Due to the popularity of 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' and the nature of the role most actors would kill to play Christian Grey in the film version of E.L. James' 'mummy porn' phenomenon.
Already some of Hollywood's biggest names have been linked to the role, with Robert Pattinson and Ryan Gosling being talked up as playing the story's sado-masochistic billionaire.
However one person who has been thought of as a potential Christian is rather letting the speculation get to him. True Blood's Ian Somerhalder has said that he thinks the rumours about him wanting the role are "out of control" and that he didn't want the job as much as some have suggested.
Somerhalder tweeted: "OK ,this ChristianGrey thing has gotten out of control. Know this, I'm not "desperate" to do anything except relax today. Be positive..."
He continued: "...people. It's what makes the world go round.R elax. Hating sucks. I probably won't even get to audition for the role—don't worry. Smile :) [sic]"
Somerhalder should perhaps not be so downcast, after all someone has to play Christian Grey!
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