Fifty Shades of Grey

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Ian Somerhalder Says It Would Be “Pretty Incredible” to Star in ’50 Shades of Grey’

April 23, 2012
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In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Ian Somerhalder of The Vampire Diaries revealed that he would love to star in the film adaptation of the erotic fiction novel Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. The novel is pretty controversial since it’s sexually explicit, and…wait for it…was originally Twilight fan fiction! So, many women have been picking it up and finding it a new guilty pleasure, while many others are dismissing it before reading it due to it’s themes and origin. In the interview Somerhalder 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, I think.” He affirms, “Yes, beyond the shadow of a doubt I think that would be a phenomenal opportunity!” He’s referring to the role of young businessman, Christian Grey, who develops a relationship with college graduate, Anastasia Steele. What do you think, would you like Ian Somerhalder as Christian Grey? What do you think of this novel?


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  • caz 21

    Having read this story when it was on a fanfiction site, I honestly cannot see Ian in this part. I can, however see Robert Pattinson in it. When reading this I imaged him and Kristen Stewart in those parts and would love to see them do a movie together that wasn’t anything to do with Twilight. My second choice would be Brad Pitt but maybe that’s just because I adore him, but if it was left to me to choose an actor for this role I would have to choose Jared Leto because apart from his amazing musical talent, he is also a very very fine actor and the part of Christian would suit him as he has all the attributes needed for this role.

  • http://adventuresofnewlyweds.com ashley

    If rob pattinson stars in this no one will see it. IAN is the perfect, perfect choice!

  • Nadine

    No more Twilight! … I think the world has had enough of it for one life time. Since this book is not Twilight, despite its origin, there should not be any actors from Twilight.. just my personal opinion

  • http://www.teabooksandfairytales.blogspot.com Marcia

    Ian would be the perfect Christian :) ♥ BTW I love “50 Shades of Grey”.

  • Jenna

    Ian is the perfect Christian Grey <3 I really hope the is the one chosen for the role!