Long before Charlie Hunnam was cast in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie—and later replaced by North Irish actor Jamie Dornan—fans of the best-selling book trilogy lobbied for Matt Bomer to play Christian Grey. At one point, an online petition was created to cast the actor in the buzzed about flick.
While shooting the cover for the May 2014 issue of Details, Bomer said he had "no idea" why he was seen as a frontrunner. "Obviously, I'm incredibly flattered that so many people thought of me. To be honest with you, I've never read any of the books so I don't know what it was that tipped people off that way or made them think of me, but it was sort of like this really strange and interesting cloud that came in and went away I guess. I'm sure it's great though. I bet the movie is going to be amazing."