Monday, January 14, 2013

TheTVObserver: Ian Somerhalder - Repost

TheTVObserver's StarSpread presents Ian Somerhalder. We are very excited that Ian has been picked to star in TheCW’s Vampire Diaries. He is best known as Boone on ABC's hit "Lost."

Ian as has joined the cast of the CW's drama "Vampire Diaries", set to play Damon. Variety described his character as able to go from playful to evil in a split second. TheTVObserver strongly believes he is the right man for the job. Somerhalder has the face and persona to become a great Damon. He was also featured on TheTVObserver’s Top 40 Hot TV Hunks. Let's hope he makes it to our Ultimate Top10 Hot TV Hunks. Wink...wink!
Ian has always left us with more questions than answers. When he was on Smallville, we could not help but observe the fact that his face literally has two expressions, bad-boy and sweet-heart, all merged into one. Making it very difficult to understand how he will play specific roles but best suited to play a lovable bad guy. We also think that he could do well playing a psychopath with a conscious.
Ian Joseph Somerhalder was born December 8, 1978. He is an actor, male fashion model and producer, probably most notable for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Paul Denton in the film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' The Rules of Attraction.
He grew up with his mother, whom he has described as being "very spiritual"; she raised the young Ian on Eastern medicine and organic foods. Says Somerhalder, "She made my baby food and had me on blue-green alga probably since I was in third grade. I never had sugar. I never got to have white bread or any white-flour products." He led a life of soy and homemade root beer (save for German chocolate cake once a year on his birthday).
He remembers being in Catholic school and trading his grilled vegetable sandwich on marble rye for a classmate's peanut butter and jelly on Wonder bread--and getting sick from it. "I can't eat fast food," he says. "I haven't eaten McDonald's in 10 years. I eat fish every day."
With his mother's encouragement, Somerhalder began his career as a fashion model at the age of 10. He modeled in New York, Paris, Milan, and London. His modeling credits include Calvin Klein, American Eagle Outfitters, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Versace, and Guess?. He was the face of Guess? for two fall seasons. He continues to model with his agency DNA Model Management in New York City, and Priscilla's Model Management in Sydney, Australia.
His television work includes appearances in shows such as Smallville (in which he played Adam Knight, a dead person who is being kept alive by a special drug), CSI: Miami, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Now and Again, and The Big Easy, as well as producing Recess.
His biggest role to date was as a main cast member for the first season of the American television series Lost as the character Boone Carlyle. Although his character was killed off in the first season, Somerhalder returned to play Boone Carlyle in flashbacks and dream sequences in the second and third season of Lost.
In the second season he guest starred in the flashbacks of Boone's stepsister, Shannon Rutherford, in the episode "Abandoned". In the third season, he guest starred in the episodes "Further Instructions" (appearing in John Locke's dreams in the episode) and "Expose".
In 2006, he starred in Pulse, a remake of the Japanese horror movie Kairo, with Kristen Bell and Christina Millian. The movie was neither a commercial nor a critical success, but performed relatively well at the box office on its first week of release.
Most recently, Somerhalder guest starred as Nick in HBO's Tell Me You Love Me, appearing fully nude in a sex scene with actress Michelle Borth. Somerhalder has been cast as the character of Damon for the drama The Vampire Diaries based on the book series by Ljane Smith.
Damon Whitmore is Stefan’s brother, he’s a darkly handsome, strong, charming and smug vampire who can go from casual and playful to pure evil in less than a heartbeat. Damon’s interest in Elena unnerves Stefan. Though Damon hates small towns and considers them dull, it’s clear that he’s come to wreak havoc. Unlike Stefan, Damon has no qualms about killing humans.
Kevin Williamson is the guy who gave us Dawson's Creek and he is the man behind Vampire Diaries. It may just be an interesting addition of TheCW's supernatual line-up. We love TheCW because they know how to cast their shows. We are looking forward to Ian’s magic on VD.

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