This breaking bit of Ian Somerhalder news—a fan favorite to be cast as Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of “Fifty Shades” in a recent character poll—may have some ladies fifty shades of excited.
According to a new post this Wednesday morning, “Entertainmentwise” has revealed that the “Vampire Diaries” actor announced this week that he will be auctioning off a lunch date with none other than himself to support his charity. For many women, spending a day with the Christian Grey casting candidate may have made this hot Fourth of July that much hotter.
Ian Somerhalder on ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ charity, and making a difference off the set
Ian Somerhalder, age 33, recently contacted “Charitybuzz” to sell himself—without the fluffy handcuffs, of course—for a day in an effort to raise money for the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, an organization in the process of building an animal sanctuary to help injured and neglected animals.
Anyone can certainly say it’s for a worthy cause, people.
“There are just too many animals today that are abused, abandoned and mistreated,” he said in an interview with “Entertainment Weekly.” “They’ve been ostracized … and they’re starving. It’s just unbelievable what we’ve done to some animals, and I think that’s why this is so important.”
Those interested in making this once-in-a-lifetime lunch date a more permanent get-together would have to take that up with Nina Dobrev, Somerhalder’s fellow “Vampire Diaries” cast star he is currently dating.
“I really appreciate you and your generosity,” Somerhalder added. “I will try not to bore you to tears [during the auctioned lunch date]”.
On a more serious note, “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Vampire Diaries” fans alike can agree that this is a truly honorable philanthropic goal Somerhalder is working to make into a reality for animals in need.
So if you are looking forward to having a romantic date with Christian Grey fan favorite Ian Somerhalder—you can see the recent results of the casting poll here—the auction to bid for the actor will continue on his site until July 18.
No doubt beneath those gray eyes and cool confidence lies a heart that would make many more women—including Anastasia Steele—melt. What a way to start some fireworks on the Fourth of July.
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Happy Fourth of July!