05 September 2013

How Twitter Reacted To The Casting Of Charlie Hunnam And Dakota Johnson In 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Film

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The casting of the S&M loving businessman Christian Grey and his submissive love interest Anastasia Steele was Hollywood’s best kept secret. But when it was announced earlier this week that E.L James had cast Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson as the literary world’s raunchiest couple, the social media realm went up in arms, with praise and complete disgust. 

E.L James’s official Twitter account began receiving a tirade of abuse at her selection. Whether it was begging the author to change her mind by boycotting the film release or starting an 18,000 strong petition to change the cast to Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel, fans weren’t giving up until they had their perfect Christian and Anastasia duo.

Luckily some of Twitter’s comical celebs such as Paul Rust, Robert Kazinsky and Zach Braff weren’t so disappointed, tweeting their thoughts on the infamous novels:

And thankfully the doom and gloom didn’t stop proud mum Melanie Griffith’s gushing at her daughter’s achievement, nor the hundreds of other E.L James fans who promised their dedication to the movie with one named Lynda Cardle tweeting: “We need to trust E.L James’ decision. After all, she did write it.”

So the pressure’s on for the two stars whose names are on everybody’s lips. But with a bit of hair dye and the promise of some stripping off, surely Fifty Shades fans will be won over eventually?

By Vicky Chandler


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