Although he may be best known for his lead role on the hit TV series “White Collar,” Matt Bomer has long been a fan favorite and top contender for the part of Christian Grey in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie as well. Although Bomer has long been silent on the subject, Latinos Post revealed this Wednesday, Jan. 30, that the talented actor at last opened up on the hotly anticipated casting.
In an interview with Metro UK, Matt Bomer was finally asked the elusive question that many “Fifty Shades of Grey” fans — both those who support “Matty” and those who see Christian Grey as some other actor — have been most anxious to hear. This marks one of the first times Bomer has been asked about the erotic role.
“No comment. That’s my line on that. But it’s very flattering I’ve got fans who would like to see me in these things.”
It may not have been quite the answer that Matt Bomer as Christian Grey fans have been waiting for, but it at least confirms the “White Collar” star is aware of his mention in the film and the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie. Meanwhile, in the latest casting polls, Bomer has slipped from his top spot, yet remains one of the key contenders mentioned in the supporting comments, reports Latinos Post.
First place this week went to Henry Cavill of “Man of Steel,” with over 420 votes. Matt Bomer just claimed the second spot for Christian Grey over fellow perennial fan favorite, Ian Somerhalder at 404 votes.
Perhaps most noticeable is how close all three top contenders — Henry, Matt, and Ian — are, so it definitely remains a very real possibility that one of these actors has caught EL James’ and the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie team’s eye.
Do you see Matt Bomer as your Christian Grey, “Fifty Shades of Grey” fans? Or one of the other two talented stars, Henry Cavill or Ian Somerhalder? Of course, there are actors like Stephen Amell and Alexander Skarsgard to consider also in the casting competition, while an Anastasia Steele that’s chosen may influence who in turn ends up playing Christian. All will again have to wait for Kelly Marcel’s forthcoming screenplay.
One thing is certain: Matt Bomer would make an excellent Christian with his charm, looks, and business suave for any Ana Steele. He certainly earns a leading spot in the new Top 10 Christian Grey list.
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