The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder on Legacies: I would love to go and direct one of the episodes

Ian Somerhalder stole the limelight as Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries and true fans really want the actor to have a cameo in the TVD spin-off series Legacies. Read below to know what Ian had to say when asked if he would like to make an appearance in Legacies.
There are a lot of references to The Vampire Diaries in Legacies. There are a lot of references to The Vampire Diaries in Legacies.
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It was 10 years ago, when teenagers cooed over the Salvatore brothers Stefan and Damon, as the duo fought for the love of one Elena Gilbert. The Vampire Diaries made household names out of Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. Ian's character Damon, in particular, had hearts racing in spite of the character being the bad guy (hot vampire too!). After eight glorious seasons, TVD said goodbye and helped to bloom two more spin-offs The Originals and Legacies.

But one wonders if Ian would ever think about making an appearance in Legacies, where there are constant TVD references for the diehard fans to connect to. When Entertainment Tonight quizzed Somerhalder about the same, the V Wars star shared, "I actually would love to talk to Jules. I would love to go and direct one of [the Legacies episodes]. Because I know Paul [Wesley] went to do it and he called me and he's like, 'Bro, this is f*****g crazy.' Because it's all of our old sets, which is a time warp, 10 years ago. He's just going, 'Dude!' He was actually kind of emotional about it, he goes 'This is crazy!'"

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Full transparency. The 10th year Anniversary of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES was too close to 9/11 and it hurt my heart a bit to celebrate in such a deep and thoughtful time. So here goes... 10 years... wow. The memories, the friendship, the fans, exploring all ends of the earth and the work. Oh the amazing luxury of the work. Who could have ever thought, that incredibly stressful week of waiting for an answer, multiple auditions and ultimately the phone call from my manager and agent (after biting off several fingernails) that I had indeed gotten this role of Damon Salvatore in this little @thecw Vampire show Called the Vampire Diaries would change the course of my life forever. The laughs, the cries, the colds days and warm Georgia summer nights. It seems like thousands of them. Not far from... I could never pen or type the words to express the enormity of the gratitude I have for @Kevinwilliamson, @Julieplec @carolinedries amongst so many others and all the powers that be at @WarnerBrosTV, The CW and CBS the cast, crew and post production team and marketing gurus. BUT most importantly: YOU the fans. Thank YOU you amazing people. You’re connection to and love of this show fueled by passion and insight gave way to many many years of experiences, knowledge, skill sets and access to the joy of humanity I will carry with me for a lifetime. I’ve gotten the pleasure of meeting so many of you around the world and hearing your thoughts on social channels. What a joy and thank you for your energy. Thank you for this amazing opportunity. I will strive continuously to keep creating great characters, great content, great companies and necessary beneficial non-profit projects with my beloved @isfofficial to positively impact our planet and all it’s creatures. I will not always win, not all will be hits but I thank you in advance for your trust, support and the precious time out of your life that you take to watch me on screen, buy one of my products or help my foundation @isfofficial make real change in the world. With immense gratitude and appreciation, Ian and Damon

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Furthermore, the 40-year-old shared with ET that the TVD cast spent eight years on the iconic teenage show and it's been years since the finale and they're still talking about it, even though they are working on other things. From 30 to 40, The Vampire Diaries was "a very substantial piece of his life."

"But I would actually love to go back and direct one. I love what they are doing. The show looks amazing, it's all of my old team," Ian added.

ALSO READ: 10 Years of The Vampire Diaries: Nina Dobrev shares throwback snaps with Ian Somerhalder & Paul Wesley

Interestingly, Legacies has mentioned Damon and Elena's daughter Stephanie Salvatore in season 1, which has piqued the interest of many fans.

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