Menang CemeIan Somerhalder soon will be heading back to the ΓÇÿLostΓÇÿ set in Hawaii ΓÇô for the second time this season ΓÇô to film scenes for the ABC seriesΓÇÖ grand swan song (premiering February 2).
Somerhalder, who now stars as the deliciously deviant Damon on The CWΓÇÖs ΓÇÿVampire Diaries,ΓÇÖ says he was left gobsmacked by the script he was handed for the first batch of scenes he shot back in September.
ΓÇ£I was SO blown away and so impressed [by the season opener], and so thankful I was even a part of that,ΓÇ¥ dearly departed BooneΓÇÖs portrayer shared at a ΓÇÿVampire DiariesΓÇÖ cocktail reception held during the TCA winter press tour.
With the entire ΓÇÿLostΓÇÖ cast in lockdown mode when it comes to spilling anything remotely resembling a spoiler, Somerhalder would only say of the Season 6 premiere, ΓÇ£ItΓÇÖs big. I mean, the script weighed about 4 lbs. You sit there and go, ΓÇÿWow. This is an episode of television.ΓÇÖΓÇ¥
Asked if the distance between his two shoot dates means weΓÇÖll get a bit of Boone in the opener, then another blast much farther down the line, he surmised that his scenes ΓÇ£will be spread out throughout the season.ΓÇ¥
Though itΓÇÖs nearly a 10-hour trek from the ΓÇÿVampire DiariesΓÇÖ set in Atlanta to Lostland, Somerhalder made the most of his September ΓÇ£reunionΓÇ¥ with both the cast and Hawaii itself.
During those 27 hours in Oahu, he said, ΓÇ£I had dinners with my buddies Matthew Fox and Josh [Holloway] and their families, I went to, like, four of my favorite restaurants, AND I went snorkeling, AND I shot what I needed to shoot for the show.ΓÇ¥