Topless Ian Somerhalder Pic May Be His Best Play for Christian Grey Yet (PHOTO)

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ian somerhalder throwback thursday toplessIan Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev may be officially dunzo, but that hasn't stopped the actor from reliving old times. Verrrry old times. For Throwback Thursday on Twitter last week, Ian tweeted this topless selfie with the caption: "#throwbackthursdays Young Damon Salvatore on set selfie in bed with Katherine Pierce. Circa 1864" Although you can't see her in the shot, we can only assume the pic must have been taken alongside Nina, who plays Katherine on Vampire Diaries. Of all selfies, why would he have chosen that one?! 

As some have speculated, it could be that he was feeling sentimental about Nina. OR it could be that he's -- once again -- making a subtle (or not so?) play for the role of Christian Grey.

It seems like every time there's a lull in the buzz about the film, or who will score that coveted part -- especially the idea that Ian could be a top contender for the coveted part -- he pulls a little publicity stunt like this to remind us all that he's the ideal candidate! He might as well have tweeted, "Look, I have no problem taking my shirt off for cameras! I've got plenty of experience doing scenes in bed! And I've starred opposite a sexy, stunning leading lady!" We might as well consider this just another "head shot" he's submitted to Fifty Shades producers. Hah!

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Not that there's anything wrong with any of the above, if that really is Ian's ulterior motive. Fans fully back his campaign, and it sounds like even some of the top people associated with the film are all about Ian too (cough E.L. James?!). So no harm, no foul. Not sure if Nina loves it, but no matter. How she feels about Ian's play for Christian Grey doesn't quite matter, as she's clearly not in the picture anymore.

Why do you think Ian tweeted this pic? Think it has anything to do with his play for the film?

 

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Cea Reaa

DUUUH! what christian Grey?!! he was alone and missing Nina Dobrev &just remembering happy times when their love story began..He's just so so sad all the time now..he knows he's not special enough for her to marry him,so he decided to move on,but he is so in love with her when he's alone in bed at night he's just thinking of her and posted this pic on insagram ...ask me OK?if u have nothing better to write?Fifty Shades of Grey is just the last thing or not a thing on his mind..His mind and heart is full of the that tease nina dobrev..who is saying marriages are made in heaven and that Ian is not for her...I swear these ambitious selfish females who sleep around and break other people's hearts and move on as if nothing happened!! Bitch please!

nonmember avatar kari

yum

Diana Salveson Heitmann

Christian Grey all the way, but I think he just likes giving his fans what they want to see.

Brandi Love

What is with the hostility? This picture could very well have something to do with a movie. Or he could've just posted it just to be posting it. Yes, he misses Nina and Nina misses him, but at the end of the day he still has to WORK just like Nina still has to WORK. As busy as their schedules are, neither one has the time to sit and sulk over each other.

Za Agui

NO ES CHRISTIAN GREY!!! el unico y verdadero Christian Grey es MATT BOMER, Ian es solo Jack Hide en mi imaginaciĆ³n

nonmember avatar Wendy

No chest hair, he's out.

Sandi Glover

can you say.... no thank you!

Laura Schedko

First trying to take a picture where the sun isn't beaming in his face so he's not looking like that then we can talk...don't really care for this picture...so far he has a nice face but can't really get a good view of the body

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