Multiple news outlets began reporting this afternoon that Ian Somerhalder will be meeting with the producers of Fifty Shades of Grey after tweets from fans claiming he had confirmed the news. The supposed confirmation took place today, August 19, 2012, at The Vampire Diaries Convention in New Jersey. After being asked about the part, Somerhalder reportedly replied that he would be meeting with the producers of the film next week in Los Angeles. Fans then shared this information on twitter starting a fire storm of speculation. But is it true?
It’s hard to say. The Examiner is reporting that the Producer Dana Brunetti has denied any knowledge of the meeting on twitter, but that could just be the production company’s way of trying to keep the millions of anxious fans guessing. Until a video of Somerhalder making the statement shows up on youtube (so we can find out if he actually said it and judge for ourselves if he was kidding) or a statement is issued from the film’s producers, we’re going to have keep speculating.
UPDATE: Well it looks (and sounds) like those tweeters were telling the truth… at least about what was said. There’s now a video on youtube of Ian Somerhalder saying the words his many supporters have been waiting for, that he is going to meet with the “people” for the Fifty Shades of Grey film next week. Still no confirmation from anyone involved with the film, but for now check out the video of Ian Somerhalder discussing the situation at The Vampire Diaries convention.