Ian Somerhalder got mobbed by fans yesterday when he hit the press trail in NYC. He greeted a group of admirers outside the Live! With Kelly and Michael studios, where he revealed that he took a whopping 85 flights last year to keep up with work for The Vampire Diaries. Ian's travel schedule hasn't slowed down since he made a trip to SXSW before popping up in the Big Apple. He talked about his hit CW show while at the festival and even addressed questions about his rumored role in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey film during a visit to Watch What Happens Live. He said, "I can't say anything other than it is a very interesting story and whoever gets that role is going to have a very fun rehearsal time." Ian will continue doing press in the city today, including a stop by our POPSUGAR studios for an exclusive interview!