“You have these two people that could not be more different. There’s a man who’s a 170 years old as a murderous killing machine and then this beautiful, young woman who is trying to hang on, trying to survive, making the best out of every single moment, being a hero and a saviour to everyone around her and selflessly doing almost everything she does. They have this one moment where they connect and it’s palpable and sweet.” - Ian Somerhalder
“It turned from one frustrated, tense moment to a very sweet, sort of simple human connection that we don’t see from Elena and Damon all that often. It also showed the growing comfort and the growing friendship connection between Damon and Elena. They’ve always been push-and-pull, they’ve always had this chemistry and they’ve always had this tension, but she’s always fighting it. And sometimes when you try to fight something and you don’t want it to happen, the more and more you resist it, the more and more the tension builds and Elena and Damon’s relationship is a perfect example. They’re constantly at each other’s throats, they’re constantly fighting and bickering, but it’s because they sort of love each other in a way and that’s their way of expressing it, because they can’t express it through love, so they express it through frustration. It was a very beautiful, real moment, that they’re just co-existing and being intimate without being intimate which is very cool.” - Nina Dobrev
“My name is Ian Somerhalder. I am an actor, and the founder of Ian Somerhalder Foundation. After the big oil spill, the feeling of helplessness was phenomenal, and thus Ian Somerhalder Foundation was borned.Searching is the key of life, I search all day long.There’s something so incredible, just looking at wave coming in, you start to understand there’s a balance in life. It’s very delicate. You can empower the youth to understand what’s going on around them, they start to talking to their periods. All of sudden, there’re 2 million people following you, and they’re gathering for one amazing evening, one event, one movement. Now you have something really incredible. If we empower one person, then we succeeded.”
I want you to get everything you’re looking for. But right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can’t have people knowing I’m in town yet.
Ian and Nina || 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Day 3 (Apr. 15)