Matt Bomer & Ian Somerhalder Are Going Strong Without '50 Shades' (VIDEO)

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matt bomer ian somerhalderIf some Fifty Shades of Grey fans had their way, Matt Bomer or Ian Somerhalder would currently be shooting the flick up in freezing Vancouver, Canada, rocking Christian Grey's suit and tie. But as we know, that task is now up to new dad Jamie Dornan -- not Matt or Ian. Sob. Tear. But hey, it's okay! 

Since news was announced that Christian would be portrayed by Charlie Hunnam Jamie Dornan, both actors have had plenty to keep 'em busy ...

As Matt Bomer fans are likely aware, the actor put a lot of hard work -- and weight loss -- into playing an AIDS patient in the highly-anticipated HBO film The Normal Heart, which was directed by American Horror Story and Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy and will air in the spring. The first stills from the movie ran on EW.com last week, and you can see quick footage of it in this "End of Year" HBO promo, around the 2:10 mark ...

Looks like it's definitely going to live up to all the hype! And in the meantime, we can catch Matt on White Collar.

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Ian's also got his regular TV role as Damon on Vampire Diaries going for him, sharing his experience with turbulence while being jet-set to Atlanta, and he's stepped back into the political spotlight, recently tweeting a piece of his mind on childhood obesity ...

Whoa. Perhaps in addition to environmentalism, he's found a new cause. Maybe there's a new role in store for him ... hooking up with Michelle Obama to clean up American kids' diets!?

But while that's in the works, you might not want to miss him starring in his upcoming feature The Anomaly, due out next year.

Looks like neither actor needed to portray Christian Grey to keep things firing on all cylinders, eh?

Which of Ian and Matt's upcoming projects are you most looking forward to?


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