Kevin Williamson Looks Back on The Vampire Diaries, Comparisons to Twilight

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Kevin Williamson can't believe it's nearly upon us.

He sometimes can't believe it got past the pilot stage.

But The Vampire Diaries celebrates a milestone on Thursday, airing its 100th episode after fighting off comparisons to The Twilight Saga, to other supernatural dramas and a lot more when it first started.

We caught up with the producer on the red carpet of the show's celebration in Atlanta late last month:

Among other exclusive interview we conducted at the event:

Toggle through photos from Episode 100 now:

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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