Live: Ian Somerhalder “The Vampire Diaries” & Meeting Daniel Day-Lewis

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Ian Somerhalder: The Vampire Diaries

Ian Somerhalder received an extremely warm reception from the Live! with Kelly & Michael audience, which he pointed out is “bad for his ego.” Kelly told Ian that fans of The Vampire Diaries have been lining up for hours just to catch his interview. Ian has portrayed dashing vampire Damon Salvotore for four seasons of the hit supernatural series.

Live: Ian Somerhalder "The Vampire Diaries" & Meeting Daniel Day-Lewis

Ian Somerhalder from The Vampire Diaries discussed the making of his hit series and meeting Daniel Day-Lewis with Kelly & Michael. (Featureflash / Shutterstock.com)

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Ian Somerhalder: Celebrity Beach Bowl 2013

Ian, who grew up in New Orleans, recently returned home for the Super Bowl. He and Michael both participated in the Celebrity Beach Bowl, where Michael was Ian’s coach. Ian referred to Michael as a “passionate, compassionate” leader who was very encouraging in the huddle, even in the face of danger!

Ian Somerhalder: Meeting Daniel Day-Lewis

Also recently, Ian had the chance to meet Daniel Day-Lewis at a pre-Oscar party in Los Angeles. He said that Daniel was “super nice” and he enjoyed his “really cool accent.” Kelly pointed out a little known fact about Daniel Day-Lewis: in addition to being an Oscar-winning actor, he’s also a cobbler.

Ian Somerhalder: The Vampire Diaries Production

After checking out a clip of Ian in The Vampire Diaries, Kelly called Ian a “superstar” who “leaps off the screen.” Ian was appreciative, but he realized something very different while watching the clip. “I live in a soap opera,” he noted.

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The Vampire Diaries is about to wrap up its fourth season after nine months of production. Ian described the hard work that goes into making the series, including 12-15 hours of shooting each day and lots of traveling on the weekends. Last year alone, he took 85 flights. He’s now looking forward to a nice long summer vacation.

See Ian Somerhalder on the current season of The Vampire Diaries, airing Thursday nights on the CW.

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