Credit: Ian Somerhalder on Instagram Photo: Ian Somerhalder's Behind-the-Scenes Photo from TVD Season 5

Season 5 of The Vampire Diaries doesn’t premiere until October 3, but that doesn’t mean the cast isn’t hard at work filming all the episodes right now — well, everyone except Nina Dobrev who is apparently having the time of her life in Japan. But thanks to the sexiest vampire in the world, Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder), we keep getting sneak peeks behind the scenes of TVD.

In his latest Instagram photo, Ian took a selfie in a car. While he looks just as hunky as ever, according to the caption it’s a little hot in there — and no, it isn’t just Ian. “Live from the Vampire Diaries set,” he captioned the photo. “Damon Salvatore sweating his ass off in a picture car while sneaking a selfie for fans…”

We are definitely glad Ian is willing to suffer through the heat to make his fans happy. It will definitely be interesting to see what Damon is going to be up to this season, especially with Elena Gilbert (Nina) away at Whitmore college. Maybe he’s in the car because he’s going to see her? We can only hope that they can have a little bit of dorm room fun.

What do you think about Ian’s behind-the-scenes photo from Season 5? Hit the comments to let us know what you love most about it.

Source: Ian Somerhalder on Instagram