Sophia Bush: Ian Somerhalder Would Be A 'Wonderful' Christian Grey

Fri, June 15, 2012 3:14pm EST by 38 Comments
Ian Somerhalder Christian Grey

Ian’s ‘Fifty Shades’ campaign gains another Hollywood supporter! Watch our video interview with Sophia and tell us if you agree.

Do you think Ian Somerhalder would make a great Christian Grey? So does Sophia Bush! “Ian has the smolder down,” Sophia told at the 14th annual Young Hollywood Awards on June 14. “I think he’d be wonderful!” But the Partners star didn’t stop there; she also weighed in with her concerns about how E L James‘ erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey will make it to the big screen.

“It’s going to be an interesting thing, trying to make those books into movies,” she said. “I don’t know how they’re going to do it.”

Ian has been famously campaigning for the role of Christian Grey, first announcing his desire during an interview with Ryan Seacrest, then tweeting about it to writer Bret Easton Ellis. Ian’s Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev has also chimed in, telling MTV News Ian would be “great” as Christian.

Of course, just because she’s got her buddy Ian’s back, that doesn’t mean Sophia is a Fifty Shades fan herself.

“I got 80 pages in and was like, ‘Listen, I’ve got to go back to Steinbeck,” she admitted.

Fifty Shades aside, Sophia was attending the Young Hollywood Awards as the recipient of the Bing Philanthropy Award, which she received due to her activism and ability to raise awareness of social and ecological issues.

Do YOU think Ian should suit up — and strip down — as Christian Grey? Watch our interview with Sophia, cast your vote, and fight it out in the comments section below:

— Andy Swift

More Fifty Shades Of Grey News:

  1. Ian Somerhalder Convinces Hollywood Writer To Back Him For ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Role
  2. Nina Dobrev: Ian Somerhalder Would Be ‘Great’ In ‘Fifty Shades’ Movie
  3. Ian Somerhalder Wants To Play Christian In ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

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Posted at 2:12 PM on October 9, 2012  

IAN SOMERHALDER is perfect for this role!!

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Posted at 2:40 PM on July 11, 2012  

Fifty Shades is a fabulous read. Some times you just need a fun book. The only choice for Christian is Ian Somerhalder. He really fits the bill. Lighten up everyone!!!
I find it hard to believe you are all reading War and Peace.

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Posted at 3:22 PM on June 30, 2012  

alex pettyfer for be excellent for christian grey part also

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Posted at 3:01 AM on June 30, 2012  

why comment if you havent got any thing good to say its might not be for every one and it isnt all about sex and smut althought that is a big part of it and i agree with debbie there not crap if its not ur cup of tea then fine but no need to be calling it crap i think the movie will be great and who ever gets to play christian grey who ever plays ANA steel will be a lucky women :)

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Posted at 5:38 PM on June 29, 2012  

WILLIAM LEVY would be PERFECT as Christian Grey. The books are NOT crap. You should read them ALL before making a judgement. I really enjoyed the Love Story and would love if HBO or SHOWTIME would make a series of it..Still looking for my Christian Grey…Laters Baby !!!

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Posted at 1:25 PM on June 19, 2012  

I agree with Sophia. I mean, personally I thought the books were crap. All that ridiculous smut and sex sex sex – it was too much! It was fanfic and it should have stayed fanfic. Just my opinion. I do think Ian is extremely good looking and undeniable sexy – he would be perfect for the role.

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Posted at 5:16 PM on June 17, 2012  

I read some of this book. Its totally crap; I can’t believe they cut down a tree to make paper to print this bulls**t. Make a film about something someone would want to spend 2 hours of their life watching!

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Posted at 9:24 AM on June 18, 2012  

GOD. Did you just said you read SOME?! Read the whole fckin trilogy before commenting you idiot.

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Posted at 1:52 PM on June 18, 2012  

Some? You read some and you judge it. Nice. Dumbass

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Posted at 4:58 AM on June 30, 2012  

i tottally agree with you.

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Posted at 12:06 PM on June 17, 2012  

Jared Leto would be perfect.

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Posted at 9:17 AM on June 30, 2012  

Jared Leto would be good. If Christian wasn’t adopted, Jared could have played Elliott. Of course, if you have seen the Hurricane video I think Jared could play Christian as well. Lol!

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