"It hurts not to have even been asked," Oliver says+ READ ARTICLE
Before Last Week Tonight ends it hiatus next month, John Oliver took to YouTube on Sunday night to half-heartedly apologize to 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan for perpetuating the #NotMyChristian hashtag.
“Now look, I’m sorry if anyone was offended by my incredibly accurate evaluation of a casting choice for a movie whose target audience, going by the trailer, seems to be suburban mothers of three who have somehow never had sex before,” Oliver began, bemoaning Hollywood’s safe choice of casting an actor “who specifies in handsome” rather than make a more daring choice.
Namely, a spectacled British comedian.
“It hurts not to have even been asked,” Oliver said, before launching into a passionate audition “for a movie that has already been made from a book I’ve never read.”
Luckily for Oliver, Fifty Shades is a trilogy.
See the full clip below.