Some people just forever look the part for a certain role.
In need of a brooding, pretty, ageless vampire sort who’s capable of being the baddest of the bad or of hiding a more human, emotive side? Why, Ian Somerhalder just has all of that absolutely, unequivocally nailed down.
To some of us, Somerhalder is that 42-year-old dude who annoyingly forever seems to look 25. But regardless of the envious glances made in the direction of the Louisiana-born actor, nobody can argue just how great a fit he was for The Vampire Diaries’ Damon Salvatore.
The eldest Salvatore brother, Damon was such a brilliantly complex character as the series progressed throughout its eight seasons, and that allowed Somerhalder to show a wide array of talents as this bad-but-good lead character. In a show full of (quite literal, in some cases) evolving characters, nobody had quite the roller coaster of a ride that Damon did.
If you’re one of those still mourning The Vampire Diaries calling it a day in 2017, here’s the perfect tonic for you – as we’ve got a super hard Damon true or false quiz for you to sink your teeth in to!