Ian Somerhalder has portrayed vampire bro Damon since the Vampire Diaries premiered in 2009, and there’s no one who knows this character quite as intimately. So, with The Vampire Diaries bowing out in a mere two episodes, it’s worth wondering: what would Somerhalder say to Damon if he could? E! News posed that question to Somerhalder, and it turns out that the actor is just as frustrated with Damon’s inability to learn from his mistakes as the audience is.
As much as I adore Damon and his bad boy behavior (his murder-y ways are acceptable for the screen, if not in real life) there’s pretty much no changing Damon’s mind once it’s made up. Take his love of Katherine (Nina Dobrev), for example. Elena’s snarky doppelganger was the worst to Damon: Katherine was totally in love with his brother Stefan (Paul Wesley), but that didn’t stop Damon from risking everything to save her. Thank God Elena shared her face, but none of her sociopathic tendencies.
According to Somerhalder’s interview with E! News, the actor hopes Damon learns from his mistakes moving forward… though he’s not so optimistic about it:
“You know the old idea of fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on you? Damon never really got that,” …I don’t think he ever really got the whole, ‘Ow, fire hot, Ow fire hot’ thing.”
Gotta agree with Somerhalder here. How many times did Damon turn off his humanity, only to go on a murderous rampage that nearly sent him to the brink? Honestly, one time should have been enough for him never to try it again.
While the actor may not be thrilled with Damon’s past behavior, he still has a lot of love for the vampire. He told E! News:”I love this guy, and he was amazing to play for eight years.”
I love Damon, too: enough to not want him to spend his eternal life making the same mistake over and over again.
TAKE A LOOK OF WHAT IAN SOMERHALDER HAS PUT IN THE DIARY
Thank you. And now, here’s Damon’s Diary:
Hello, Brother… I mean, hello Friday people… It’s Ian and for sure a bit of Damon typing here. My dear friend and boss Julie Plec and our amazing friends at EW were kind enough to let me jot down an entry into Julie’s weekly diary so that I could share a moment with you all to talk about episode 716 of The Vampire Diaries. The list of all the people who made this and every episode is so long it would take up this whole “Diary” entry, so I just wanted to say that I love and am thankful to every single member of this crew that makes this story come to life each week. I’m truly grateful to have had this opportunity to talk with you all after tonight’s episode and will get right to it.
The last time I got to direct an episode the story was much darker, more dangerous, pushing our characters (Caroline and Stefan) to the brink of pure evil. This time was a bit different. This story required a much more layered approach because it was setting up our current timeline, three years in the future. No more bookending the episodes with the flash forwards; we will stay right here. For now at least…
“Days of Future Past” had more story lines built into it, all of them laden with heavy consequences, all building simultaneously into an emotional crescendo and then abruptly ending in tragedy with our hero in the Hell Stone and no way to get him out.
I was actually very lucky, because I directed 616 last year and 716 this year, which fell within the window of the Christmas hiatus. I feel super fortunate to have had that stroke of scheduling luck because I got much more time with the script while I was on vacation with my family. It was great being there in the mountains with the peace and quiet of white snow that really allowed my mind to dream of shots, performance, and style.
Directing anything from a short film to an episode of television or a big-budget studio film is quite a journey with so many moving parts. Every moment, you are racing against the clock, living with two major issues breathing down your neck at ALL times. Yep, much like in life, those two major things are time and money. How quickly and successfully can you capture the story on the page, in your head, and on the story board in the time allowed, using a very set amount of money to do it? Kind of like life, right?
Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley will decide as to when “The Vampire Diaries” will end.
“The Vampire Diaries” co-creator Julie Plec recently talked about the fate of the hit The CW series after season 7.
In an interview with E! News, Plec said that she recently came to the realization that “The Vampire Diaries” is really about Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley.
“I finally realized that my destiny on this show, creatively, is tied in to Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. And I mean that in a good way. As long as those boys who I now consider my friends want to keep telling the story, then I won’t walk away from telling the story,” she said.
Meanwhile, Plec added that if one or both Somerhalder and Wesley will inform her that they no longer want to be part of “The Vampire Diaries,” that’s the time she would have the show cancelled.
“When they are ready to be done telling the story – which could be tomorrow and could be a year from now or two years from now or whatever — I will put my pencil down and say that I’m done too, and then we will work together to end it in the best way possible,” she said.
Plec added that when it’s time to say goodbye to the series, she, Somerhalder and Wesley will make the creative decision on how the show will end.
According to the exec, she misses Dobrev terribly, and she’s still open to taking her back on the show.
“Yes, I miss her deeply and would take her back in an instant if she called and said, ‘Hey, can I come back?’ But purely from a creative point of view, it’s been a real new infusion of creative fun,” she said.
“Vampire Diaries” fans are rejoicing for the good news: Delena was crowned as the Best TV couple of 2015! The star-crossed lovers bested 18 TV couples in MTV’s voting list of 2015.
Despite Nina Dobrev’s departure last season, Delena still got the top spot. According to MTV, Delena is “timeless,” and the show must thank all passionate “Vampire Diaries” fans. Fans stood by the couple since the beginning of the show in 2009.
Fans started shipping for Delena when Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) was still with Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley). The love triangle brought ships of Team Stelena vs. Team Delena. And in the show’s fourth season, Delena fans finally got their wish!
Although Elena is missing in action this season, the site noted that she wasn’t entirely forgotten. But without Elena physically around, Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) seems to be going off the edge with his “madcap ways.” Since he’s currently trapped inside the Phoenix Stone, he’s probably reflected on what Elena would say about his actions.
According to MTV, that was the “crux” of Delena’s relationship. Damon and Elena breathed life into each other. Without Elena, Damon feels lost – the same thing that happened to Elena at the beginning of Season 6.
Despite speculations on Nina’s rumoured return, it looks like fans may never get another Delena moment.
By now, it is becoming more and more evident that The Vampire Diaries has seen better days. Although the series was once a huge draw for The CW, Nina Dobrev’s departure at the end of last season has proven to be a negative impact in the show’s ratings. With rumors of a cancellation mounting, is Ian Somerhalder getting ready to quit the series and follow Dobrev’s lead?
According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, Somerhalder’s future with the series may be dependent on his relationship with wife Nikki Reed. Apparently, the marriage between Somerhalder and Reed is not at a high point, and the Vampire Diaries star wants to be a dad before the series is over. However, Reed is not ready to start having children just yet, which has driven a wedge between the two stars.
To add further complications to the matter, The Vampire Diaries has seen a large reduction in the amount of viewers tuning in each week. For the most part, this drop in ratings has a direct correlation with Dobrev no longer being a part of the show. Things have gotten so bad for the series that the network recently announced the show would be moved from its regular night to Fridays when it returns to television.
With the future of the show in question, Ian Somerhalder may have good reasons to quit the series before the network decides to pull the plug on The Vampire Diaries. In fact, it has been known that Somerhalder has had a strong desire to start a family in the past. With the actor turning 37 a week ago, Somerhalder might have a lot of motivation to quit and start a family before he gets too old. With The Vampire Diaries heading downhill, this might be the perfect time for Somerhalder to call it quits.
That being said, Reed may not be willing to start having kids, especially considering how the actress is busy building up her own career in Hollywood. Although Reed has not had a major role since her part in the Twilight series, she was recently cast for a spot on Sleepy Hollow. With her career beginning to shape up, it isn’t clear if she is willing to risk her career at this time in order to start a family with Somerhalder.
Meanwhile, Realty Today is reporting that Somerhalder’s character, Damon Salvatore, may be set to be killed off in a coming episode. Apparently, Somerhalder believes that fans no longer value his character now that Elena is out of the picture, and the actor has no problems with producers killing his character off.
The idea that the series might be ready to end Damon’s life was hinted during a previous episode. In the installment, Damon is caught in a dangerous pit where his life may be in peril. Whether or not Damon gets out of his predicament is yet to be seen.
At the same time, it is always possible that Somerhalder will remain a part of The Vampire Diaries. After all, just because the show has been moved to a new night doesn’t necessarily mean that a cancellation is on the horizon. However, the biggest hurdle moving forward is definitely boosting the show’s ratings, which saw a decrease of over 30 percent in the last episode.
With one episode, titled “Mommie Dearest,” managing to gain the smallest amount of viewers in the history of the network, the series has a lot of work to do if it wants to prevent a future cancellation. At this time, Somerhalder has yet to release an official statement on the matter and let fans know what his future plans entail.
[su_members login_text=”Login to view content” login_url=”http://iansomerhalderfan.com/login-3/”]Wrestling with whether or not to tell Elena (Nina Dobrev) about the cure, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) brings up their future together and what life would be like if they weren’t vampires. Meanwhile, it’s all hands on deck when attempts to stop a humanity-free Caroline (Candice Accola) doesn’t go as planned. Elsewhere, when Bonnie (Kat Graham) discovers that Damon has betrayed her trust, she takes matters into her own hands, setting off a chain of events that leaves Damon dealing with the fallout. Lastly, after being forced to face his traumatic past, Enzo (Michael Malarkey) sets out for answers and is surprised when he learns the truth about the day he was turned into a vampire. Paul Wesley, Zach Roerig and Matt Davis also star. Geoff Shotz directed the episode written by Melinda Hsu Taylor (#619). Original airdate 4/23/2015.[/su_members]
Recently, Nina revealed that she only wanted Elena Gilbert’s journey to last six seasons on ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ but HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned that her ex, Ian Somerhalder, is the real reason she quit the series. Find out all the details here!
Fans were totally shocked when Nina Dobrev, 26, announced that she’ll be leaving The Vampire Diaries at the end of its current season. The actress said she had always known that she only wanted to stay on the series for six seasons, but fans couldn’t help but wonder if her failed relationship with co-star Ian Somerhalder, 36, had anything to do with her decision to quit. Well, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned that it did. Nina felt like it was “too awkward” to continue working with him, following their breakup.
Nina Dobrev Leaving ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Reason — Ian Somerhalder Is To Blame
“The reason Nina quit The Vampire Diaries is because she finds it too awkward to be on set with Ian now that they’ve split. She’s known since June that she was going to quit the show and that the 6th season would be her last. Especially when Nikki [Reed] and Ian got engaged in December — that solidified her decision. It’s not about Nina pursuing bigger roles. It’s just because she can’t stand to work on set with Ian every day,” a source tells HollywoodLife.comEXCLUSIVELY.
UPDATE: THIS IS NOT TRUE AS HER CO-STAR (Michael Malarkey) has said the truth read below:
[su_spoiler title=”Michael Malarkey defends Nina’s decision” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]Ninas TVD co-star Michael Malarkey, who plays roguish vamp Enzo, is totally down to set the record straight about Ninas decision to leave The Vampire Diaries. (No, it wasnt because of her breakup with Ian Somerhalder.) “Shes always knew that she was going to leave at the end of this season, so I think there was a lot of speculation about that,” Michael says, “Like, ‘Oh, is she leaving because of this and that’ People just needs to stop reading tabloids!” Michael, who joined the show in season five and quickly became a fan-favorite, totally understands her decision to leave after playing Elena Gilbert (and sometimes Katherine Pierce…and sometimes Tatia…and sometimes Amara) for over 100 episodes. “Everybody has different reasons for doing what they want to do, but in this business, its very important to know when it is your particular time to move on and shes grown up on this show,” he explains. “She was 20 years old when she started it and now shes 26. “I think its exactly the right thing for her to do, in someone in her position in this business. I’m very, very happy shes moving on, although I will miss her. I think shes doing the right thing and I’m looking forward to seeing what she does next.”[/su_spoiler]
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