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May 23rd, 2015   Gallery Updates, Ian News 0

I have added two recent events Ian has attended in France to the image gallery.

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Public Appearances > 2015 > ‘Azzaro Pour Homme’ Photocall in Cannes France
Public Appearances > 2015 > ‘Youth’ Premiere at Cannes Film Festival

May 16th, 2015   Ian News 0

Someone’s still in the honeymoon phase!

Nikki Reed and that enormous engagement ring of hers attended Maybelline New York’s centennial anniversary party in New York Thursday, where the newlywed openly gushed about her husband.

“I love him more every second, I don’t know what to say,” the Twilight alum, 26, tells PEOPLE of Ian Somerhalder, with whom she tied the knot April 26 in an intimate Malibu, California, ceremony.

In addition to their recent marriage, Reed and her Vampire Diaries star husband, 36, will be seeing a lot more of each other – because they’re going to be working together! The newlyweds just started their own production company, Rare Birds, a move Reed calls “natural.”


May 16th, 2015   Interviews, Vampire Diaries 0

For Vampire Diaries fans, losing Elena Gilbert was heartbreaking. However, there is some good news that comes from Elena’s long slumber: Thanks to her loss, the show will gain an old friend. Or rather, viewers will be reintroduced to a specific side of an old friend.

As executive producer Julie Plec told us, the loss of Elena will open doors for many of the characters in season 7. And for Damon Salvatore, it means getting back to being the not-so-sweet Salvatore that fans first met in season 1. “That’s what I’m very excited about,” Ian Somerhalder said. “Season 1 and 2 of the show is where people fell in love with this guy; it’s where I fell in love with this guy.”

And now, with all of the changes in Mystic Falls, Somerhalder said, “The story is just going to change form and I think that we get to go back to this really awesome dark, edgy, volatile [story]—all the s–t that we all love.”

But perhaps most importantly, Somerhalder thinks it’s time for Damon to move on from being the lovey boyfriend. And thanks to Elena’s final speech to Damon, in which she told him to be happy and live his life, Somerhalder doesn’t think moving on will be a problem. “Elena told him some things that allow him to move on,” he said, adding, “He’s a 170-year-old man with an endless amount of wisdom.”

So, as Somerhalder put it: “It’s time for the clouds to come to [Mystic Falls], and it’s time to go back to that kind of storytelling that’s what was so genius about this show,” Somerhalder said. And if fans are looking for a hint of what that new—or old—outlook will feel like, Somerhalder added, “The last two shots of this show truly depict where this show is going to be and we see characters moving into spaces and places we never thought they’d be.”

In other words, the post-apocalyptic Mystic Falls could be sticking around.


May 16th, 2015   Vampire Diaries 0

I have added HD screencaptures of Ian in the season six finale of The Vampire Diaries, “I’m Thinking of You All the While.” Season 7 of The Vampire Diaries will return in October!

Gallery Link:
Production Photos > The Vampire Diaries > Season 6 > Episode Screencaptures > 6.22 I’m Thinking of You All the While

May 15th, 2015   Gallery Updates, Vampire Diaries 0

Thanks to Gabby for some of the images.

Gallery Link:
Public Appearances > 2015 > The CW Network’s 2015 Upfront

May 15th, 2015   Vampire Diaries 0

May 15th, 2015   Vampire Diaries 0

For those already mourning the loss of Nina Dobrev from The Vampire Diaries, all is not yet lost – the departure of Elena just might breathe new (un)life into the series.

“The last two scenes of the finale truly depict where the show is going,” Ian Somerhalder told PEOPLE on the red carpet at the CW Upfronts on Thursday.

The actor promised that the series will return to the “volatile, sexy” days of yore – “stuff that we all fell in love with. Season 1 and 2 of the show were so dark. It was awesome.”

To illustrate, Somerhalder, 36, described a time he watched an early episode of TVD at costar Paul Wesley’s house back in season 1. It was episode 5 – “the one where Damon turns Vicki and they’re dancing around in their underwear” – and Wesley and Somerhalder “turned to each other and said, ‘Holy s—, man. This is happening. This is real.’ That was an amazing piece of television. I want to get back to that!

“I want to get back to seeing an episode of the show and saying, ‘Wow. That is a very well-crafted, put-together piece of material that is really going to affect people.’ ”

The actor made his directorial debut earlier in the season, and Somerhalder was effusive about the experience. “Directing is f—ing amazing,” he said, expressing gratitude for the entire team at TVD and The CW for giving him “a couple million dollars” and “shepherding me through this amazing experience.”

At the time, he thought, “If I f— this up, not only am I going to feel terrible but I’ve let the team down that has given me this life and all these opportunities.”

Of course, “The Downward Spiral” ended up being one of the strongest episodes of the season, and it looks like things are only looking up in the writers’ room at TVD – even without Mystic Falls’ resident diarist.


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Ian as Damon Salvatore
The vampire brothers Damon and Stefan Salvatore, eternal adolescents, having been leading 'normal' lives, hiding their bloodthirsty condition, for centuries, moving on before their non-aging is noticed. They are back in the Virginia town where they became vampires. Stefan is noble, denying himself blood to avoid killing, and tries to control his evil brother Damon.
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