Matt Bomer 'So Grateful' Fans Wanted Him for Fifty Shades of Grey
09/05/2013 AT 11:50 AM EDT
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.