The months-long search to find two actors to play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele came to an end this past Monday when Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson were officially cast in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" feature film.
As of this morning, 40,000 people had signed the petition posted to Change.org. It reads: "Matt Bomer is the perfect description of Christian Grey, and Alexis Bledel is the perfect actress to represent Anastasia Steele, and if they are not, nobody will be, and I read the whole trilogy and I can assure that Matt is the perfect actor for this movie and Alexis too. So please PLEASE, all of the GREYsessed and Bomerettes in the world NEED those actors. They always will be for us the Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. WE CAN DO ANYTHING GUYS, ANYTHING."
ETonline caught up with Bomer to talk about the October 17 season premiere of "White Collar" and, naturally, had to get his take on the hubbub. "I'm so grateful for the fans and touched," Bomer tells ETonline exclusively. "I'm looking forward to seeing the movie with Charlie and Dakota."
So while "Fifty Shades" fans won't get to see Bomer crack the whip, they will get to see a slightly naughtier version of his "White Collar" character, Neal Caffrey, in Season 5.
"We're definitely embracing more of a bad boy version of Neal this year," Bomer tells me. "Neal's starting to realize that he doesn't have to be a good boy all the time, and that maybe not doing the right thing is what he's best at."
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