Ian Somerhalder: 'The Gulf of Mexico is gone'
"I grew up on those estuaries," he tells Zap2it. "I literally grew up on a marsh, freshwater bayous that run into a saltwater lake. The connection is like no other. The nutrients, the fruit of the waters, literally fed me and grew me into the guy I am. That's a connection similar to what you have with your parents. It goes very, very deep."