Ian Somerhalder’s “Vampire Diaries” character, Damon Salvatore, isn’t a stranger to death on the set of the popular CW series, but according to a former co-star of the actor, the famous on-screen vampire almost met his untimely demise recently on and off screen.
Nathaniel Buzolic, 29, who played one of the immortal “original” vampires, Kol Mikaelson, revealed to Quem magazine Wednesday that an attempted stunt on the set of the supernatural series almost killed his co-star. “We were in a fight scene, and something didn’t work. For a few minutes, I thought, my career will end here,” said Buzolic, who didn’t reveal exactly how the 34-year-old actor almost died.
While Somerhalder reportedly walked away unharmed, the Australian native said he feared for his life after killing one of TV’s main heartthrobs. “I’ll be chased by fans of the show for life,” Buzolic said, which was one of his first thoughts following the incident.
This isn’t the first time the actor has had a brush with death. Last week, Somerhalder revealed on Twitter that he had plans to fly on TWA Flight 800 from JFK to Paris, which crashed in 1996. Somerhalder claimed that he was scheduled to board the flight, which killed 230 passengers and crew members. The cause of the crash was recently concluded as being a result of a fuel tank explosion caused by short-circuit wiring, according to the Associated Press.
Season five of “The Vampire Diaries” premieres on the CW Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. ET.