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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Tasha Mc

Posted at 11:53 PM on September 3, 2012  

a thousand times PLEASE have Ian play the part. It will an even bigger movie with him

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meowyou

Posted at 8:34 PM on August 25, 2012  

yes! omg he has that calm unruffled ‘christian grey’ look and omg his smirk AHH HE WOULD BE PERFECT

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SAch

Posted at 5:56 AM on August 24, 2012  

Ian is perfect for it! ♥

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Elaine

Posted at 12:16 PM on August 20, 2012  

Ian somerhalder is literally perfect for the role! I really really hope he gets the role. :)

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Joey

Posted at 3:04 AM on August 20, 2012  

Ian should play the role of Christian Grey!!!HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN PLAY THIS ROLE!!

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Jodie

Posted at 2:38 AM on August 19, 2012  

Ian has to be Christian, I can’t picture anybody else playing that role other then him. He has the total package. Those eyes, his smile…and don’t forget all those different looks all in which Christian has…He is just so perfect. Shifting moods, the have to have it all attitude seriously how could you go wrong casting Ian as Fifty.

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Jizelle valenzuela

Posted at 11:56 AM on August 18, 2012  

Christian grey shoul be ian somerhalder
its pretty obvious that he has gray eyes right? He also has a dark side in his handsome features. He’ll be a great christian grey!!! I really hope he gets the role.

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Meg

Posted at 4:46 AM on August 17, 2012  

Ian is perfect for Christian’s role.. Cant imagine anyone else doing it!! Would be extremely disappointed if he’s not cast..

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mary ann

Posted at 1:12 AM on August 16, 2012  

when i read fifty shades of grey, i see ian somerhalder as christian grey..

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Sheila Whitehouse.

Posted at 3:12 PM on August 12, 2012  

Sometimes a film is made for one actor to star in and this has to be Ian Somerhalder as Christian Grey. He is Christian Grey in Vampire Diaries. Perhaps Nina Dobrev could play Anastasia. I could see Angelina Jolie as Mrs. Robinson.

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Dani

Posted at 7:32 PM on August 10, 2012  

Let me just start this by saying, if Ian Somerhalder is cast in this movie there is NO way that it can fail. (I mean obv it could, but I would still watch it because he is amazing!). Ian has the looks obviously, but he also has the C.G LOOK! Not only is he gorgeous, but he also has the C.G attitude! It is going to take someone very talented to pull of this character. Despite what some peopel think, C.G is a very deep character. He has a lot of inner conflict and a lot of “unique” characteristics/hobbies. Haha. So you are going to need a talented actor. Which Ian def is! I wish you the best of luck Ian. I hope you get the role. :)

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chreey

Posted at 11:04 PM on August 9, 2012  

ian is gorgeous and i pictured him the entire time reading the books. Hes got those dreamy eyes and can play a good guy or a bad a$$. And even if the movie doesnt hold up as well as the books it will be well worth it just watching ian. he could read the dictionary and i would watch it lol

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marie

Posted at 7:41 PM on August 7, 2012  

That part is perfect for ian…you only have to watch ian in tvd to know this..he as everything..sex appeal…looks…wow those eyes you could just sink into..his acting is second to none..ian is ” CHRISTIAN GREY “..no one can play that part as good as ian…so come on..give the part to ” IAN SOMERHALDER “..he will make this film into a classic..good luck…xxxxxxxx

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Mikayla smith

Posted at 12:54 AM on August 3, 2012  

If Christian Grey and Ian somerhalder are so much
A like Ian should stop at NOTHING to get what he wants
To get this role!!!!!!! ;) I LOCE HIM he is gorgeous!!

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Mikayla

Posted at 12:50 AM on August 3, 2012  

Ian somerhalder would be the perfect roll for Christian Grey.
I will definitely going to see that movie if he is in it!! He is AMAZING!!

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Penguin

Posted at 11:10 PM on August 1, 2012  

They HAVE to put Ian as Mr. Grey. no one can play him better!

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marie

Posted at 1:34 AM on July 30, 2012  

he is soooooo perfect for this role…sexy..those eyes you must sink right into them..that fantastic body..that hotttttt sexy smile…the cheeky grin….and he knows how to play the domineering man….and hes superb at acting the evil parts….wowwww..do i really need to go on…i didnt think so…xxxxxxxx

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Anna

Posted at 10:57 AM on July 9, 2012  

No, he is not the right for the role. Colin Egglesfield is the man, check out the stare

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iris

Posted at 8:13 AM on July 7, 2012  

Good, give Ian the role in this crap, and leave all the real actors in peace.

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Ivakoko

Posted at 7:43 PM on July 6, 2012  

Ian should totally play Christian ! He fits all fifty shades

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vicki

Posted at 11:56 AM on July 5, 2012  

Ather looking at so many others, Ian is the only one who can do it, his eyes say it all, sexy, but yet he can do soft, he got the look. Now we need the right actress who is young & innocent looking but beautiful.

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Cindy

Posted at 5:20 PM on July 3, 2012  

IAN!!!!!! No one else fits into the character more than him.He is Christian Grey.I will be disappointed if some else gets to become Chistian G.Ian all the way!!

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jessica

Posted at 9:04 PM on July 1, 2012  

Ian is exactly how i picture Grey in every way. Please please give Ian the part i cant imagine seeing the movie being played by anyone more sexier.

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Monica

Posted at 7:03 PM on July 1, 2012  

God I hope Ian isn’t cast as Christian!! Christian’s description and Ian look nothing alike. Ian is not good looking at all; he’s actually creepy looking. He plays up his eyes too much and tries too hard to look “sexy.” It doesn’t work. NOT IAN!!!!!

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Charlotte

Posted at 8:27 AM on June 30, 2012  

I cannot picture any of these already well established actors as the infamous Christian Grey. My choice would be to go for someone relatively unknown, find someone new to take on the role, not someone who we all know and quite frankly does not fit to itinerary. And please god do not put Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in this movie – i will die!

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