According to Ian Somerhalder, Damon Salvatore came close to a very different mood.

The 42-year-old The Vampire Diaries star visited on Thursday June 24th to see what happens live. During the episode, it emerged that a fan had heard a story about another celebrity actor who was about to land Ian’s role on the popular series. and she wanted to hear the truth.

host Andy Cohen explained, “She heard that your role in Vampire Diaries was between you and another well-known actor, so she wants to know who you were against?”

After a thoughtful pause, Ian opened a seemingly tense situation with his competition. “On the last test of the show, there was a guy who was just trying to be super cool and kind of numb me in the room, and I just closed it and said, ‘No, man – that’s my role,'” recalled the lost alum. “And I went in there and just did it.”