The Two Actors Who Played The Salvatore Brothers On The CW Vampire Series Suffered Mental Health Issues And Lack Of Sleep During The Filming Of The Show.
- Mar 25, 2023
AceShowbiz – Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley struggled with “insane anxiety issues” while filming “The Vampire Diaries“. The 44-year-old actor has opened up the pair drank “20 to 30” cups of tea every day on set because the dark-coloured liquid was used as a substitute for the whiskey their characters were often seen sipping – and Somerhalder says the large amounts of caffeine led to mental health problems and lack of sleep.
Somerhalder – who played Damon Salvatore in the show – told New York Post column PageSix, “We had the most insane anxiety issues because there was so much caffeine … You’re drinking 20 to 30 cups of tea, so by the end of the day you’re, like, ‘Ahh!’ We didn’t [sleep].”