'Vampire Diaries' Star Returning to 'Lost'?
'Vampire Diaries' Star Returning to 'Lost'?
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
While everything may look set for The Vampire Diaries' premiere in the fall, one of its stars may need to head over from Mystic Falls to Hawaii to revisit an old show.

Ian Somerhalder, who plays evil vampire brother Damon Salvatore on the upcoming CW series, tells TV Guide that there's a "large or decent" chance that he'll be back on the ABC series Lost for its final season.  He starred on the hit sci-fi series' debut season as Boone Carlyle, stepbrother of Maggie Grace's Shannon Rutherford, who is also rumored to be making a return.

Somerhalder's character was killed off in the first season, while Grace's died in the second.

After Emilie de Ravin's Claire, Grace hinted that she's "looking forward to visiting Hawaii soon," and since her character and the new vampire's are very much intertwined, it's not a farfetched possibility.

"I don't know why..." As for directly acknowledging Lost, Grace simply stated, "I think that they are brilliant writers.  If they found the right reason, then I'm sure I would be on."

A conflict may arise, however, since The Vampire Diaries comes from Warner Bros, while Lost is from ABC Studios.  Some say it would take a lot of cooperation between the two network to seal the deal.  For the new show, though, an appearance by Somerhalder may very well build the buzz that Vampire Diaries needs.

For her part, a source reveals that Grace "still has affection for the show," and would love to be part of it one last time, before it finally signs off in May 2010.  "I think that they are brilliant writers," Grace added.  "If they found the right reason, then I'm sure I would be on."

- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide, IGN
(Image courtesy of ABC)