'The Vampire Diaries' Season 3: Ian Somerhalder on Damon's birthday gift to Elena
So when Zap2it spoke with Ian Somerhalder on Tuesday, we grilled him on all things Damon and Elena ( Nina Dobrev). As we know, Season 3 begins with Elena's 18th birthday party, an impressive soiree that Caroline plans -- of course -- at the Salvatore house.
We're sure Elena will get plenty of birthday presents, since she's clearly the most beloved person in Mystic Falls, ever, but with Stefan missing in action, the gift we're wondering about the most is Damon's.
Somerhalder tells us that the present is rather unconventional. "She refuses to let him buy her anything, so he doesn't technically give her anything for her birthday," he says. "But he came across something that she really, really, really wanted and needed, and he did what he had to do to get it for her. She thinks that he stole it, or that he found it. It's a very beautiful moment between them. It's a really sweet, quiet moment."
The gift will definitely remind us of Stefan's absence, but we'll say this about the scene: it's practically tailor-made to be plastered all over your tumblrs, Damon/Elena fans.
Don't miss the season premiere on Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW, and in the meantime, keep checking in with Zap2it for more from Ian Somerhalder.