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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Geo

Posted at 1:51 PM on June 15, 2012  

I think Ian is bad for this role.

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Elektra

Posted at 1:40 PM on June 15, 2012  

I think that Ian would be great! If he is that good as Damon, imagine what he can achieve as Christian!

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ilove50shades

Posted at 1:14 PM on June 15, 2012  

noooo matt bomer is the perfect christian grey i dont care if he is gay he is a much better choice for the role of christian

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AZERTY

Posted at 1:14 PM on June 15, 2012  

NINA EDOBREV FOR ANASTASIA, nOTR KRISTEN PLEEEASE

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Berta

Posted at 11:55 AM on June 15, 2012  

Beautiful, but actor average.It is a role for more talented actor.

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Maxima

Posted at 11:52 AM on June 15, 2012  

Christian should be younger.Ian beautiful, but monotonous.

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Palloma

Posted at 11:49 AM on June 15, 2012  

Certainly Ian doesn’t approach for Christian’s role

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Sarah

Posted at 11:07 AM on June 15, 2012  

Ian is perfect Christian Grey! I know he can get this role. He’s better than Robert pattinson or anyone else!

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Melinda

Posted at 11:01 AM on June 15, 2012  

Yes I think so…hope angie is not in the movie…her movies are not that great since she got with brad

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molli

Posted at 10:02 AM on June 15, 2012  

You that???? Ian old for Christian!!!

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Maxima

Posted at 10:00 AM on June 15, 2012  

Robert Pattinson = Christian Grey

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Zak

Posted at 10:00 AM on June 15, 2012  

Ian good, but not so.Christian should play younger and talented.

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Netot

Posted at 9:57 AM on June 15, 2012  

I hope that he won’t receive this role!

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Lexi.

Posted at 12:07 PM on June 15, 2012  

this ^
There are many more talented and handsome ACTORS. Like Matt Bomer just for example. But honestly, no really good actor would go for that role and it’s all because the book is horrible aka boring and without plot.

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Xo-xo

Posted at 9:55 AM on June 15, 2012  

Ian not Christian, Christian not Ian. Only silly it don’t understand. Beautiful appearance, it isn’t enough for a role.

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Angelina3

Posted at 9:54 AM on June 15, 2012  

IAN IS THE ONLY CHRISTIAN GREY!!! He has everything needed to bring Christian to life. I hope he gets it!!!!!

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jasmine

Posted at 9:43 AM on June 15, 2012  

R U KIDDING???? Anyone who has seen Ian on TV knows he can’t act very good. Honesty in anything I’ve seen him in it’s the samed “acting”. Doesn’t have the talent to carry a movie like this. This movie is gonna be great a needs someone to carry it. Let Ian stick with TV and the show he is on. Sorry for being harsh but I want the actor for this movie to completely own it and live up to the book. Ian just doesn’t have the talent and quality..

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Tomas

Posted at 9:42 AM on June 15, 2012  

Robert Pattinson is Christian Grey!!!!I agree!!!

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starry

Posted at 9:35 AM on June 15, 2012  

can we get actres is more young,awesome and have a sex appeal …
ian is to old:'(
bad christian

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Violet

Posted at 9:30 AM on June 15, 2012  

Robert Pattinson is Christian Grey!Ian old for Christian’s role!

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Betany

Posted at 9:29 AM on June 15, 2012  

Ian Somerhalder?????No!!!!!!

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Mara

Posted at 9:26 AM on June 15, 2012  

Ian Somerhalder bad Chrisan.Find the young and talented actor!

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Nikki

Posted at 9:22 AM on June 15, 2012  

Ian not Christian.

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hurley878

Posted at 9:21 AM on June 15, 2012  

Wow im rereading the book and one of my friends said he will be the best Grey and I was like yeah he will be perfect! So its a no for robert p cuz Grey is an Adonis and girls really??? U think robert has the body of an Adonis i dont think so but then theres Alex P and i was like at first thibking about him but he doesnt look like a 28 year old men! And then theres another Scott Speedman ohhhh yes have u seen this guy hes hot he has the best smile a great body and im sure he would play Mr. Grey at perfection!!! Idk u but my money is on Ian nut my heart is with Scott

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gris

Posted at 9:18 AM on June 15, 2012  

IAN SOMERHALDER IS THE PERFECT PERSON TO PLAY C.G! The tussled black hair, the piercing Eyes, and that smirk! YES ! YES ! YES!

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drtduda

Posted at 12:46 AM on June 26, 2012  

Come on people!!!! Christian Grey was not dark . Read the book again. He had gray eyes and his hair was on the lighter side. almost reddish blonde.
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Dee

Posted at 9:15 AM on June 15, 2012  

Robert Pattinson is Christian Grey!!

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