"Fifty Shades of Grey" has been cast! After a year of speculation, rumors and debates, Team Fifty made it official. Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson will play Christian and Ana in the hotly anticipated film. While the majority of fans seem to be excited about the casting, there is a minority who are attempting to stir the pot with petitions and a backlash on Twitter, which included getting "#NoMattNoMovie" to trend on September 3. The Matt which is being pinpointed is long time Christian Grey favorite, Matt Bomer. The usually silent actor discussed the uproar on September 5 telling ET he appreciated the support.
"I'm so grateful for the fans and touched. I'm looking forward to seeing the movie with Charlie and Dakota."
The comment by Matt Bomer tells his fans that it is time to move on from expecting him to be cast. In fact, maybe Bomer himself will be in line for a midnight showing of "Fifty Shades of Grey" on August 1, 2014. The "White Collar" actor does have good news for fans who may have wanted to see the darker side of his acting. Bomer told ET that in the upcoming season they are "definitely embracing more of a bad boy version of Neal."
Bomer has dealt with his share of controversy related to this project. Last year writer Bret Easton Ellis tweeted that he did not believe an openly gay man could portray a character like Christian Grey. While the debate raged between the writer, fans and even other celebrities, Matt Bomer stayed mum on the topic. His most recent backing of Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson may be a last ditch effort to put this issue behind him so he can focus on his career, which includes an impressive four upcoming projects. Fans can show support for Matt Bomer's career by following his fan sites on Twitter and Facebook as well as continuing to watch his current show, "White Collar."