As the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie and casting polls for Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele continue this week, “Gather” reports this Saturday, Nov. 17, that Ian Somerhalder — along with girlfriend Nina Dobrev of “The Vampire Diaries” — recently came out near the top in the latest “50 Shades” trailer poll. Ian Somerhalder has also held one of the reigning spots for Christian as he has now taken the lead over Matt Bomer in the “official” “Fifty Shades of Grey” casting poll on the bestselling novel’s Wiki page.
As fans continue to wait for the latest news from EL James and the producers on the “Fifty Shades of Grey” many fan-made film trailers have made their way to YouTube, though in an internet poll on “Handbag” with thousands of participants, several of these fan trailers were ranked against one another for the “best” trailer that seems sexiest, engaging, and most of all, authentic of the erotic franchise.
Several of the other key stars to be featured in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie trailers this week included the ever-popular Matt Bomer of “White Collar,” Alexis Bledel of “Gilmore Girls,” Henry Cavill, Alexander Skarsgard and Emilia Clarke. (One of the most interesting couples to star in these fan-made teasers were Garrett Hedlund and Amanda Seyfried).
The winner of the “best” trailer was one starring Henry Cavill and actress Emily Browning, with the trailer of Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev close behind in the votes. In terms of making these great “50 Shades” videos, it should be noted that Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev of “The Vampire Diaries” often have the chance for the best clips as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele because the two have interacted so intimately as Damon and Elena on their TV show.
Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel also scored highly in the casting video poll, and Matt Bomer and Ian Somerhalder in particular have often been in contention this November for the fans’ vote as most popular Christian Grey. In a surprising turn of events, the latest poll reveals that Ian has pulled a lead over Matt this week with over 200 votes (Matt had previously been the top CEO, with Ian and Alexander Skarsgard a bit behind).
“50 Shades” author has admitted to being a major fan of “The Vampire Diaries,” so there is no doubt that the talented Ian Somerhalder — who has expressed a definite interest in the casting role of Christian Grey — has a solid shot for part in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie. Yet it may not be long before the also talented Matt Bomer regains his top spot in the Wiki polling results — or perhaps some other dark horse contender may stake his claim for the steamy lead of Christian. Stay tuned.
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