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The Fifty Shades of Grey movie has been debated, discussed and speculated about from day one, and the recent turmoil hasn’t quelled fans’ anticipation.

With actor Charlie Hunnam pulling out of the project almost as soon as he signed on, the million-dollar question once again is who will play Christian Grey.

Among the (fan) favorites? Ian Somerhalder of The Vampire Diaries fame!

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While Dakota Johnson is still on board as Ana Steele, TVD fans would no doubt wonder what 50 Shades would be like with Ian and co-star Nina Dobrev.

The Fifty Shades of Grey trailer above imagines just that scenario.


After watching it, and others such this one playing fantasy casting with Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel as Christian and Ana, two things become clear:

  • The chemistry between the leads had better be good.
  • That Ian Somerhalder is one sexy beast.

Undoubtedly, producers are more likely to go with lesser-known stars who fans don’t already envision as characters from other movies or shows.

By the same token, a lesser-known actor may be willing to take on the risk that the role entails, which Hunnam apparently got cold feet about.

Nevertheless, with Ian and Nina paired up in Fifty Shades of Grey, you can’t deny the almost supernatural sparks that would fly. Real-life breakup aside.

Do you agree? Who’s your ideal Christian and Ana? Discuss.