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'Vampire Diaries' Star Goes 'Down Under'

Phobia Friday: Tocophobia- Fear of pregnancy or childbirth.

Ian Somerhalder, who plays dark vamp brother Damon on TV's The Vampire Diaries is headed Down Under on his summer break.  He has been signed on to Cradlewood, a "romantic gothic fairy tale" shooting in Australia when Somerhalder has his hiatus.

Somerhalder plays an heir to an old family fortune, but his family tree comes with a dark side (as they often do): a demon has cursed the family so that whenever a boy is born, his father dies.  As luck would have it, this heir’s girlfriend (played by Emma Lung, The Gates of Hell) happens to be pregnant.

According to producer Michael Shane, they are aiming for a Pan’s Labyrinth feel.  "It’s a perfect segue for the kids who have outgrown Twilight but want something romantic and scary."

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