“Vampire Diaries” TV star Ian Somerhalder does more than glower at the screen and revel in his teen heartthrob status. This Louisiana native is passionate about the environment. Somerhalder was active in the cleanup efforts in the Gulf after the 2010 oil spill, speaking out in PSAs, raising money for animal shelters and local communities on his birthday, and testifying before congress about the H.R. 50, the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act. This year, he also started the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, an ambitious effort with many areas of focus that include educating kids about the environment, funding global conservation efforts, and greening the entertainment industry.
The Vampire Diaries actor Ian Somerhalder has revealed that he had so much that he wanted to say, during his testimony in front of US Congress, that he didn’t have time to get it all out. Read more over at FanShare.
Somerhalder explained, “I don’t remember the feeling of being nervous, I just remember wanting it to be right. It didn’t go perfectly. You get five minutes, and my oral ended up reading longer than I expected it to, so I couldn’t get it all out. There are things I wish I would have said, but in the end, I wanted to make sure I did it right.”
32 year old The Vampire Diaries actor Ian Somerhalder has claimed that he expects the latest season of the hit CW vampire show to kick some ass. Ian also admitted that the whole of the cast get along so well and there is very rarely any tension on set.
Somerhalder explained, “The whole Twilight thing is about to be over. And teenage girls can’t watch True Blood with their parents – that would just get weird. So we’re getting ready to kick some major ass this season.” He added, “[It’s] a total frickin’ lovefest.”
Ian Somerhalder has previously teased fans about what they can expect to see happen between his character Damon and Elena, played by Nina Dobrev. He has also suggested what could happen between Damon and Stefan, played by Paul Wesley. The Vampire Diaries season three premieres on CW on September 15.
Ian Somerhalder will be a guest speaker at One More Generation‘s youth summit to be held on September 10, 2011 in Atlanta, GA. A portion of the proceeds from the summit will go towards the Somalia Food Aid Program. Tickets are on sale now! Here are some of the objectives that will be covered during the event:
- Learn about threats to our environment and to marine ecosystems from scientists and conservationist!
- Develop action plans for your own conservation projects!
- Lean how you can take part in community activism from other youth conservationists!
- Connect with others in the community who are passionate about wanting to make a difference!
To learn more, go to One More Generation for details.
That’s right ladies get ready to scream!!!! Ian Somerhalder has been confirmed as a guest at EyeCon on Sunday Only!! Which will be held in Atlanta March 25-27. He joins Paul Wesley, Michael Trevino, Lauren Cohan, Steven R. McQueen, Chris Martin, and Rob Pralgo. Hopefully, more guests will be added. Check out guest/ticket info on their website.
Thanks to I Heart Vampire Diaries for the heads up.
Vampires are taking the sci-fi/horror awards show by storm this year – “True Blood’s” Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Stam Trammell, Kristin Bauer and Rutina Wesley will be in attendance, along with The CW’s “Vampire Diaries” stars Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder. “Twilight” ingenue Kristen Stewart has also reportedly been confirmed to attend.
The Scream Awards will be held on Saturday, but will air on Tuesday, October 19, at 9 PM on Spike.