As vampire hunter Vaughn on The Vampire Diaries, Charlie Bewley showed off his muscles in a variety of sexy and not-so-sexy ways. (Remember when he tied those vervain-soaked ropes around Damon’s neck? Not cool, bro.)

In preparation for his new role in the action-fantasy Hammer of the Gods, Charlie beefed up more than he ever has before. The London-born star met up with Men’s Fitness mag to show off his hard-earned guns, and let’s just say he’s lookin’ good.

Feast your eyes on the photo above. We may not have been huge Vaughn fans on the show, but Charlie has definitely won our affection.