Seeing Ian Somerhalder in the character of Damon Salvatore for 8 straight seasons in ‘The Vampire Diaries’, it is hard to imagine someone else stepping in his shoes. But were you aware that Ian also auditioned for the lead role in ‘True Blood’?
Ian Somerhalder aka Damon Salvatore had wooed us all with his charming and stellar performance in ‘The Vampire Diaries’. And, now if we think about it, it would be rather impossible to even envision someone else playing the lead role in this hit series. What we mean to say is that Ian held the entire series together, of course, along with the scintillating storyline, and portrayal of all the other characters. But, would someone else manage to capture the essence of the chemistry between him and Elena Gilbert? Well, according to us, it was only Ian who could make the on-screen chemistry look so mesmerising and heartfelt. But, what if he starred in ‘True Blood’ instead of ‘The Vampire Diaries’?
- Ian Somerhalder audition for ‘True Blood’
- ‘True Blood’s’ reboot
- What was ‘True Blood’ about?
How did Ian Somerhalder’s audition go for ‘True Blood’?
To almost imagine him playing the lead in ‘True Blood’ makes us wonder what would have happened to ‘Vampire Diaries’ or if it would have been as prominent as it is now. But, fortunately, fate played its role at the right time and Ian couldn’t land his audition for ‘True Blood’. It is to be believed that Ian auditioned for the role of Jason Stackhouse; however, he had a hard time convincing the makers to sign him for the same role. And, this is the very reason why Ian does not watch ‘True Blood’, until now.
Well, we are surely thrilled to know that Ian ended up playing the character of Damon and not Jason Stackhouse.
How far has the reboot of ‘True Blood’ come?
Well, the fans of this drama series will be pretty exhilarated to know that the show has reached its early development stage at HBO so far, according to “Variety”. However, there has not been any comment on the same by HBO, but it is said that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Jami O’Brien are working on the script and will also be the executive producer along with Alan Ball. Talking about who would be returning to the show, there has not been a declaration about the same yet.
So, it would be rather vague to expect the return of the original cast members. But, with the reboot already under works, it would be interesting to see if we will see any new faces or if the original cast will return. Either way, we all are eagerly waiting for ‘True Blood’s’ reboot. Oh, wait! With no decision about who might return to the show, can we expect Ian to audition for the same, again? After all, he did wish to see himself in the series.
Revisiting ‘True Blood’s’ plotline
‘True Blood’ was based on the novel by Charlaine Harris, “The Southern Vampire Mysteries”. In this seven-season series, the story revolves around a world in which humans and vampires exist together after the development of synthetic blood that worked as a substitute for human blood.
The series starred Anna Paquin, who played the character of a telepathic waitress, Sookie Stackhouse. Along with her, Joe Manganiello, Alexander Skarsgård, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, and Rutina Wesley also starred in the show.
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