This weekend, the stars and executive producers of The Vampire Diaries hit up the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con and unleashed a ton of new details about what they hope to happen in Season 4 along with a sneak peek clip (attached) of Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) discussing what’s happened to Elena (Nina Dobrev). Needless to say, neither of them is exactly thrilled about it.
You can tune into the full Comic-Con panel for The Vampire Diaries here, but below are a few of the most pertinent cast quotes from it!
- On being back to work
Paul Wesley: It’s only a week, so we’re still in good moods. It’s perfect.
Ian Somerhalder: We’re still refreshed and we’re still happy to see eachother.
Paul Wesley: Haven’t punched Ian in the face yet.
Ian Somerhalder: Not yet.
Steven R. McQueen: And we just got the second script, and it’s pretty d*mn good!
- On playing Elena as a vampire versus Katherine
Nina Dobrev: It’s always kind of been between the two characters Elena and Katherine, it’s always been fun for me to make them so different because one ‘ems a vampire, and she’s bad. And then Elena was a girl, and she was you know sweet Elena. So, how do you make Elena the vampire version of herself that’s different from Katherine but still true to her own … It’s going to be tricky … I think she’s going to be defined by her experiences … And I think everything’s going to be heightened and she’s constantly going to be struggling with herself and what she is now and the fact that she’s never really wanted to be that.
- On the future of Damon, post-Delena
Ian Somerhalder: At this point, he tried. Season 2, he tried. He tried to do what everyone wanted him to do, he tried to be something everyone wanted him to be and bottom line is he is not. He’s not a nice guy. Yes, he has a heart at times, but he’s not. And the reality of it is, and this is what Julie and I talked about, and this year was him saying you know what, I did everything you wanted me to do. I tried everything you wanted me to try. It didn’t work.
- On preferring Stefan the Ripper to Stefan the Bunny-Eater
Paul Wesley: I felt like always Season 1, Season 2 Stefan was always such a good guy, so good to a flaw that I thought well there’s no way this can be based in the truth of Stefan. The truth of Stefan is he’s so dark, and he’s so twisted, and he’s so dangerous that he covers it up with this sense of good will, but in reality, this darkness is so intense that he doesn’t know what to do with it. And so he just decides to rip people’s heads off.
- On Matt’s future
Zach Roerig: I think Matt’s probably feeling an overwhelming sense of guilt right now, and how does he serve a purpose in all of this now? And I think knowing Elena never wanted to be a vampire and would never want to cause harm to anyone else, then perhaps he might offer up his neck, arm, whatever parts of his body she wants to feed on to stay that good person … I mean, that’s just me thinking in the future.
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