I was a little busy today so I came late to the announcement about Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey. While I have no opinion about Dakota Johnson (have nothing to base it on beyond her parents’ work), I do have an opinion about Charlie.
He’s a better actor than this piece-of-shit deserves. While I am thrilled to see a female driven story being made BY females, I TRIED to read the trilogy. I’ve read TONS of romance novels, way better written romance novels, but I went along with the excitement because it was for us girls.
And I honestly expected some sort of B-name actor, or freakishly wrong-casted verging on A-list. I know you guys love Matt Bomer, and I do too, but I’m sorry, he really is a little too gay to play Christian. I didn’t know shit about him and was convinced that he was gay before he came out. I actually LOVE gay/bi men, but Christian is written as hard-core straight. And Ian Somerhalder? I was rooting for him, as he does tortured so wonderfully. . . but you guys, Charlie brings a whole hunk of MANWICH to the table.
I’m a huge Sons of Anarchy fan, for about a gazillion reasons, but staring at pretty Charlie is a plus. I also saw him play Nicholas Nickelby, who’s about as opposite of Jax Teller as one can get. Charlie’s the real deal: a movie star in the making. I’m not that concerned about him not having red hair or whatever it is we think he’s supposed to look like.
I glanced about twitter to see a lot of CHARLIE HUNNAM? and decided it wasn’t worth me responded to any particular one with, “But have you ever seen him in anything?” I never saw his name as a potential candidate from any speculator, but I think it’s an interesting and bold choice.
What I really want to know is, What does Kurt Sutter think?