The 50 Shades of Grey series took the country by storm when it was released, and now fans everywhere are anticipating the movie set to be released in 2014. Fans had their dream picks for the lead roles Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele before the movie was even announced.
There were polls all over the Internet and social media. A Twitter profile was even made for Christian Grey. Waiting for the cast to be announced was like a kid waiting for Christmas morning for most fans, including myself.
Originally, Charlie Hunnam was chosen for the role of Mr. Grey, but, as a fan of the books, I was not a fan of this choice. I felt that Hunnam did not fit the role of the savvy Christian Grey as well as other choices. To most everyone’s surprise, he soon dropped out and was replaced by Jamie Dornan, a much more appropriate choice in my eyes.
Christian is supposed to be a very handsome, successful businessman with a dark side who would catch any woman’s eye, and Jamie Dornan definitely catches my eye! His eyes have the perfect amount of mystery to be Christian Grey. What can I say? He could take me to his red room!
The role of Anastasia Steele was given to Dakota Johnson, the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson.
Anastasia Steele is described as a young brunette with big blue eyes. If they don’t dye Johnson’s hair dark, count me out! Besides the minor hair color difference, I think Johnson fits Anastasia very well.
Anastasia is described throughout most of the series as a plain and simple type of girl, and I think they will be able to incorporate that very well with Johnson’s looks. However, I feel like Johnson looks a little bit too old to be playing the fresh-out-of-college Anastasia, and I imagined her being a little bit prettier and more youthful.
While I had my favorites for the roles, I think the directors have done a relatively good job of choosing a great lead cast, and I think that Dornan and Johnson will do a great job in the film and please fans everywhere!