In the wake of Fifty Shades of Grey movie buzz heating up after Sam Taylor-Johnson was tapped as director, Ian Somerhalder has put his two cents in. When asked recently by Metro Online who he thinks will play Christian Grey (ha, cuz that's not a loaded question!), he responded, "It could be anyone -- that's how it goes."
Oh, reeeeally, Ian?! You mean you don't already have the coveted role in the bag?
I'm loving that he's trying to be modest, but there's no doubt in my mind the man's been relishing all the attention -- from the press and the fans pushing for him to be cast. He even admitted it in this interview, noting, "One can never get bored of people asking about a huge project." Ha! Yup, he is LOVING this race for the role! And how much you wanna bet that, at least in his mind, he's already been the first to cross the finish line?
Still, he's wise to draw the line and choose his words more carefully, since it's getting REAL now. He's smart to say things like, "Every guy in Hollywood is up for this role." Because, well, it's true! And if he doesn't even come close to being the ultimate choice, he doesn't want to look like a complete fool, amirite?
Let's face it: As much backing as he has, the most coveted part in Hollywood right now is anyone's game. And even if he is in the running, Ian's better off playing it cool than cocky.
What do you think about Ian's latest remarks? Do you think he has the part in the bag or is it any actor's for the taking?
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