Speaking again to Zap2it Vampire Diaries star, Ian Somerhalder, shares all the scoop on just whats in store for Damon in the upcoming episodes:
So Damon finally got his girl, and there’s this sire bond mucking it all up for him! What was your reaction when you read the script that revealed the sire bond? Were you bummed?
I think it’s a classic case of karma. I think Damon did something kind of gnarly in his past life, you know. This kid was born in Mystic Falls, and in 1864 he was just a 22-year-old dude. He would’ve lived his whole life — maybe to 65, they didn’t live that long back then — and croaked. But this poor sucker, he just got an infinite lifetime of bad luck. It enriches him. It makes him rich as a man, because there’s a lot of s*** that happens to this guy.
That phone call when she finally told him she loved him made me so happy, though. At least he got one moment of joy out of it!
I think that moment is so sweet that it almost makes up for the fact that he just gets screwed over right after. It was very, very sweet.
Stefan and Damon are really at odds right now, and I don’t like it! Is there any chance that they can move on and repair their relationship while Damon is with Elena?
Then it wouldn’t be fun to watch! We do see some stuff with them where they’re just kind of brothers. I personally think it’s cool; I do like seeing them not at each others’ throats and being a unit with one another. I dig that. I think it’s cool to see. But it has the benefit of being great drama when the boys are at each others’ throats. It’s for pretty serious reasons, you know. They’re in love with the same girl.
You guys are headed to an island, soon, to find the cure. I’m sure you loved all the outdoor filming in the middle of winter.
Basically, I missed “Lost,” and I asked to relive my glory on “Lost” and do a “Lost” episode. I’m just joking! We were actually lucky, it was a bit of a warm spell in Atlanta, so it wasn’t too brutal.
Is there any time for Damon and Elena to get some romance in, or are they just constantly trying not to die? How does their relationship evolve on the island?
The island is a representation of a lot of interesting stuff … Living only for Elena’s well-being, security, happiness, and all of that stuff, is starting to become very difficult and dangerous for Damon. He’s starting to see that it’s really not a good thing for her to take the cure.
Is there anything good coming for Damon and Elena? They released all these photos of you looking all bloody and bruised, so I’m just guessing there are more bad days coming.
I get my ass kicked, basically. When I first signed up for this character, I thought I’d be working two days a week. Damon’s like dessert. He’s one of the best parts of the meal, but you can’t have him all the time! So here I am, thinking, four years ago, I’d just do a couple days a week in Vancouver, go back and forth to Los Angeles, and then I realized that it’s five days a week of getting my ass kicked left and right! But, I’m surrounded with great people, and every once in a while I get to make out with Nina Dobrev on screen, and it could be worse.
How do you feel about the spin-off news? Would you be bummed to see Joseph Morgan go do another show?
I think it’s frickin’ amazing! They’re my friends, everyone involved. What I’m thinking is that they use some of their time and efforts and resources on “The Originals” backdoor pilot, and maybe, we’ll get some time off!
I can’t believe they’re doing a New Orleans spin-off and you’re not in it.
Right? It’s unbelievable. I didn’t even get invited to go down and tech scout or something. I should be a producer for the New Orleans stuff. I’m going to get on that.