Ian Somerhalder has done it again, somehow the actor is able to blend star quality, philanthropy and sex appeal in a way that demands attention. Seemingly naked and holding up a cardboard sign, Somerhalder shows his passion for social awareness on the cover of Origin Magazine, released on March 1. This cover is yet another reason why the enigmatic actor has garnered so much support for the coveted role of Christian Grey in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" film. Fans hold high hopes he will be cast as author E L James has subtly favored the actor recently. Just Jared also noted he is in Los Angeles at the same time as the "Fifty Shades" writer, coincidence?
Ian Somerhalder, 34, will always be Christian Grey in the minds of some fans, regardless of who is cast. The "Vampire Diaries" star lives his life in a way very reminiscent of the fictional billionaire, minus the BDSM and tragic childhood. Known by fans as "smolderhalder" for his intense glare, he was successful at a young age, has a penchant for brunettes and a soft spot for saving the world, using his celebrity to bring about positive change. Christian Grey would definitely approve of the way Ian Somerhalder lives his life. He also commands attention from all those around him according to the account of one interviewer for Mr. Porter.
So is it a coincidence that both E L James and Ian Somerhalder are inhabiting Los Angeles at the same time? Possibly since it was Oscar weekend yet both parties seem to be lingering in the area even though they live in completely different regions. Somerhalder spends most of his time in Louisiana filming "Vampire Diaries" and E L James enjoys residence in London. There have been no tweets regarding meetings or paparazzi photos to implicate the two have even bumped into each other but fans are hopeful. One fan summed up the desire of Ian Somerhalder fans saying, "the one and ONLY! I hope they get the casting right!!!"
"Very proud to know the rad peeps at @originmagazine Stripped down inmy living room to shoot it!Pls read!" -@IanSomerhalder