New from Universal Studios regarding the film adaptation of the Fifty Shades of Grey books has been nonexistent, forcing fans to get creative and start stalking their favorite potential cast members Twitters for any juicy details. We previously reported that Ian Somerhalder has auctioned off his personal copy of Fifty Shades, and included a personal (and hopefully very sexy) note. While he’s often number one in fan votes for the role, he has some competition! Matt Bomer is also in the mix, and could be a great pick! The hunks were together at the People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles, and photos show the pair looking happy and relaxed.
But Matt may not have the gig in the bag! Last fall, Ian dished on the role of Christian Grey in an interview with Mr Porter. He casually remarked, “Oh man, there’s nothing official. It’s just talk.” Discouraging, right? But he went on, joking that’ he’s been working to get into the BDSM character! “There’s a website you can go to where you can just outfit your basement as a dungeon. So, you know, I thought I’d get prepared, just in case.” Cue hyperventilation! Girlfriend Nina Dobrev has been mum about the casting gossip, but Ian continued, “I think a lot of people are doing that right now!”
What does this mean for the role? While Matt certainly has the jaw and sly grin that could be quite successful in the film, Ian exudes the demanding charisma as Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries. It’s as if Damon is the vampire version of Christian—only without the red room of pain! Nothing is official, but Ian seems pretty comfortable joking about the role, and at this point, our spirits would be crushed if he didn’t get it! Fortunately, Matt doesn’t seem too upset, body language shows there are no hard feelings—why else would they engage in the manly, one armed hug? Who do you prefer for Christian?