Ian Somerhalder in the September/October 2012 Issue of Essential Homme: #2
Everyone from Ryan Gosling to Jake Gyllenhaal has been suggested as the possible star for the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey. But for many Vampire Diaries fans, there’s only one option for the role of Christian Grey: Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore).
Ryan Seacrest asked the TVD star months ago if he’d be up for the racy part, and Ian responded that it was definitely something to think about. EL James appeared on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show last week and critiqued some of the names the host has thrown out in the past — including Ian. “I’m a big Vampire Diaries fan,” admitted James, but she refused to comment further.
Unfortunately, the author doesn’t think she’ll get much say in choosing who plays Christian, saying it would be the studio’s decision.
"I think that's going to be a very interesting story to tell,” Ian told E! News over the weekend when asked about the movie. “I think whoever does that role, you should just really aim to make every studio executive in the room just as uncomfortable as possible."