Matt Bomer on Fifty Shades of Grey Petition: Grateful and Touched!

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Fifty Shades of Grey fans' petition to replace Charlie Hunnam with Matt Bomer as lead character Christian Grey is flattering, the latter said in an interview.

"I'm so grateful for all the fans and touched," he tells Entertainment Tonight, however, "I'm looking forward to seeing the movie with Charlie and Dakota."

  • Matt Bomer Photograph
  • Charlie Hunnam Pic

Fans didn't exactly scream in ecstasy when they learned Hunnam and Dakota Johnson were cast in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Some took action.

A Change (dot) org petition begged producers to cast Bomer as kinky-yet-sensitive billionaire Christian and Alexis Bledel as his willing sex toy Anastasia Steele.

Bomer politely declined to take up the cause, but the White Collar star did say he's excited to explore the bad boy side of his TV character more this year.

Plus, nobody can take away the actor's shirtless dance scenes in Magic Mike, or this fan-made Fifty Shades of Grey trailer starring Bomer and Bledel.

The bar has been set pretty high here, Charlie.

In related news, Robert Pattinson is reportedly upset he didn't get cast as Christian in 50 Shades, despite being the first choice of author EL James.

Garrett Hedlund, meanwhile, was heavily courted for the coveted role but eventually turned it down because he "didn't connect" with the character.

Oh, what might have been, right THGers?

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matt bomer its very cool and realy christian grey.I like very much

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matt bomer is only christian grey

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MATT BOMER IS THE ONLY CHRISTIAN GREY!!!

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Charlie looks like a young bloated version of Val Kilmer.... And he's a horrible actor... Couldn't even make Batman look good....

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I WANT BOMER!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where's this petition I want to sign it... WHOEVER WAS INCHARGE OF CASTING SHOULD BE FIRED!!!!!!!!! I WANT BOMER!!!!!!!!!! SO NOT SEEING THE MOVIE AND READING THE BOOK CAUSE HEY I CAN PICTURE BOMER!!!!!! DAMN STUPID CASTING AGENTS.... OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!!!

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See guys, he doesn't even WANT to play him! Will you please shut up now and let people do their jobs???? I bet Charlie and Dakota will be great, just give them a chance. I mean before Twilight there were also many people who didn't want Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart and now... I think I made my point :)

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hahahahahahahahahaha: Bigfoot & the Hendersons.

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What a gentleman. I like Matt Bomer good guy!