Ian somerhalderWhen it comes to all of this Fifty Shades of Grey buzz, there's no doubting that Ian Somerhalder is totally a top contender to play sex god Christian Grey. From his good looks and intense acting style to his beautiful baby blue eyes and piercing glare -- the man has the essence of Mr. Grey down to a science.

It seems, though, that there's one BIG reason that the star could turn down the part (once the script's done, that is). A beautiful reason, too. Sources are saying that Ian is nervous taking on such a big part because it could ruin his relationship with girlfriend Nina Dobrev. And hey, it makes sense -- this movie is going to be HUGE. Fans and paparazzi alike are going to be all over EVERYTHING that the stars do.

So the decision comes into play: Do Ian and Nina want to be the next Brad and Angelina? Is the role really worth it?

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It's debatable. Of course, everyone wants some privacy in their life. With that said, Ian and Nina are used to the paparazzi already. Ian's used to having girls lunge after him. Would that all intensify if he were to play Christian? Of course. But I don't know, I feel like it's a role worth playing and something he can totally handle.

Plus, there are loads of A-list actors that still maintain some bit of romantic privacy despite their lengthy list of box office smashes. Take Jake Gyllenhaal or Charlize Theron for instance. You NEVER hear about anything they're doing in their private lives in the press these days (since that whole Taylor Swift thing, anyway). It is possible. For an opportunity as big as Christian, I say go for it, Ian.

Do you think Ian's personal life will be affected if he takes on the Christian Grey role?

 

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