It was not too long ago that everyone started talking about Ian Somerhalder playing the part of Christian Grey in E.L. James novel “50 Shades of Grey”. Somerhalder has also said publicly that it is a role he would really like to land.
During an interview earlier this year with Ryan Seacrest, The Vampire Diaries actor, said he would “absolutely” be up for playing the role of Grey.
“It could be very, very amazing,” Somerhalder said. “I have the book and I just started reading it. That would be a pretty incredible thing, and hopefully that could pan out . . . Beyond the shadow of a doubt, I think that would be a phenomenal opportunity!”
However, this week the actor learnt that he was no longer in line for the part. The news left the 34 year old star totally disappointed and left his fans stunned when they heard the news that author E. L. James just isn’t that into the idea of Ian playing Christian.
It seems a very bitter pill for Somerhalder to swallow after he helped the Fifty Shades film get publicity by talking and tweeting about it. However, he has had lots of support from the fans who loved how passionate he was about pursuing the part.