The Vampire Diaries Notes: Access Hollywood Interview, Director Chosen

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Late last week, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev chatted with Access Hollywood about The Vampire Diaries.

The trio gave viewers insight into their characters, while also responding to the inevitable comparisons to Twilight. Watch and enjoy below:

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Meanwhile, it's been confirmed that John Dahl will direct the second episode of the series. Considering that his previous credits include True Blood, Dexter and Battlestar Galactica, this backs up talk that the series is far darker than many may realize.

Having viewed the pilot episode - Vampire Diaries spoiler alert! - we can confirm this is definitely the case. You'll agree after watching just the opening scene.

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.

Damon

Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.

Damon