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The Vampire Diaries

Ian Somerhalder or Alex Pettyfer: Who Makes a Better Christian Grey?

Rumors have been swirling that Fifty Shades of Grey has found its Christian Grey. According to Hollywood Life, Magic Mike star Alex Pettyfer is in serious contention for the part. He even filmed a screen test for the role with Gus Van Sant.

The Good Will Hunting director is not yet officially attached to helm the movie adaptation of the EL James novels, so nothing appears to be set in stone. Still, Vampire Diaries fans who pictured Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) as the dashing Christian are biting their nails over the latest news.

Recently, Ian told USA Today about a fan encounter he had. A doctor was reading the racy book — its cover torn off — when she locked eyes with him in line at a Whole Foods. “Everybody's up for this role, but in her mind, just from seeing media, I was that guy,” the Vampire Diaries actor said.

That mental image isn’t going to go away that easily for a lot of fans. So is Ian still your choice to Christian, or do you think Alex can pull it off? He definitely proved he’s not shy when he bared his bod for Magic Mike...

So who should play Christian Grey?

04.25.2013 / 06:48 AM EDT by Wetpaint Staff
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