Credit: Amanda Schwab/Startraks Photo: Ian Somerhalder Glances Away at Cosmopolitan's Fun Fearless Male Awards on March 7, 2011

TV Fanatic’s Gabrielle Compolongo recently had a dream come true. If you’re wondering why you should care, it’s because her dream was to visit the set of The Vampire Diaries. Oh, now you’re interested!

While her transcribed interviews aren’t posted yet, Gabrielle did give us an insider play-by-play which gives us a little insight into her day behind the lens. Not only was the girl able to chill out in Caroline Forbes’ bedroom, she also sat down with everyone from Kat Graham (Bonnie) to Nina Dobrev (Elena) to talk all things Mystic Falls. “The cast makes you feel more like a member for the day, rather than an outsider,” she writes. Aww!

Okay, so getting to hang-a-lang with Nina and Candice is obvi nothing to sneeze at,  but Gabrielle said she “saved the best [interview] for last.” The best, of course, being the one and only Ian Somerhalder (Damon). Gabrielle said the swoonworthy celeb is even more drop-dead gorgeous in person! “He is actually more handsome in person than he is on television, which one would think would be physically impossible,” she writes. You can say that again! But he’s not just a pretty face, people. There’s real substance there! She adds: “Ian is so extremely thought out in his process of answering interview questions, and you can tell he has a deep sense of responsibility to the show, caring about his character and the rest of the cast very much.”

Now, if only he could find some time to date in between all that “caring” and being “responsible.”  Le sigh.

Source: TV Fanatic