The Vampire Diaries: Daniel Gillies Interview
The Vampire Diaries’ Daniel Gillies recently chatted with Insider.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
Insider: The mortality of anyone in Mystic Falls is constantly in question — so what do you as Daniel hope to do with Elijah before he is killed off the show, if he ever is?
Daniel: I’d really like him to be an instrument in the destruction of Klaus. I don’t see that happening without considerable damage or the complete loss of his own life. I think it will be one of those classic stories where a dark person takes down an even darker entity but take themselves out at the same time. Think of Darth Vader and the Emperor in Return of the Jedi. The only way The Emperor could be gone was for Darth to sacrifice his own life in the process, which makes it redemptive. Although, that said, I want to stick around as long as possible [laughs].
Insider: What about Elena? I still maintain that there’s an unusual connection between those two.
Daniel: I know it’s a little obvious in the world of Vampire Diaries, where everyone falls in love with Elena, but I agree that Elijah sees something beautiful in her. I would love for him to express that to her before he goes. I feel like Elijah would be most drawn to her because she’s living a better life than people who’ve lived for centuries longer. I think that’s the sort of thing he’s attracted to. Even it was just a moment, I’d love to see them share something — but I think it should be more.
Insider: Elena vs. Katerina — go!
Daniel: It’s funny because I know a lot of fans want Elijah with Katerina, but he’s attracted to who a person is in their soul and Katerina is nowhere near the person Elena is. I think Elijah came to town thinking he’d deal with all this doppelganger business quickly and be done with it. But things got complicated when he saw this girl – I think Elijah fell for Elena harder than he ever fell for Katerina. In my opinion.
Insider: Do you think Elijah could take Damon in the fight for Elena’s heart?
Daniel: I mean, there’s no question if we’re talking about a physical fight – that’s a joke. Elijah all the way. But romantically, I don’t know. I also don’t think Stefan is out of the picture really. Both Elijah and Daniel think Stefan is still the biggest romantic threat for Elena’s heart.