13 Actors Who Almost Died Filming Major TV Shows

13. The Vampire Diaries - Ian Somerhalder

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We could have had a riot on our hands had one particular on-set mishap gone badly: The Vampire Diaries' beloved star Ian Somerhalder apparently almost went from undead to actually dead when a choreographed fight scene with a co-star went wrong.

In an interview with Quem magazine, co-star Nathaniel Buzolic,who plays Kol Mikaelson, revealed that he almost killed co-star Somerhalder, while filming some dramatic fight scenes in which he almost drew blood when it didn't quite go according to plan:

"We were in a fight scene and something didn't work. For a few minutes I thought my career will end here and I'll be chased by fans of the show for life!"

Chances are, Mikaelson would have been run from civilisation by an angry, braying crowd of Somerhalder fans intent on delivering some biblical, eye-for-an-eye style justice.

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