'50 Shades of Grey' Movie Could Cast Hot Model as Christian Instead of Ian Somerhalder

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grey tieGrrrrrr! Just when we thought Ian Somerhalder playing Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie was one step closer to being a done deal -- yet another name has surfaced as a possibility to kick him out of the role once and for all.

And no -- this time the man in question isn't some hunky A-list actor, it's someone 99 percent of you have probably never heard of before.

Apparently there's speculation that Christian Grey's role might go to Devin Paisley, a 27-year-old South African model.

And I know what you're thinking: "Where the heck did Devin Paisley come from?"

Well, to be honest, I'm not exactly sure. Based on past statements from Fifty Shades writer E.L. James about putting an unknown actor in the role -- Devin's name suddenly got thrown into the ring as a viable option.

And while he's definitely easy on the eyes and physically fits the part of Christian, I'd say the odds of him actually being cast are less than slim to none.

Because at this point, with all the hype surrounding the Fifty Shades flick, producers HAVE to realize that they're going to seriously disappoint tons of fans if the role doesn't go to Ian Somerhalder.

When news that the books were being made into a movie first broke, I was convinced the best way to go was with unknown choices for both Christian and Anastasia Steele's roles. And the only reason I thought unknowns were the best choice was because I knew the books were based on Twilight, and Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were both virtually unknown before they were cast into the roles of Edward and Bella.

But now that there's been so much buzz and anticipation surrounding casting the Fifty Shades movie, I almost think fans will be upset and disappointed if some random dude winds up playing Christian. And if a random guy gets cast over Ian Somerhalder (or any of the other top choices, for that matter), I'm just not sure people are going to be as excited about the film. (Why take any chances when it comes to pleasing your fan base?)

Do you think an unknown should play Christian Grey? What do you think of Devin Paisley as Christian?

 

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BlueJane BlueJane

How long does it take to cast a movie? By the time the movie is cast, shot and released, all the women who read the books are going to be in nursing homes!

nonmember avatar Marciline

Please NO MORE articles on who "may" be cast. Just let us know who is 100% signed on for the movie.. I am getting REALLY tired of these daily articles!

Totally agree with you BlueJane!

nonmember avatar Julie

What a load of rubbish I don't think this guy will be christain el James said she has 3 actors in mind I believe it will be between matt Henry and Ian

Kay7684 Kay7684

I agree, gawd,  just get on with it already...before we either fall foul of bad memory and forget we read them or we just totally lose interest...


 

Angela Barber

I think Ian is the best man for the part. In my mind he is Mr. Fifty Shades!!!! So grab him while you can and start making the movie!!!!


 

nonmember avatar Beth

im sorry but Ian does nothing for me. hes not that attractive and he looks nothing like described in the book. If he gets the role i might not even see the movie since its different than the book.

nonmember avatar Ashley D

"And if a random guy gets cast over Ian Somerhalder (or any of the other top choices, for that matter), I'm just not sure people are going to be as excited about the film. (Why take any chances when it comes to pleasing your fan base?)"

A ton of the sentences in this article are going against casting Mr. Random as Christian. Why would you cast a random? Everyone I talk to about 50 shades as a movie puts Ian as Christian. And rightfully so.

Bailey West

Ian would be the best for Christian Grey!!!!! He is amazing on The Vampire Diaries! Go Ian

nonmember avatar Lu

While my top pick has been and will remain Ian (why hire an unknown nonacting model when you can hire a former model who is an actor), I'm beginning to think that they are going to wait so long to cast and film the movie that everyone who has ever been considered for Christian will instead be old enough to play Carrick.

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