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Ian Somerhalder Reveals How He Makes the Climate Change Issue 'Sexy' for Younger Fans (Video)

Ian Somerhalder Reveals How He Makes the Climate Change Issue 'Sexy' for Younger Fans (Video)

Ian Somerhalder waves to his fans while making an appearance on Extra on Wednesday (April 23) in Universal City, Calif.

The 35-year-old actor appeared on The Tavis Smiley Show the day before and was asked how he is making the climate change issue sexy and attractive for his younger fans.

“How do you make it cool? How do you make it sexy? Well one cool thing about it is that the most underdeveloped, underutilized, under appreciated, undervalued people in the world are our youth. They make up half the population and they’re going to be running the world so why wouldn’t we give them the tools to ultimately be able to do that?” Ian said. “If it takes a vampire soap opera, which has been such a great five years of story-telling that really resonated with this audience and built this audience. My whole thing is… I don’t know how to do very much in the world, but leveraging entertainment value and using social media to create quantifiable global change, that I know how to do.”


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  • jon m’shulla

    Thanks for watching the environment Ian.

  • http://@ian4all1 Cris

    Aww how sweet!! The most adorable man and his heart of gold :))

  • sarah

    Yeah the planet will look great. Too bad celeb’s don’t help the homeless, people who are in need of PROPER medicine, in need of seeing a GOOD Doctor, food, etc… you get what I’m saying. Maybe when these celeb’s go to events they should buy there own clothes instead of getting FREE clothes, when they show up to and charge money for an autograph, donate the money, and so on.

  • Haven’t

    @#3 agree with you to some extent but people don’t put their governments to providing the necessary services. Instead they are distracted by work, time-wasting tv shows (such as the one Mr S is on), and a general inability to think about public issues. Anyway, I like Ian; he seems really genuine and passionate and unlike Angelina Jolie, doesn’t think he’s a god just because he’s a celeb who does a bit of charity work. Good for him and good for him for being modest about it.

  • Amy

    @sarah:

    You do realize that we live in an ecosystem and that by harming the environment we’re harming ourselves.

  • Henry

    He should focus more on his ailing career unless he plans to make the environment his new career. He’s got nothing big going on outside his aging teen soap.

  • Jess

    This guy is ugly man!! What the heck do people see in him?

  • Jennifer

    You rock Ian <3

    @Henry: Oh please, we need People like Ian out there who spread awareness. He has the power to create positive Chance! If everyone were as ignorant as you are…ugh -.- and btw, he has Million of Fans. And you are here too, aren’t you?!

  • Yvonne

    I’m so proud of him, he’s the most beautiful Human being I have ever seen. In and outside! Thank you for all your work Ian. You are amazing ;)

  • Pete

    We need more Ian Somerhalder ‘s in the world.Its amazing how much drive he has to make this world a better place & I appreciate that so much. Go Ian!

  • Mandy

    Ian is more than just a pretty face and a great actor. We love him for being an amazing big hearted human being and role model. I’m so proud to call this inspiring man my Idol. No one is like him, not even close!!!!!!! And I’m glad he loves and appreciate his Fans as much as we love him. Great Interview Marathon Ian <3

  • Bella

    I met him and I have never seen so much gratitude and humbleness from an amazing actor. He is all class and such a sweetheart. I adore his Passion to make our World a better Place. And it doesn’t hurt that he is super handsome. Looking forward to see Years Of Living Dangerously!

  • Katharina

    Hottest man alive with the most amazing blue eyes ever AND he is smart. DREAMY!

  • Sam

    I love this guy! Hot, nice and I love what he’s doing with his charity.

  • lily

    good for him! love him on vampire diaries and it’s nice to see him trying to do something good with the platform that’s given him.

  • Caz

    So so hot…I really like what he says about young people in the quote….it’s true…too many people forget that and only dismiss them as a group….

  • neela

    he’s awesome!!! :)

  • Kate

    Great interview! Looking forward to his episode of Years of Living Dangerously — looks like it should be a good one.

  • SSSSSSS

    his acting is just terrribleeeee

  • verox87

    Great MAN! so proud of him…love you IAN!

  • Liv

    LOVE the pictures, he’s ridiculously hot & I like what he has to say.

  • Yasmine

    Aww I love him!!! IMO it’s awesome he’s so passionate about changing the world for the better.

  • Sophy

    It’s funny because I didn’t rate him on Lost at all, but I think he’s fantastic on TVD and his charity work and humbleness has endeared him to me a lot.

  • janey

    hot!!!

  • Jess

    Yummy pics!!! Vampire Diaries tonight yessss!!!

  • Mel

    He is THE BEST!!!! OMGG and so SEXY!!

  • cherie

    Beautiful Man even more so in Person, He overshadows everyone in the Room, He is that stunning, but even more so, He is a wonderful Man with a great Personality, great Actor that had been holding TVD together for Years. I am so proud of Him for all that He has been doing and so is His huge Fan Base.

  • Natalia

    Love him!!!

  • Clare

    This guy has the sweetest heart in Hollywood. Compassionate, humble, Intelligent, eloquent, down to earth. I saw all the time he spent with fans while doing this interview. Autographs, cheek kisses, personal photos. He goes above and beyond. Anyone not following him is missing out. He’s infectious. I wish him continuous success.

  • May

    He is such a beautiful, humble & kind man. And he has the most beautiful eyes in the world-

  • GROSS

    JJ needs to stop accepting money from his people to get plastered on this site……just so we don’t have to be assaulted by his aging and gross looks.

  • Ana

    Awesome, I love Ian, he rocks!!!

  • Vessy

    @Jess:

    Not only he is incredibly handsome, but there is so much more then that in him. Why cant people see this? If more people were like him this world would have been hurting like it is now. So sad :(

  • Vessy

    Not only he is incredibly handsome, but there is so much more then that in him. Why cant people see this? If more people were like him this world would not have been hurting like it is now. So sad :(

  • cherie

    @GROSS: LOL! How stupid can you get, if you don’t want to be assaulted, then what are you doing here , or seeking out his articles, jalousie much, He is unbelievable gorgeous, unlike some others, a wonderful Man, with such a huge Fan base. He dosen’t have to pay of anybody, everybody is falling over themselves to get Him on there Show, He is on all the major Talk shows everywhere.

  • Maria

    Great interview! Not only he’s beautiful, smart, passionate, talented but he’s also humble and he truly cares.

  • Jenna

    Gorgeous, intelligent and class act. I can’t wait for his episode of Years of living Dangerously. The series is amazing.

  • maria

    inspiring guy, i like him….

  • Chantal

    He is AMAZZZING ;)

  • cherie

    Ian’s Segment on Showtime’s TYOLD, is on Tonight May 5!!

  • Chloe

    HOTTEST MAN ALIVE <3

  • Chloe

    @cherie: saw it, it was awesome and eye opening! Very good series

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