Ian Somerhalder Convinces Hollywood Writer To Back Him For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Role

Thu, June 14, 2012 9:44pm EDT by 168 Comments

Ian Somerhalder is a man on a mission — he really wants to play Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. He even convinced a famous Hollywood writer to talk to him about starring in the flick!

Anyone who has read Fifty Shades of Grey knows that Christian Grey will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Similarly, Ian Somerhalder is running a very strong campaign in his attempts to score the starring role in the movie based on the popular fan fiction novels.

“@BretEastonEllis -Id so love to be ChristianGrey w/you&Angelina Jolie. Ive only waited 10 years to do a movie w/u.Im grown up now-no worries,” he tweeted to Bret Easton Ellis, who wrote American Psycho and The Rules of Attraction, a film Ian starred in.

Bret, who has made it clear he really wants to write the movie adaptation, replied to Ian, explaining that he doesn’t think Angelina Jolie is involved in the production. He said he’s glad Ian is as excited as he is about the film.

Although Bret has tweeted he thinks Alex Pettyfer would be great for the part, many of Ian’s fans convinced him he should think again about Mr. Somerhalder. “Rereading “Fifty Shades of Grey: it’s hard for me to think of Ian Somerhalder as Christian G. because I’ve known him personally for so long,” explains the writer. “I know Ian Somerhalder and how kinky he can be and yes, he’s probably Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, and he will go all-out for it.”

He finally succumbed to pressure and said, “I’ll call Ian tomorrow for “Fifty Shades of Grey”…I get it, I get it…”

Ooooo sounds like some behind-the-scenes planning and campaigning will be coming up from the American Psycho writer and the Vampire Diaries actor! Do you agree that Ian is the perfect, kinky, actor to play Christian or are you still not convinced? Take a good long stare at Christian’s — oops we mean Ian’s — chiseled face and tell us what you think in the comments below.

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Mo Morris

Posted at 4:42 AM on September 15, 2013  

I was surprised that anyone other than Ian Somerhalder would be considered for Christian – he is exactly how imagined Christian would look, and reading thru 3 books, got used to seeing Ian!!! As someone below said – if you want this to make money at the box office, give us – the paying public – who we want!!! IAN SOMERHALDER.

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Camelia Kameka (@CameliaKameka)

Posted at 3:02 PM on May 28, 2013  

IAN 2 di worl! who dont like it, drop DEAD#### Ian is Christian….he’s HOT!, SEXY!, body TUN UP! Come on u directors..dont be stupid! U want the show 2 make money, right?

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vicki

Posted at 4:10 PM on October 16, 2012  

I defo think that ian somerhalder is the only one for the job cause i have seen him in lost and the vampire diaries and i love in the vampire diaries as damon salvatore to me he is sex on legd

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Diana

Posted at 10:21 AM on October 11, 2012  

Ian Somerhalder has to be cast as Christian Grey!! He’s perfect for the part!

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Sandra

Posted at 4:43 PM on October 4, 2012  

There is no other choice!!! Ian Somerhalder “IS” Christian Grey!!!!!

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Rainy

Posted at 3:11 PM on September 27, 2012  

Ian should be Christian Grey, he’s hot as hell!!

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Melissa

Posted at 12:15 AM on September 24, 2012  

When I started reading this book and heard they were making a movie, the person that immediately came to mind for the part of Christian Grey was Ian. He just fits the character description perfectly. I can’t imagine anyone else even in that role!!

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Diana

Posted at 10:22 AM on October 11, 2012  

the same thing happened to me, specially because people around me were already discussing who should do Christian

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Laurie Biser Wolfe

Posted at 4:38 PM on September 17, 2012  

Alex Pettyfer WHO?
WTH! Ian is PERFECT for the role HANDS DOWN!!

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sheng

Posted at 6:19 AM on September 13, 2012  

oh my gosh! that is totally Mr. Grey!!! let him do the part! it’ll be a great hit!!!!!!!!! **love his eyes :))

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