Ever since it was announced that 50 Shades of Grey would be made into a movie, fans have been taking their best guesses at who should play the book's leading man, and now one actor is throwing his name into the ring. Ian Somerhalder expressed his interest in the part on Ryan Seacrest's radio show yesterday, and we think he'd be a great choice! Find out why in PopSugar Rush, and tell us if you agree.View Transcript »
Is Ian Somerhalder the perfect pick for Fifty Shades of Grey? Hey there, I'm Lauren Bradshaw, and we're sharing our thoughts on this casting buzz and telling you what Ian himself had to say in today's PopSugar Rush. It's been number one on the New York Time's Bestseller List and it's headed to Hollywood. We're talking of course about Fifty Shades of Grey. Ever since it was announced that the book would be made into a movie, fans have been taking their best guesses about who should play leading man Christian Grey. And as of yesterday, one actor in particular throwing his name into the ring. You potentially, you could be up for the role of Christian. Potentially. Is that something you'd be interested in? Ryan, yeah. Ian Somerhalder stopped by Ryan Seacrest's radio show, where he spoke about his interest in playing the role, and we happen to think he's the perfect pick. Joining me now is TresSugar editor Annie Scudder to help explain why. Hey, Annie. Hi. So tell me a little bit about Ian Somerhalder as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey. A lot of people are about this. Obviously it seems like a good fit. The character in the book is 27. Ian could pass for 27. He's described as very good looking. Ian is very good looking. But why else do you think he'd be good for the part? So, as you said, Ian is hot and he definitely has the smirk and smolder that Christian have in the book, plus the character of Anna is always describing how hot Christian looks in various states of undress, and as we saw last week on The Vampire Diaries, Ian looks really good walking around without a shirt. Well, definitely. And his character on the Vampire Diaries, Damon, has close similarities other than even a physical that are also little similar to Christian in the book as well. Yes. So, Damon on The Vampire Diaries is dark and moody, and of the Salvatore brothers, I think he's the most likely to follow his libido. Ian has actually done on-camera sex scenes before, right? Tell me about that. Yes. So while the material might seem a little racy for some actors. In HBO's Tell Me You Love Me, Ian really pushed the boundaries there with some racy sex scenes and I think he could pull it off. Well, other than Ian, who do you think would be good for him? I definitely picked for Michael Fassbender. He has the look, and as we found in Shame, he knows how to play the perverse businessman. But I think he might be a little too old to pull off 27 and this might be just too familiar territory for him. If you're a 50 Shades of Grey fan, tell us if you think Ian's a good choice for the role or if you'd put someone else in the part. We'll be following the casting news as it's announced, so keep checking back to PopSugar TV. I'm Lauren Bradshaw and thanks for watching PopSugar Rush.