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Ian Somerhalder joins the cast of Lost at PaleyFest

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Ian Somerhalder joined his castmates for a special 10 year reunion celebration at Paley Fest. He has the honor of being on two panels ‘Lost’ and ‘Vampire Diaries’. He was the first person to ever have that honor.

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It must have been a roller coaster ride for the actor as he was the first one cast and the first one ‘killed off’-in beautiful Hawaii with the beautiful Maggie Grace. He mentioned in other interviews that he had planned to buy a house there.

One question to him was how far in advance was he told his character was going to be killed off. He joked ‘that very day’. Ian recalled it was three weeks to a month enough to cushion the blow. Damon Lindelof phoned him saying that he wanted to meet with him that afternoon. Then he was told (in the third person it would be easier) that they had decided to kill off Boone Carlyle. Damon (what a name huh huh) said he was a real pro during that meeting thanking him for the opportunity and he could do it and it would be awesome. Ian remembers thinking it was a good ideal he had a bottle of Keno and he sat in his car for a good while. Damon Lindelof said he the experience turned out so well they should do it more often.

The cast was asked for an important memory from the show and Ian chimed in' I made our with my sister once'. Sawyer said ‘You’re from the south right. Yeah, Louisiana.’ He recalls ‘making out with this beautiful woman or take after take after take’ and he just wanted to go home as it was a very intense day. ‘The whole crew was in on it….She had mint garlic in her mouth that had been marinating for a about five minutes and had a few puffs of a cigar and she was wearing a baseball cup that grabbed him. She was a mint garlic flavored sister. It was an amazing moment for the entire crew who got laughing so hard that they had (bleep) coming out of their nose.’

This is only a taste of the questions and answers posed to the panel of Lost at the Paleyfest 2014.

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