Now that ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ has been optioned to become a film by Universal Pictures and Focus Features, casting rumors have been running rampant and almost every Hollywood hunk’s name has been thrown into the ring at some point or another, but the one person that everyone wants to see in the lead role is ‘Vampire Diaries’ star Ian Somerhalder – the one actor who plays a bad boy like no one else on earth.
While speaking to Ryan Seacrest on his radio show, Somerhalder talked about the suggestion that he might be cast in the edgy S&M drama and said that he’s “thrilled” to even be considered for such a juicy role. He said; “I absolutely would be up for that.”
The novel ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ was inspired by the ‘Twilight Saga’ and follows the story of Christian Grey, a businessman who lures a young college graduate to become his S&M partner. Sounds a bit like the indie film ‘Secretary’ starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader, but there hasn’t been anything like that film in years and the market is ripe if they have the right man playing Christian Grey.
Somerhalder revealed that he “just started reading” the novel, but he’s already sold on the role. He said; “That would be a pretty incredible thing, and hopefully that could pan out. Yes, beyond the shadow of a doubt, I think that would be a phenomenal opportunity!”
Check out the video below and tell us if you think that Somerhalder would be a perfect fit to play Christian Grey and if not, who would you cast in the role?