Is Ian Somerhalder Really Meeting with the Fifty Shades of Grey Producers?

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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.


19 thoughts on “Is Ian Somerhalder Really Meeting with the Fifty Shades of Grey Producers?

  1. Cookie says:

    Yay! Crossing my fingers for him. It would be an awesome chance for his career and he deserves it very much! he would be perfect for this movie.. 🙂 even though it would mean that he would probably have to cancel some TVD cons next spring/summer 🙂

  2. CatiaC says:

    Why in the hell we would announce that publicly without allowing the producers to do that first? There’s no script or director. Who does that? Who yaps like that?

  3. bee says:

    God I hope not .. if so .. I will not be wasting any money on this movie .. if he is cast it is because of their caving into the teens .. what a waste of good story.

  4. bee says:

    Agreed .. I have been watching him for years .. like I said .. he has only one expression .. one and god he is what like three feet tall 😉

  5. Deb says:

    Many 50 Shades fans have never even seen TVD and we want him because we know he’s right for the part based on his whole body of work and everything about him that just screams CG.

    • imb7 says:

      TVD is not a popular TV show worldwide by a long stretch. I’ve heard about it but have no interest in watching vampires.

      IS got carried away with the question and said more than he should have. It’s obvious he enjoys interacting with his fans. I don’t know what to make of this, and I’m losing interest in the whole thing as a result.

  6. TG says:

    It stands to reason they are probably meeting with actors on a shortlist, so it’s accurate when they say they aren’t casting yet. People who keep whinning and tweeting the producers are nothing but disgruntled fans of a few actors who I doubt were ever going to be conisdered anyway.

    • H says:

      AGAIN, it was fans of mr white collar that immediately contacted the producer for confirmation, and then proceeded to spread that it was a rumor. I say again because they did a similar thing when BEE tweeted about casting him – forwarded his tweets to media bods attaching certain words. You can’t deny they’re a passionate if not fanatical/obsessive bunch.

    • S.M.T says:

      Now that’s sad for those mr. white collar fans to be DESPERATELY tweeting to those producers. Bet they have an idea that it’s those bomer fans who bug the crap out of them. How annoying. Leave those producers alone! Gosh!!

  7. CatiaC says:

    Harris- my comments are completely appropriate in the context of this conversation. Seasoned actors do not speak about their roles without the studio consent. What he did was unprofessional and that’s why the producers are squashing what he said. And I couldn’t care less how I come across to you.

  8. CatiaC says:

    Thank you for the advice. Wow. You really put me in my place. I’ll always remember today and how you taught me so much while we were discussing who should play a fictional character in a movie.

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