01:30 PM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 03/12/2015 03:30PM
After six years starring as Damon on The Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder moved behind the camera for the very first time to direct Thursday's episode.
Having just learned that his mother may have actually been alive (or, more accurately, undead) for the past 100-plus years, Damon enters "The Downward Spiral" with a whole new set of abandonment issues.
In an exclusive chat with PEOPLE, the actor, 36, opens up about what it was like to direct for the very first time (which, funnily enough, segued into musings about the inevitable march of time), what's coming up for Delena (and even Bamon) and his ideal ending for The Vampire Diaries.
Originally posted 03/10/2015 12:30PM
[BRIGHTCOVE "4102856065001" "" "" "auto"] Could Damon and Stefan's mother be a vampire?
Though Damon (Ian Somerhalder) had always been under the impression that his mother died of consumption in 1858, the last episode of The Vampire Diaries revealed that Lily (Annie Wersching) was alive in a prison world in 1903 after Bonnie (Kat Graham) caught her on video.
When TVD returns from hiatus Thursday, Somerhalder makes his directorial debut in an episode that has Damon trying to get to the truth about his mother.
Originally posted 02/12/2015 06:10PM
Thursday's Vampire Diaries may be called "Stay," but for Steven R. McQueen, it's time to go.
The episode marks McQueen's final episode as Jeremy Gilbert, a role he's played since the TVD pilot in 2009. The episode sees Jeremy and his sister Elena (Nina Dobrev) reminiscing before he hits the road, so it only seems appropriate that McQueen, 26, tells PEOPLE some of his standout memories from his six-season run.
Originally posted 07/27/2014 12:30PM
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed have played coy about their budding relationship – until the pair went public with their PDA during an Entertainment Weekly party at Comic-Con on Saturday.
Originally posted 01/27/2014 06:00PM
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Originally posted 12/09/2013 02:00PM
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