Earth Day Interview: Ian Explains Passion for Environment

It’s no secret that along with portraying irresistible bloodsucker Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder is well-known for another pivotal role: tireless advocate for positive social change. As a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador, founder of the incredible nonprofit organization ISF, and correspondent for Showtime’s Years of Living Dangerously series (which explores issues of climate change), Ian is clearly a man on a mission. And what mission is that exactly?  To protect the environment and all its creatures alike.

Despite having amassed legions of fans and having his handsome face splashed all over billboards, magazines, and campaigns (such as this Azzaro fragrance commercial), Ian doesn’t let allow his successes to cloud his true view of the world. He constantly educates himself on important global matters and always remembers his roots, like he did when the BP oil spill devastated the Gulf Coast and he returned to his home state of Louisiana to help out with the terrible catastrophe. Ergo, it’s no surprise that on Earth Day 2014, the former child model and talented actor is putting his fame to good use, namely to make the issue of climate change attractive to his younger fans. In fact, he will be joining Tavis Smiley on PBS to discuss the increasingly pressing issue!

“How do you make it cool? How do you make it sexy?” Ian says in reference to making an environmental documentary series appeal to younger viewers. “Well one cool thing about is that the most underdeveloped, underutilized, under-appreciated, undervalued people of the world are our youth. They make up half the population and they’re going to be running the world — so why wouldn’t we give them the tools ultimately to be able to do that?” He adds, “It all stems from a compassionate place. The biggest thing missing in life — the reason we don’t necessarily look through life in this more holistic framework — is that there’s such a lack of compassion for anything. If it takes me being a face of this one episode or component of this show to get young people watching, then so be it.”

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Update: Ian Somerhalder at the NOAH premiere!

Take a look of this image of Ian at the NOAH premiere in NYC!

He genuinely seemed thrilled about the opportunity and posted updates to his official twitter account throughout the evening. “Getting out of car for the Noah Premier-so stoked to be here!!!!!” he revealed with great enthusiasm. He followed that tweet up with, “Cold night in NY- LOVE this place ;) .” Later on, right before the screening itself, Ian praised the the director’s creative vision and talent. “Watching Darren Aronofsky give his speech and introduce his cast before Noah starts- so cool. Very surreal… Love this man,” Ian shared.

 

Get the full scoop of The Vampire Diaries: Season 5×14: “No Exit”

First of all, within the image below, we spy poor Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) chained up by some monstrous-looking shackles. Although we feel terrible that Dr. Maxifeld (Rick Cosnett) injected him with that experimental serum and Ripper-fied him, we know that the only reason Damon is all tied up with nowhere to go (much like Uncle Mason was in that Season 2 episode where he freaking bled on Damon’s vintage and very expensive rug after getting his heart yanked out) is because he poses a danger to himself and to other vampires. His BFF Enzo (Michael Malarkey) also appears in the new shots and he looks mega worried.

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Find out what happens by tuning into this episode on February , 27th! 8pm on the CW!

We are making a few changes…

Just so you all know we have been so busy these last few days, and we are now making a few changes to this site. To make this site a better place for Everything Ian.

As there’s not many admins on this site anymore as it’s been up for quite sometime now, and the majority of the old admins left the site and completely abandoned it…so a new adopter came along which is me…..

Even know I have no intentions of abandoning this site at all as I love updating you guys, on Ian. and I plan to do so for a few years (hopefully) :)

We are now looking for a new admin, but this time we want to know why you want to be an admin, which you can put in the email you send us as an application.

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-Ashley. (Admin)

 

Update: Ian Somerhalder at the NOAH premiere!

Take a look of this image of Ian at the NOAH premiere in NYC! He genuinely seemed thrilled about the opportunity and posted updates to his official twitter account throughout the evening. “Getting out of car for the Noah Premier-so…
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