Sunday, October 27, 2013
In my September feature Prematurely Grey, I wrote of my surprise of the casting of Charlie Hunnam in 50 Shades of Grey. I love Charlie, but I could sense from the beginning Hunnam would not be comfortable with becoming Robert Pattison like by taking a role in a movie bound to be more of a spectacle than a cinematic masterpiece.
I applaud Hunnam for bowing out and welcome on board Jamie Dornan. Unlike Hunnam, Dornan has not established himself yet as an actor and besides having the look, also needs the project to propel his career to a great audience. Dornan has already become a name to millions who had not heard of him before. I never read the book, but with Dornan in the role, I now might just see the movie.