Ian Somerhalder on Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Casting: Bring It On!

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Ian Somerhalder is one of several stars talked about as a potentially great fit for Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.

He's leading THG's poll on the subject (below), as a matter of fact.

Asked about it on Ryan Seacrest's radio show Monday, The Vampire Diaries heart throb admitted he's heard the speculation about his casting, and approves.

Asked if he's interested in starring in the film, Ian said: “Potentially. I absolutely would be up for that. I have the book and I just started reading it."

"That would be a pretty incredible thing, and hopefully that could pan out. Yes, beyond the shadow of a doubt I think that would be a phenomenal opportunity!”

The best-selling book's protagonist, Anastasia Steele, and her troubled, controlling man, 27-year-old millionaire Christian Grey, will surely be sought-after roles.

What do you think? Should Ian play Christian?

Who would be the best fit among these stars?

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I agree wil 50ShadesFan.


Gaspard Ulliel. Nuff said.


Ian Somerhalder would be perfect as Christian grey and i also think Alexis Bledel would be a good Ana.
OR Rob Lowe since the character is a good looking older businessmen....


If you read the book and have read Christian and Ana's description then you would see that there are people in existence who fit the role without contacts or hair dye. Ian is Christian TO THE TEE. If anyone else is chosen to play him it would be absurd!! As for Ana, there are many options, but theres no debating Ian as Christian. Either u haven't read the book thoroughly (I'm on book 1 for the third time) OR we're reading different books with different descriptions! IAN IS CHRISTIAN!!


MATT BOMER!! all the way!!! he's so handsome


My first pick hands down would be Antonio Sabatto Jr. But if your not even gonna consider him the I definately choose Ian!!!!


Terence Howard is the PERFECT Christian Grey. He has that extremely sexy, powerful look, grey eyes, copper tinged hair and can can also play the vulnerability needed later! The fact that he is African American is such actually a plus. The sexual tension between he and a Lilly Collins or Ellen Page would be electric!!!!!


HENRY CAVILL!!!! SO absolutely perfect for this role. Swoon.


I really don't understand any allure or find and sexyness when thinking of Ian or Rob. Neither have that CEO, business tycoon, kinky fuckery love master appeal to them, anyway. Personally, I think Ian always looks like he's trying too hard to be sexy. It doesn't look natural. And Rob, well, just doesn't do it for me in the least bit. Really, I think to make this film what it should be, is to cast either Matt Bomer (I know, I know...he's gay) or Henry Cavill. Both are incredibly smoldering and make me weak in the knees...In fact, I'm biting my lip thinking about 'em...


Gaspard Ulliel all the way! He has the looks and the acting to carry this role!

Ian Somerhalder Biography

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