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TV SQUAD: How do you decide how much to show and how much to hold back with such a layered character?
IAN: [Laughs] That's the $6 million question, isn't it? It's one of those things where you say, "Wow, how much do you give off? How much do you show?" I mean, it's like that in life; that's what's such a bummer about us as humans, and also vampires -- because [Damon] does it as well -- we hide so much. We're so afraid of being vulnerable because it might show weakness ...He's getting it off of his chest, but it's not really helping, because, sure, he can tell someone how he's feeling, but he's not forced to have any further conversation or repercussions or results, so he just kind of wallows in it.
He chooses a girlfriend for a little while ... Like Kevin [Williamson, executive producer] said, Damon's an eligible bachelor in Mystic Falls; if he doesn't have a girlfriend or a girl that he's with on a regular basis, people may start questioning what's going on. So, he chooses to compel the super hot, witty local newscaster, and sort of have his outlet to divulge his feelings, yet not really have to answer to them
Personally, I hope Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson, the awesome creators of the show, use Andy, Andie, Andi (whatever that lucky slore's name is) to either build heavy tension with Elena and Damon (PLEASE!!!!) or to completely put it on the back burner for a while by giving him a serious relationship with another woman, one where he's at least (mostly) happy. I truly think he deserves one. I feel like they are building all these intense emotions in Damon (played damn beautifully by Ian) and we get nothing from Elena. They give us moments here and there, but nothing substantial and we need SOMETHING to indicate her feelings for him. Something to make me feel that delicious angst I'd been feeling, that was killing me slowly (dramatic fangirl here) in a good way, but that's been fizzling lately. Then again, maybe they're doing this on purpose to cool the triangle angle down.
What do you guys think?