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Anastasia Steel ( Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey ( Charlie Hunnam)
Many fans of the Fifty Shades of Grey book series are scratching their heads at the casting choices for the roles of Anastasia Steele and the infamous Christian Grey.
I can relate.
This afternoon, my jaw dropped when Huffington post revealed that Charlie Hunnam had been cast as Christian Grey.
Never mind that Dakota Johnson (of FOX’s ill-fated Ben and Kate) has signed in to play Anastasia Steele which confused me as well.
She is the granddaughter of actress Tippi Hedren ( The Birds), daughter of Don Johnson ( Miami Vice) and Melanie Griffith as well as the step daughter of Antonio Banderas.
Like many I impatiently waited for the revelation as author E.L. James strung us along for the past few months.
Names like Matt Bomer, Tom Hardy, Alex Pettyfer and Ian Somerhalder were mentioned as possible choices for Christian.
(Alexis Bledel from The Gilmore Girls and Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame to name a few were choices for Ana.
It was only recently when there was an article which mentioned Charlie Hunnam as another contender for the role.
For those who are not familiar with Charlie, he plays Jackson ” Jax” Teller on FX’s hit series Sons of Anarchy. He was the star of this summer’s hit Pacific Rim with actors Idris Elba, Ron Perlman and Charlie day. Some may remember the movie Nicolas Nickleby, Charlie played the title role.
Some have stated that Charlie is not handsome enough for the role.
He looks nothing like Christian, he is blond…..etc.
Most of the media outlets have pictures of Charlie with his goatee.
This what he looks like without the goatee.
Need I say more.
Apparently, EL James had Robert Pattinson in mind for the part but, Charlie beat him to it.
While I was browsing on Tumblr, I caught a glimpse of this pic and……
It hit me.
Charlie Hunnam is a pretty good choice for the role.
He was not high up on the list of any of the major outlets which makes this revelation brilliant.
I tip my hat to the PR people for this movie.
Way to go keeping all of us on the edge of our seats.
As for Dakota Johnson, I checked her IMDB page.
She was in The Social Network, Beastly, 21 Jump street , The Five Year Engagement and Crazy in Alabama with her mom.
I really wish that Alexis Bledel had been chosen as Ana.
Guess I will have to wait until August 1st,2014 to see how this all pans out.