ian somerhalderAll you Ian Somerhalder fanatics are sure to be blissed out over the latest Q&A the Vampire Diaries actor gave E! this weekend at the 2012 Environmental Media Awards. He was told -- point-blank -- that many Fifty Shades of Grey fans say he's their top choice to play Christian Grey in the movie. Obviously, E! was fishing for as much info as possible from the TV star, and I've gotta hand it to the guy for how he handled getting grilled on the "rough" subject!

Initially, he came off as not that smooth at all -- saying it'll be "interesting" to see what happens, the rehearsals for the part will be "interesting," etc. But then, he cracked a joke about whoever was auditioning making the movie execs as "uncomfortable" as possible, ha! And he even 'fessed up about something that should get his fans even more hot and bothered ...

He said he's reading the first book! Ooooh! Plus, he assured the E! reporters that he "gets why it has taken the way it has." Well, cool, any future big-screen Christian Grey better feel that way.

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Clearly, Ian's playing his cards in a very precise, calculated way. (Much like Christian, eh?) He looks to me like he's extremely conscious of mis-speaking, saying too much, saying just the right thing, etc. Like how he said, in response to who he would want to play "his Anastasia": "My Anastasia? I don't know ... there are too many [good leading ladies] to name." There's a reason he's leaving the door wide open for any leading lady to "be his Anastasia." (So we could believe his chemistry with whoever it ends up being!)

The bottom-line: He is acting like he know all eyes are on him. And it's not that crazy to think maybe he even knows more than he lets on! All these clues may mean he's already in talks or, at the very least, really wants to be. After all, this is the role that could absolutely positively transform his career if it works out well. So, good for him for watching his back on this one! Playing his cards right could be one very wise step in the Dom direction ... 

How do you think Ian Somerhalder handled these Qs about playing Christian Grey?

 

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