With a colossal 5.14 million followers on Twitter and a fandom from both Lost and The Vampire Diaries, it's easy to see how Ian Somerhalder must constantly feel bathed in the love of his fans, but Comic-Con delivers a whole new level of appreciation.
The hunky actor spoke out to Vanity Fair magazine about his love of SDCC, and he didn't mince his words while waxing poetic about the sheer awesomeness of it all. Somerhalder explained;
It is honestly one of the most fun times of our year. It is incredible, everyone is bonding over this love for the entertainment component, however and whatever resonates through you
As usual, Ian Somerhalder was quick to credit his fans for having a hugely uplifting and positive influence on his life;
It gives you this energy, and you realize, holy shit man, I feel like I am the most loved human being on the planet. And that in and of itself is an incredible feeling
So, if any of you were lucky enough to be at SDCC screaming your appreciation to Ian Somerhalder, let it be known that you have given [The Vampire Diaries](series:200853) cast a much needed boost for the long slog of filming season 6!
Well done, guys!
Could Ian Somerhalder really be "the most loved human being on the planet"?
(Source: Vanity Fair)