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OTRC: Ian Somerhalder: Robert Pattinson is a 'pretty sexy dude'

Ian Somerhalder of 'The Vampire Diaries' talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at Comic-Con International 2011 on Saturday, July 23, 2011.

Ian Somerhalder, who plays Damon on the CW series "The Vampire Diaries," says Robert Pattinson, star of the "Twilight" films, is a "pretty sexy dude."

Somerhalder, 32, made his comments to OnTheRedCarpet.com at the recent Comic-Con International convention in San Diego, California (see video above - warning, contains questionable language).

"I don't think anybody can touch that guy," the actor said about Pattinson. "That guy has like 100 million 'Twilight' fans worldwide. I think he's a pretty sexy dude because about 100 million women say so."

Both "The Vampire Diaries" and the "Twilight" movies are based on books and the actors who portray their main characters have massive fan followings. The "Twilight" films have made more than $1.8 billion worldwide.

Pattinson, a 25-year-old British actor, plays the vampire Edward Cullen and reprises his role in the fourth installment, "Breaking Dawn," alongside Kristen Stewart, who plays his love interest, Bella Swan. The first part hits theaters on November 11.

"On a feature film, you can look at a global box office number and say, 'Hey, a hell of a lot of people saw that movie,'" Somerhalder said. "But in television, you're not going to get statistically, numbers."

"But walk around anywhere with anyone of our 'Vampire Diaries' cast," he added. "It's a pretty phenomenal thing, even just walking down the street. I think a lot of people know about this show. It makes us really happy.'"

Both the cast of "Twilight" and stars of "The Vampire Diaries" appeared at Comic-Con and met with fans (check out exclusive photos of Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and other "Twilight" actors, as well as Somerholder, Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley at the convention).

Pattinson showcased a shorter haircut at the event and told OnTheRedCarpet.com that it is for a movie he recently filmed.

On "The Vampire Diaries," whose third season is set to premiere on September 15, Somerholder's character, an evil vampire, and Stefan, portrayed by Paul Wesley, are engaged in a love triangle with Elena, played by Nina Dovrev.

Wesley told OnTheRedCarpet.com that his character is set to undergo some changes (spoiler alert).

Check out a promotional video for the season 3 premiere of "The Vampire Diaries" below.

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