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Ian Somerhalder Talks 'Vampire Diaries' Without Elena Gilbert

Ian Somerhalder Talks 'Vampire Diaries' Without Elena Gilbert

Ian Sommerhalder smiles at his adoring fans while making his way through Universal Studios for an interview on Extra on Thursday (July 9) in Universal City, Calif.

The 36-year-old Vampire Diaries star recently opened up about what the show will be like now that Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) is gone.

“The way it was done was great. The way it was done was actually incredible, because it allows people to know that she’s still there…she’s not dead,” Ian said. “In seventy years or however long Bonnie lives, Elena will resurface at some point, although we’ll be very old when that happens.”

Ian added, “We’re actually very excited about telling this story. Mystic Falls without Elena Gilbert is going to be very different. We want to go back to that Season 1 and Season 2 of storytelling… I think that the last scene in the last episode that you see is truly a depiction of what this next season’s going to be.”

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  • karl

    Did he get botox?His face looks different.

  • karl

    TVD is boring…….I like Flash.

  • Sarah

    He is beyond gorgeous.

  • Sasha.K

    The show is going to go down. It happened with OC when they killed of Mischa.

  • Sassypants

    I think I will start watching it again now that the Elena romance crap will be gone. I’ve always thought it should be about Stephen and Damon.

  • lorena

    I’m happy ,we’re free from the most boring character ever , Elena . Ian looks too handsome, just wow..

  • lorena

    Bitter nina stan detected , soooo obsessed with Ian….delusional.

  • lorena

    Bitter nina stan detected , soooo obsessed with Ian….delusional.

  • guest

    He is so gorgeous!! Love the clothes to:-)

  • guest

    He is so gorgeous!! Love the clothes to:-)

  • memyself&I

    If he did, it was probably at the same time that nina got her boob job.

  • Karin

    Beautiful Man inside and out. Looking forward to Season 7 and more stories about the Salvatore Brothers.

  • Karin

    He looks like the same Ian ,without the facial Hair and shorter Hair, then He had while on Hiatus, gorgeous as ever. He would not be able to laugh like He does, or have that beautiful Smile, , or have Laugh Lines around His Eyes and Mouth. if He had . Botox

  • TrueRedhead

    I’m just glad he actually went somewhere without his wife.

  • theonlyandoneme

    Bitter Nina hater detected.

  • theonlyandoneme

    Stay pressed, friend. Nina might be ausent this season, but Elena’s presence won’t. I wished I could be a fly and see your reaction when news break of Nina’s return for the series finale.

  • theonlyandoneme

    I can’t believe Ian is finally saying something that makes sense and finally talked of Delena. After Julie Plec learned that Ian has been talking shit and annoying the fandom in the cons, I think she called him out and told him to act properly for his age. I’m not looking very foward for the new season, but I liked one thing he talked in the Extra interview. The first episode’s name is the counting of days to Bonnie’s death. Damon is counting the days till he’s reunite with his twin flame, the one and only Elena Gilbert.
    If there’s one thing I’m looking foward is more decent Ian interviews about TVD, not troll ones, and the return of the most beloved TVD character, Elena.

  • Baptized

    Doubtful. His face moves.

  • Mike1288

    The problem with the show is the writing, not the actors. All the characters are boring and most don’t have point other than to serve relationships. There has been no good plot for seasons and for the past two they have been saying we’re going back to season one and two of story telling (the good years) but you can not because Kevin Williamson is never coming back. Not to mention they completely destroyed the character of Elena. The character Elena from the past 3 seasons is not the same as the one from the first two. The show sucks because of the writers. The actors were more than decent when the show started.

  • lorena

    Nina return to TVD? But how? She will be the most bigger star in Hollywood ,no one compares to her How could have time for a TV serie between so many movies that she will make? I don’t think so…. also like dobrevics think Tvd sucks , Why you want nina come back? It’s weird….

  • lorena

    Don’t watch TVD , watch Flash …it’s easy.

  • lorena

    This is an Ian’s article . Why are delusional nina stans here ? WHY?

  • theonlyandoneme

    TVD sucks because Nina/Elena isn’t there. We want Delena to have a proper ending, and not this shit.

  • theonlyandoneme

    Nope, this is an article where Ian is talking about Elena and Delena. Delena brought me here, not Ian.

  • guest

    Says the one who’s commenting on every single article about Ian, even if it has nothing to do with Nina, Elena or Delena….
    Besides “karl” commented on his looks not on the interview…Bye.

  • lorena

    TVD is down because julie’s bad writing (like this stupid “sleepy beauty ” thing ) , no because nina isn’t there . God when dobrevics will realize that, nina is not a goddess , many of us don’t like Nina and certainly , nothing could care less than Delena and his ” proper ending shit”

  • lorena

    Yeah….sure.

  • theonlyandoneme

    Seems I have a fan! Haha. If you weren’t so eager on commenting about me, you’d see I’m talking to ‘Lorena’ and not Karl.

  • theonlyandoneme

    TVD is down since season 5 and 6, when Julie had to produce not only two shows, but three shows at the same time. Perhaps if she had more time to dedicate for TVD, this wouldn’t be so down. Plus, I really don’t see the point of making another season! The Salvatore boarding house is destroyed, Nina, the main lead is gone. TVD is turning into another Supernatural, and it’s losing all the essence for the first seasons. I’m also praying for when Somerholics like you will take Ian off from the pedestal and start seeing the shit he makes every now and then.

  • guest

    I know exactly who are you talking to and it doesn’t make you less than an idiot. Sorry but this is the internet and you’re ridiculous (as always) if you think you can write whatever bs you want and you will never be called out on it. So just stay pressed! lol

  • memyself&I

    Totally agree. The Elena story lines were so boring. At least in season six there was less of her, looking forward to season 7.

  • theonlyandoneme

    No, you are the ridiculous one, bringing out an argument I didn’t even comment. If you want to talk about what I’m doing, talk of what I’m talking about. I agree with ‘Karl’s comment, that’s why I said nothing. I had to call out that somerholic/nina hater because I see her talking shit of Nina all the time. That’s why I brought out that comment about Nina. You’re playing the ridiculous and pressed role here, talking of things you don’t know about.

  • guest

    Really? Can you tell me then how are you and ‘karl’ any different from ‘lorena’? Talking shit about Ian all the time? Leaving nasty comments about him everywhere? Obsessed too much?

    p.s.: These are not real questions. I already know the answers…Do some soul-serching and maybe you’ll be a decent person one day….Bye!

  • lorena

    Said one nina stan who thinks,that she is a queen or goddess LOL, Please leave Ian alone , he is not linked to nina anymore, fortunatelly

  • theonlyandoneme

    OMG, what’s your need on harrasing fans? You’re as obessed as any crazy fan! But I do want to answer your question, and the answer is…. I’m different from Lorena because I’m no plain mean. She also claims of how much she hates Nina and call her awful names when I roast Ian in every chance I get. This is the last time I talk to you, it’s pointless talking with someone who clearly has less IQ than me.

  • theonlyandoneme

    And fortunatelly, Nina isn’t linked to Ian anymore. I do think Nina is a queen, and that she deserves the world, and I also see her flaws. She’s human like the rest of us. Plus, as much I loathe this new Ian, I do love Damon! I can separate real life from fiction, can you? It seems not, since you claimed to hate Nina and from what I’ve seen of older comments made by you, you only hate Elena because Nina portraits her, and you want anything related to her far away from your perfect human Ian. Am I wrong?

  • lorena

    “I loathe this new Ian” Then ,once again ,please leave Ian alone . Seriously nina fans are too obsessed about Ian , stalking every move, every word, every single thing that he does. All these nina stans continue acting as if ,Ian were a criminal . Too much crazynes.

  • lorena

    “I loathe this new Ian” Then ,once again ,please leave Ian alone . Seriously nina fans are too obsessed about Ian , stalking every move, every word, every single thing that he does. All these nina stans continue acting as if ,Ian were a criminal . Too much crazynes.

  • theonlyandoneme

    Girl, I’m going to tell this one last time. I’m here because of Elena Gilbert and Delena. Karma will deal with Ian, I couldn’t care less about him.

  • guest

    Yeah…clearly. By the way, you should do something productive with that enormous IQ…Bye!

  • lorena

    Karma why? Ian did some crime ?Oh come on , this is so sick..

  • karl

    Who you are saying me this! Go & fangirl over TVD & your Great Ian Somerhalder.Stupid Kid,a crazy Ian stan!….I watch TVD since 2009 & now saying it becoming boring! I have a right to say my opinion about TV shows which i watched for years!!! Of course TVD is shit now,that is why i will not watch season 7..Yup Flash is good….

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