Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1) Fifty Shades of Grey question


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What do you think of the CASTING??
❤ Divya ❤ Divya Sep 03, 2013 09:14AM
In the last topic I posted, I asked to choose b/w Matt and Ian. Since, I LOVE both of them, and would have liked it if either one of them was selected. But, as Linda stated, this is a porno movie. And it's good that our favorite actors are far far away form this movie as it can spoil their reputations.

As for the actress, I don't really care. But, seriously, Dakota Johnson???



I'm excited to see Charlie play Christian Grey. Charlie Hunnam is super hot and he could spank me, lol.


Just like all books that are made into movies...You will have to wait and see how it turns out.


We all had our imaginations run wild to the look, the feel the smell of Christian Grey and no one will ever come close to that in the imagination - That being said ..I think one should not be close minded to the casting of Christian or Anastasia - if one watches SOA then you know that Charlie Hunnman is an incredible actor believing in his rugged bad boy character -proving that he can act and therefore will do the movie justice. Who would have thought that the father of Malcolm in the Middle would have been the best Walter White ever... proving the mere fact the question should be is the choice of Director a proper one?


Is it Weird that I hated the book but can't wait to see the movie?


well being that i am not sure who they are i am a bit dissapointed that Ian Somerhandler did'nt get christian Grey he would have been hot even Chris Hemsworth he would have been good to so i hope that just like alot on here are saying that the Movie is just as good as the book.


I think better casting could have done better with both characters. I was really banking on Ian or Matt heck maybe even Chris Hemsworth! As I've stated before though, I'm so over the 50 craze so I can wait until the movie is on Netflix or FX.

Maybe they can do wonders with the movie. I'm pretty sure Twilight fans were not the biggest fans of KS or RP but can you see Bella and whatever the vampire's name is as anyone else?

I wouldn't say it's a porno. Sex did happen a lot in the book but not enough they can't work around it to make the movie PG or R. I highly doubt whoever wants to go see it will have to sneak in to a sticky XXX theater on the crazy side of downtown. Movies have sex in it now, people have sex, when we realize this as a culture maybe we won't be so scared and not shield it.

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Kathi Jackson I was surprised at how unlike porn the book seemed. When there are true feelings between the two people, sex is just expected and wonderful. As I wrot ...more
Oct 11, 2013 10:43AM · flag

I think they both deserve a chance who are we to decide who is good enough until we see the film and people that are over it shouldnt even care or comment?? As for saying Ian is like him in real life if your arent his friend how do you know this?
As for Matt i think he is a great actor i just cant imagine him in this role i want someone i know who can show that he is in love with a women and when it comes down to it, it isnt real only a story for entertainment i think we need to enjoy it and stop bagging on the choices.. Go Charlie and Dakota...


its interesting
british actor might be fun
the girl dakota looks goofy like ana so yeah


Did any of you watch the new TV show, Betrayal? I think those 2 should play these parts. I really got caught up in their romance, as I did that of Christian and Anastasia.

Agree with those who say it's an awful book because it's definitely not "literature," but I loved it for the romance it became.


I am also unhappy with the casting for 50 Shades. They picked a guy who doesn't resemble Christain to me at all. I don't even find him good looking. I won't be going to see the movie. I would rather keep my image by staying with the books .


Jennifer (last edited Jan 08, 2014 09:40AM ) Jan 08, 2014 09:23AM   0 votes
I thought Matt Bomer was going to be Christian Grey what happened hes hot and about how I pictured christian


I don't care to see the movie, how are they going to do it without it being a porno? I agree DAKOTA JOHNSON.. really? Maybe she was the best the producers could secure with the added bonus of her "pedigree" --- producers figure it will give the movie a boost if needed.
I really hate it when famous actors kids get in the front of the line just because they're, well, actor's kids.


I too thought the role would go to Ian,because he looked the part & even was like him in real life too. Just like all the twilight movies were so much different than the books,its not necessary the 50 shades would be a porno type movie. It all depends upon the director. Today a lot of movies are made with nudism and erotic scenes but they don't feel vulgar because they are done in a different way. I hope they succeed at not making it porno.

I had very different picture in my mind of what actors would suit like Ana & Christian,but current seemed to be far away from it. Of all the articles I read there were alot of topics under discussion like 'how its good that they are not famous actors that it would destroy the feel of the movie.'

I was most sad about Christian would not be this overly handsome guy like I imagined he would to be. Its an year till the release of the movie,the whole hype would be a bit less till that time. Maybe then it would be easy to watch & actually like them.


I'm solo disapointed by the casting!!! Not sure I'll watch it...


I am very disappointed in the casting. Dakota does not portray at all what the book described as Anastasia. I won't pay the movie admission price to see this.


Joe Manganiello would have been my choice for Christian. He has the looks and body of someone that women love. He has had some great roles in True Blood and I thought he'd be excellent in the role. Regardless, I plan to see the movie and who knows... I may actually like who they've picked.


I wanted Christian to be Charlie Hunnam... He suits in this role... And Dakota looks older than she is supposed to be for the role of Anastasia!!! huh!!


Totally disappointed in the casting. I don't see how the actors they selected, coupled with an NC-17 rating will even come CLOSE to the book. I already know i'm gonna be pissed at the outcome, so i'm bracing myself.


Mochaspresso (last edited Oct 08, 2013 03:30AM ) Oct 08, 2013 03:27AM   0 votes
Most recent pics of Charlie Hunnam reflect the look that he has to have for his role on Sons of Anarchy. Look beyond that at Charlie's facial features and bone structure. He's an attractive guy and will probably clean up nicely and easily for FSoG, imo. I think more people are probably more familiar with Sons of Anarchy than they are with Pacific Rim. This will be a change for him. He was on the verge of being typecast on Sons of Anarchy and that could be why so many can't see him as Christian. He's an attractive guy regardless of what look he's sporting, imo.

I'd give him the job just for his abs. :P



I'll just stick with the books.


I was really banking on Ian or Matt heck maybe even Chris Hemsworth! As I've stated before though, I'm so over the 50 craze so I can wait until the movie is on Netflix or FX. Maybe they can do wonders with the movie. I'm pretty sure Twilight fans were not the biggest fans of KS or RP but can you see Bella and whatever the vampire's uplifting books name is as anyone else? I wouldn't say it's a porno. Sex did happen a lot in the book but not enough they can't work around it to make the movie PG or R. I highly doubt whoever wants to go see it will have to sneak in to a sticky XXX theater on the crazy side of downtown.


I am seriously pissed with Charlie Hunnman! I can't even pretend to say that he's 'not bad' because seriously, he looks like he smells! I know Hollywood is capable of waving their magic wands to make anyone look appealing, but I just feel they totally messed it up with the casting. We already know its a given that the movie is going to suck compared to the books, so why not at least give us some serious eye candy to make us swoon?!!


Charlie also confirmed that he won't be using a body double for the full frontal scenes and said this movie will be 10 times more graphic than anything he's ever done before.
Oh. Yeah. :D

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Kelsey Watkins so basically its porn in the theatres? lol
Oct 07, 2013 12:25AM · flag

Actually when I think about it I think Charlie will make a great Christian, he was fantastic in green st(an English football hooligan film)
Not sure on Dakota though (I don't think she is naturally beautiful as Ana is described to be) someone more like Mila kunis would be better. Just my opinion.

but can't wait to watch it!!!


charlie will make a good Christian Grey [ after he goes through a serious makeover that is ] even though i was rooting for Matt. I'm not so sure about Dakota . Movies are not known to be better than their books....so maybe it won't hurt to reduce our expectations from it a bit .


I don't think that casting is based solely on appearance of an actor or actress, they are casted based on their acting skills and guts


Peggy (last edited Sep 09, 2013 12:01AM ) Sep 08, 2013 11:59PM   0 votes
Alys, not for sure what you are talking about "age has caught up hard". Do you not know who he is? If you only know him from the sorry excuse for syfy Pacific Rim then girl you are seriously missing out. The man is the star of Son's Of Anarchy, the hottest show on television, as above poster said, one of the highest rated cable network shows of all time. His character is the President of a Motorcycle Club who lives hard and plays harder. They are currently filming so most of the pics of him out now he has the long hair hair and five o'clock shadow and he looks like he spent the night drinking whiskey and f'n porn stars before he rode home on his Harley, lol. But damn, the man cleans up nice! Seriously panty droppin' HAWT!
I am disappointed in the casting but not for the reason that most are. I too think that Charlie is WAY to good for this movie. Personally I think that the 50 Shades craze has long since been over. It has to get a nod for starting the "mommy porn" craze and bringing erotica to the forefront but honestly, the writing was juvenile and the sex was predictable. There are hundreds of better books written since in the genre.
Will I go see the movie? Hell yeah! But not as a fan of 50 Shades but as a fan of Charlie Hunnam. I have seen enough sex scenes on SOA with his bare ass on display to know that he is ganna set the screen on fire!


not surprised the casting would be disappointing, I can't get with Dakota Johnson. hope she can act


❤ Divya wrote: "In the last topic I posted, I asked to choose b/w Matt and Ian. Since, I LOVE both of them, and would have liked it if either one of them was selected. But, as Linda stated, this is a porno movie. ..."

I am very disappointed..I don't think the choices even look remotely close to the characters described. Dakota Johnson...just no..I was more expecting someone like Alexis Blidel from Gilmore Girls forgive me I don't know how to spell her name...and I was thinking more of tall dark and handsome for Christian..Like Christian Bale or Ian Somerholder


I'm dumbfounded that so many women would want Matt Bomer playing such a sensual heterosexual part. Charlie Hunnam is straight. At least I won't feel weird drooling over him at the movies and has anyone seen his sexy body on Sons of Anarchy? Dahm!


Maybe you're right. Our choices didn't get picked. Cause they are afraid it will ruin the carrier. Have you read that first choice by EL James was Robert Pattinson. Guess he refused to play the role. ( Maybe )


I can't believe their choice for Christian!!....Charlie hunman?..mayb without the beard n a good hair job ya..but I could actually picture ian or Matt or even r-patz in it...too bad.Guess We ll see how it turns out


At first I was disappointed that it was not Henry or Matt. However, I went and watched a few episodes of SOA and I quickly realize that Charlie has what it takes to portray CG. He's a great actor. Minus the beard, and a nice hair color job, he's gonna be phenomenal.


BonnieSkywalker (last edited Oct 06, 2013 01:08AM ) Oct 04, 2013 11:44PM   -1 votes


I am disappointed with the casting, hope the movie is as good as the book


I am very disappointed. I thought the guy from Tron would make a good Christian Grey or even Liam Hemsworth, he's totally hot.


Megan, a rep from Universal confirmed it will be raunchy and NC-17. And yes, the sex is the main part of these books for most readers and there is a lot of it.

Since I'm not a fan, I'm somewhat gleeful about the casting. Since what most fans loved is that he's this hot billionaire, and let's be honest, good looks and a lot of money can make a guy attractive, at least on the surface. Not to say that Charlie is a dog, but he's definitely looking like a guy whose partied a bit too hard these days. He doesn't look like he did on Pacific Rim, which I know people refer to when talking about how hot he is. Age has caught up hard. It happens sometimes, and there's no getting around it. When I saw current pics, I thought they were of a different man who, while someone I wouldn't say no to, looks like he's hitting middle-aged.

If the magic of movie-making and special effects in port-production can't make him look like a svelte metro 27-year-old with a lot of leisure time (face it, Christian spent a LOT of time traveling and texting Ana instead of working), will his money alone be enough to make him so attractive in the eyes of fans?


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