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Ian Somerhalder Talks '50 Shades of Grey' Role

Ian Somerhalder Talks '50 Shades of Grey' Role

Ian Somerhalder gets a smooch from a fan while leaving Live! with Kelly and Michael on Wednesday (March 13) in New York City.

The 33-year-old was mobbed by his adoring fans outside the studio after making an appearance on the show, but he certainly seemed to be enjoying it!

Later that night, Ian also made an appearance on Andy Cohen‘s Watch What Happens Live where he talked about being the fan-favorite choice for the coveted role of Christian Grey in the 50 Shades of Grey movie.

“There are so many young boys up for this role,” the actor shared. “I can’t say anything other than it’s a very interesting story.”

And when Ian was asked if he was single, he responded: “I would not say that. That’s not the case.”

Ian is currently in a relationship with his The Vampire Diaries co-star, Nina Dobrev!

FYI: Ian is wearing 3×1 jeans.

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# 1

LOL, what a tool! Fan favorite? LOL, among the CW crowd. Single? Bearding is so silly in 2013.

# 2

sorry but Matt Bomer should be Christian Grey. period

# 3

he must be a starving actor to even consider this role. anyone who takes it is desperate.

# 4

Sorry but Ian Somerhalder is the perfect Christian Grey. There is no one else who could pull this character off like he could

# 5

He is so desperate for the role it’s sad.

# 6

Matt Bomer = Christian Grey

# 7

@Ken: He’s literally brought it up himself TWICE, yeah that’s it — TWO TIMES. It’s not his fault that he gets asked about it. What is he supposed to do? Ignore the question? Geesh.

# 8

@Alli:

So is being a ignorant loser but it doesnt seem to stop you. Slander always comes back for you – be careful

# 9

@Ken:

He gets asked about it everywhere he goes – is he supposed to be rude like you?

HA! Ian gets asked about Christian Grey every where he goes… I think he would be a fantastic Mr. Grey. Love the fact he acknowledged he is not single. Like his nephew said: “Ian is taken by Nina”. That pretty much sums it up. Ian and Nina are perfection. They have been together for 3 years and they are still going strong.

Casting Matt Bomer would be the kiss of death for the makers of this movie. 99% of the people in the theatre are going to be women. Women do not want to see a man who is gay in real life doing the sex scenes. Neg me all your want but the producers need to cast a straight , hot actor. Ian, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling, Aaron Paul, Jude Law (although he would never take the role). They need an actor who is in the fantasies of Americas housewives, and Matt Bomer is not the man.

Bit strange he says he’s not single now they have broken up! Previously he wouldn’t confirm that he was in a relationship. Jeez… guess he can’t crush all the fans dreams – can you imagine all the stalkers over at fanforum if they couldn’t ship these two? What would they do all day?

Natasha (Nataliya) Stasyi @ 03/14/2013 at 1:29 am

This girl kissing him looks soo desperate. lol))

NOT a fan at all. He is creepy looking. Harry Cavill looks like Gray to me. If this guy gets the part ma and 50 friends will NOT see the movie.

@Ken: I agree. He has spent so much time promoting himself that he has become a big joke! Poor little man!

Hunger Games Fan @ 03/14/2013 at 1:51 am

Ian Sommerholder is a CW actor and that is considered a JOKE. CW actors are not taking seriously by the industry. Ian has one look and it’s SNARKY

Not sure about Christian Grey role, I mean Ian is hot as hell and an amazing actor, but not sure it would be a good career move for him. But I do think he coul pull it off. He is a very talented actor.
Obviously Nina and Ian are still very much together, otherwise he would not have said that he is not single.
Truth is that most women find him very attractive, get over it. All this bashing is not going to change that.

@Ken: Hi Ken. I think you need to go find yourself a woman instead of insulting someone you don’t even know. Ian is not courting publicity – he is currently very popular and obviously will get asked questions about Christian Grey. He has always said it would be an interesting role. What’s wrong with that? Stop the rudeness and get on with your life.

@Kim: matt is the hottest man alive, millions of women love him, ryan g hot too. your logic would hold true then for Ian as well.

Christopher T. Hertzog @ 03/14/2013 at 7:48 am

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First of all if he is asked about CG he is answering it is fans and interviews who bugs him with it, so no he is not desparate it is u reading it so!
Second he didn’t say that he is not single, whatch the show, he said he wont talk about that topic b/c it is not the case.
Third even if he isn’t single it still doesn’t mean he is dating Nina b/c way to muuch ppl last haklf of year sees him with the blong girl who is not Kim or Jessie from ISF

maybe the show should you. he say that is not single, and he knows people who thought he was referring. he could make cleary that he was single, he didn’t.

if he is not with Nina it suits them to believe that it is so

He answered – i would not say that it is not the case – which means that he won’t talk about it because it is not their business.
Andy was the one who intrrupt him that moment and sums that he is not single. Ian reffered to smth different.
And in the pap video from NY where he was surrounded by fans he was getting into the car to a blond chick waiting for him and it was not Jessie or his agent.

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