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Ian Somerhalder: E.L. James' 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Choice?

Ian Somerhalder: E.L. James' 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Choice?

Ian Somerhalder steps out to have lunch with a pal on Thursday (February 28) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 34-year-old actor is reportedly being favored by Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James to play the part of Christian Grey in the film adaptation after she sent out a cryptic tweet.

When a fan tweeted a picture of Ian wearing a masquerade mask along with a quote from the book series, E.L. responded with a wide-grinned happy face. Check out the tweet here!

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Ian Somerhalder in the role of Christian Grey?

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  • [~Fug Face Man!ston~]

    He’d be perfect.

  • Maryam

    Please let this be true. Ian is perfect for the role.

  • lori

    He’s hot but I tried to read the book and it was so stupid, I couldn’t finish.


    i couldnt finish the bloody book…but hmmmm IAN…sooooo foineeee

  • Tim

    NOOOOOOO get a hot guy whos unknown

  • connie

    He is freaky and scary looking making him a perfect fit for a vampire. (The hot vampire guy is Paul.) Ian has chased this so hard he has made a fool of himself. Fame whore I think they call it. Gray or hot he is NOT and didn’t the other gay actor turn this role down?

  • sam

    Please Please please let it be this douche so people will stop suggesting my favorite actor for this crappy movie.

  • Sarah

    Yes!! I’m currently reading the second book and I imagine him the whole time. He’s perfect!!

  • samantha

    Nooooooo, Damon would NEVER do that!!!!

  • Amy


    The book is being adapted into a screenplay so it’s not going to be exactly like the book. Hopefully they’ll make it similar to Secretary.

  • Camden

    Ian is cute, but he’s not masculine enough to play Christian Grey. He doesn’t look dominant, he needs a certain posture, and stance about him. Henry Cavill all the way.

  • N

    NOOOOOOOOO The perfect Christian Grey is Matthew Bomer!!!!

  • bdgf

    I tried imagining him when I read and just dont picture him. and sorry but can he act? I hope they dont just cast “eye candy”. It would be nice if he looked the part AND can act.

  • Okey Dokey

    Nope he is to old now and it shows in his face he could not get away with being 28

  • Okey Dokey

    @N: YES IT IS!!!!!

  • Romy

    @Camden: Totally agree with you!

  • Joanna

    @N: I agree. Matt Bomer has everything!

  • Piperwest12

    Matt Bomer is my choice as well he is Christian Grey!

  • Lee

    Two words – Too short!
    No manly domineering presence–they will have to cast a very, very short actress. Lol

  • :)

    I think Matt Bomer is a better choice.

    On a side note: does anyone else think it weird that for a while we would see Ian with Nina, pretty much nonstop, and now they are rarely seen together. Or maybe, I’ve just missed the pictures.

  • No No

    NO to Ian or Matt!!!!!!!! Ian is creepy looking and Matt is eh! Henry Cavill is Christian Grey!!!!!!! He’s got that look, the sexy look, the height, that strong presence and those penetrating hot stare!

  • pup

    @No No: Those are actually my top 3 choices for CG. So I totally wouldn’t mind if either Mr.Cavill got the part!

  • River

    Ian is definitely Christian Grey. He would be perfect for the part. As to the pal Ian had lunch with, that was Kevin Williamson.

  • Eatme

    I want James deen to be cast in it…have you seen his porns??? Omg

  • Sammy

    I seriously what’s so hot about this guy. I find him scray and odd looking sometimes, totally not how I imagine Christian Grey to look like. I think either Matt Bomer or Henry Cavill should be offered the role.

  • mbl

    I think he could fit the role!!!

  • Sammy

    I like Ian.. I really do.
    But this movie is not the way to go if he wants to further his career or make himself relevant. This movie will only push him into oblivion and worse it could seriously hurt his future prospects.
    And if you have noticed the really good actors, who have been named for this role, are already distancing themselves from this project.
    Ian you can do better!!!

  • francesca

    nooooooooooooooooo ne ian ne cavill………………… perfetto christian grey è matt bomer e lo sarà sempre

  • eve

    He is a bit too short… Matt Bomer is way better looking, taller and nos as narcissistic as this douchebag, he should be Grey.

  • Julie

    Oh for gods sake what’s going on it is matt bomer for c grey end of story

  • Deepali Suryawanshi

    Yes..It should be one and only Matt Bomer…….end of story….

  • ANNA

    He is the perfect Christian according to the book’s description.Matt is gay and Henry cannot act.

  • Marlena

    NO, DAMON, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Matt Bomer? YESSSSSS!

  • Chouka

    Why not , BAD BOOK deserve a BAD ACTOR (who can only play by moving ridicilously his eyebrow). Never find Ian handsome, not even attractive at all by the way.

  • Keri

    He wishes – he is so desperate for the role it’s sad. His film career flopped years ago, they are not going to trust a franchise with him. Silly fan girls.

  • watcher

    @ANNA: you think Ian is straight? lol

  • http://@biamomoa bia

    Ian Somerhalder is the one and only! We can’t spell Christ-IAN without IAN!!! GO IAN!!!!

  • Carole123

    Matt Bomer is gay…thats all ill be thinking about while hes trying to seduce a woman..

  • June

    STOP suggesting good actor for this awful movie!! Matt Bomer, Ian Somerhalder… who’s next?? PLEASE. That book is rubbish, and the movie is going to be rubbish as well. Don’t ruin an actor’s career like this.

  • laterna

    Me too. I am sorry for spending money to buy and for waisted time trying to reed this stupid, primitive antiliterature.

  • nikki

    hes deffo my christian, reading the books thats who i saw made the books even more exciting to read.

  • AMY

    He’s gay, I don’t think he’ll like that kind of stuff. I don’t know why women still find him attractive even though he sucks and has c**k in his assss everyday.

  • an

    Well let’s be honest Ian’s eyes are magnificent , and sooo deep … And his whole face is just *o* . BUT I don’t think that he should play christian grey . He’s way too short for the part and he is not such a great actor either and for those who read the trilogy we know that it’s not just about sex but it’s deeper .. Anyway I think they should keep searching . ( how about an unknown actor ?)

  • an

    @Carole123: ahahahha the same ! It’d just be a huge joke to me :p

  • noooooo

    No way,no way, no way. icky. My choice is James Scott.

  • Tas

    NO! Ian is sexy as hell, no doubt… But this role is definitely NOT FOR HIM! !!

  • S

    Get someone who is hot but also someone we don’t know! Not an actor who is already “name-branded”

  • anna

    No offense but this is going to be a big Motion Picture. I think that Ian’s good on that vampire show. I’ve seen it here and their. But, come on it’s a fact that people watch him (including myself) because of his looks. I’ve seen him in a few other things and his facial expressions and acting are always the same. His acting isn’t “A” list acting. This movie is going to be great and I want not only someone who looks good but also he MUST be able to ACT. Unfortunately, Ian shouldn’t be in this movie. I’d like a “Movie Star” to play the role.

  • S

    We’re only going to see him as Damon and that’s the honest truth -_-

  • http://emmalucy1133 Lucy

    sexy man