Dakota Johnson: Should She Also Be Replaced in Fifty Shades of Grey?

by at .  Updated at . Comments

Following the shocking news that Christian Grey will be recast in the forthcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie, will producers soon be looking for a new Ana as well?

Charlie Hunnam is out of the project before it even began, citing scheduling conflicts. It's unclear what new conflicts could have arisen in the last month, however.

Dakota Johnson Image

Unofficially, The Hollywood Reporter claims Charlie was actually intimidated by the amount of negative attention his casting received, and he got cold feet.

Whatever the reason, Hunnam's exit leaves his would-be co-star, Dakota Johnson, on shaky ground, with some fans calling for her to be replaced too.

Dakota was a fresh face that Focus and Universal loved, but one of the biggest reasons she was cast was because of her chemistry with Charlie.

Fifty Shades of Grey is a love story (or mommy porn, depending who you ask), but either way, Christian Grey is the key figure to the studio and fans.

The fan base for the 50 Shades books/ film is primarily female, and may well have played a role - directly or indirectly - in Hunnam's abrupt exit.

Will his replacement be tested for chemistry with Dakota? Or is she potentially at risk of being replaced based on their new leading man's identity?

Vote in our polls below and tell us what you think of Charlie Hunnam's exit and whether you think Dakota Johnson should stay on board the project:

Should Dakota Johnson also be replaced in Fifty Shades of Grey?

If so, who should star in her place as Anastasia Steele?

With Charlie Hunnam out, who should play Christian?


Emma Roberts as Anastasia Steele and Collin Egglesfield as Christian Grey


Emma Roberts !!!!!!! The perfect Ana, just the way she looked in Lymelife


Okay here we are still trying to understand how el james and the director have totally f..k up this film with the bad casting first hummam was not christian but he was not so bad and sorry but he was never into this film so he left
Now we have this dakota who think everyone wants a piece of her what we the fan want is for her to go a way she a very bad actress to watch she seriously lacks as a actress dakota is all full of her self she go on to say she hveing tough time that bull she think of her self as a STAR she believe she all that and that why this movie is going down yes they well do some money but not as much as they hope to and all for not casting the right ana dakota is to tall skinny not cute and very DULL her acting skill pathetic she Elizabeth Beekley just like showgirls a disaster for this 50/s/of grey film director thanks for the awful miscasting and for f..k up this love story not a fan anymore.


Emilia clarke wd be the perfect Ana...she's so pretty and swet and has such a fresh face....Nothing like Dakota looks old and slutty


Jessica Lowndes


No one is actually going to believe Christian is into this girl. Ick! She is so not Ana and has got to go.


E.L. James liked Dakota Johnson because she looks British. Just one of many, many bad decisions James has made and will probably continue to make. This movie is going to suck. I was hoping that the movie would be better than the books which had a good concept but crappy writing. Now it's doubtful...


come on, BE WISE PLEASEEEEEE!!! Give her a chance. I think she's a good actress and that's why the producer chose her as ana steel. And pleaseeeee why it has to be Matt Bomer to replace charlie hunnam????? Dont you all know that Matt is a gay???? Please dont be selfish!!!!!!!

@ agis

They chose her because of her chemistry with Charlie. She has hardly anything credible acting wise under her belt! And she looks NOTHING like Ana. Looks old enough to be her mother too.


I didn't vote, because my investment is minimal and because I didn't agree with the wording. If there had been a Dakota should get the heck out while the getting is good button, I would have voted. It is a sign, girl. Sorry that sitcom flopped, but you were fine in it. Give it some time. You are prettier than you mother ever was (of course, you never had a lion eat your face, so who knows how she would have looked without childhood reconstructive surgery--forget the last 15 years), and seem to have the best of her and your father's sense of comedic timing (though there is debate on whether or not is was on purpose). You are young, pretty, and have talent. DO NOT TIE THIS ALBATROSS AROUND YOUR NECK. Whether it succeeds or fails, is well done or schlock, the "stars" will be wiping it off of their shoes for years . . .


Kristen Stewart should be Ana. Ana is an awkward, clumsy girl and we all know Kristen Stewart is awkward as hell. She would make the perfect Ana.

@ Nera

Except she is expressionless & boring... had enough of her in the Twlight series!! Ugh please don't!

Tags: , ,