While "Fifty Shades of Grey" fans eagerly await news promised by Producer Michael De Luca they have been voting in online polls, picking their favorite to play Christian Grey. Books and Review published a new poll that asks which fan made trailer, featuring different actors, best personifies their ideal image of Christian. As of October 3 the top spot was held by the video featuring Matt Bomer, which had 42% of the votes. A poll on The Daily Quirk also showed Matt Bomer leading the pack on October 3 with 39% and Ian Somerhalder pulling in a paltry 23%.
The role of the domineering 27 year old billionaire will be a tough one to fill. Women have idealized Christian Grey as the perfect man, easily overlooking being 50 shades of messed up. The "Fifty Shades" film team will also be faced with the challenge of convincing devoted fans to switch from their favorite to whomever they end up casting in the role. Fans seem to be split by two actors, Matt Bomer and Ian Somerhalder.
Matt Bomer, 34, currently portrays Neal Caffrey on "White Collar" and has described his character as a man with two sides, "the veneer of the charming, hyper-intelligent, eloquent, sly mastermind, but underneath, he was really a kind of diehard romantic who would go to any lengths to find the love of his life." This could show Matt's ability to play Christian Grey who truly leads a double life, the successful all-American entrepreneur and the BDSM dominant. Bomer has a devoted fan following on Twitter and Facebook. With sites such as Matt Bomer for Christian Grey liked by over 25,000 users, there is no doubt that there will be some disappointment if he is not cast in "Fifty Shades of Grey."
Ian Somerhalder recently won a very prestigious fan poll done by Katie Couric. The results were announced on her September 17 show with E L James there to hear that Ian is a true favorite. James also admitted to Ryan Seacrest that she is a "big 'Vampire Diaries' fan." The 33 year old star has the intense gaze and philanthropic nature of Christian Grey and fans have taken notice. Although he currently holds second place in both the above mentioned polls, his fans will not waver their support. One Facebook commenter said, "I can't imagine someone else than Ian for Christian Grey! He is so hot, sexy and has that mysterious look that burns you, like he's hiding something, he will be perfect!"