'Fifty Shades' Casting: Ian Harding Is The Perfect Christian Grey

Fri, June 8, 2012 6:05pm EST by 102 Comments
50 Shades Of Grey Movie Cast Christian

The ‘Pretty Little Liars’ star totally fits the bill. Why have I never considered this?

Leave it to Lucy Hale to show me the light. The Pretty Little Liars star recently Instagrammed a picture of co-star Ian Harding, captioned “50 Shades of Harding,” and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. So many names have been thrown out into the universe — Robert Pattinson and Ian Somerhalder, to name a few — but not until Lucy’s kidding-but-not-kidding tweet did I even consider Ian, 25, as a candidate for Christian Grey. And yet, he’s the perfect candidate.

Mysterious? Check. Dapper? Check. Capable of robbing a young, naïve girl of her innocence? Oh my God, CHECK.

On top of those stellar qualities, Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James has said she wants to cast a relative unknown in the film adaptation of her erotic novel — and while PLL fans know every intimate detail of Ian’s life, he hasn’t gotten his chance to shine bright for the rest of the world to see. And he so deserves the attention.

So whether Lucy had a hidden agenda in her tweet or not, I’m officially putting the idea of Ian as Christian out into the universe.

Make it happen, universe! You owe me for killing my turtle on my 10th birthday.

— Andy Swift

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Kristina

Posted at 12:30 AM on June 22, 2012  

I totally 110% vote Ian Harding as Christian Grey. He’s absolutely perfect, sexy,.mysterious, a little innocent at times. He’s my Christian Grey. yum.

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Angelina

Posted at 6:41 PM on June 20, 2012  

Lucy -Anna
Ian- Mr. Grey
Emma Stone- Kate

=D <3 x

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jess

Posted at 5:23 PM on June 19, 2012  

He can rob me of my innocence and time. putting that out there

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betty

Posted at 7:46 AM on June 19, 2012  

also kim cattrall would be good as Mrs Robinson, emma clarke would be good for ana.

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betty

Posted at 7:44 AM on June 19, 2012  

Ryan Phillippe is the perfect guy forMr Gray,…

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Rory

Posted at 3:35 PM on June 18, 2012  

Matt Bomer is my choice for Christian….Cant decide about Ana yet…Sam Worthington is my choice for Taylor.Diego Boneta as Jose…Unsure about the rest of the cast yet

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Trey

Posted at 2:36 PM on June 16, 2012  

Matt Bomer for Christian Grey. Just take a look at him.. Fits all physical criteria of Christian Grey! You guys need to watch White Collar

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Disyri

Posted at 7:01 PM on July 10, 2012  

Love Matt Bomer but the fact that he’s gay in real life (not that there’s anything wrong with that) make him just not fit the bill.

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Nicoles

Posted at 8:47 PM on June 12, 2012  

I have to agree with amandam. Josh Duhamel and mila kunis would be perfect cast for Christian & Anastasia roles. Hope she comes out with Christians point of view.

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C

Posted at 10:13 AM on June 12, 2012  

OMG, I also thought of Nina Dobrev as Anastasia Steele! She portrays Elena in TVD with such innocence. As for Christian Grey I could go for Alexander Skarsgard (TOTALLY!) or Ian Somerhalder (THIS ONE TOO!)

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mila

Posted at 4:38 PM on June 11, 2012  

Anastasia terrible=Nina dobrev

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ALICIA

Posted at 4:37 PM on June 11, 2012  

NIIIIINA DOBREVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

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Betty

Posted at 2:45 PM on June 11, 2012  

Matt Bomer and Nina Dobrev!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Laura Salgado

Posted at 12:32 PM on June 11, 2012  

I think Alex Pettyfier would make a perfect Christian Grey. Can’t imagine anyone else as Mr. Grey.

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Spali

Posted at 5:02 AM on June 11, 2012  

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

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amandam

Posted at 12:27 AM on June 11, 2012  

Mila Kunis is my choice for Ana… I think she could play the sweet, innocent, but snarky and disagreeable character with ease. Just my opinion, but Josh Duhamel would be an amazing Grey. He already has the smoldering eyes down…. And they would be so HOT together!

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Shamim

Posted at 7:15 PM on June 10, 2012  

Definately Ian Somerhalder as Christian. I mean have you seen how that guy kisses? He’s seriously hot. If he doesnt get it, then i’d think he was too good for the role in the first place. Ohh and Nina dobrev for Ana, she looks kind of naive and innocent already and she’s really pretty.

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Jenn

Posted at 3:52 PM on June 10, 2012  

Matt Bomer and Nina Dobrev

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Kat

Posted at 6:35 AM on June 10, 2012  

Anastasia terrible=Kristen Stewart

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Karina

Posted at 6:34 AM on June 10, 2012  

Matt Bomer and Nina Dobrev!
Ian looks old for Christian

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haya

Posted at 5:24 AM on June 10, 2012  

Ian somerhalder and Kristen Stewart, and he doesn’t need to have a copper colored hair i mean they are not copying the book they are making it a movie

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Zella

Posted at 2:41 AM on June 10, 2012  

Nina Dobrev and Alexander Skarsgard!!!!

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len

Posted at 12:57 AM on June 10, 2012  

i hope it will be ian somerhalder for christian and kristen stewart for ana steele for a change kristen fits the character and discription of ana

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Roberta

Posted at 7:06 PM on June 9, 2012  

Nina Dobrev and Alexander Skarsgard

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Lucie

Posted at 4:35 PM on June 9, 2012  

Hmm… I’m not sure. is it bad that i’m hesitating because I can’t imagine Ian with copper colored hair?
I have to say when reading the books my Christian & Ana were Ryan Gosling & Shelley Henning. Speaking of casting PLL characters in 50shades, Lucy Hale is my perfect mia grey!
xxx

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Toma

Posted at 3:41 PM on June 9, 2012  

Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev

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