Ian Somerhalder & Kat Graham Talk Bamon's Relationship This Season on 'The Vampire Diaries' (JJJ Interview)
As we’re getting ready for the upcoming seventh season premiere of The Vampire Diaries, one of the couples most asked about is, of course, Damon and Bonnie.
“We actually find her, Damon, and Alaric (Matt Davis), they are not in Mystic Falls,” Kat said. “By the time they get back, they have to deal with things in their own very interesting way.”
They travel to Amsterdam together, but both actors confirm that there’s a bit of resentment there.
“Every time he looks at Bonnie, he only sees NOT Elena (Nina Dobrev),” Ian told us. “He does love her and it’s an unfortunate situation that they find themselves in because it’s that thing of every time he looks at her, ‘Oh, if I just push her off the side of this building, I’d get Elena back’…It’s this volley between ‘I love this woman as a friend, but if something happens to her, I get my girl back.’”
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He added, “However, not only just because he loves Bonnie, but he really, truly wants to protect her. Because if in any event, something happens to her, and Elena wakes up and it’s 2016 or 2017 or even 2020, she’s going to be pissed. And Damon doesn’t want to disappoint her…keeping her alive is a very, very layered and nuanced dynamic between Bonnie and Damon. He adores her and doesn’t want anything to happen to her.”
Kat said, “I think they are trying to help each other cope. They have a couple moments of…they kind of go at it. They’ve always kind of gone at it, but they both feel the same way and they both lost the same person that meant the most to both of them. So it’s interesting to watch how they both deal and how Bonnie kind of checks him.”
So where does that leave Damon? Will be looking for romance while Elena sleeps for the next 60-somehing years?
“[Elena] told him to go live your life. He’s determined to be true to her and do good by her,” Ian said. “He’s definitely determined to be the man that he’s never been able to be, which by the way, is admirable. Is it realistic? He thinks so. But I think that, you know, he was pining for Katherine for 150 years with the naivety of a 23-year-old boy who had really been love-stricken…He just wants to do right by her. I don’t know how he’s going to end up.”
The Vampire Diaries premieres on Thursday, October 8 @ 8PM on The CW!
- Reporting by Sharon Tharp (@sharontharp)