Great interview with Ian Somerhalder from AOL’s TV Squad. Here Ian talks about the upcoming episode “The Dinner Party”, that includes another flashback to 1864.
I also hear that Damon’s throwing a dinner party very soon. What can you tease about that?
Oh, that was so much fun. Being on set with Dave Anders, who’s my boy; Matt Davis, my boy; Sara Canning, who I just adore, and Dawn, who I just adore and Marcos Siega directing … and of course Daniel Gillies, who’s my boy; it was awesome. I had these five actors sitting at this table who I just adore and love being around and working with and then, we had Marcos Siega directing. It was a lot of fun, just a lot of wit being thrown around. Pretty funny, loved it, it was a blast!
We also have a flashback coming up. Can you give us any hints as to what we’ll see?
The flashback is actually really interesting. We just had a table reading, I just talked to Paul [Wesley], actually; he said he saw some of the stuff from the flashback and he said it looked great.
What you kind of get a glimpse of is the dynamic of Stefan and Damon back then … You truly get a different sense, you see more of the truth. I’ll let you guys see first, because it actually plays against a great deal of what we thought actually happened, for myself included. You see the influence that Stefan had over Damon, you kind of get a great glimpse of why Damon might resent Stefan and really want to give him a lot of hell.
Also, here’s a great part of the interview I wanted to share, because he mentions someone very special to ISF, someone I have the pleasure of knowing myself, and I COMPLETELY agree with his opinion of her. Amazing lady. And Ian also mentions how the TVD fandom had IS Foundation trending on Twitter. :)
Finally, let’s talk a little bit about the Ian Somerhalder Foundation and whether you have any fundraisers or projects going on right now that you’d like to publicize.
Thanks for asking — the amount of support that has come from the world to this foundation is just phenomenal. I mean it really blew my mind. It is extremely difficult to raise money right now at a time of one of the largest economic depressions the world has ever seen. We are putting together some fundraising-type situations that we haven’t really sussed out yet …
Last weekend, oddly enough, my executive director of the foundation — who is amazing; the foundation wouldn’t exist without this woman … she is literally saving the world and I love her for it — she sent me an e-mail last weekend that the Ian Somerhalder Foundation was randomly trending worldwide on Twitter, which is like crazy. It was just so awesome to see that much support.
Read the rest of the interview at AOL’s TV Squad.