White Collar’s Matt Bomer was the fan favorite to play the highly coveted (or highly loathed depending on who you talk to) role of Christian Grey for the movie 50 Shades of Grey.
And, now the TV actor is speaking out about the tremendous fan support and a petition to recast the role.
“I’m so grateful for the fans and touched,” Matt tells ET.
He’s making reference to the 40,000 people who signed a petition on Change.org saying that he and Alexis Biedel are more suitable for the iconic roles.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the movie with Charlie [Hunnam] and Dakota [Johnson],” he graciously added.