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!

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