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My Thoughts On The New Christian Grey

Ok so… you know I’m not a HUGE fan of the book ’50 Shades of Grey’. LOVED the concept – don’t get me wrong. It was the writing that made me want to slit my wrists. The over-usage of the same phrases over and over (and over) again. I wrote a post about it many moons ago – you could read it if you’d like – or we could just let all that animosity go and move on to bigger and sexier things.

The cast has officially been named for the ’50 Shades of Grey’ movie. The guy I wanted did not get picked unfortunately. Guess they didn’t get my memo. 🙁

But I’m not really complaining about who they picked to play Mr. Grey. I don’t know Charlie Hunnam at ALL. You see – I’m not a ‘Sons of Anarchy’ fan and I haven’t seen a SINGLE movie this man has starred in which is almost unbelievable.  So, I’m going in blind(folded) and sometimes that’s a nice feeling because it leaves a lot of room to be surprised.

The female lead I REALLY REALLY wanted to go to Amanda Seyfried… but the role went to Dakota Fanning which is think is cr-azy!!! OMG! I view her as a CHILD which I know is wrong because she is much older these days but… really??? I almost feel dirty thinking about her in this role. Like it’s wrong! ICK. 

UPDATE — I was wrong! Thank you for correcting me Brianna — it’s Dakota Johnson. Oh thank goodness!!!

So – I don’t know. It wasn’t Ian Somerhalder and it wasn’t Amanda Seyfried. I guess that’s why I’m not a casting agent. What do you think about this mix? Are you happy with Dakota and Charlie? Are you excited to see ’50 Shades of Grey’???

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.

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  1. It’s Dakota Johnson, not Dakota Fanning. I haven’t even read the books, but that would be weird if it were Dakota Fanning.

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