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7 Things You Don't Know About Ian Somerhalder

7 Things You Don't Know About Ian Somerhalder

Vampire Diaries and Lost hunk Ian Somerhalder talks “7 Things” with Newsweek.

The 30-year-old actor shared, “I auditioned for [Jason Stackhouse on] True Blood and couldn’t rock it to convince [creator] Alan Ball that that was my role. I didn’t get it and I was very bummed. I couldn’t watch True Blood until now because now I have my own role. But before that, I was convinced I couldn’t play a vampire because I blew the audition.”

Check out the other six things Ian shares below!

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  • t

    jason isn’t a vampire what is he talking about

  • j

    he has a girlfriends? )’:

  • j

    he has a girlfriend? )’:

  • alicia

    I am so in love with him!

  • isabelnecessary

    hot. i love him and the way he plays his role in vampire diaries. hard to believe he’s 30.

  • Linsday Loman

    Is he straight?

  • groovacious

    hot! love his eyes!

  • JJ

    Wooo I love Ian! I watch True Blood too. I’m glad he plays in VD. His acting in Damon’s character is so good!

  • yourlover
  • Carie

    He has beautiful eyes. He should shave.
    Lol–I can’t see him as Jason Stackhouse.

  • Carie

    He has beautiful eyes. He should shave.
    Lol! I can’t see him as “dumb” Jason Stackhouse.

  • funderpants

    I’ve been crazy about him since the bed dancing scene in Rules of Attraction but kind of went off him for a bit after I heard he was ensnared in Parasite Hilton’s crab trap for a hot minute. Love him on VD and so happy he’ll reprise Boon on Lost!!!

  • Carie

    He has beautiful eyes. He should shave. Lol! I can’t see him as “dumb” Jason Stackhouse.


    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I was so sad when he was killed off on LOST.

  • caroline

    wow thats so cool- he actually seems intelligent, ive never been so impressed with an actor before. . . you can tell hes actually thinking as he speaks instead of there just being en empty space inside his brain like 99.9% of hollywood guys.
    very impressed.

  • M

    awww i love him!!!!

  • twilightzz

    cant believe ..he’s so sexy and has gorgeous eyes ever!!

  • Gia

    Lovin’ him!

  • pearl

    he seems really smart….and wow..beautiful eyes….he’s a likeable guy…

  • yeah

    Beautiful, he’s awesome in VD

  • khristi

    This is one of my most favorite shows.

  • Mitcha

    Thats a shame that he couldnt make as Jason Stackhouse… I’d LOVE to see IAN making wild sex scenes!! OMG..

    But Im glad with DAMON.
    He is freaking sexy and awesome same as Eric of True Blood!

  • zzzz

    True Blood’s loss is Diaries”s gain-he’s so hot and a great actor.

  • kian daniels

    i first watched him on young americans, did anyone remembered that show? it was a filler show for 8-9 episodes, kinda like dawson’s creek, i knew he would be a big star then, even before lost.. and now he’s on one of my favorite tv shows the vampire diaries on cw!

  • Jen

    Gorgeous eyes! Love him on TVD! He does such a great job as Damon! First villain I ever liked, because of that sarcastic type of humor he has going on. Can’t believe he didn’t make it on True Blood, but their lost is someone else’s gain because he is great on TVD, Damon is a much interesting character than Jason Stackhouse. I really like him in this interview, seems like a smart guy.

  • alexa

    I want one! Love him even more since he talked about saving homeless pets, that’s amazing.

  • Marieme

    You know what could have been sexy? If Ian had been cast as Bill. Moyer is fine, but imagine the chemistry with Ian in the mix? And then to have him butt heads (so to speak) with Eric. Rowr!

  • Amy

    yeah he’d not be a good Jason, who isn’t a vampire anyway.

  • Babey Vegg

    He was good on Lost

  • Elle

    Haha, Jason isnt a Vampire! This guys an idiot. And his “Vampire” show, is just a bad soapy with vampires thrown in for edge. But it doesnt work.

  • V

    Theres a reason he wasnt cast as Jason. The role doesnt suit him. And he def wouldnt suit Bill Compton. This guys look is too sugary and commercial.
    Ryan Kwanten is perfect as Jason. Woo Aussie!

  • pup

    Boy oh boy he’s a stunner!
    Very rapeable. xD

  • MMA

    Add an 8th. I couldn’t care less.

  • Stone

    And now there’s seven things I know that I would’ve not known!

  • Zelly

    kian daniels: I saw him in Young Americans too and have loved him ever sence, that´s a long time ago lol. He is gorgeous and seem so down to earth. Those eyes, love them

  • zeruin

    wowww…..i can’t believe he’s already 31…he’s so sexy in VD…and i love his eyes…so full of mysteries…he had also killer smile… just can’t stop loving him!!!

  • leah

    He is so fit, his eyes are beautiful. I can not belive he is 31. Whos his girlfriend likeee?

  • roseta

    tiene los hojos mas bellos del mundo,tan solo con mirarte enamoran,e invitan a la seduccion.lo amo, como damon.

  • Crystal

    he now sucks he should not tell his fans he has a g/f he should leave them thinking he is availible but now he has wrecked it for me :( grrrr

  • Crystal

    plus he is only attractive if you think about him as a vampire but not as much as a normal person

  • brenda

    love him




  • Fani

    thank god he didn’t get jason’s role because he’s so sexy as damon… he just looks like a really sweet and intelligent guy… love him

  • bianca

    omg his eyes ugh i think i got lost in them a little bit :P

    hes seems really nice and like such a giving person which i think makes him seem like a human and a little less like a barbie doll or someone that you see on tv or in a movie :)

  • Beth Moore

    Ian is so HOTT!! Is eye trick really makes you bluff and
    Crush on him all over again. His part is really meaningful.
    As well as I see him as being the most beautiful guy
    On the planet, I see him and realize he is so much
    More!! I have always dreamed of being his girlfriend.
    Lucky Nina Dobrev. He seems like he
    Generally enjoys the company of his fans. Even through I only am
    11 years old, he still is my dream guy.
    I call dibs!! Bye, btw if Ian’s on here, I love you, you smokin HOTT
    And you seem very sweet! – Bethan