Are some fans campaigning so hard for Ian Somerhalder to snag the coveted role of Christian Grey in the highly-anticipated film adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey" that they're ultimately putting words right into the "Vampire Diaries" heartthrob's own mouth?
The 34-year-old star continues to stir tons of "Fifty Shades" buzz... and this tweet that he sent out from the "Vampire Diaries" set on Jan. 25 really got the Christian Grey rumors swirling:
@iansomerhalder: "On set preparing scene for TVD,Reading movie script and California dreaming on such a winter's day...Thankful for multi-tasking brain."
Hmm... does this happen to be a kinky, erotic movie script based off of E.L. James' hit romance series?
Probably not, considering screenwriter Kelly Marcel has yet to even submit a final script... the British writer also confirms that no official casting will be made until the screenplay is finished.
Apparently Somerhalder just loves to keep his fans on their toes while continuously teasing them about his "perfect" Christian Grey potential! Mstarz keeps up-to-date with all the buzz surrounding Somerhalder and Grey... check it out:
34-year-old Somerhalder remains a prominent fan favorite in several of Mstarz's Christian Grey-related casting polls. Most of the buzz is due in part to Somerhalder's own actions. Several fans and critics believe that the "Vampire Diaries" star's recently released trailer for the short film project "Time Framed" makes a perfect "Fifty Shades" screen test/audition. Not to mention that the Louisiana native recently caught some attention on Twitter when he auctioned off his own personal copy of "Fifty Shades of Grey" in promotion of the IS Foundation (read more on that here).
Somerhalder recently discussed all of the Christian Grey hoopla with Mr. Porter Online, explaining, "Oh man, there's nothing official. It's just talk," before then jesting, "Yeah, 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."
The celebrity gossip gurus over at TMZ recently caught up with the 34-year-old "Vampire Diaries" heartthrob... and when a reporter asks if Somerhalder thinks he has a "good chance at playing Christian Grey," the former "Lost" star answers with a quick, "You never know." Of course TMZ host and founder Harvey Levin takes the actor's noncommittal response as a definite "That sounds like a yes."
So what do fans think, should Somerhalder be crowned the official Christian Grey? Take the poll here!