Matt Bomer To Play Christian Grey In ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’? (PHOTO)

Matt Bomer To Play Christian Grey In 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'? (PHOTO)

If the latest cover of “Entertainment Weekly” is to be believed then the search for the actor who will play Christian Grey is over. Alas, the magazine reveals that “White Collar” star Matt Bomer is taking on the role of the S&M infatuated billionaire.

Fans pining away for “The Vampire Diaries” star Ian Somerhalder to take on the role must be upset — if this is even remotely true. Could it be?

The answer is….no! According to our sources, the cover of “Entertainment Weekly” showing Matt Bomer playing Christian Grey is a Photoshopped masterpiece. At this stage in the game, the movie execs are still short-listing actors and actresses to take on the lead roles in the movie. No casting decisions have been made.

Now you can sleep at night. Matt Bomer is not playing Christian….yet. We are still waiting with baited breath for the release of the casting list for the movie. In the meantime, who do you think would be a good fit to show off the red room of pain? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below!

Matt Bomer To Play Christian Grey In ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’? (PHOTO) was last modified: July 26th, 2012 by Megan Lindsey
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  • Wolf

    really? you cut the name of the author who made the picture …you are really an ass

  • Llaperna

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  He is so not right for this role at all!!!  Ugh!!!  My vote is for Jessie Pavelka!!!

  • Kelly

    He is PERFECT. PERFECT for Christian. Please movie gods, make this happen

  • Imabrat9

    I say either jessie pavelks or tom hardy!!!   They would be SSSOOOO hott in that part!  YUM

    • Tonya

      Matt Bomar should be Christian and Alexis Biedel should be Anastasia

      • Osito172

        I sooooo agree!!!! The perfect cast!!!

  • mnd89

    Chris Hemsworth!

  • love4

    he is perfect for christian grey!

    • Cchrisbaker

       After seeing this picture of Matt Bomer I agree- he would be perfect. I never heard of him before, but the resemblance to the Christian I envision is uncanny.

  • Aj

    gosh scared me for a minute hes a good actor but i had set myself up for Ian time to prepare myself for anyone so theres no chance of dissapointment 

  • Sarahanne09

    He’s not right for more reasons than one. Suits stuff like Glee.

  • guest

    so who is playing Christian grey?

  • Making_bread

    its got to be him

  • Abt

    Please not Matt Bomer. Don’t buy him being romantic AT ALL. It’s got to be Ian Somerhalder.

  • ROBO6761


    • Denisesa25

      Yes Ian is the only one that can play Christian! His eyes are gorgeous. IAN ALL THE WAY!!! Please pick him He can play that arrogant personality plus be romantic.

  • Mattbomerlover

    YES. I will not watch the movie if Matt Bomer doesn’t play Christian Grey. He IS Christian Grey.

    • nobomer

      He is to short for the part and after seeing him singing and dancing around on glee and magic mike I find it hard to believe that he can play any complex role, especially the dark Christian. Skarsgard is a much better choice.

      • Melissa Chin

        I agree- christain needs to be taller not too skinny and not to muscular

      • hahahahaha

        Try watching white collar. He fits the role perfectly :)

    • Osito172

      I agree! Il be so disappointed if Matt Bomer doesn’t play the role.

    • Naomi

      Don’t watch it then

    • Justine

      I won’t watch it either, he must become Mr Grey!!

  • Dodell

    Alexander Skarsgard for sure.That character was made for him!!!! He could pull it off most definitely. if anyone watches True Blood you know what I’m talking about!!!!

    • Mac B

      No way the guy has be amazing looking

      • Ems

        Exactly! Hot enough to make women stupid when they are around him. Ian Somerhalder all the way! Chris Hemsworth a distant second.

    • Charmay77

      He doesn’t have the looks to pull it off

  • Aprilgaffney


  • Chikaboo44

    This dude looks like a Barbie doll and Christian grey does not look like a doll christian is HOT I vote IAN!!! I was disappointed when I thought it was Matt No no

  • vegasgirl89

    So glad this is fake because he is all wrong for the part and too short, Alexander Skarsgard would be perfect!! Hes and amazing actor and he already does sex scenes in true blood. 

  • Jonas_8012

    I vote Channing Tatum…minus the wife!

  • Kristin Ann Mark

    Oh for the love of god, Ryan Gosling! Not just because he is hot but because he would be so awesome at playing all of the 50 shades of Christian Grey!!! 

  • Linda

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers.  watch him as Henry V111.  He IS Christian Grey.

  • Gee

    He is just PERFECT for CHRISTIAN GREY! Just how the book described him.

  • Kitty

    Oh…I was hoping this was true, sigh. Rooting for Matt Bomer as Christian Grey! 

  • Desk15

    This mag cover is perfect. Matt Bomer is a perfect fit!

  • Josieblahblah

      Alexander Skarsgård !!!! He would be amazing! <3

    • Scole

      Alexander Skarsgard is NOT sexy enough and mysterious enough to play the part of Christian Grey. His face isn’t angular enough and he’s old. I don’t find him attractive at all and Christian is unbelievably HOT!

  • Hrhmelsy

    Chris Hemsworth is the only Christian Grey for me!!!!

  • Mac

    Joe Manganiello from true blood is the absolute perfect match to play him. or at least when i read the book thats what i see. 

  • Hlauson

    Mila Kunis is perfect for Ana!  Not sure about Christian yet,

  • Teresammca

    The only person i see as christian is Ian Somerhalder, i just cant see any one else play this role, and no way should it be ryan gosling hes too boy next door for this role, and alexander skarsgard looks too old, christian is only 27. I wont watch the movie if Ian is not picked for the role.

  • Dorsa1228

    Ian Somerhalder as Christian, fo sure! I wish Olivia Wilde was the right age for Ana, but alas, she is a tad to old. So either Mila Kunis or Kristen Kruek from Smallvile. Casy Lebow should play Kate. Tyler Posey as Jose. I see Mark Harmon and Dee Wallace as Christians parents. Sharon Stone, HAS to play Mrs Robinson!!  How about Kellan Lutz as Elliot?  I am stuck on Taylor. How about Jason Statham? To old? I dont think so. Anyway, those are my thoughts. I really wish Oliva could play Anna, when I read the books, that is who I picture.

  • MattB.

    Matt Bomer has to be Christian Grey. The book describes him exactly as this and the author gave him a thumbs up, I really don’t think Ian Somerhalder suits the part because his face just doesnt match up to how the author describes christian, and just because Matt Bomer is gay, or has been in Magic Mike or Glee doesnt mean he cannot play a romantic/serious role. Hasn’t anyone seen him in White Collar? He needs to be Christian Grey. Rant Over.

    • Naomi

      Well said. I fully agree

    • haynangyl

      Yes I don’t care if he is gay, he is exactly how I pictured Christian. I must admit though, I have seen White Collar, and ohhhh the love scenes, which aren’t’ many, leave me wanting him even more to be Christian, gay or not he can pull it off, he’s a great actor, and that’s what actors do, make it believable!

  • Mclaryn5508

    Alexander Skarsgard as Christian

  • Babycakes_104

    MATT BOMER!!!!!

  • Babycakes_104

    Ian Somerhalder is ugly.

  • LadyLee

    Ian is too short and too skinny. Matt is too gay (nothing personal). Gotta be manly but gorgeous enough to make you turn your head and take another look. Chris Hemsworth.

  • Mamazim

    Matt Bomer would be perfect. Mila Kuntis would not be good.

  • Natasha Jean

    I’ve been saying Matt Bomer is Christian Grey from the beginning, and i am totally sticking to it. I want it to be Matt Bomer so bad!!!!

  • Classicalsecret

    Matt SHOULD play Christian.  he is exactly the character. period.

  • Laurenphillips11

    I definitely think Matt Bomer should play the role of Christian Grey and Lucy Hale should play Anastasia Steel! i do really hope they get picked as they would make the perfect people for the roles! 

  • Laurenphillips11

    Matt has that perfect look to play Christian his eyes are hypnotizing he is beautiful and i would definitely submit myself to Matt Bomer !! I will not watch the Film if Matt does not play Christian!! 

  • Jcowart430

    I am dying for Matt Bomer to be Christian Grey!! He is so freaking sexy! He is how I see Christian Grey in my mind.

  • Charmay77

    Have we considered that none of these guys are young enough to play Christian. Matt is drop dead gorgeous, however a little femme to play Christian, even in Magic Mike, he didn’t do it for me, sorry. Alex, for me doesn’t have the looks that Bomer does and lusting after him, not hot enough. My vote would be for Alex Pettyfer or Ian Somerhalder. They’re young, amazing body, and can do the brooding.

  • Wowie

    IAN SOMERHALDER is a perfect fit.   

  • ellie

    Matt Bomer all the way!!!! check him out in Glee performing ” somebody  that I used to know”
    he is soooooooooooo Christian Grey there, seriously!!

  • Merich

    Hello….Ryan Gosling please 

  • Assley521

    MATT BOMER absolutely, he is  the perfect illusion of Christian Grey

    • Assley521

      It shouldnt matter if he’s gay

      • hvagasky

        You are correct, it is called ACTING for a reason. His sexual orientation should not matter. Look at some of the great romantics of the past, they were gay.

  • Ianne

    I just can’t see Matt Bomer who has openly admitted to being
    gay plays the part of Christian Grey… no matter how good of an actor you are.
    In the campus paper interview that brought Anastasia to Christian Grey, she
    asked him if he were gay. This is a very intense moment that will essentially
    set the tone for both lead characters. It’s hard to imagine and be captivated
    by a Christian Grey who can never fall in love with Anastasia because they are
    on the same team! I think Ian Somerhalder is the perfect Christian Grey!!!

    • hvagasky

      Its called ACTING!!! His sexual orientation doesn’t matter. Look at some of the great romantics of the past, they were gay .

  • CN

    Henry Cavill all the way….!

  • fdfsd

    he’s gay!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ana fan

    I love love love Ian and those eyes well. But still is he big enough to say pick ana up and carry her blocks I don’t know. I think whoever it is needs to be a little larger sexy maybe a hemsworth though I dread somone so famous. I love the idea of Ian those eyes. But I am really concearned about his size. he would need to beef up for the role. I really want to see Emmy Rossum play Ana she is perfect. She could play that role perfect. Thats my thoughts for what its worth.

  • Nina

    Ian Somerhalder isn’t a good actor and, for me, he doesn’t look like Christian Grey. Matt is better than Ian, but I wouldn’t like to see him as Christian. I still think that the character is so good and so hot that will be hard to choose the perfect actor to play him.

  • Donie66

    They have chosen Garet Hedlund :(

  • birkinlover

    Matt Bomer is the PERFECT Christian Grey….so HOT and his acting is very versatile. I HOPE it’s NOT Ian Somerhalder . Ian tries TOO hard to look sexy.

  • Justz89

    Colin Egglesfield would make a perfect Christian Grey- don’t think i can see the movie unless he’s the man

  • Rberk

    Darren Criss should play Christian Grey. He’s hot and he can already play the piano and dance!

  • AmericanDreamerPartDeux


    Has anyone seen him in White Collar?  His acting is pretty stilted and unexpressive.

    I just don’t think Bomer can carry a movie role.

  • AmericanDreamerPartDeux

    If Matthew Bomer is a serious contender for the role of Christian Grey the director of the movie is going to study Bomer’s performance in White Collar and Glee and his recent movie role in Magic Mike and will see that Bomer has a very limited acting range and can’t carry a movie on his own.


  • bomerlover221

    he is a very good looking man, and his looks would fit the role of christian grey.

  • Jastherealist

    ian somerhadler needs to play christian hands down

  • vee

    Ladies…. check out Henry Cavill

  • ryanguzman

    NO! NOT MATT BOMER! What about Ryan Guzman, he is 26 and VERY HOT! I just looked him up after seeing a picture of him. He is in the STEP UP REVOLUTION movie. Or better yet find someone that fits the part and can play the role convincingly. Some new, fresh faced actor!!! Not an already established favorite.

  • Lb

    Liam hemsworth should play Christian grey. Hands down

  • Annie241

    Matt Boomer is the perfect Christian Grey, and Alexis Bledes for Ana, They would be so so perfect.

  • hahahahah

    I watch white collar, read the book before i looked up anything online about the book and I was already set that Matt Bomer is the one and only actor that fits everything about christian PERFECTLY. And if you watch white collar like me, you know he is very talented and can play many different roles and I don’t see anyone else that can play it better than him. LOVE vampire diaries, love LOST LOVE ian somerholder, but no… he does NOT fit the part, there are certain things about him that do not fit Christian Grey. The author of this book needs to not make any decisions until she considers all the facts, she needs to treat this like her baby, the characters have to fit perfectly! and Matt Bomer is that, As Nina Dobrev is a good for Ana.

    • hahahaha

      Oh, and i will NEVER watch the movie if it is not matt, why because i HATE movies that do not resemble the book, and if matt doesn’t play the part then you completely trashed the book.

  • julez

    Matt is very pretty that makes him looks great on magazine. However is acting skill is too blah, not good enough to carry such complicated character like Christian Grey

  • suevega

    I agree that Bomer is Not the right choice for the part . I can see Bradley Cooper in this role more OR Scott Cann maybe!

  • suevega

    BOMBER is not quite ready for a complicated role yet wish Clooney could do this role but the age thing it won’t work I guess

  • 50shadesa

    what the hell??? no one fits the role perfectly but IAN SOMERHALDER. it should definitely be ian. no one else. puhlease think of what the movie will lose without him!

  • Lu

    Christian Bale is Christian Grey. I know he’s not 27 but make up does wonders these days and he is the only guy I see that can nail Grey’s dark side to the spot.
    Also he’s hot!

  • Naomi

    Matt will be the best to fit in Christian grey play. When I started reading the book his image came straight in my head. I hope the producer will be clever enough to choose Matthew boomer

  • ausblonde

    Matt Bomer hands down!! Pure perfection!!

  • MLG

    I had never heard of Matt Bomer, but after reading the books and then seeing him, he is BY FAR Christian personified!! I cannot believe the suggestions of Ian Somerhalder, Ryan Gosling (what??) or Alexander Skarsgard. They are nothing like the character described. NO!

  • bluebeck

    No i don’t think he fits christian .. i still think ryan gosling cos if i remember rightly christian has copper coloured hair…


    this truly IS CG!..actually I think its a tie between matt bomer and ian somerhalder..they are BOTH ridiculously GORGEOUS!!..

  • Hastobematt

    It can only be Matt Bomer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Punzhun

    Munro Chambers. End of story. ;D

  • aastha

    perfect is d word….

  • FiftyShadesLurvr

    I don’t think this guy can play Grey. I think Ian Somerhalder of Vampire Diaries fits the role perfectly. I think he should get it.

  • Greyslover!!

    Matt Bomer can not be Christian Grey.Grey is much more better than him.

  • Monique

    Matt Bomer, of course.

  • Dayse

    I completely agree. Matt is perfect to play the role. I love Ian, but i prefer Matt.

  • Dawn Probert

    Matt bomer would be perfect as Christian grey that’s how I pictured him :-)

  • ianFTW

    Ian somerhalder looks hotter that matt bomer. The book described christian grey the same as Ian Somerhalder. Most of the people who are reading the book want Ian to play the role! :D

  • Rosa

    I believe Matt Boomer is the perfect fit for Christian Grey. He sexual preferences shouldn’t matter. He’s an actor isn’t he. I mean look at him, hes the epitome of male beauty, “a greek god” as is described in the book, gay or not!

  • Jamie

    I get all kinds of giddy when I think of him as Christian Grey….what I wouldn’t give…my god!!!

  • Jamie

    Now that I think of it, I don’t like Ian Somerhalder simply because he has smiling’s a lovely feature, but I think the wider jaw line and serious relaxed face that Matt Bomer has does something far more when trying to channel the Christian Grey we all now know…just my 10 cents