CW44’s very own Ian Somerhalder, also know as Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries, is the people’s choice (and my first choice) for the role of Christian Grey in the upcoming film Fifty Shades of Grey. The popular book grabbed the attention of readers with its explicit, vivid imagery and sexual allure of the Christian Grey character. Who better to play such a role than Ian? Fans believe that the handsome 34 year-old has the sex appeal, business man swagger and sexy demeanor for the role. When questioned by Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens: Live while at the SXSW 2013 Festival, the charming actor neither confirmed or denied his affiliation with the anticipated film. Ian simply suggested that there were “many great actors auditioning for the part.” Maybe Ian was referring to Matt Bomer who remains neck-in-neck in the polls (mstarz.com). Hopefully our avid Vampire Diaries fans can help boost Ian to the lead! Or hey — how about another CW44 hottie, Arrow’s Stephen Amell…? Think about it!
Just look at those eyes… captivating. Ian, will you please be Christian Grey!?
Since we can’t control the casting, luckily we can still watch Ian on The Vampire Diaries, Thursday nights at 8pm on CW44!
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