Fifty Shades has become one of the most important cultural events of the decade. Millions of women are experiencing the “mommy porn” novels that resonate with the modern fiber of our society. Christian Grey, the lead character, is the epitome of sexual pleasure. He has since his invention by E.L. James become one of the most lusted after characters in modern literature. However, Hollywood doesn’t allow something as important as this to slide by. The casting of the Fifty Shades of Grey film has become the most talked about event of the year. Who will be Christian Grey? Who would be able to encompass all of his sensational qualities? Who would be able to burn up the screen and ignite the hidden sexual desires of millions? It’s a lingering question that no one has been able to answer, but according to latest popularity polls, Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder is currently touted to become the sexually charged lead character who most women would sell their nipples to.
According to Hope at Celebs Gather, “The Fifty Shades of Grey movie casting war has become a kind of cottage industry in itself, and it’s spawned its share of drama. That drama consists mainly of speculation, reports, and polls pitting the contenders for the leading roles against each other, and reporting their progress. Occasionally, the contenders themselves step up to opine on their progress—each in his own inimitable fashion. Robert Pattinson (jokingly?) dissed the entire 50 Shades phenomenon. Alexander Skarsgaard talked about his own private chamber of pain. Ian Somerhalder did neither. He talked about animal rights and dished on how the sexually eccentric Mr. Grey would run his own animal rights charity.”
During a recent MTV interview with Somerhalder, the topics of Christian Grey and volunteerism smashed together like an atomic explosion in Bangladesh. He was asked whether he thought Grey would “ever volunteer to help with [Ian’s] charity foundation?” To which Somerhalder replied, “Of course [Christian] would volunteer for the foundation. Grey is a total sucker for challenge and opportunity. He would somehow [learn to] harness the corporate world to serve and obey the mission of the foundation, doing it with a sparkle in his eyes and that smile ‘cross his mouth.’”
Somerhalder’s altruistically aligned work is only another reason why this actor should be cast in the lead. His humanitarian nature will ignite that screen come summer 2013, and we know of millions of women who would lust after Somerhalder and his unbiased self-sacrifice. There’s nothing as hot as a guy with a homeless puppy in his arms, right?