Ian Somerhalder Breaks His Silence On Fifty Shades Of Grey Rumours

Ian Somerhalder has been at the forefront of all the recent casting rumours for the Fifty Shades of Grey film, but it sounds like the Vampire Diaires hunk is no clearer than the rest of us on whether he’s in the running for the role of Christian Grey.

Ian has been linked to the Mr Grey part since news of the big screen adaptation first broke but in a new interview Ian remains coy on those persistent casting rumours:

“It could be anyone – that’s how that goes,” he teasingly replied when the Metro asked him who he thinks will play the role of kinky Christian.

Proving once again that he’s the nicest man in showbiz, the actor also insisted that the constant questions he gets about the role don’t bother him. “One can never get bored of people asking about a huge project,” he said. Once again, however, Ian pointed out that “every guy in Hollywood is up for this role.”

Whist casting secrets are kept under lock and key there was some big news from the production this week as Sam Taylor Johnson was confirmed to direct the movie of E.L. James’ smash hit novel.

In a statement the Nowhere Boy filmmaker revealed: “I am excited to be charged with the evolution of Fifty Shades of Grey from page to screen.”

“For the legions of fans, I want to say that I will honour the power of Erika’s book and the characters of Christian and Anastasia. They are under my skin too.”