Anastasia Steele, meet your creator!
Fifty Shades of Grey author, E.L. James, hung out with Dakota Johnson — who’s set to play Anastasia in the film adaptation — in NYC over the weekend. And E.L. tweeted about their rendezvous with producer Dana Brunetti.
The beautiful, talented, funny as feck, Dakota Johnson. Oh and that bloke @danabrunetti pic.twitter.com/zluIGupwAi— E L James (@E_L_James) September 8, 2013
The beautiful, talented, funny as feck, Dakota Johnson. Oh and that bloke @danabrunetti pic.twitter.com/zluIGupwAi
Fifty Shades of Grey Producers Defend Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson Casting DecisionsIn the pic, the trio pose happily on the streets of NYC, with Dakota in the middle wearing a hat.
After E.L. confirmed the actress and Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam (Christian Grey) nabbed the lead roles, fans questioned whether the pair were the right picks — even starting an online petition to have producers replace them with Alexis Bledel and Matt Bomer!
Matt Bomer 'Grateful' and 'Touched' by Fifty Shades of Grey Fan Petition
In his first post-casting interview, Charlie said he anticipated some of the backlash. “These books were a global phenomenon,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “I isolate myself [so I] haven’t been too aware of what’s [going on in] social media.”
But he’s going to give his all playing the 27-year-old billionaire, who secretly practices S&M.
“I’m just so excited to be entrusted with this really powerful character, and just really excited and eager to start filming and start bringing him to life,” he said.
Charlie Hunnam's First Fifty Shades of Grey Interview
While discussing the audition process, the actor, 33, reveals he did a reading session with his Fifty Shades counterpart, Dakota, 23 — and she was the only person he auditioned with for the part!
He shares, “[I] wanted to feel like [Christian Grey] was in my bones.”
Do you think Charlie and Dakota will end up doing the roles justice? Sound off in comments!
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