The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) with his signature fedora at Comic Con 2011.
Summer is just too damn bleak without The Vampire Diaries.
Luckily the show’s stars and producers are helping kick the butt of summer doldrums by dropping fun tidbits about Season Three, which premieres Sept. 15 on the CW (Just a few short days before my birthday!)
The premiere will take place on Elena’s 18th birthday (hey-o she’s legal! Wait, does that mean she’s a Virgo too?) and understandably, our No. 1 girl isn’t in the party mood. As for Damon, he seems to feel that Stefan will be back from his Klaus-induced rampage when he’s good and ready.
Besides the main storyline of holy-crap-where’s-Stefan and oh-my-god-I-kissed-Damon-but-he-lived, there’s an interesting scene or two in the promo, first of all, where Damon’s shirtless and Elena freaks out, naturally, AND one showing Caroline jumping in Tyler’s bed. I was so glad C survived the second season by the way. I mean, Jenna who?
As a forever Buffy The Vampire Slayer fangirl, I just had to use this photo of my girl Eliza Dusku at TVD's Comic Con 2011 panel.
Check out the full promo here.
Also keeping away the I-miss-TVD blues are numerous interviews with Ian Somerhalder who takes time out to enlighten the Damon fan about what’s going on with our favorite bad boy in the coming season, and apparently, he’s PISSED.
The following Ian Somerhalder quotes are taken from articles by ZAP 2 it and MTV, which you can read in full here and here.
On Stefan’s leaving Damon in the lurch:
“Stefan’s left Damon here in Mystic Falls. Now he’s got to protect this girl that he loves, but that he can’t have, because it’s his brother’s girl — and even though it’s Damon, he can’t do that to his brother,” Somerhalder says. “And even if he could, she doesn’t love him anyway. She wants his brother. So when he finally sees Stefan, it’s like, ‘I tried for two seasons to get you to do this and now you’re off running around with this idiot.’ That’s all Damon wanted in Season 1, was his brother to run around with him and munch on sorority girls and bring down the house wherever they went, and Stefan said no. Now he’s left Damon here all by himself, to fend for himself, and protect this girl who is 150 years his junior. He’s not happy about it.”
On Damon keeping his edge in Season Three:
“This is a hundred-episode arc of a character, and he can’t just be one-dimensional. I was worried that Damon was becoming this hero, and Kevin [Williamson] said ‘No, he’s not the hero. He needs to be, but he’s the anti-hero, because he’s supposed to be not hurting people, but that’s not his nature.’ So he slips, and his response is ‘Screw this.’ Now, I think that struggle, that push and pull for Damon is what’s going to make this season interesting for me as an actor and interesting for Damon as a character. I don’t want to lose that quote-unquote ‘bad’ side of Damon.”
On why Elena can’t turn from Damon:
“The dynamics happening between Damon and Elena…they sort of like poke fun at each other, they jab at each other, she gets things from Damon that she doesn’t get from Stefan. He makes her smile. I mean, yes, he killed her brother; yes, he destroyed her life…but he makes her smile.”
And we all know one laugh can make a big difference