Now the we know who will play Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Of Grey more behind-the-scenes information is coming out. Apparently author E.L. James wanted Robert Pattinson.
Some of the most famous names were rumored to be in the running for the main role of the steamy adaptation which is highly anticipated by fans of the novels.
Writer Bret Easton Ellis, who is a good friend of James, has taken to Twitter to debunk some of the rumors surrounding the casting of Christian Grey. He states that Pattinson was James’ first choice quite emphatically.
Matt Bomer and Ian Somerhalder were never considered, according to Ellis. He says that they were both at Pattinson’s house when she admitted that he was her first choice to play the part.
“E.L. James and I were at Rob Pattinson’s house when she admitted that Rob was the first choice for Christian,” he shared via a tweet on Monday after James announced the casting of Charlie Hunnam earlier in the day.
Robert Pattinson, if you have missed it, is best known for portraying vampire Edward Cullen from the Stephanie Meyer saga Twilight.
According to E!, Pattinson added fuel to the fire, when at a party, he spent most of the time talking to James.
Others rumored to be in the run were Ryan Gosling and Henry Cavill, but as Henry was involved with filming Man Of Steel 2, at about the same time as Fifty Shades was to start production, that was more of wishful thinking on the part of the “Cavillry” (as Henry’s fans call themselves).
Charlie Hunnam should make most happy, he is not such a mainstream name that one camp or another would get upset over his choice.
This writer believes that if Robert Pattinson had been chosen, many would have protested loudly at that selection. Fifty Shades Of Grey is slated to open on August 1 and will star Dakota Johnson in the role of Anastasia Steele.
E.L. James and I were at Rob Pattinson’s house when she admitted that Rob was first choice for Christian. Ian Somerhalder never in running.
— Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) September 2, 2013