Reporting Leigh Ann Adam
Ian Somerhalder, star of the CW series Vampire Diaries, has dismissed rumors he’s in line for the lead role in the movie adaptation of erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey alongside Nina Dobrev.
According to reports the real life couple, who play love interests on the hit supernatural drama, are in the running to play lovers Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the big screen take on E. L. James’ phenomenally successful book.
Somerhalder however, has shot down the rumors, saying executives at Universal, the movie studio behind the movie, are sure to steer clear of a TV couple.
He told Extra, “I can’t imagine Universal doing that, but that could be very interesting. I think if we were both in Fifty Shades of Grey, people would still see us as Elena and Damon (their Vampire Diaries characters).”