‘The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder To Replace Jamie Dornan In ‘Fifty Shades Freed’? [Rumors]

Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey are anxiously waiting for Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele’s (Dakota Johnson) return in Fifth Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.

While the promotional trailer for Fifth Shades Darker does confirm Jamie Dornan is continuing his role as Christian Grey, speculation has started to swirl regarding whether or not he would retain the role for the third installment. In fact, iTech Post speculated that Jamie Dornan’s wife Amelia Warner could be jealous of his role in the three films. Could he be walking away from the role because of his wife?

Did the film cause drama for Dornan and his wife?

Considering how many reports there were of a sizzling romance brewing between Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan thanks to the movies, it isn’t too much of a stretch for people to think Amelia Warner may be jealous of her husband’s role in the film. Some reports even claimed the jealousy of Jamie Dornan’s wife towards his relationship with Dakota Johnson had gotten so bad that he and his wife were going to get a divorce. These, however, turned out to be nothing more than rumors.

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If Jamie Dornan is quitting, who will he be replaced with? Who is going to be the new Christian Grey?

Along with speculation that Jamie Dornan would be walking away from his role as Christian Grey for the third installment came the rumor that Ian Somerhalder from The Vampire Diaries would be taking his place. Could Ian Somerhalder be slated to replace Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Freed? This rumor certainly got The Vampire Diaries fans, who wouldn’t mind seeing their beloved Damon with less clothing on, excited.

Unfortunately for The Vampire Diaries and Ian Somerhalder fans, it does not appear if this rumor is anything more than just that – a rumor. Parent Herald confirms that while many reports on a number of different media outlets have started to report that Ian Somerhalder is slated to replace Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Freed, these reports are not true.

There are some reports that suggest Jamie Dornan made the decision to quit his role as Christian Grey because he felt mocked and ridiculed for playing the role. It didn’t take long for the rumors to start circulating that the decision had been made to replace Jamie with Ian Somerhalder from The Vampire Diaries after the initial rumor that he quit had surfaced.

Unfortunately, The Vampire Diaries fans will have to just imagine Ian Somerhalder having a steamy romance with Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades Freed. While anything is possible in Hollywood, it is extremely unlikely that Jamie Dornan will be replaced by Ian Somerhalder in Fifty Shades Freed.

The bottom line is – Jamie Dornan has not quit or stepped away from the Fifty Shades franchise, and Ian Somerhalder is not replacing him.

If you haven’t had a chance to watch it yet, you can find the trailer for Fifty Shades Darker below.

Are you disappointed to learn that Ian Somerhalder from The Vampire Diaries is not actually going to be replacing Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Freed? Or are you just relieved to know Jamie Dornan is not being replaced for the third installment of the Fifty Shades saga? Share your thoughts on this bizarre rumor regarding Ian Somerhalder, Jamie Dornan, and the role of Christian Grey in the comments section below.

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