E!Online catches up with Ian Somerhalder to talk Damon’s existential crisis and how it may affect his reltionships on the show, from his compelled reporter “girlfriend” to his fragile friendship with Elena.
While the old Damon might run for the hills and let the massacre commence, Ian reveals that there won’t be any running coming up for his character. “Damon forged these relationships and now he has stake in this town. He has relationships with people that he cares about, one especially, and now he is kind of forced to stand and fight, and that’s what he’s doing. It’s definitely hazardous to his health both physically and mentally.”
And TV Guide also speaks with Ian about Damon’s current path:
As we saw in last week’s episode, Damon not only uses Andie for pleasure, but to get his emotionally conflicted feelings off his chest before compelling her to forget what he says. “It’s like the people who can’t express their feelings unless they’re drinking; it’s sad,” Somerhalder says. “It’s not something I would recommend, but it is one way to live.”
Although Somerhalder doesn’t believe that Damon will continue down his heartbreakingly vulnerable path too long, he does reveal it will become problematic.
“He’s just struggling with this feeling thing and the whole thing is just foreign to him,” he says.
HollywoodLife catches up with new Vampire Diaries guest star Dawn Olivieri to talk about her turn as Damon’s new compelled plaything/confidante, Mystic Falls reporter Andie Star. Will she be sticking around for a while?
“Andie has so much more to do,” Dawn teased. “I feel there’s a lot of room for this character to figure out [Damon's] compulsion. She’s not stupid, but this compulsion keeps her from seeing the bigger picture. I can’t wait for them to give her some moments where she kind of gets an idea of what’s going on. Or whether it’s Elena who helps. I don’t know how they’re going to write it, but that’s coming. It has to come.”
PopWrap and Steven R. McQueen reflect on how far Jeremy Gilbert has come from the sullen, druggie little brother in the Vampire Diaries pilot:
PopWrap: Jeremy has really come a long way since the druggie disaffected kid he was in the pilot. What have you thought about his journey?
Steven McQueen: I love the transformation – he’s in a totally different mindset now. From the beginning, I imagined there would be a change. Anyone that has addiction issues is often hiding from themselves and I was hoping he would come into his own. It’s been interesting to see Jeremy become the man he is supposed to be.
And McQueen assures TV Line that Jeremy backs Elena when it comes to this whole sacrifice deal:
Speaking of “bigger things going on,” Steven assures fans that Jeremy is 100% on Elena’s side when it comes to The Originals’ impending doom — even if he’s still conflicted about the whole thing. “Before, Jeremy was always rebelling against his sister, but now with all this crazy stuff going on, it’s like, ‘alright, we butt heads from time to time, we’re family, I love ya and I’ll do what I’ve got to do to protect you.’ They’ve definitely gotten closer — and Jeremy’s no longer a s#*!head character.”
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