Celebrity

Ian Somerhalder almost made an enemy the first day of The Vampire Diaries

The star shares the prank he almost pulled, plus his secret to great sex.

ian somerhalder talks to cosmo

Ian Somerhalder made being bad look bloody good for eight seasons on The Vampire Diaries. Cosmo got a few last bites before the series finale on March 10. Here, he shares his thoughts on bad boys, taking time to pamper himself, and his personal rule of thumb for better sex.

Higher-Level Sex
"The best lesson I ever learned: Just be responsible; be kind about how you use your sexuality."

Bathroom Humour
"On the first day of shooting [TVD] I went into Paul Wesley's trailer and put plastic wrap over his toilet. My work was seamless — I mean, I checked every angle. But after I left, I realised I may have to spend year working with this guy. So I ran and ripped it off. Thank goodness I did — that was a defining moment in our brotherhood."

Dramatic Effect
"The idea of being with a bad boy has always been attractive to girls, but it's actually a need for adrenaline or drama that makes that type of guy attractive. Bad boys are just in it for themselves. They're energy vampires — but they can only suck as much as you allow them to."

Pretty Cool
"No one does an at-home mud-mask facial while drinking a bottle of wine like I do. Ladies appreciate a man who can take a second to pamper himself."

Model Behaviour
"I grew up with smart, loving women, and my father was very much a Southern gentleman. They taught me well, but it takes one or two mistakes to learn that respect is paramount in a relationship."

Via: Cosmopolitan US