Ian Somerhalder ‘Potentially’ Playing Christian Grey in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ (VIDEO)

By: Taryn Ryder / April 23, 2012

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Ian Somerhalder talked to Ryan Seacrest Monday where The Vampire Diaries hunk revealed he is “potentially” up for the lead role of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey!

“I absolutely would be up for that,” Ian told Seacrest when asked if he would do it. “That would be a pretty incredible thing. And hopefully that could pan out.”

So who would Somerhalder, 33, like to play the female lead?

Ian, who is in a serious relationship with his Vampire Diaries costar Nina Dobrev gave quite a diplomatic answer, saying “there are so many phenomenal actors” out there right now. Well played, Ian. Well played.

He did reveal that if cast as Christian he probably wouldn’t have much of a say who will play the twenty-something lead, Anastasia Steele. In the erotic book, Ana gets involved with Christian and he introduces her into a world full of S&M and other rated R adventures.

“Beyond the shadow of a doubt I think that would be a phenomenal opportunity,” is how Ian ended the Fifty Shades topic. Considering he just started reading the first book, Somerhalder might want to get up to speed on what exactly he’s agreeing to! 

Do you think Ian has what it takes to play the seductive 27-year-old billionaire? Sound off below!