Finally! After a long wait, the casting choices for Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey have been revealed and they might not be who you expect…
After seeing so many talented actors and actresses, producers decided to chose American actress Dakota Johnson and English actor Charlie Hunnam.
Producer Dana Brunetti has now sent his Twitter followers some explanation into the decision process for choosing to play the roles.
“There is a lot that goes into casting that isn’t just looks. Talent, availability, their desire to do it, chemistry with other actor, etc,” Dana tweeted. “So if your favourite wasn’t cast, then it is most likely due to something on that list. Keep that in mind while hating and keep perspective.”
Dakota previously appeared in The Social Network — in which she shared a love scene with Justin Timberlake — and had small roles in 21 Jump Street, The Five-Year Engagement and Beastly.
She is the daughter of Don Johnson, best known for TV shows Miami Vice and Nash Bridges, and his actress ex-wife Melanie Griffith.
It’s thought producers cast Dakota because they wanted a young, up-and-coming actress to play the role of virginal Anastasia, who embarks on an intense voyage of sexual discovery with her S&M-loving boss Christian.
British actor Charlie’s previous work includes a lead role in TV series Sons of Anarchy and a starring part in Guillermo del Toro’s blockbuster Pacific Rim.
Author of the book E.L. James has also sent her fans a message following the casting news.
“To all the supporters, lovers and haters – thank you so much for the passion that you have for this project. You all rock. All of you. ♡” she tweeted.
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