Will Ian Somerhalder hold true to his word and will Vampire Diaries season 8 be cancelled with Donald Trump winning the US elections?
This year has arguably one of the most intense and surprising presidential elections in the history of the United States. While polls and experts expected a Democrat’s victory, it seems all their predictions were proven wrong.
Donald Trump is announced as the president elect of US with 279 votes from the electoral congress. Though Hillary Clinton is the popular vote, it is only by a small margin of less than 300,000 votes.
We know prior to elections that a big number of celebrities have been vocal about their distaste for the president elect. Some celebrities even said they will leave the country if he is elected president. Included in the list are Cher, Bryan Cranston and Amy Schumer.
Ian Somerhalder Leaves The Country?
Somerhalder, who plays Damon Salvatore in Vampire Diaries is one of the key characters of the series. Season 8 is also the last of the installment which aired for eight long years.
While key characters such as Elena Gilbert played by Nina Dobrev left the vampire series, Somerhalder leaving might finally spell out cancellation of the final season.
The 37-year old actor has been highly passionate about the 2016 elections and was very vocal on social media. He is also one of those celebrities who pledged to leave the country if Trump wins.
Well-known for his advocacy in the environment and climate change, Somerhalder says Trump is the worst possible candidate to win.
“Any person that potentially has the position of being President of the United States who thinks climate disruption is a hoax created by the Chinese doesn’t deserve to be in that seat. It’s just a simple fact.”
He also said that a country with Trump as president is not where he wants to live.
“I think about the America I could potentially be raising my children in, and I don’t know. I don’t know if I would actually want to stay here. It’s extreme, but I love this country. I want nothing but the best for this country.”
No Damon Salvatore, No Vampire Diaries Season 8?
Will the actor leave the country? So far he has yet to announce any plans to migrate the country.
While Vampire Diaries season 8 is unimaginable without Damon Salvatore, we don’t think he’ll be migrating soon. If the actor does in fact choose to follow through with his word, we hope its going to be after the season finale ends.
So, for now season 8 is still a go and Somerhalder is still an American.