Marco Polo

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Lost Star Discovers the World of Marco Polo

Ian Somerhalder, Marco Polo

Ian Somerhalder has moved on from Lost's confusing island — where his character, Boone, was one of the first to be killed off the show — to tackle another land waiting to be discovered. Starring in Hallmark's Marco Polo (airing Saturday, June 2, at 8 pm/ET), Somerhalder took on the lead role and came to understand the famous explorer's need to uncover new places. TVGuide.com caught up with the actor to discuss what he misses about Lost, what he learned from the Dalai Lama, and his own desire to discover the world past and present.  TVGuide.com: I enjoyed the movie, but Marco Polo must not have had a very read more

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Premise: Ian Somerhalder plays the legendary Marco Polo, a Venetian merchant who travels to China to witness the wonders of the Eastern world. Once there, Polo decides to stay and becomes an adviser to the emperor, Kublai Khan (Brian Dennehy), who sends him on several adventures as an ambassador and documentarian of the Mongol Empire. Pedro: B.D. Wong.

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