Ian Somerhalder has addressed the buzz around him regarding playing Christen Grey on Twitter.
He told followers, “OK, this Christian Grey thing has gotten out of control. Know this, I’m not “desperate” to do anything except relax today. Be positive.”
He later added, “People. It’s what makes the world go round. Relax. Hating sucks. I probably won’t even get to audition for the role-don’t worry. Smile:)”
The Vampire Diaries star has expressed interest in playing the billionaire from the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy a couple of times.
On June 13 he Tweeted: “@BretEastonEllis -Id so love to be Christian Grey w/you & Angelina Jolie. Ive only waited 10 years to do a movie w/u.Im grown up now-no worries.”
It was on the same day that it was reported that Bret Easton Ellis had contacted his agent and pitched that he would like to write the script – adding he was “completely committed” to the idea.
In April Ian also talked to Ryan Seacrest about the Grey role saying, “Potentially. I absolutely would be up for that.”
Digital Spy reports that Ellis wants Ryan Gosling or Alexander Skarsgard to play Grey and Scarlett Johansson or Kristen Stewart to play Anastasia Steele. Perhaps he needs some encouragement from Somerhalder’s fans?