When The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder was almost cast as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey

Throwback to when The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder was almost cast as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey. Read on to know more.
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Back when it was announced that E. L. James’ popular erotic novel series Fifty Shades of Grey was hitting the big screens, the fans went crazy. They were eagerly waiting to see who will play the role of ladies’ favourite Christian Grey. So, when they heard the rumour that Ian Somerhalder was about to play the character, the fans were over the moon. The Vampire Diaries fans would understand just how perfect the actor would have been for the role. But the creators finally cast Jamie Dornan and Ian’s fans were left heartbroken.

The insanely popular erotic novel revolves around the S&M relationship between a 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey and a college student Anastasia Steele. And when the rumours started doing the rounds, Ian seemed to fit the part that fans could not imagine anyone else playing it. In fact, Damon (Ian’s character from The Vampire Diaries) and Christian have many things in common. Both have a haunting past that makes them act all cold and heartless. They both eventually fall hopelessly in love with girls who change their lives. While it seemed like a perfect fit, we still don’t know what went wrong.

Ian added fuel to the fire when he showed interest in the part during his 2012 interview with E Online. When asked to reflect on the rumours, Ian said, “I think that's going to be a very interesting story to tell...It seems like whoever plays that role, it will be very interesting rehearsal time…the audition process is gonna be interesting.” When asked who would he cast at Anastasia, he said, “My Anastasia? I don't know…there are too many [good Hollywood actors] to name.”

The first film came out in 2015 and features Jamie Dornan as Christian and needless to say, women swooned over him. However, even after the film came out, the rumours did not stop. Finally, Jamie had to put an end to the speculations. In 2016, during an appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Host Jimmy asked the actor if the rumours about Ian replacing him in the next films are true.

“Supposedly, I heard that Ian Somerhalder is replacing you in that. Do you know anything about that? Is that true?” Jimmy asked. Reacting to the rumours, Jamie shrugged and said the speculations were false because he had already shot the sequel of the film. “That would be really hard for them to do, considering we shot both of the movies. That's an expensive mistake, I'll put it that way. But good luck to him - he'll be great!” Jamie said.

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Anonymous 5 months ago

I love Ian but Jamie Dornan is the man, he will always be Christian Grey,,,

Anonymous 5 months ago

I am no one to judge Jamie but I really wanted Ian to be casted as Grey. And I also remember in the last season of Vampire diaries, Damon was reading on of the books of that series. Jamie did his part well in the movies but seeing Ian would have been good too.

Anonymous 5 months ago

The person that play Christian was perfect and ian is a good actor bit he doesnt fit the Christian grey roll

Anonymous 5 months ago

Whenever i think about Christian grey the face i could imagine at that moment if non another than jamie..he do best suited as Christian.

Anonymous 5 months ago

This is the first I've ever heard of this guy being Christian Grey. Charlie Hunnam was chosen and he was already fitted for wardrobe and had been rehearsing with Dakota when he quit because he didn't think he was right for the role. Jamie Dornan quickly replaced Charlie. I saw the first movie and it could've been better. So glad they changed directors because the 2nd and third movies are much better. EL James said she had some ideas for a 4th Nobel to come after FREED although she didn't elaborate. Jamie and Dakota both agreed they would not return for any future movies, so if one is made they will more than likely have to recast the roles of Christian and Ana Grey. I hope they don't choose this Ian guy. He's got squinty eyes and looks more sinister than sweet.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Ian would of made an great Christian Grey. He is built great. He is so handsome, and beautiful eyes. He is a terrific actor. Yep they should of chose him ....and another woman.

Anonymous 5 months ago

I watched all 3 and Jamie Dornan grew on me. But I wasn’t too happy about Dakota Johnson as Ana. I originally was wanting Henry Cavill to be Christian. That’s who I imagined when I read the books. And I originally imagined Alexis Bledell as Anastasia.

Anonymous 5 months ago

I’ve heard rumors going around about Ian being Christian, but I remember hearing about Charlie Hunnum being casted first before Jamie Dornan, but Charlie had to turn it down to scheduling conflicts with other projects like SOA at the time.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Well I think think they did great the actors I really didn't no that Ian was picked I think he's hot but actually I really liked both actors it was hot I think Christian grey character was amazing and so was Anna

Anonymous 5 months ago

IKR!!!

Anonymous 5 months ago

the people who are saying the actors who played in the movies were great lol that's a great joke because they sucked and didn't fit the part they could've done better

Anonymous 5 months ago

Nope.....trilogy was awesome with Jaime Dornan and Dakota Johnson. They were perfect .

Anonymous 5 months ago

I cringed when I heard Ian was wanted by fans. He’s so scrawny. No built. No muscles. Nice looking guy but not Christian Grey. Jamie did a good job but he and Dakota fell flat on chemistry.

Anonymous 5 months ago

I'm sorry scrawny,not built and no muscles pshhh do u even know who Ian somerhalder is?

Anonymous 5 months ago

He woud have been the better choice for sure. I never liked Jamie Dornan(He's cute but just doesn't have that built).

Anonymous 5 months ago

Ian would’ve been so much better. I watched the first one I didn’t watch the others!

Anonymous 5 months ago

Ian would have made a terrible Christian. I’m glad he wasn’t cast is Christian, Jamie Dornan did an amazing job as Christian.

Anonymous 5 months ago

okay then ,First of all no one said they want to see his a** ok ,and You don't have to be harsh all we said is that we'd like to see Ian as he had played a similar role to Christian, and you can correct me if i'm wrong.Just saying it makes more sense for him to play Grey and this is my opinion, just to be clear.

Anonymous 5 months ago

That's so true

Anonymous 5 months ago

Ikr!!! Just bcoz ppl wanna see Ians a** .... Anyways I feel like he wouldn't fit the role , seeing him be like that wouldve been super weird thank you to whoever didn't cast Ian!!!!!!!!

Anonymous 5 months ago

I don’t know about that even though he is extremely sexy I thought Jamie did a good job

Anonymous 5 months ago

IKR!!!! But these people aren't understanding! I mean I don't doubt your opinion and it's your opinion, who am I to tell you?! But that DOESN'T MEAN that you'll criticize Jamie! Jamie did superb acting in fifty shades series and Ian would have done superb acting in fifty shades too but that just doesn't mean that you'll criticize Jamie!!!!!

Anonymous 5 months ago

IAN SOMERHALDER is THE ONLY CHRISTIAN GREY, THE REAL ONE, and not choosing him was THE BIGGEST MISTAKE FOR THIS MOVIES!!!! I read the books for 4 times and every single moment I visualized IAN as GREY and I am sure that millions of women from all over the world did the same thing. I want a remake with IAN as GREY, because in actual version the movies sucks.

Anonymous 5 months ago

I agree 1000%. I want Ian...

Anonymous 5 months ago

I agree! I would've rather seen Ian's sexy a** over Jamie's any day. The books were hella better than the movies, truthfully I haven't even seen the last one just can't get interested enough to watch it. In my opinion, I think the actors they picked to play Anastasia and Christian don't connect like the ones in the book.

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