Since Charlie Hunnam pulled out of the 50 Shades of Grey film due to ‘schedules’ fans have been on the edge of their seat waiting to hear who was going to be playing Christian Grey. Many Matt Bomer fans thought he might be back in the running, but with filming starting next month, and Matt is currently tied up in the latest season of White Collar I don’t see how he is going to be able to fit it in any better than Charlie Hunnam could have. But we no longer have to wait as the new Mr Grey has been announced. It’s Jamie Dornan.
For those of you that don’t know who he is, he’s an actor from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is also the great-nephew of Greer Garson, was a former Calvin Klein underwear model and is the face of the Dior Homme campaign. He’s had a few roles on TV and film, including Marie Antoinette, Once Upon a Time and The Fall, but nothing that has made him a huge star yet. I think his level of stardom is perfect for this role. He will have a following of fans already, but more than that we will be able to see him as Christian, rather than the star (could you really imagine taking Ryan Gosling seriously as Christian, it would be too confusing as you love Christian and Ryan for very different reasons).
So congratulations to Jamie, good luck with the filming. I can’t wait to see what you do with the character.
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