian Grey – Kicked Out Of The Race (Video)

Fifty Shades of Grey: Matt Bomer Is Too Old To Play Christian Grey – Kicked Out Of The Race (Video)

The Fifty Shades of Grey casting war is raging on like a drunken group of elderly people at a playground. According to Hope at Celebs Gather, the initial idea of casting Matt Bomer in the role of Christian Grey has now been placed on the back burner. Hope writes, “Rumor has it that the producers will not give Bomer the titular role of Christian Grey, and it won’t be because of Bomer’s sexual orientation or even because he’s recently fallen behind in the polls. It will be because he’s too old.” That’s a crying shame.

During a recent Latinos Post poll, Bomer lost out to the current front-runner Ian Somerhalder – Bomer received twenty-eight percent of the vote, while Somerhalder received forty percent. In a Twitter-based poll that solely pitted Bomer and Somerhalder against one another based on their shirtless appeal, Bomer won the majority of the vote – it’s not surprising if you observed this man in Magic Mike. Hot blooded persons grabbed for their asthma pumps when he appeared on screen.

According to the casting producers, Bomer “is honestly… too old. He’s 35 and will be 40 by the 3rd movie.” We do, however, highly doubt that Bomer’s sexuality played a role in the decision to not cast him in the titular role. Bomer’s acting doesn’t come across as solely hetero- and/or homosexual; instead, Bomer breaks the stereotype of what society’s idea of a typical homosexual actor should be. And for that, he should be lauded.

The Fifty Shades casting war will not die down soon, as many a hot blooded actor in Hollywood is currently vying for one of the most important roles in recent cinematic history. Who do you, Celeb Dirty Laundry readers, think should be Christian Grey? Would Matt Bomer have worked for you? Will Ian Somerhalder be the perfect choice? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • Martina

    Matt Bomer is the perfect actor for Christian Grey’s role. He looks like the seductive actor ! He is charming, good looking, and has a mysterious look to him.He has to play Christian Grey!!!

  • Martina

    Matt Bomer is the perfect actor for Christian Grey’s role!He looks like the seductive actor ! He is charming, good looking, and has a mysterious look to him.He isn’t too old!!!He has to play Christian Grey!!!!

  • Martina

    Matt Bomer is the perfect actor for Christian Grey’s role!He looks like the seductive actor ! He is charming, good looking, and has a mysterious look to him.He isn’t too old!!!He has to play Christian Grey!!!!

  • Sarah…

    Come on Matt isn’t too old he is perfect for Christian Grey
    and Ian looks much older in comparison too Matt !

  • Sarah…

    Come on Matt isn’t too old he is perfect for Christian Grey
    and Ian looks much older in comparison too Matt !!

  • BMTP

    MATT BOMER 4ever, the movie needs to have him as CG

  • Sunniva..

    I DON’T FUCKING CARE, MATT BOMER FOR CHRISTIAN GREY!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tigandryrysmommy Jeannie Ellis Jones

    IT HAS to be Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Lawrence! Why are the hollywood types not seeing this! Grrrr!

  • http://twitter.com/Patamar2 Mary Sebers

    Ian Somerhalder & Matt Bomer are the same age. I don’t know about Channing, but this whole thing is silly.

  • Sarah

    Noooo… don’care of the age, Matt Bomer is the perfect Christian!!!

  • http://twitter.com/advidia73 advidia de bruijn

    I really want IAN SOMERHALDER he’s a very good actor and so sexy. Ian is the perfect christian grey. Nobody is better, ian have it all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/AliziatheAlienist Aliza Ayaz

    Matt Bomer is the the perfect man for the role. Ian is no way even close to the character.

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  • buddy vixen

    Well if Bomer is too old at 35 (he looks much younger) then Somerhalder is too old at 34 (and too short). There are a lot of young, handsome men under 30 that could do this role-Henry Cavill, Chace Crawford, Marco Dapper. Also, age should now be a factor in casting Ana too.

  • helps

    Matt Bomer is the only perfect choice…. He can pull this off. Everyone else is just poor substitute. If they want to talk about age, then Ian Somerhalder has no chance, he looks way older than Matt.

  • Delena

    Ian Somerhalders perfect!

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  • ss-ss

    Ryan Gosling .

  • Pami

    Yes, yes, yes! Matt Bomer = Christian Grey

  • http://www.facebook.com/Alessia.Madrigal.Iannacito Alessia Iannacito

    Don’t care about the age! Matt Boomer is just perfect! ;) … I won’t watch the movie if he does not play the role!!!! C’mon he’s P-E-R-F-E-C-T-!

  • amouna

    no one is better for the role than IAN SOMERHALDER !!!

  • defne

    ian somerhalder or matt bomer are could be christian, zac efron.. really?!!! ? think miranda kerr looks like ana..

  • florencianan

    oh please everyone, you must to acept the fact that matt is perfect nobody cares about matt’s age or sexuality. we love him as the way he is

  • Nancy Caravez

    Just hurry up and make the movie!!!! If you want I can help you pick Christian Gray :) I think the unknown character is a good idea. But make sure he has Christian Gray in him.

  • Quadey

    HENRY CAVILL!!!

  • Tanya

    Westley from the Vampire Diaries. He is tall, muscular, handsome and has the hair. He plays Damon’ s brother