Ian Somerhalder Reveals How He Really Feels About Not Being Cast as Christian Grey

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ian somerhalderEver since Ian Somerhalder was left in the dust by confirmation that Charlie Hunnam is going to be the big screen incarnation of Christian Grey, the Vampire Diaries' star's fans have been livid. Feeling downright brokenhearted and disappointed, they feel like they want justice to be served. Well, they may finally be able to cool their jets now that Ian has spoken out about how he truly feels about losing the coveted role ...

Speaking to HuffPost Live, Ian clarified that while he is "unbelievably grateful for all the support and all the cheering and the love" from fans who were campaigning for him to play Christian Grey, he's got enough on his plate already.

Ian elaborated, "I'm on a TV show that shoots 10 months a year." Furthermore, he says:

It's so funny, you read these blogs: 'Ian Somerhalder angry, livid he's not Christian Grey' -- I mean, no, no, no, there's none of that.

Whew! I don't know about you, but an enraged Ian Somerhalder is not someone I'd ever want to cross paths with! Eek! No, but seriously, good for him for setting the record straight -- and handling the situation in a mature, chill, professional way. I wouldn't be surprised if the guy's a bit bummed, but he gets major points -- from fans and Hollywood insiders alike -- for taking the disappointment like a man!

What's more, he's reminding fans they can see him as much as they want thanks to his existing gig with the CW! Plus, if rumors are true that he could end up cast as Gideon Cross in the upcoming small screen version of Sylvia Day's Crossfire novels, we'll get to see much, much more of him. Even more than if he had been cast as Christian Grey! And really, what could be better than that?

How do you feel about Ian's reaction to the post-Fifty Shades casting buzz?


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lindy... lindylouwho

I don't get the big deal about this guy.  Maybe it's just me, but I don't think he's THAT hot.

nonmember avatar ThinDream

I know right! Matt Bomer is CG.

Amber Rose Wainwright

Ian is absolutely AMAZING!! Hes gorgeous, humble, super sweet and so good to his fans! I hope that we see him as Gideon in the future ;)

Lectric Gypsy

Im happy Charlie got the part , I like Ian he will always be sexy Damon , Charlie is going to smash this part :) xxxx

nonmember avatar Attack

Then your stupid^

He's freaking sexy. <3

E Lorraine McClanahan

Don't watch Vampire Diaries though I might try to watch on the internet when I have time. I can't see him as Christian, but I can see Gideon.

LadyDi4u LadyDi4u

I have read the Crossfire books he needs to buff up some for Gideon

nonmember avatar Sunny

Yeah- Ian was my pick too, tied with(Oh wouldnt THAT be a YUMMY 50 Shades Twist sammich) Alex Scarsgard(Eric from True Blood). The actor they chose has a lot to prove.

nonmember avatar Lisa

I think Ian would have been perfect but he is a grown up and knows how it works in this industry. I think if he gets to play Gideon I for one will be waiting with baited breath to see that, Ian is so damn nice and sexy as hell.

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