Actor Ian Somerhalder recently appeared at the 2014 Winter TCAs panel to promote the upcoming Showtime documentary titled "Years of Living Dangerously." The climate-change documentary series contains eight episodes which follow celebrity correspondents like "The Vampire Diaries" star as they work together in finding solutions for the global warming issue.

Mr Somerhalder shared to his millions of followers on Twitter his experience of promoting the documentary series next to executive producer Jerry Weintraub and fellow correspondent Arnold Schwarzenegger. "Look@these two BALLERS Im next to! Lets change the world-make REAL quantifiable change #YearsProject check it OUT!" the 35-year-old heartthrob actor wrote on his Twitter account @iansomerhalder. Click HERE to see photo.

Majority of the correspondents in the documentary series are famous celebrities like Matt Damon, Michael C Hall, Jessica Alba and Don Cheadle where they will travel to different locations afflicted with global warming and report on its impairing effects. David Gelber, one of the executive producers on the environmental project, revealed that they wanted celebrities like Ian Somerhalder who are passionate on the important subject matter even though they are not really experts.

"We didn't want an actor to be opining, to be giving their point of view about this issue. We wanted them to be asking questions on behalf of the audience, and they've done it spectacularly well," Mr Gelber stated in the Zap 2 It report. For Ian's part in the documentary series, the actor's segment profile will be on Anna Jane Joyner, daughter of the televangelist Rick Joyner.

Ms Joyner currently works with the Christian groups on environmental responsibility after her father stopped paying her tuition fee at the University of North Carolina because of getting "too educated" on the climate change issue. "I love Rick Joyner. There's nothing against him. It's just something that comes up in our story.But you can imagine the struggle in this young woman's life to have her voice heard and have this notion nurtured that we need to come together and to fight to get her father to change his mind," Ian Somerhalder explained.

The TVD star added that hopefully his followers on Twitter will be moved after watching "Years of Living Dangerously" and do some serious action over the issue on global warming. "Let's be honest ... leveraging that social media exposure to the tune of hundreds of millions of people, eventually ... is where the activation comes from. So ultimately, it's leveraging that to create true, quantifiable global change and that's the objective," the actor declared.

Catch "Vampire Diaries" actor Ian Somerhalder and the other famous celebrities in the novel documentary series "Years of Living Dangerously" that is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, April 13, at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.

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