Ian Somerhalder Describes Working With Wife Nikki Reed on 'V-Wars'

Ian Somerhalder Describes Working With Wife Nikki Reed on 'V-Wars'

Ian Somerhalder is getting candid about what it was like working with his wife Nikki Reed on his new show V-Wars!

The Vampire Diaries actor and the Twilight star teamed up for some of the episodes of the Netflix series.

“It was really amazing,” Ian told Fox News. “Initially, the producers… wanted her to play my wife, and she said, ‘No, I appreciate that,’ but she wanted to play something that was more unexpected, and she did and crushed it.”

“She’s now this really well-known jewelry designer, and she’s built this incredible sustainable company,” Ian continued. “So to see her go in ultra-prepared… breastfeeding our baby, making sketches on conference calls, building this company, put it all down, walk onto set, deliver these powerful, nuanced performances, give everyone a hug and leave — you’re just like, ‘Whoa, what was that?’”

“She’s really a powerhouse, and we are all grateful as producers that she came and really did us a solid favor,” he added. “It was amazing being able to watch her and be on set with her because we’re so lovey-dovey in life and these characters were sort of at each other a bit. It was an amazing experience. I was also directing. Being able to do that with her and set up the scenes and then rehearse with her and then go back and work on camera angles and, then [she] and I would come back together and shoot the scene, and she would leave set… I owe her 20 years of back massages.”

Nikki Reed plays the ex-wife of Ian Somerhalder’s Luther Swann.

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