Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder tweets about new movie (Fifty Shades Of Grey?) as Nina Dobrev goes it alone!

The Departed

Ian Somerhalder only recently finished his filming for the latest season of The Vampire Diaries, but after a short European jaunt, the actor is more than ready to through himself into another project it seems

The hunk revealed that he’s heading back to work this week and starting preparations for his new movie role, leaving fans wondering if reports that he is taking on the lead in the new Fifty Shades Of Grey film are true.

Ian hasn’t stayed in one place for long, ever since he finished work on his hit CW show, he has barely even seen his girlfriend and co-star Nina Dobrev, but last weekend he revealed that he’s heading back to LA to begin work with his acting coach on his latest script.

Somerhalder tweeter:

“bye-bye beautiful Barcelona- back to LA to break down the new movie with the one and only Ivana Chubbuck (my acting coach and guru)”

He didn’t head straight home though and added:


“Quick stop in Amsterdam-so beautiful here….”

His tweet caused a bit of a frenzy on Twitter with thousands of his dedicated followers asking if he had indeed signed up to play the role of the twisted Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaptation. Of course, Ian is becoming more and more popular with casting bosses with every season of The Vampire Diaries that airs, so it could be any movie at all he’s talking about, however he does consistently keep being linked the Fifty Shades Of Grey lineup.

He’s not the only star being linked to the new film though and other reports have suggested that Magic Mike star Alex Pettyfer is also being considered and it’s been claimed that the hunk has even shot some test scenes for director Gus Van Sant.

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Meanwhile, it’s been a bit of a time since we’ve spotted Ian with his girlfriend Nina Dobrev and despite the fact that he was in New York for a few days last week, the pair didn’t seem to reunite and on May 1st, when Nina attended the Great Gatsby premiere in the Big Apple, she did so very much alone.

‘The Vampire Diaries’ star looked stunning when she walked the red carpet in NYC at Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and she wowed the waiting crowds and photographers in a Versace frock from the Spring 2013 collection.

Somerhalder was pictured in the city earlier that day, however sources say that the couple didn’t cross paths, before he jetted off to Europe once again.

We hope there isn’t trouble in paradise!


  1. Nini on May 6, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Well that’s not true about them not seeing each other in NY. There was a photo of them walking hand and hand. I hate the rumor mill.

  2. Sophia on May 6, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Not Fifty Shades. The other week EL James replied to someone on Twitter during the Alex Pettyfer rumors saying any casting would still be months off due to not having a finished script or director yet.

  3. bia on May 6, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    They were together in NY, we have video and pics of them! And the movie is 50 Shades, Ian Somerhalder is ChristIAN Grey!

  4. guest on May 6, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Check those pics again. Those were the same pics of them from NYC LAST YEAR!!!! The videos on You Tube do not have them together either. Ian was pictured AND videoed leaving the Trump Soho on WEDNESDAY with all his luggage, and Nina was pictured just getting into a limo on THURSDAY. He left the hotel on Wed. early afternoon before she even got to NYC for the Great Gatsby premiere. They were both in the city all day Thursday with paps watching like hawks, yet there are no pics of them together. Hopefully, they are over and done with so he can move on to getting his sanctuary done and pursuing his charity work.

  5. Stephanie on May 7, 2013 at 12:50 am

    well, i think that Ian is the only respectable choice for the role, every single descriptive attribute of the much loved Christian Grey is asymetrical with Ian, and if his lady- much respect Nina- cannot handle the idea of him starring in the role, perhaps she should remind herself that it is only a role, and though i can understand why she would be afraid of another woman doing steamy scenes with the o-so-beautiful Ian, she should also remind herself that there is likely to be lots of those in the years to come, he is an amazeing actor and should not be held back from what could very well being a defineing if not ground breaking role… just sayin…

  6. missmownah on May 7, 2013 at 1:10 am

    I think they are together in new york…ian tweeted he had a great time with penshoppe team minutes apart when nina tweeted she had a photoshoot with penshoppe team as well 🙂 ian was an endorser of this filipino clothing line since last year and nina was the newest endorser 🙂

  7. Lynnkayak on May 14, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Guys, let it be their business about their OWN relationship. Watch their shows/movies, appreciate their acting and charities/organizations, but at the end of the day let it be just the two of them no matter what their relationship status is.

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