24 April 2012 5:30 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Though it came as no surprise to me that 50 Shades of Grey will be coming to the big screen, I'll admit that I was blanking on the perfect casting. That is, until Ian Somerhalder expressed interest in playing Christian Grey. The sensational erotic novel revolves around the S&M relationship between 27-year-old-billionaire Christian Grey and naive college student Anastasia Steele, and the romance that comes with her sexual education. Somerhalder seems so right for the role of Christian that now I can't picture anyone else in the part. Not only does he fit the bill physically, but there are so many similarities between Christian and Damon, Somerhalder's character The Vampire Diaries. Check out my top five reasons why Somerhalder would be the perfect Christian Grey, and tell me if you agree. He's got a swoon-worthy smolder. Anastasia is constantly talking about how beautiful Christian is, from his crooked smile to his perfect bod. »

- Becky Kirsch

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