Sophia Bush Wants Ian Somerhalder to Star in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey

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Ian Somerhalder really wants to play the titular role in the film version of the famous (infamous?) “mommie porn” novel, Fifty Shades of Grey. What about Nina Dobrev? The Vampire Diaries star has managed to convince a number of people that he’s perfect for the part—including but not limited to fabled American Psycho author, Brett Easton Ellis, who, according to the rumor mill, may direct the movie version of E.L. James’ S & M themed erotic novel. Now, Ian has acquired another famous supporter—Partners star, Sophia Bush.

“Ian has the smolder down,” Sophia gushed in a recent interview. “I think he’d be wonderful!”

Although Bush is convinced that Somerhalder is perfect for the role of sadistic hottie Christian Grey, she’s not so sure that the mommie porn movie will ever be made. She admits that she started reading the novel but was unable to finish it.

“It’s going to be an interesting thing, trying to make those books into movies,” Sophia mused. “I don’t know how they’re going to do it. I got 80 pages in and was like, ‘Listen, I’ve got to go back to Steinbeck.”

Steinbeck would no doubt be pleased. But what about Ian Somerhalder’s lady-love and Vampire Diaries co-star, Nina Dobrev? So far Sophia Bush hasn’t mentioned her or anyone else as a possible contender for the role of reluctant and virginal submissive slave, Anastasia Steele. Of course, Dobrev hasn’t campaigned relentlessly for the Anastasia role as her boyfriend has for the male lead.

And the speculation goes on. Stay tuned.

Note: Whether Nina Dobrev wants a role in Fifty Shades of Grey or not, she might want to keep an eye on Sophia Bush around Ian. Just saying.

© Hope Carson 2012

Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man’s Hooker and A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter.

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