When you get to play a “bad boy” character like Damon Salvatore on “The Vampire Diaries,” and you also get an opportunity to earn a great deal of money for it, there is often a sort of misconception that comes along with it that over the time in which you are the role, the work just suddenly starts to become easy. In reality, it doesn’t quite work that way. It’s hard to take on some of the more difficult faces of a role, especially when it is one that really forces you to dig deep within yourself and uncover some dark memories to channel some emotions.
This is the sort of comment that Ian Somerhalder recently gave about taking on this part during his chat with Digital Spy, where he also explained that there is a certain amount of healing that comes from this part:
“Don’t for a second think it’s always cotton candy. Sometimes it really hurts, and a lot of stuff that Damon goes through is super cathartic for me as an individual. It’s not always pretty – it stirs up stuff … You are basically muddying the water all the time. You are pulling from all these things in your life that are not necessarily good, so it’s basically like getting paid for therapy instead of going and sitting in someone’s chair and going, ‘Tell me about how you feel’.”
At first this coming season, it is going to appear as though there are happy times coming for Damon. He and Elena are in a committed relationship, and the threat of Klaus in Mystic Falls is now over. However, there is one thing that we can say about this show based on the past few years: Nothing tends to stay particularly stable for now.
If you want to read some more news on the Damon / Elena relationship, and where we could see it go next, just be sure to click here. “The Vampire Diaries” returns to The CW on Thursday, October 3 at 8:00 p.m. time.
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