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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Author E.L. James: Charlie Hunnam Drop Out was Disappointing

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Author E.L. James: Charlie Hunnam Drop Out was Disappointing

Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James has opened up to Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming cinematic adaptation of her beloved novel!

The 50-year-old author talked about announcing the initial casting for the flick.

“It was very mixed and I had to get off Twitter for a couple of days. I wasn’t surprised. People hate change. I thought there would be a few people upset, regardless of whom we had chosen. It was intense, but people came around to it,” she said of casting Charlie Hunnam. “It was disappointing [when he dropped], but it is what it is. I wish him well. And now we have Jamie [Dornan], and that’s great. It’s been interesting with Jamie, [the fan reaction] has been so positive.”

Adding about Jamie‘s female co-star Dakota Johnson, “She’s an old soul, but she’s so sweet, and she has a wicked sense of humor.”

She also spoke about the book becoming a movie: “I’m terrified. Completely. I’ve been terrified from the moment I published the book.”

Read more about what E.L. had to say over at EW!

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  • commonsense

    This woman is delusional, it’s clear she feels that she has written a great and defining piece of literature. Instead what she has done, is stretched a fan fiction piece into a novel.

  • GFW

    “I’m terrified. Completely. I’ve been terrified from the moment I published the book.”
    Wonder why? I’d really like to know.
    I had a funny feeling it was one book stretched out into three.

  • GFW

    No, worse than that. She’s using serious personal issues and downgrading them to love conquers all. This Christian Grey is a horribly damaged person. Intimacy scares these men.
    The fear of being discovered as defective makes abuse people fear intimacy. The closer they move to their partners, the more vulnerable they feel. This increasing vulnerability abuse victims into aggressive and defensive postures.
    The emotional walls abuse victims construct cause them to conduct their relationships in extremes. Their containment boundaries fail them, and they spew their emotions like a garden hose. Or their protective boundaries fail them, and they become emotionally flooded, not allowing themselves to be approached or touched by any emotion or physical contact. Or they may wall themselves off so thoroughly from their own authentic emotions and the desire to be physical that they become as silent and untouchable as a tightly shut clam.
    These books were so badly written using very little research to do nothing but create, like you say, fan fiction geared to the Twilight Saga crowd. She should be ashamed of herself. I bet the only people who came out against this book are ex abuse victims or their therapists. Or those in the psychiatric community.

  • Emma


    I would feel like that as well if I had millions of dollars in my account because people bought what I wrote.

  • go go


    ^ this

  • impressionsimagined

    Oh my, it’s not THAT serious ya’ll. There’s all sorts of people in the world. There’s probably people just like these characters. It doesn’t change our lives. No need to get the knickers all in a twist. If you don’t care for it, don’t engage in it, book/movie/articles/other. if you dig it, read it. It was never intended to be a bible of mental illness and it’s causes/treatments. The real world is ALWAYS stranger than fiction.


  • Claudia

    drop out of this movie was best good thing that Charlie can do in his carrier!!!! Love Charlie, he is too good for this!

    ( sorry for my english!)

  • jen

    oh god

  • Nikki

    So this is the woman who wrote these books huh? That explains it!

  • Sorry

    Don’t want to be rude, but she looks like that psychopath killer from the movie Identity wearing a wig.
    p.s. Charlie Hunnam is a lucky guy walking away from this 50 shades of trainwreck. Look at those two staring, the movie is gonna bomb so hard.