Whoa, whoa, whoa — is Ian Somerhalder going to be the new Christian Grey in the ‘Fifty Shades’ movies?! Jamie Dornan himself dished on the rumors to Jimmy Kimmel, and revealed once and for all if he’s being replaced as the film’s main character. Watch here!
Jamie Dornan was promoting his new movie The Fall when he stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Nov. 3, but of course, the talk show host had to ask about Fifty Shades of Grey! Jimmy mentioned an interesting rumor he’d recently heard — that Jamie was being replaced by Ian Somerhalder in the upcoming Fifty Shades sequels — and the Irish actor cleared things up once and for all.
“That would be really hard for them to do considering we’ve shot them both,” Jamie laughed. “That’s an expensive mistake, I’ll put it that way. But good luck to him!”
Indeed, we’ve already seen several photos AND a full trailer from the upcoming Fifty Shades Darker, which hits theaters this February. Fifty Shades Freed is due out just one year later, so that movie is basically done, as well. So, yeah, unless there’s more sequels to come…chances are Ian isn’t involved in this little project!
During the interview, Jamie also joked that the upcoming two films are going to “ruin the franchise,” which does tend to happen with sequels. But, we were super impressed by the recently-released trailer footage, so we have faith that the actor and Dakota Johnson will be able to keep us interested as the story about Christian and Anastasia continues!
By the time Fifty Shades Darker comes out, it’ll be two years since the release of Fifty Shades of Grey, so it’s certainly been awhile. Time to break out those E.L. James books and get refreshed, kids!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Ian would’ve made a better Christian Grey? Or is Jamie the perfect choice?