‘V Wars’ Star Ian Somerhalder on How He’s Over Playing ‘Sexy Vampires’ | Video

“I wanted to find a character who was a superhero, but his superpowers were just being a good dad,” actor says

Ian Somerhalder wants you all to know that there are absolutely no sexy vampires in his new Netflix show, “V Wars.” None.

But he understands why people might think there would be, and why one might ask why he’s chosen to star in yet another vampire-themed series. After all, this year is the 10th anniversary of his other vampire show, “Vampire Diaries,” where he did play — in his words- a “sexy” vampire Damon Salvatore, for eight seasons.

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Margeaux Sippell

Margeaux Sippell

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