E!Online recently spoken to The Vampire Diaries stars Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce) and Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) talk about what to expect with their characters in season 4.
Sorry, Delena fans, but don’t expect Damon to keep making moon eyes at Elena. Can you blame the guy? She did choose his brother in the finale.
“She chose Stefan (Paul Wesley), so I’m sure there’s some hot vamp sex there,” Ian jokes. “When she gets tired of Stefan, who knows? Maybe she’ll come to Damon?” (We bet that statement just launched a thousand Tumblr posts.)
“[Damon]’s not going to be pining. This is the season of no pine…Seasons two and three, he did everything they wanted him to do. He tried to be the person they wanted him to be. Guess what? None of it worked,” Ian says.
“He’s basically saying now, ‘This is who I am. Like it or not, for lack of better words—there’s no studio executives around, right?—go f–k yourself. Seriously, if you don’t like who I am, you have no business being in my face so get out of it.’ This year he has this sense of self-worth and saying, ‘You know what? I’ve been around a long time and you guys are a bunch of morons. This is me.'”
As for Elena, who never wanted to be a vampire? Well, she’ll pretty much be the same old Elena, as Nina tells us, “I still play Elena as Elena. The only difference is that she has different dietary decisions. It’s like being gluten-free or on blood, but she’s still Elena. She’s just going to have a different approach to things.”
After Elena learns what she’s become, “She’s going to be grieving her life…She’s going to be devastated; all she wanted was a normal life,” Nina explains. “They were on their way to leave town and to leave that life behind. She had no idea vampire blood was in her system.”