Congratulations to Charlie Hunnam for scoring one of the most sought-after male roles in Hollywood — Christian Grey in “50 Shades of Grey”! The casting of the “Sons of Anarchy” hunk and Dakota Johnson in the upcoming movie adaptation of the erotic novel was announced by author E.L. James on Twitter yesterday:
The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.
— E L James (@E_L_James) September 2, 2013
The announcement caused a worldwide freakout on a grand scale, much of it critical. But we at Swoonworthy think that the negative reaction mostly came from the following two types of folks:
1) Fans of a particular actor who had hoped their guy would nab the high-profile role. Our condolences to Team Bomer, Team Somerhalder et al. You will understandably need time to grieve, but console yourself with the fact that your fave can always be the star of your fantasies.
2) People who have yet to meet the gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam! Seriously. The actor has shown himself to be quite the chameleon, much more than you would expect from such a beautiful man. We’re sure he’ll have no problem donning Christian Grey’s suit (and tie).
All of you can use a Charlie Hunnam primer — get to know your new Christian Grey a bit better with the links below!