All great stories do not have smooth beginnings. Sounds clichéd, but at the end of the day, it’s true. The epitome for this is Ian Somerhalder’s audition for the role of Damon in ‘The Vampire Diaries’. Scroll down to unravel the juicy details of the audition in this write-up!
Elena and Damon are quintessential as an on-screen couple, aren’t they? Fans go bonkers over their fiery chemistry, and the couple undoubtedly created fire on screen. Coming back to Ian Somerhalder’s audition for ‘The Vampire Diaries’, the part looks tailor-made for Ian but, in real life, it was very tough for him to bag the role as his audition fell flat!
- How did Ian’s audition fall flat?
- What propelled him to grab the role?
- Any chance of the duo working together again?
How did Ian’s audition fall flat?
Ian has confessed in several interviews over time that while he was auditioning for ‘The Vampire Diaries‘, he was unable to speak and hence when he opened his mouth, only air came out and no words! The casting directors directly asked him to leave the room. This shook the actor from inside and affected his mind, body, and soul.
He knew that the audition sucked but he had a gut feeling that the role is tailor-made for him. Therefore, he somehow managed to get a second chance and gave a monologue that impressed everyone, and this is basically how Ian Somerhalder bagged the role that made him the king of all of our hearts!
What propelled him to grab the role?
The kind of success that has been stamped on the sheet by ‘The Vampire Diaries’ did not come by chance. There was a tremendous amount of hard work that was put in by the lead actors Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Paul Wesley.
Ian also confessed, as told in several media interactions, that after ‘ruining’ his audition he met a guy who was also up for the audition for the same character, and he soon realized that the guy was trying to act super cool.
Looking at someone else fighting for something Ian wanted, pushed him to believe that the part completely belonged to him and nobody else. This feeling injected special confidence in the actor and, then, the actor aced the audition in the second chance!
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Any chance of the duo working together again?
Who wants to see this steamy couple together on-screen, all over again? We do!
Both Nina Dobrev aka Elena, and Ian Somerhalder aka Damon, have scorched the screen with their insane chemistry and who would say no to such fireworks.
Unfortunately, there are no such talks or initiatives that have been taken to bring the actors to work together again. But there is no need to lose hope, we live a magnificent era where OTT platforms have been embraced globally. Anything and everything is possible! Let’s keep praying and hope for the best.
Who would have thought that a guy failing so miserably in his attempt to make any kind of impression in his first audition, will actually leave us gasping for more? Ah well, life works in mysterious ways indeed. Ian Somerhalder proved his mettle in the most relevant manner with the classic cult ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and, hence, will be remembered as Damon forever.
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