Ian Somerhalder‘s teasing Damon and Elena, doppelgangers, and the problem of Silas over at LA Times Showtracker.
“Well, let’s get something out in the open right now,” he told Show Tracker. “You’re talking about a guy who is 174 years old dating an 18-year-old. Talk about robbing the cradle! I would be so bold as to say that things change. And in Mystic Falls they change rapidly. Love comes in many forms. You have to fight for it and you have to work for it. Her being away at college and all that stuff that happens in Mystic Falls, it’s going to be challenging. It’s what creates the drama of the show. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.”
And here it is, the final (or is it…?) TVD Season 5 promo poster via the official Vampire Diaries Facebook page: Damon Salvatore.
ET Online has a rather candid interview with Ian Somerhalder about what viewers can expect heading into the Vampire Diaries’ fifth season. He touches on how this season compares to those before, Damon’s famous tendencies towards self-sabotage, Elena versus Katherine, and what he wants viewers to experience:
ETonline: Looking at this season, what are you excited for the fans to experience?
Somerhalder: The return of that feeling we all loved about season one. The feeling that initially sucked them in and allowed these stories to resonate. The scripts are coming in huge, the actors are pushing each other to make sure the scenes are the best they can be without compromising and it’s darker; and our show is supposed to be dark and we’re really taking it there this year.
Speaking of Katherine, the official TVD Facebook has just released her TVD Season 5 poster:
Parade talked with Charles Michael Davis about tomorrow night’s series premiere of The Originals, the relationship between Klaus and Marcel, potential romances, power, and thoughts on his character:
Marcel is the fun guy—but there’s an edge to him that we’ll see. How did you go about creating the character?
For sure he has an edge. He has a certain moral code, and high standards. So I looked for people that were fun, but you could see that in them. For me, Tupac was one of my main inspirations—watching his evolution, growing up, going to art school, then going to Oakland. And Marcel’s very business-minded, so I looked at Jay-Z and his books. He just thinks differently. I pulled a little bit of DMX, you can hear it in his voice. And I watched a lot of Training Day. I felt like Marcel is like always manipulating. With fear, with charm. He’s not apologizing for anything to Klaus. He’s so honest, but it’s a way of baiting him and manipulating him. I love that slyness, that subterfuge.
You mentioned a lot of hip-hop.
It’s my favorite Pandora station.
We’re blogging these two videos because we love Ian Somerhalder and Joseph Morgan. Too bad we feel the opposite about the questions and the interviewers.
You know it’s premiere week when we can’t keep up with all the interviews and promo, but here are a few fun Vampire Diaries tidbits for you. First up, the official TVD Facebook has posted the TVD Season 5 Elena Gilbert promo poster. (Pretty gorgeous, right?)
Next, E!Online celebrates “TVD goes to college” with a look back at other shows that made the transition from high school to the hallowed halls of higher education.
And Entertainment Weekly has a fun mini-supercut of Damon’s best insults from the early seasons of The Vampire Diaries. (Have a favorite Damon insult of your own?)
Enjoy the first webclip from The Vampire Diaries Season 5 premiere, I Know What You Did Last Summer, featuring some quality Elena and Damon (bath)time.
Want to learn some more about how Silas will act in season five? Ian Somerhalder gives some info to TV Guide:
“He’s like Damon in Season 1. [He thinks,] ‘I am almighty, all-powerful, I will mess you up. This is what I want. I’m going to kill everything in the wake if you screw this up for me, but I’m going to toy with you a little bit.’”
He also talks about Damon’s (remarkably healthy-sounding!) attitude toward Elena being off at college: “You’re going to say, ‘Go! As much as I want you here and as much as I want to spend time with you, you’ve got to go live your life.’” Watch the interview below:
Another CW video: Ian Somerhader talks about looking forward to the peaks and valleys of Damon and Elena’s relationship as The Vampire Diaries enters season 5. Enjoy!
TV Fanatic also took part in the recent The Vampire Diaries set visit, and has video interviews with both Salvatore brothers to share! First, Ian Somerhalder talks Delena, the new Gilbert living arrangements, the dark underbelly of Mystic Falls, Silas, and more.
And Paul Wesley discusses Stefan and Silas, playing a second character, the Damon/Silas dynamic, and more.
TV Guide has the first image from the season four finale, Graduation (EP423). The still features Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, and comes with a few words from Julie Plec about the final episode of season four.
“We have a lot of questions on the table about Elena,” Julie Plec tells us. “Is she stuck this way forever? Is she ever going to turn her humanity back on? If she does, will the sire bond be back in effect or gone? If it’s gone, what are her feelings for Damon vs. her feelings for Stefan? The whole season has been trying to get Elena back to who she was, so everything will be answered in the finale.”