Apparently, the people who wanted Matt Bomer to be cast as Christian Grey have yet to chill out about that. In his February profile in Elle, Jamie Dornan told stories of being accosted by Matt Bomer's fans on the street. In so many words, his reaction to these Bomer-heads is basically, "OK, ya weirdos."
Dornan sat down with the magazine for an interview promoting the release of Fifty Shades of Grey, in which he plays the notorious titular character, Christian Grey. Plenty of names were brought up in talks to play the role, after Charlie Hunnam, the original choice, stepped down from the gig. Matt Bomer fans wanted him to play the role so badly that they started a Change.org petition. Much to the chagrin of these fans, the part ultimately went to Jamie Dornan. He tells a story of getting confronted by one of these Bomer fans, to which he was like, "Whatever, losers... " He says:
The other day, this woman came up and started shouting at me, "Matt Bomer's the real Christian Grey," and I was like, um, okay.
"Um, okay" is RIGHT! The only appropriate reaction to having someone confront you in such a way is to go "Ummm, ok" in a Regina George-like cadence.
Also, not to get nit-picky here, but Matt Bomer is a real person which makes it impossible for him to be the a fictional character as well. That is, unless Christian Grey is actually Matt Bomer's Clark Kent-like alter ego and this woman was trying to send an important message. Otherwise, Christian Grey is, unlike Matt Bomer, a fictional character as Dornan states later in the interview.
Christian Grey — he isn't a real person. He's a superhero — a myth. He's like Bigfoot! He's unbelievable. He's unattainable. There's no actor in the world who could live up to that.
Let's recap. Again, Christian Grey: not a real person. As Dornan says, Christian Grey has more in common than Bigfoot, or maybe Santa Claus or Voldemort than any of the actors who have been brought up to play him. Why? Because he doesn't have a birth certificate, or a social security number, or a body. Thanks for setting the record straight on that one Jamie.