Ian Nearly Appeared in a Different Vampire Show

Ian auditioned for the part of Jason Stackhouse on HBO's True Blood before the Lost veteran was cast as Damon

a role that would make him one of the biggest stars on television.

"I gave a True Blood audition. During a Q&A for the part that finally went to Ryan Kwanten

Ian said that he was unable to persuade Alan Ball that it was his job. "And after that

 I was disappointed when I didn't succeed. Up until now, I was unable to watch True Blood.

Ian later said on Watch What Happens Live that a different actor had tried to ruin his audition.

There was a person who walked up during the final test of the show

and was just attempting to play.

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