EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Gillies on Elena, Klaus and a Vampire Diaries Hook Up

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Can Vampire Diaries fans trust Elijah? In one word: yes.

That's what Daniel Gillies said to TV Fanatic this week, telling us in an exclusive interview that his Original is a man of his word. What, exactly, will this mean for Elena and company? Whose bed might Elijah find himself in? Read on. Find out.

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You make Elijah look so sweet that you don’t even want to dislike him, but he rips hearts out! The calm and collected bad guys are the scariest.
I never wanted to play him with any menace... He’s not a sweet person, [but] can you imagine if you’ve lived this long? He must have seen so much death, murdering someone must be like hitting a bug... I’m so lucky to play this character. Maybe that’s the joy you’re sensing... I love playing him. He’s so fun.

You and Nina Dobrev work extremely well together.
From the moment I walked on set, she was just immediately kind to me. It doesn’t happen that often. It’s the nicest crew and cast ever... Nina, she’s what? 21? I’m 34... She’s smarter than me. And boy does she work hard, she’s playing both roles. She’s there every day and she doesn’t bitch, and she’s tough and she knows she has a great thing. She cares and she always has a sense of humor. She’s just vicious and she rips on me. We tease each other all day and I think it reads in the performance.

Last week, we saw Dr. Martin take down a pack of wolves to save Elena’s friends. Does that make it safe to say Elijah wasn’t lying about his deal?
Yes, he’s clearly orchestrating these things. That was his mayhem. He’s acting as a godfather at this point... He’s ultimately playing chess with these kids.

Have you met Joseph Morgan? Are you excited to see what he’ll bring to the table as Klaus?
I haven’t. I’ve seen a little bit of his stuff, but I don’t know enough about Joseph to make a comment. I’m excited that there’s the idea that there could be a war between us, because I think that would be the most exciting thing in this show, like an exponential curve at the end of the second season.

Does Elijah know Isobel?
He’s aware of everybody. That’s the thing about Elijah, the only thing that slipped through the cracks was the potential of this doppelganger... The moment there is information to be had, he’ll have it. Nobody will be better researched or more equipped.

Will we see Isobel again this season?
They give me the script right before I film, and I have not seen any Isobel.

Any spoilers for the rest of the season?
Damon has been pissing me off lately, so I’ll give him a slap on the wrist if he gets too close. It’s funny; I’m talking as Elijah now. Elena is going to be in danger if they don’t do what I decree must be done. Also, I like the look of the Jenna girl, she looks sweet. I’ll go hang out with her for a while, she’s cute.

What else do you have in the works?
I’m finishing up post production on a movie called Broken Kingdom, which I performed in, wrote and directed. My wife, [Rachael Leigh Cook] stars in it as well, and it’s a very different role for her. She plays a real woman.


I cannot believe elijah is dead i hatd klaus i hope elijah returns in season 3


i think that in season 3 elena and elijah should kiss


I'm loving the dynamic between Elena and Elijah!


elijah is very great man and i think he have to be alive so that viewers will also go crazy for every episode. wow so when is klaus coming cuase we got to see him. any way i think there should be a wolf who is also strong like klause and controls the wolf wolrd cuase it have to be a challenged so the movie will be much more interesting........ Bengazie got more mind and ideas as i keep on watching. Julie think we can MAKE THE STORY MORE SERIOUS.............


wow i think elijah is the sweetest character in vampires diaries and he have to come back so the movies will be more interesting and wild. cause for me i cant trust kat now and issabel is now where to be found and i really want to ask Julie Plec this who will protect the baby vamp's if the wolves come back with more strength and power. jonas have to help elijah wake up cos im fucking made for elijah's coming back.................................


I love Elijah. I love how he's always kicking ass and smooth doing it. He's fun with Elena.


i love Elijah, he is very awesome and good looking and i would love too see more Elijah and Elena scenes together, nina and daniel do a fanstic job on playing there charcters on the vampire diaries.


i hope Damon & Stefan keep Elena safe from Klaus and on season 2 hope Damon& stefan Kill klaus & that Damon kill Elijah to


I believe that the fight that Ian was reffering to was the one in Crying Wolf. Where Elijah rips those wolves hearts out to save him.

Amy jackey

omg, they shouldnt fight each other. they should work with stefan and get ready to kick klaus's ass when he comes to town

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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.


When 9 Russians tell you you're drunk, you lie down.

Enzo [to Bonnie]