Matt Bomer Responds to Fifty Shades of Grey Casting Petition

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3:24 pm, September 5th, 2013

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News of Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson being cast as the leads in the film version of Fifty Shades of Grey led to outrage by fans of the erotic trilogy, who created a petition to have the stars replaced with Matt Bomer as Christian Grey and Alexis Bledel as Anastasia Steele.

The petition was signed by tens of thousands of fans, and read, “Matt Bomer is the PERFECT DESCRIPTION OF CHRISTIAN GREY AND ALEXIS BLEDEL IS THE PERFECT ACTRESS TO REPRESENT ANASTASIA STEELE and if THEY ARE NOT, NOBODY WILL BE And I read the whole trilogy and I can assure that Matt is the perfect actor for this movie and Alexis too. So please PLEASE, all of the GREYsessed and Bomerettes in the world NEED those actors. They always will be for us the Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. WE CAN DO ANYTHING GUYS, ANYTHING.”

Now, Bomer is responding to the casting controversy.

On Thursday, he told ETOnline that while he is “so grateful for the fans and touched,” he is “looking forward to seeing the movie with Charlie and Dakota.”

What do you think about Bomer’s response?

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