Ian Somerhalder May Be Getting Coached to Play Christian Grey

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ian somerhalderEver since we first started buzzing about who would play Christian Grey, Ian Somerhalder has been acting like he's got the role locked down. And even though Alex Pettyfer was cast by Gus Van Sant as Christian in his test film to impress producers, Ian is still acting like he's been personally handed the part by E.L. James. More proof: He wrote a vague tweet that sent Team Ian into a tizzy the other day.

The Vampire Diaries heartthrob updated his followers with, "bye-bye Barcelona- back to LA to break down the new movie with the one and only Ivana Chubbuck (my acting coach and guru)." In other words, his very own Elena Lincoln?!?! Ha! But seriously ... what new movie?!

Fans are gleeful that he means Fifty Shades. Sorry to be a buzzkill, but that just can't possibly be the case. As far as anyone knows, there is no "new movie" yet! Screenwriter Kelly Marcel hasn't finished a script, so there's really nothing any potential Christian Grey could possibly be "breaking down." Unless they were to be flying by the seat of their pants with some faux screenplay or stab-in-the-dark idea of what the script is going to look like. But what good could that really do?

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No, no. It must be that Ian is working with Ivana on another project. But that's okay. Any kind of coaching (especially with an older woman -- ow, ow!) will come in handy for his ultimate Fifty Shades audition. Any role he's able to take on that isn't Damon Salvatore will help him "expand his horizons," get some practice stepping into another man's shoes, and possibly get him even closer to owning the role of the BDSM-loving billionaire ...

What do you think Ian's next project will be? Are you rooting for him to play Christian Grey?


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nonmember avatar amouna

he said that he will shoot a movie this summer in UK and that we will know about it in 2 weeks ..dont think its 50shades and he didnt say its fifty shades and Ivana Chubbuck is his acting coach so ;)

Leah Renee

ian has NOT been acting like he "has this role locked down." he has been completely the OPPOSITE!!

nonmember avatar sarah

Ian is suitable and soooo sexy. And i trust Ian accepted for the role christian grey

Cherry Shephard

he certainly looks like he can handle the role, but then so do many others. It will be interesting to see the final results of who wins :)

Debbie Cintron Stacey

everyone is ready for him to play Christian Grey. But in his tweet a couple of weeks ago..he did mention that he is going to be going to England for a movie..."


 


Packing-off to China!See you soon!ThenNY,Spain,Canada,Russia Hungary, Italy,France,Brussels, England(for movie)then back to NY then ATL 4TVD" so you tell me what movie he is doing...except for hi sTIME FRAMED movie...


 


 


 

Debra Anduaga

not sure what he is working on but i have said it before and i will say is again IAN  SOMERHALDER IS CHRISTIAN GREY!!! AND IF THEY DON'T SEE THAT THEN THEY ARE BLIND!! HE IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN DO THIS HE WAS MADE FOR THIS ROLE!!!! HOT SEXY BEAUTIFUL AND HE LOOKS WONDERFUL IN A SUIT!!! TO DIE FOR!!

Jen Gt

Oh no please no! Matt Bomer is Christian all the way

Tammy Grieman

When I started reading the books. Let me tell you, I have read all 3 so many damn times now!  LOL  I CAN see IAN being Grey.  He IS Christian, inside and out!  I pictured IAN being Grey since I picked up the first book and read it.  He should take the role of Christian Grey, because he thinks he is becoming a hot known actor....guess what Ian??  You WILL be the talk of the years to come.  :)  TAKE THE DAMN ROLE and let's get the movie made already!

Stephanie Rotella

did u notice how buff he has gotten? he is getting ready for something! hopefully 50 shades!

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