Ian Somerhalder Confesses He Cries at Work -- Can You Guess Why?

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ian somerhalder, the vampire diaries, 50 shades of grey Lest you think pretending to be a vampire is all fun and games, Ian Somerhalder is here to let you know it isn't all sexy romps and turning into a raven. Sometimes playing the troubled Damon Salvatore on Vampire Diaries leaves him emotionally wrecked. Wryly comparing his job to therapy he gets paid for, Ian said:

It’s not always fun. Sometimes it’s brutal and I’ll walk off set and I’ll cry for 10 minutes alone in my trailer.

Somebody pass the dude a hanky. If his day job makes him cry on a regular basis, what else sets him up for a sob-fest?

Does he get overwhelmed in the grocery store? I can almost picture Ian standing in the produce aisle getting choked up because there are too many different types of salad greens to choose from. Let's not even get started on the dairy section -- soy milk? Almond? Locally sourced half-n-half? Somebody please give Ian a hug ... then tell me what he smells like.

Being a sensitive actor-type who draws on his own past traumatic experiences for his role, imagine how hard it would be sit through even the most mild chick flick with him. Heck, even a high-stakes action adventure movie is probably too conflict-filled for fans' favorite Christian Grey. The earth is saved on screen, and Ian is having a hard time breathing through his sobs.

In reality he's obviously not on man on the edge. He's an actor, and he channels these sorts of emotions every day. Even when he's at his weepiest, Ian knows how to reel it back in:

I look at myself in the mirror and go, ‘What the hell are you doing? Why are you crying in this trailer? Go have a coffee or something.’

Still, we bet he's been known to shed a tear or two when he gets pulled over for speeding.

What else do you think has made Ian cry?


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nonmember avatar dary

Woah, will never come here to read something of yours again, it is scary how sarcastic and hatefully you write. Not professional at all.

nonmember avatar Raven

What makes a Vampire cry? Dean Winchester, of course!

silen... silentdreamer

Wow and this would be the exact reason some men are afraid to show any emotion. That's sad. His statement just shows how great he is at his job and how much effort he puts into it.

Ashley Littlejohn

God forbid an actor who uses his past to bring life to his emotions on screen be moved to tears by said past. And by all means, please, belittle a man who dares to admit to his fans, and the general public, that it becomes overwhelming for him at times. Do you kick injuries puppies, too?

nonmember avatar camy

Whats up Rebecca? Ian Shot you down when you asked him out on a date? I feel Ian Somerhalder is the perfect choice for the role of Christian Grey "Fifty shades of Grey". He really has what it takes to make the character come to live, love you Ian!

Patricia Perry

Animal cruelty. He loves all animals.

Adrain Snyder

nothing wrong with a guy that cries just have to watch the ones that don't 

Colleen Marie Jobes-Shassetz

Personally I like a man that shows some emotion from time to time. I'm glad he's willing to admit it. But you don't have to make it look like he weeps like a hormonal pregnant woman at the grocery store... please! He is a man, and a hot, sexy, gorgeous one at that. And if he knows how to channel his emotions.... he's almost perfect! <3

nonmember avatar Rhonda Casey-Wi

I will gladly be his hanky if he needs one!! Leave the guy alone!! At least he can admit that he cries!! Even sexier now!!

nonmember avatar Amber

I think that ian is absolutely perfect, this just puts the icing on the cake :)

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