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Ian Somerhalder Preps Fans for a Different Side of Damon Salvatore

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Fans of The Vampire Diaries are accustomed to a snarky, confident Damon Salvatore. That's the beloved character star Ian Somerhalder played to perfection on the first season of this CW smash.

But the cast member says viewers should prepare themselves for a different side of Damon. The return of long-lost love Katherine will have a significant effect on this blood sucker, as Somerhalder details in a new interview with EW.

Read an excerpt from the conversation below:

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Katherine comes back, and it’s the chicken or the egg thing. In the story, Katherine obviously came before Damon, and Damon learned a lot of his antics from Katherine and then 150 years of cynicism. When I watch Nina be Katherine, it’s crazy, the similarity that you see between Katherine and Damon.

She starts wreaking havoc in a very similar way that for most of season 1 Damon wreaked havoc - because he wanted something. You’re gonna see Damon in a way in which you haven’t necessarily seen him before dealing with Katherine and what happens after so many years of longing and wanting to be with someone, being hurt and let down in that extreme manner. It’s a lot of fun watching Katherine and how powerful and manipulative and sexy and crazy she is. It’s a lot of fun to play.

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I hope they don't make season two the Damon show. It is kind of boring. I mean I love the show, but just way to much about Damon.

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OMG me too!

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OMG! Only 1 day left!! So excited.. I LOVE this show!

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

Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.

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