Is Ian Somerhalder Up for 50 Shades of Grey Role?
While visiting Ryan Seacrest's show, The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder revealed that he might be "potentially" up for the role of gazillionaire playboy/closet BDSM freak Christian Grey in the big screen adaptation of E. L. James' breathless erotica 50 Shades of Grey. To which I say: Yes. I'll allow it. That said, Somerhalder was choosing his words so carefully it's hard to tell exactly how far in the casting process he might be, so take it with a grain of salt. Oh, and enjoy the mental image of Ryan Seacrest listening to the squirmier parts of the 50 Shades audiobook at the valet stand.
Somerhalder is a touch older than the 27-year-old bondage-obsessed hero of the 50 Shades trilogy, but as you can see from his hit CW show he may look 20-something for all of eternity. (Recall his turn in 2002's The Rules of Attraction, lest ye think he's just some pretty face from TV.)
I still can't believe they're attempting to adapt the dirtiest, most melodramatic piece of Twilight fan fic I've ever read into a movie. Let's hope Universal & Focus keep it authentically almost-porny. This movie can't come fast enough, so to speak.