At this point, it has almost become like a repetitive stress injury to keep talking about Ian Somerhalder possibly playing Christian Grey in a potential “50 Shades of Grey” movie. There have been rumors floating around on this very subject for so long that we are almost numb to the whole ordeal now, and in a way we are sure that “The Vampire Diaries” star feels the same way. After all, he can’t get through a lengthy interview anymore without being asked about it.
However, this is where we have to give MTV a little bit of credit for their new interview with the actor, especially since the focus of it was really his environmental work and the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. Rather than just badgering the actor yet again about whether or not he was going to be playing the part, he was instead hilariously asked if Christian Grey would be interested in supporting his foundation if he existed in real life, and here is what he had to say in response:
“Of course he’d volunteer for our foundation. Mr Grey is a sucker for opportunity and challenge…as a volunteer? Mr. Grey would be able to harness the corporate world to serve and obey the mission of the foundation, and he’d do it with a sparkle in his eyes and a smile across his mouth.”
For those of you wanting some sort of tangible news on this subject, producers behind the E.L. James adaptation have yet to really finalize a writer or director for the film, and thus they have not cast anyone. While it’s possible that Somerhalder could be handed the role, we at the same time think that producers are likely to go with someone with a more flexible filming schedule year-round.
If you want to see a new and rather fun video featuring Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, and some other “Vampire Diaries” cast members, all you have to do is head on over to the link here.
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