Fifty Shades of Grey Movie: Ian Somerhalder to Play Christian Grey?

| by Lauren Schiff
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Rumors are abound for who might be given the duty of playing the heartthrob role of Christian Grey in the upcoming movie “Fifty Shades of Grey.” One contender: Ian Somelhalder.

The actor, who was last on film for “The Vampire Diaries,”could certainly play the part of Grey. The question however, then revolves around who would be given the role of his love interest.

The problem with Somelhalder here is that he has reportedly just split with his former girlfriend, Nina Dobrev of “Vampire Diaries.” Dobrev allegedly wouldn’t “allow” Somelhalder to participate in the “steamy and nearly NC-17” flick. And apparently, Somelhalder is all for it; he’s on record for saying that “whoever plays that role is going to have a lot of fun [come] rehearsal time.”

Love may be in the air again for him, however, as he seems to have moved on to model Ana Beatriz Barros.

“While Ian claims that nothing romantic is going on between him and Ana, photos of their perfume ad definitely proves otherwise,” comments the International Business Times. “Could Ian and Ana pull off the same chemistry for the film adaptation of ‘Fifty Shades?’”

Sources: Celebrity Laundry, Hollywood Life, International Business TIimes