The role of Christian Grey may be the most coveted in Hollywood right now, but that isn't stopping Ian Somerhalder from behaving as though he's got it in the bag. (And he's not even April foolin' like some actors!) All right, to be fair, he is playing it cool in as far as what he's been saying. For the most part.
Like when he spoke with USA Today recently and admitted, "Almost every guy in Hollywood in some way, shape, or form is sort of up for this role." But then he kissed-up gave a shout-out to the book's author by saying, "I just think E.L. James created a really bad ass, dynamic set of stories with some really cool characters, and it's a treat at times -- a little uncomfortable at times ..." Huh? A treat? Uncomfortable? How? Oh, watch as he elaborates around the 1:12 mark ...
Then again, one might argue the actor who scores the role will have to be cocky to portray Christian, who is, at least outwardly, an extremely arrogant, self-confident character. Judging from this interview, those are traits Ian won't have to work too hard on "channeling" if he actually does score the part!
What's your take on Ian's story? Do you think people are already envisioning him as Christian while reading the book?
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