Jamie Dornan Is The New Christian GreyBy: Emily Greene - October 23, 2013
Okay ladies (and some gentleman), you can calm down, the part of Christian Grey has been cast (again). Model/actor Jamie Dornan will don those wonderfully hung jeans and enter the red room of pain. (If you don’t understand, read the books.)
Ever since Charlie Hunnam dropped out of the Fifty Shades of Grey film, there has been pandemonium. While many were excited to see him leave, others had just gotten used to the idea of Hunnam as billionaire Christian Grey.
Rumors have been swirling all over the place on who would replace Hunnam as the kinky Grey. Many were hoping Matt Bomer would fill the role. Some of the names that had been tossed around included Jamie Dornan, Alexander Skarsgard, Christian Cooke, and most recently Luke Bracey. But it looks like Dornan won out as the dominant (seriously, read the books) Christian Grey.
Though Focus/Universal declined to confirm the news, an inside source said Dornan is in the final talks to play the BDSM enthusiast opposite Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele.
Dornan wasn’t the only person who was strongly considered for the role. Like Dornan, Tony-nominated actor Billy Magnussen also read for the role with Johnson on Friday.
With shooting for the film scheduled to start mid-November, there was a bit of a rush to find someone to play the main character from the famous erotica novels.
Many have taken to Twitter, sharing their pleasure with the choice of Dornan.
It's official! Jamie Dornan is the new Christian Grey! #50shadesofgrey
— HELLO! Canada (@HelloCanada) October 24, 2013
Jamie Dornan looks the part, carries no bigscreen baggage and presumably wants to do this. Well done, Focus/Universal — that's an upgrade.
— Josh Dickey (@NotoriousJLD) October 24, 2013
Jamie Dornan is officially our new Christian Grey, and our hearts are officially happy. http://t.co/3jaOVZkwhC
— Glamour (@glamourmag) October 24, 2013
And just a little more proof that maybe they chose right this time.
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) October 24, 2013
As expected, some people are still not pleased.
WHAT THE HECK I WANT IAN SOMERHALDER TO PLAY CHRISTIAN GREY NOT JAMIE DORNAN THIS IS INJUSTICE
— shivani patel (@shivanipatel210) October 24, 2013
— Michelle Perez (@mishp731) October 24, 2013