'The Vampire Diaries' star Ian Somerhalder 'not thrilled' about spinoff 'The Originals': 'My only concern is Damon'

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Though the fans are already excited about the upcoming "The Vampire Diaries" spinoff series "The Originals," one person who isn't all that into it is "TVD" star Ian Somerhalder.

In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Somerhalder revealed that while he's happy for his costars' success, he's worried how it will impact his character, Damon. "I'm excited for Julie [Plec], and for Joseph [Morgan] and all my people," Somerhalder said. "But I'm a selfish actor -- I'm not a producer on the show, I'm not a writer. My only concern is Damon, and my show."

"The Originals" is taking away three main characters who began as villains on "TVD" (and sometimes still play a villainous role): Morgan's Klaus, Daniel Gillies' Elijah, and Claire Holt's Rebekah. "They're going to be taking these characters that mean so much to our show," Somerhalder said. "I'm insanely happy for everyone, but I'm not thrilled. Not that I mind sharing, I just don't want to lose all these amazing actors on our show."

Now that there is a major hole for villainous characters on "TVD," Somerhalder is worried about his series having to cast new characters. "Who are the other people who are gonna be coming on the show? Are they gonna be good?" Somerhalder said. "Because it's The CW, and everyone has to be pretty, and there aren't a lot of pretty people that can act well."

Did Somerhalder just put his own network on blast? "I'm not joking! I'm one of them, that can act well," Somerhalder said. "Not to sound s***ty about it, but casting is always tough. I feel like they worked so hard on casting this show ... and hopefully they just continue to put great actors in."

Do you agree with Somerhalder that "The Originals" is taking away a big part of "The Vampire Diaries"? Or are you glad the original vampire series is getting back to the basics of before the Original family arrived in Mystic Falls? Hit the comments with your thoughts and opinions.

Photo/Video credit: Bob Mahoney/The CW