Ian Somerhalder tweets that he is ‘flattened’ -jet lag has struck him down as he has been travelling constantly for the past two months. It is during these times that he makes use of his hyperbolic chamber which will carry oxygen to all parts of his body. Exhausted as he is he still needs prepare a speech that he will deliver before Congress next week on the subject on species conservation.
This has been another whirlwind summer for Ian. Perhaps the ‘most exciting was one of his dreams coming true-his trip to inner space. He joined Conservation International’s Chief Scientist in a 63 feet dive to visit the underwater laboratory Aquarius which is located in the Florida Keys. Jacques Cousteau's grandson Fabien is part of #Mission 31 –a project to stay underwater for a full 31 days. There the three of them held an #Ocean Chat to celebrate #World Ocean Day.
The very next day he was flown to China by #Fanstang to attend the Shanghai Film Festival. In an interview with Fanstang he revealed that filming his 2007 TV movie ‘Marco Polo’ is how he ‘first discovered China. .. I really got to experience all of China-north, south, east west from Inner Mongolia all the way down to the Gobi in Southern China. What happened was I learned exorbitant amounts about the culture and the history. I became immersed in China very quickly. So when people asked me how long I’ve been coming to China I say since 2006’.
Another facet of his Chinese experience was modeling for Esquire China. He joined photographer Daniel Irvin to a cover and shot five pages of the magazine in under two hours. Ian said he had a great time and he divulged that he does not miss modeling , he likes ‘his day job as an actor. Let's hope it stays that way.
He seems to work day and night all year long and a boost of positive energy and love from his fans and admirers would surely help.