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

Fri, June 15, 2012 3:14pm EDT 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 HollywoodLife.com 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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Carla

Posted at 9:42 AM on June 17, 2012  

Just checked out Colin eggless field as Haley pointed out ( never heard of him so thought I’d take a peak ) wow ! Wouldn’t be disappointed if he got the role either, lol

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Carla

Posted at 9:36 AM on June 17, 2012  

I think Ian would be beyond perfect to play Christian grey. He has the sexy smile and the smouldering eyes going on. He is practically how the Image of mr grey is in my head when I’m reading, also how about angelina Jolie playing ‘mrs Robinson’ perfect !!

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HALEY

Posted at 9:32 AM on June 17, 2012  

um am i the only one who thinks he should NOT be cast. i personally see Colin Egglesfield as Christian Grey. Ian to be does nothing for me. i really hope they pick the right people for this film or it may be a disaster.

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Josephine

Posted at 6:56 AM on June 17, 2012  

Yes I’m so glad to hear that they are thinking of Ian for the role he is just amazing yes he should get the role he is the best for it no one else would do better than Ian specially his eyes are perfect

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Sarah

Posted at 6:49 AM on June 17, 2012  

Perfect perfect perfect his eyes his hair his body his attitude everything no one can play Christian like Ian can he wants the part and he should get it because he is christian that is exactly how I imagined Christian to look like and Ian will make the book come to life when he does it yes he is the only one who can do it a million times yes specially how he can look so controlling and dominant and can make any and every girl blush

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Jen

Posted at 3:00 AM on June 17, 2012  

Ian was meant for this role. He will embody Christian Grey like no one else. I so hope he’s cast. They are going to need EMS outside theaters though. Holy hotness!

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Cyndi

Posted at 11:07 PM on June 16, 2012  

Ian Somerhalder is Christian Grey!!! CAST HIM!

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Elana W

Posted at 10:31 PM on June 16, 2012  

Ian is hot n all but i cant picture him as the dominant ceo. now Chris Hemsworth on the other hand…he seems like he could pull off the dominate sadist one minute and the insecure lil copper haired lil boy

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kerry

Posted at 7:05 PM on June 16, 2012  

He is perfect, from the minute I read the books he was the person I pictured as christian , cast him!

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kimberly

Posted at 5:44 PM on June 16, 2012  

Scott Elrod!!!!

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Lynette Maxwell

Posted at 2:54 PM on June 16, 2012  

Really is this still just talk? Come on, Ian Somerhalder fits the bill as Grey perfectly!! Put us out of our misery and cast him!!

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taps

Posted at 3:35 AM on June 16, 2012  

he is perfect as damon and damon is kinda like christian i cant picture anyone else getting the role,and um not just saying that cuz i wanna see him nude

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Rebelle

Posted at 2:44 AM on June 16, 2012  

My thing is this. Anyone can be Christian Grey but you have to actually BE Christian Grey. I think Alexander Skarsgard is perfect for the part. He can gain weight, dye his hair, and wear contacts. Besides he can play dark characters AND definitely not afraid to do nude scenes! My vote is Alexander Skarsgard!!

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taps

Posted at 3:29 AM on June 16, 2012  

hell no thats a lot to do just for a role,he cant change himself to be christian and really alxeander,r u 4 real

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Charon Anderson

Posted at 11:43 PM on June 15, 2012  

Watching IanSomerlander on Vampire Diaries from season one I only see those eyes when I’m reading 50 Shades! He is so perfect for the part it’s not even funny!!! He is my ChristianGrey!!

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Lisa

Posted at 8:04 PM on June 15, 2012  

Of couse Ian, nobody else comes close. This is Ian’s part and everyone knows that.

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JZ

Posted at 7:33 PM on June 15, 2012  

Ian Somerhalder would be the perfect Christian Grey, I and everyone else i know will drool.

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Rosanna Tufts

Posted at 6:28 PM on June 15, 2012  

When Ryan asks him who he would want to play Ana, you can just TELL he wishes he could say “Nina Dobrev” but doesn’t dare!

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Leanne

Posted at 6:22 PM on June 15, 2012  

Heck yes!!!

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jessica

Posted at 6:07 PM on June 15, 2012  

Ian would be brilliant in this role.was made for him….

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Gin

Posted at 6:02 PM on June 15, 2012  

He is Christian Grey..He has the whole hot sexy tortured controlling badass hurt little boy don’t mess with me bad ass man thing down.

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vivien

Posted at 5:33 PM on June 15, 2012  

Yes. Ian is so perfect for this .

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Tara

Posted at 5:24 PM on June 15, 2012  

He would be perfect! He already knows how to be bossy and “mean” from the Vampire Diaries! Plus He’s GORGEOUS!!

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Laura

Posted at 5:22 PM on June 15, 2012  

Yes Ian is the Bset:)

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Vickie

Posted at 5:06 PM on June 15, 2012  

Ian is PERFECT!

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Winer

Posted at 3:56 PM on June 15, 2012  

No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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