Ian Somerhalder Is Already Acting Like He's Christian Grey (VIDEO)

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ian somerhalderThe 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 ...

HA! I confess, I couldn't help but laugh out loud when he got into the bit about how the doctor reading Fifty in the Whole Foods check-out line must have been envisioning HIM specifically as Christian Grey, so obviously that's why she was so embarrassed to make eye contact with him. Couldn't just be the fact that a good-looking guy caught her reading erotica in public? Or maybe that a random guy was remarking on her reading erotica in public. Nah. Had to be that she was thinking of him as Christian! Wow, he is so cocky!

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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nonmember avatar Petxand

OH for God's sake! Get over yourself Ian!Don't you think that your 'total moment of connection' might have had something to do with her wondering what the hell a vampire was doing out in the daytime? Stick to the fangs.

nonmember avatar delena4eva

Ok let me preface by saying that I heart TVD and Ian but I think he is overdoing it with the Whole Foods story - I hope he does get the role just so he doesn't look like an idiot for telling it.

Clara Tezolin

Ian as Christian for sure.

nonmember avatar Betty

Ian can't help that he is smoking hot! Let him act however he wants, I don't mind!

Melissa Murphy

I don't think that it was arrogant at all. He is ridiculously closest to playing the role of Christian compared to the others.I actually thought it was funny...

catar... catarina2112

I am already doing it xD Ian is the perfect Christian for god's sake!!

Ann Marie O'Connor

Yeah, If I were behind him in a grocery store and I were reading that book, not only would I immediately envision him as Christian, but I would ask to let me have a picture taken with him so I could always fantasize about being Ana!!! I don't think he's cocky, but I think he IS the actor to play Christian Gray. I bet this movie is bigger than any of the current trilogies/love stories!!

Ledia Soto

i really hope Ian gets the part.hes just perfect for it. whats wrong with being cocky about something everyone else already knows?

Beatriz Genovesi

He knows and  we know he IS ChristIAN Grey!  There's no one like him!  He is the one and only!!!

Hannah Elizabeth Blake

I would have done the same thing, but after the embarassment was over, I would have had him sign the book :D

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