Saturday, September 25, 2010

Another Louisiana Vampire Tie: Ian Somerhalder

Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder was born and raised across the lake from New Orleans in Covington, La. I forgot to mention him when I wrote about ABC's show The Gates being filmed in Shreveport, La., in the post about True Blood, which is set in Louisiana, and of course, Anne Rice, who started Louisiana's association with vampires.

Last night I was reminded that Somerhalder is from Louisiana when I saw his commercial for the Audubon Institute, produced in May during the BP disaster. In it he laments the oil spill and talks about the work of the institute in saving our coast and wildlife.

On the CW's Vampire Diaries, which I've only seen once or twice, I know Somerhalder plays the bad vampire brother, Ian Salvatore. I saw the scene in which he talked about how Twilight has vampires all wrong but Anne Rice got it right. It made me laugh. Otherwise, I associate the actor more with ABC's Lost.

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