Ian Somerhalder Not Thrilled About ‘The Originals’

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Ian Somerhalder and cameras were in Asheville, NC on Saturday (August 24) to attend the Asheville Beyond Coal’s rally for clean energy and climate action.

He posted a photo and wrote via Instagram: “Prepping to rally with @kimodo007 @theJram & @beyondcoal in beautiful Asheville, NC. Thank you @YearsofLiving for capturing this story & a huge thank you to @JimEllisAudi & @Audi for getting us there safely with the help of clean diesel #youthvscoal #jramphotocred”

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The night before he told fans, “Good night beautiful world. Preparing to shoot all day tomorrow-so excited for this.What an honor to be a part of YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY”

The Vampire Diaries star has a new girl in his life. Well, actually a dog! On Tuesday (August 20) – the actor posted a snapshot and said, “My new girl. Rescued from traffic near the Vampire Diaries stages just a few hours ago-so smart, so beautiful&charming-all a man could ask for in a girl-So happy together.Her name is Nietzsche… Photo by the one and only @thejram”

Ian has admitted to Digital Spy he’s not too crazy about the spin-off show The Originals – which debuts in October.

“I’m excited for Julie [Plec], and for Joseph and all my people, but I’m a selfish actor – I’m not a producer on the show, I’m not a writer. My only concern is Damon, and my show.”

He added, “Now, they’re going to be taking these characters that mean so much to our show. I’m insanely happy for everyone, but I’m not thrilled. Not that I mind sharing, I just don’t want to lose all these amazing actors on our show.”

As for new co-stars the heartthrob wasn’t shy in commenting.

He stated, “Who are the other people who are gonna be coming on the show? Are they gonna be good? Because it’s The CW, and everyone has to be pretty, and there aren’t a lot of pretty people that can act well. I’m not joking! I’m one of them, that can act well. Not to sound s**tty about it, but casting is always tough. I feel like they worked so hard on casting this show… and hopefully they just continue to put great actors in.”

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