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‘Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder talks about directorial debut

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(PIX11)-- Ian Somerhandler is making his directorial debut with this week's episode of "The Vampire Diaries."

Somehandler stars as Damon Salvatore, the elder of two brothers who share a long and bitter history, in the CW's hit drama "The Vampire Diaries."

For his portrayal of Damon, Somerhandler has received multiple Teen Choice Awards, including three consecutive wins for "Choice TV Actor Fantasy/Sci-Fi."

"The Vampire Diaries" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m.