Ian Somerhalder is ready to get down and dirty – in Fifty Shades of Grey.
The actor, who has steamed up quite a few scenes already on “The Vampire Diaries,” said on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show on Monday that he’s more than thrilled at the suggestion he might be cast in the upcoming erotic film.
“I absolutely would be up for that,” Somerhalder said of playing Christian Grey, the businessman who convinces a young college graduate to be his S&M partner.
The rights to the raunchy novel, which was inspired by the Twilight Saga, were recently sold to Universal Pictures and Focus Features.
Somerhalder said he “just started reading” the book, but is already sure the role would be a great fit for him.
“That would be a pretty incredible thing, and hopefully that could pan out,” he told Seacrest.
He later added, “Yes, beyond the shadow of a doubt, I think that would be a phenomenal opportunity!”