Ever the diplomat, The Vampire Diaries star wouldn’t say if he’s being courted to play Christian Grey, but he didn’t get off the hook that easily. He admitted that the book is “dynamic,” and reading it had “been one heck of a little journey.”
When asked if he would consider taking the role, Ian said, “I think that anyone in their right mind would play that role. … I think it would be a very wise choice.”
Yet he’s not overly optimistic about his chances, pointing out that almost every male actor in Hollywood is up for the part. He seems to forget that every male actor in Hollywood doesn’t have his piercing blue eyes!
There were a few other bold questions from fans. One asked if Ian gets embarrassed filming scenes in front of his mother-in-law. Um, as far as we know, Ian isn’t married, but she was clearly referencing Ian’s girlfriend and on-screen love interest Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert).
Another fan wanted to know if Damon and Elena’s romance affects his relationship with Nina in real life. Ian expanded the question to include all of his co-stars. “We’re all an extremely close family,” he said. “We have a pretty incredible fluidity to our relationships.”
Like with any family, though, Ian admitted, “we all want to kill each other sometimes.”
That’s a lot of info to take in! We’ll let you ruminate on Ian’s cryptic answers, or you can watch the video at The Huffington Post.