Matt Bomer and Charlie Hunnam
09/05/2013 at 11:45 AM EDT
Fifty Shades of Grey
fans didn't exactly scream in ecstasy when they learned Charlie Hunnam
and Dakota Johnson were cast
in the film version. So they took matters in their own hands.
Fans launched a Change.org
petition begging producers to cast Matt Bomer
as kinky-yet-sensitive billionaire Christian Grey and Alexis Bledel as Anastasia Steele.
Bomer politely declines to take up the cause.
"I'm so grateful for the fans and touched," he tells Entertainment Tonight
while promoting his USA series, White Collar.
"I'm looking forward to seeing the movie with Charlie and Dakota."
But don't despair, Bomer fans: The actor, 35, also says his White Collar
character might channel Grey – at least a little. "We're definitely embracing more of a bad boy version of Neal this year."
Plus, nobody can take away all those shirtless dances
in Magic Mike