Mystic Diaries: Behind the scenes with Nina Dobrev and Zach Roerig

Remember that Mystic Diaries series present by AT&T back in February? Well, here’s more from it. This time, The CW take you behind the scenes with Nina Dobrev and Zach Roerig. Ian, Kat, Candice and Steven are also featured. You can see the videos either here or in The Vampire Diaries Lair. There’s mostly on-set footage from “The Last Dance”. Thanks, Vampire Diaries Poland!

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Part II of ABC 26 News Reporter Molly Rosenblatt’s Interview with Ian Somerhalder

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One of the hottest stars in television has come home to Louisiana to deal with the oil leak disaster and give the wildlife rescue effort some star power.

ABC 26 News Reporter catches up with Ian Somerhalder.

He’s the sexy star of CW’s hit show “The Vampire Diaries”. Somerhalder is also passionate about where he came from. That’s why he’s here in Louisiana, to help try to clean up this oil spill mess. “You get the phone call and you know this is going on and you’re like, how is this possible? How is this possible,” says Somerhalder.

We caught up with him after a Public Service Announcement Shoot at Audobon Aquarium. Somerhalder says he grew up fishing and crab trapping on Louisiana’s waters. He says he couldn’t have asked for a better childhood. “The lake, the gulf, the river, the marshes, and that’s what made it so exciting to grow up here, there’s a culture that surrounds all of that what’s so great about Louisiana,” says Somerhalder.

Currently, he’s on a short break from filming “The Vampire Diaries”. “It’s the best experience ever. We’re having so much fun in Atlanta and we’re really happy and we’re really thankful that this team of writers and producers and this whole group of people, the stars just kind of lined up,” says Somerhalder.

They start filming again in July. For next season. Somerhalder says you can be sure “Vampire Diaries” will keep getting better. “The show is evolving, we’re evolving in these roles and we’re having a blast doing it,” says Somerhalder.

Watch a few videos of Ian talking to ABC 26 here.

‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Malese Jow And Steven R. McQueen Are Best Friends: ‘He’s So Much Fun!’

Moving to a strange city to work with a group of complete strangers can be intimidating. It certainly was for Malese Jow when she flew to Atlanta to begin filming her guest arc on “The Vampire Diaries,” where she was both the newest and the youngest addition to an already established cast and crew.

“I felt kind of like the new kid in school, coming in mid-school year,” she told Hollywood Crush. “But everyone was so welcoming — I couldn’t have asked for a better cast and crew to jump in with.”

It was a little easier to adapt when Malese realized she’d be working with Steven McQueen, whom she had already hung out with once before. Now they’re on-set BFFs. “Steven’s definitely my best friend as far as the cast goes. And we actually knew each other from before. When I showed up on set he was like, ‘Oh, no way!’ and we ended up laughing the whole entire day and things haven’t changed. He is just so much fun to be around on set. We both have that friendship going.”

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Ian Somerhalder interview with iF Magazine: “It’s a living, breathing, evolving show, on its own.”

The end of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES‘ innagural season is almost upon us, so we here at iF Magazine thought it would be a perfect time to talk with one of its young stars, Ian Somerhalder. Damon is his name, and being a bastard is his game. The cynical brother of leading man Stefan (Paul Wesley), Damon gets to have all the fun on the show by just being his bad self. Here’s what he had to say about the first season of the CW’s hit show, what to expect before season one is in the books, and a little jab at TWILIGHT.

iF MAGAZINE: What’s been the biggest surprise about the whole VAMPIRE DIARIES experience?

IAN SOMERHALDER: This whole experience is a surprise. It’s like having a secret that we didn’t tell anyone and we were hoping that they would like it as much as we did. And they did for now! Until people stop watching! The whole experience is amazing. This group of people, our crew, is the most phenomenal crew I’ve ever met in my career. And this cast, I love and adore them. We have a blast. I have so much respect for them. And have amazing craft service. The best.

iF: Will the people who have read THE VAMPIRE DIARIES book, will they know what’s coming or are you guys going to go in a different direction?

SOMERHALDER: We deviate a bit. Not a bit, a lot. And it’s necessary just for production reasons. This isn’t a movie. This is a show that’s going to evolve and we’re going to get to evolve with these characters and we’re going to get to see hopefully everyone of these girls half naked. It’s for the audience. I want the audience to be satisfied.

iF: You and Paul Wesley seem to have a great onscreen rapport. Was it there since the day you started?

SOMERHALDER: We love each other. We are like brothers. We dress alike. It’s kind of freaky. But we do have a great rapport. The thing is I realize this: I could be doing this with anyone else… Paul is such a phenomenally talented committed actor, and he’s my good friend, and we could be doing this with anybody else and we got lucky. We worked really hard to get these roles and we’re going to continue to work even harder to keep them.

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