Ian Somerhalder Previews Bad Blood Between Brothers on The Vampire Diaries

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In an interview with French publication Séries Mag, Ian Somerhalder provides a great deal of background on his character on The Vampire Diaries, along with the basis for his feud with brother Stefan.

Asked about Damon Salvatore, the former Lost star explains the blood sucker's origins and the way he's portrayed on the new CW series:

"He's a demonic being who attempts to corrupt his brother and push him into feeding on humans once again. Damon and Stefan are more enemies than brothers since the death of their respective loved ones, who transformed them both into vampires over 140 years ago. And when these two again fall in love, this time around with the same young woman, things will really turn bad between them," Somerhalder said.

Without giving away any major spoilers, that woman will be Elena (Nina Dobrev).

Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore

Somerhalder did say fans won't be totally against Damon when the show premieres on September 10.

"It's my job to turn him into someone we don't want to see disappear. Beyond his cruelty, he also possesses a lot of charm and doesn't come without a sense of humour, somewhat like Spike in Buffy."

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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

Hey, Blondie. Today isn't the worst day of your life. Today and tomorrow, it's a cakewalk. There'll be people around you day in and day out like they're afraid to leave you alone. The worst day? That's next week when there's nothing but quiet. Just a heads up.

Damon