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Charlie Hunnam of Sons of Anarchy fame talks to OTRC.com at the premiere of Guillermo del Toros film Pacific Rim on July 9, 2013. / Dakota Johnson appears at the 2013 Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 8, 2013. - Provided courtesy of OTRC / Sara De Boer / Startraksphoto.com

Why were Charlie Hunnam of "Sons of Anarchy" and Dakota Johnson cast as Christian Grey and lover Anastasia "Ana" Steele in the film adaption of E.L. James' erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey"? Well, chemistry, for one.

The author announced the news on Monday and spurred mixed reactions online. Producers Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca took to Twitter to react to some of the criticism.

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Melanie Griffith arrives for the 84th Annual Academy Awards from Hollywood, CA February 26, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Heather Ikei / A.M.P.A.S.

Melanie Griffith said that it was her daughters who convinced her to go to rehab in 2009 for an addiction to painkillers.

"My daughters really sat me down and said, look, Mom, this is what it is. Dakota and Stella, both," Griffith told the Los Angeles Times. "I don't want to say what really happened, but they were the ones who said, "You really need to get help," and I heard them and knew what they meant. And I saw it and I did it."

Spanish Actor Antonio Banderas, right, and his wife Melanie Griffith arrive for the screening of Midnight in Paris and the opening ceremony, at the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. - Provided courtesy of AP / Joel Ryan

Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith have outlasted many Hollywood marriages, racking up 15-years together, but the actor recently revealed that they "have had as many problems as anybody."

"The secret is that we had failures before. And love at the beginning is a rush. It's big, full of energy, beautiful. But it doesn't last like that," Banderas told AARP The Magazine in its November issue. "We have had as many problems as anybody. We've never hidden it. We've been open about addictions, in the case of Melanie. She has overcome her problems beautifully."


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