Charlie Hunnam who? The producers of “Fifty Shades of Grey” have found their (new) Christian Grey — Irish actor Jamie Dornan, best known for his role on ABC’s “Once Upon A Time.” Can someone help me pick my jaw up off the floor. This dude is finnnnne. I have no idea what his demeanor is like, and thus whether I think I’ll like him as the dominating Christian, but from a visual perspective, I APPROVE. Click on to see more photos… [MTV]
Thanks to Charlie Hunnam dropping out of “Fifty Shades,” the Christian Grey casting game is back in action and heating up more than ever before. Among rumors of Jamie Dornan being the new frontrunner, continued prayers it’ll magically be Ian Somerholder, there’s now even a campaign for James Franco to take on the sexy role, thanks to Britney Spears.
While we love James Franco, jack of all trades, we think that could be a disaster … for several good reasons. Why should he not play the troubled billionaire and be ourboyfriend instead?
Britney, “Fifty Shades Of Grey” fanatics, here’s why James Franco is not a sex-obsessed business man — but a “hearts and flowers” guy instead. Read more on Your Tango…
Nooooooo! Seriously gorgeous Charlie Hunnam has backed out of playing Christian Grey in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie, apparently because his “Sons of Anarchy” filming scheduling is not allowing him to “adequately prepare” for the role. I sure hope he wasn’t badgered out of playing the character because some fans weren’t pleased with the casting. (“Twilight” diehards weren’t happy with Robert Pattinson being cast as Edward Cullen at first either. But they came around.) Hunnam had previously told Entertainment Weekly, “There are so many fans of that book and I know that on the surface, I’m probably not what everybody imagined. Because reading is so personal and people bring a character to life in their imagination, they feel ownership over that character. That’s daunting if I allowed myself to think about it too much. I’m taking it very seriously and intend to explore the nature of who this character is, what motivates him — and also dress up nice and look good in those suits.”
Sigh. Such a bummer. I thought he was perfectly unexpected. Back to the drawing board I guess. Who would you like to see replace him as Christian Grey? [Entertainment Weekly]
Ever since we found out Dakota Johnson is dating fellow Hollywood kid Jordan Masterson, we figured there was no chance she would be single during the filming of “Fifty Shades of Grey” and therefore susceptible to falling for her co-star Charlie Hunnam … right? Errr, well, we may have to rethink that assumption, because rumor has it Jordan has been encouraging Dakota to do something even scarier than sign a submissive agreement and NDA: Join him as a member of the Church of Scientology. Ahhhh!!!! Read more at The Stir…
Will the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie be Rated R or Rated Pg-13? Yes, the studio has said they want to stay faithful to the books. The director has said the film will contain the essence of the story. But what does an R-rating truly mean to box office returns?
As we’ve seen from films like The Matrix, The Terminator, and even recent comedies, an R-rating is not the kiss of death. BUT – and this is a big but – when the films are based on a romantic, sex-driven narrative that appeals primarily to older women, it might mean differently. Or does it? Read more at Celeb Dirty Laundry…
“There were three pages of sides that I was going to audition with. I read them and then was like, I really can’t do this. … The scene was, like, the girl telling her friends about some sexcapade she had. But it goes into extreme detail and uses the word ‘sperm’ a couple times. I was like, I don’t know guys, I have to go home to my grandparent’s house in a few months at Christmas, I don’t know if I can do this. … It was intense. So mad props to the people who are going to do it. You had to be able to take it seriously and not laugh or turn bright red.”
– “The Carrie Diaries” actress Chloe Bridges revealed to Cosmopolitan that she was asked to audition for the role of Anastasia Grey in the 50 Shades Of Grey movie, but there was more sperm talk than she could handle. I totally respect that. Methinks, though, Bridges will probably get spanked for talking publicly about the auditions. And it won’t be by Christian Grey in the Red Room of Pain. [Cosmopolitan] [Photo: Splash News]