'Vampire Diaries' Creator: Elena's Season 4 Journey 'Won't Be Easy'

Fri, June 15, 2012 4:51pm EST by 83 Comments
Elena vampire season 4

Kevin Williamson gives HollywoodLife.com the scoop on Elena’s new life. Watch our exclusive video interview!

The third season finale of The Vampire Diaries was a mind screw from beginning to end, and creator Kevin Williamson promises it’s only going to get crazier from here. “It’s not going to be easy,” he told HollywoodLife.com about Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) new life as a vampire when we caught up with him June 14 at the Young Hollywood Awards. “It’s going to be very emotional.”

“I’m loving the journey that the writers are creating for her,” he added. I think [executive producer] Julie Plec and the writers are doing a great job.”

OK, so we know our favorite little doppelganger is going to have a rough time as a vampire — but how will it affect the ever-shifting love triangle between her and the Salvatores?

“It’s really going to open up both relationships between Stefan [Paul Wesley] and Damon [Ian Somerhalder] in a brand-new way,” Kevin said. “Her relationship with each of them now takes on a whole new dichotomy. … And more importantly, [we’ll see] how it changes things between Stefan and Damon.”

Is it October yet? I’m dying to see how everything plays out!

What are YOUR thoughts on Elena as a vampire? How do you think she’ll handle her new — and how do you think it’ll affect her relationship with Stefan and Damon? Watch our interview with Kevin Williamson below, then drop a comment with your theories!

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KRISTEN

Posted at 9:21 AM on June 27, 2012  

TEM DELENA !!!!! END OF STORY

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Kate

Posted at 9:09 PM on June 24, 2012  

I Do not want stefan with caroline it just will mess the show up and also stefan and elena or damon and elena but i think it should be damon cause hes been through so much and he deserves her stefan isn’t the only pure heart damon has a pure heart to all of the charcters need some adjustments and find out what they want because i love all the charchters but they need to make up there minds whos it gonna be?

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jovie evnece

Posted at 3:22 AM on June 24, 2012  

elena and matt should go back together, since that matt is still human, elena will gain her humanity through him…she will choose, but between them irather she keep them as a friend and rely in someone who she went out with at the first time……

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Rose

Posted at 8:20 PM on June 23, 2012  

I think that she will end up with Damon.
All the compulsions go away so she knows everything.
She met Damon first, and she said that she would have chosen him if they had met first. Damon also compelled her to get what she wants “..you want a love that consumes you..” and when she was talking to Matt about how she feels about Damon, she said that when she is with him he just consumes her.
She will also, see hoe Damon compelled her in season 1, and told her he loved her when she wasnt wearing the necklace and she will see that and then realise that she made the wrong choice with Stefan.
Im hoping that she asks Damon to help her through the transition, but im not too sure that will happen.
Team Delana <3

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Ellen

Posted at 5:33 PM on August 6, 2012  

She did not say she would chose him if she met him first. You need to rewatch the episode she said “maybe” if she met him first things would have been different. She still fell in love with Stefan first.

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brook

Posted at 11:32 AM on June 23, 2012  

damon and elena!!!!story continued

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Lindsay

Posted at 11:30 AM on June 23, 2012  

STEFAN AND ELENA !!!!!!!!!! END OF STORY :))

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RoJa

Posted at 1:37 AM on June 20, 2012  

Well, i think…der should be kat’s entry again…..n elena should be helped by damon…..in her transition…………n h rest oll…should occupy…klaus m oll original’s…….!:o

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Jim

Posted at 9:36 AM on June 24, 2012  

What ??

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jamie

Posted at 4:29 PM on June 18, 2012  

Honestly, i think Stefan will help elena go through the transition and be there for her, just as he was for caroline but at the same time, damon will be torn because he wasn’t the one chosen. Because elena knows now that she met damon first, i think her feelings, also because they are already heightened, will take a turn and it’ll cause lots of confusion.

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Alex

Posted at 9:05 PM on June 17, 2012  

I have to say one thing:
1. Elena said that if she had met Damon before Stefan, she would have chosen him.
2. Elena did in fact met Damon before Stefan, but he compelled her to forget.
3. When someone turns into a vampire, all the compulsions disappear (happened when Caroline turned).
4. ???
5. Profit

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Kat

Posted at 12:29 PM on June 17, 2012  

Heres the deal. I bet everyone has been waiting for Elena to be a vampire and now she is. I think it’s going to be hard for a Elena to hurt someone for blood. Remember Caroline the first time. Damon almost had to kill her! But to be honest, I think she’s not going to complete the transformation. Has anyone ever thought about that??
Now the Salvatore brothers. I guess it’s going to be awkward for Elena and Damon since she chose Stefan. But I think Damon won’t give up. We all know he has very strong feelings for Elena. But Stefan on the other hand won’t give up either. He loves Elena just as much as Damon. Will Elena re-think her decision. I love Stefan, but I am in love with Damon. I am Kat and I can’t wait for season 4 of the Vampire Diaries.

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Chelsea

Posted at 11:50 AM on June 17, 2012  

Ok. That elena becomes a vampire shows she should have chosen damon. He never would have left her to die. Stefan allows himself to be “pushed over” so to speak and lets elena have her way which leads to sometimes disastrous consequences. Like this one. Damon might be aggressive at times, but he makes smart (but questionable to elena) decisions when it comes to it.

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Nellie

Posted at 10:12 PM on June 27, 2012  

I don’t understand why, with all that vampire strength, Stefan couldn’t grab both Matt and Elena from the truck at the same time after they crashed. It seemed like Elena would have been able to get herself out after Stefan grabbed Matt so I kind of think Elena let herself drown because she knew it would finally kill evil Rick. I don’t really like the plot path with her becoming a vampire though–takes some of the interest away. I have to say though, Damon is the one I seem to keep cheering for–nothing like a man pining away while putting on a brave face. I wonder if they’ll lose interest now that she’s a vampire–I think part of the desire came in always having to take care of her and that she looked the same but was such a contrast to Katherine. Looking forward to season 4–they haven’t jumped the shark YET, unless this new plot twist ruins it.

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Tania Rahman

Posted at 12:48 PM on June 16, 2012  

I’m more interested in seeing Elena’s journey as a vampire than in the love triangle, because, when she became a vampire in the books she was quite a feisty character, and already had a dark side. In fact, she was quite self centred and did some negative things. She drops her boyfriend Matt Honeycutt, and then tricks him into helping her ‘win’ Stefan. Damon already has his eye on her, but she doesn’t exactly fend him off, in fact she encourages him to pursue her, leading him on,, and it ends badly. She comes across as quite fickle all the way through, so she isn’t that much different as a vampire. The creators themselves felt that the character would not work,and I think they were right to make the changes they did.

TV Elena is actually a lot smarter and more moral, but that doesn’t always make a character interesting, it will be fun to watch her struggle. I think that Rebekah, for example, and maybe Katherine, will relish Elena hating what she has become.

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Katie

Posted at 11:45 PM on June 16, 2012  

Team Stefan all the way!

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Morgan

Posted at 10:07 AM on June 16, 2012  

I am so tired of this triangle. A real triangle is allowing the characters find other loves and eventually fall back with the person they belong. I really can not endure Damon being rejected for a 3rd time. He needs to move on and find love and let ELENA be the one feeling like an idiot for NOT choosing him.

As a fan, I know I need to see Damon in a healthy relationship with a woman who puts him FIRST and foremost because it is certainly not Elena.

Damon as my favorite deserves better, IMHO, too bad the writers are stuck on stupid with this lame merry-go-around triangle.

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Alice

Posted at 10:04 PM on June 18, 2012  

@Morgan – couldn’t agree more!

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beverly

Posted at 6:38 AM on June 16, 2012  

I hope season 4 is more romantic and epic, between elena and stefan.. It is more romantic and interesting… like the season 1. but now it is more epic with deeper meaning..

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Ellhs

Posted at 6:28 AM on June 16, 2012  

DAMON & ELENA !!!!!! end of story.

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alvina

Posted at 8:16 PM on June 16, 2012  

yesssssssss

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taps

Posted at 4:25 AM on June 16, 2012  

elena doesnt deserve damon so um not gona bother parading that they shud be together she is so mean she an keep her stefan,damon is better off alone,he deserves better,the writers are fangirling stelena so wats the point,they ruined the show by letting her pick stefan at the end of th season

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Chelsie

Posted at 3:03 AM on June 16, 2012  

I can’t wait for this season. It’s going to be so incredible! October really couldn’t come fast enough. I hope Damon and Elena finally get it on!! But I agree with someone’s quote about sexy Damon, I love when he laps over her, but I want to see him showing her who’s boss too. I know he needs her but now that she’s a vamp her emotions are going to be volatile! He doesn’t need to sit around and nurse her back to sanity or whatever!!

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Corrine

Posted at 2:27 AM on June 16, 2012  

The love between Elena and Stefan is so touching. But Demon loves her very much too. If i am Elena, it must be hard to choose between them.

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Mimi

Posted at 1:52 AM on June 16, 2012  

We want Ian and Nina to end up in real life.

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taps

Posted at 4:20 AM on June 16, 2012  

they are together in real life they havebeen dating for 2 years now i think

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Jass

Posted at 11:23 AM on June 19, 2012  

not just 2 years, since 2008 i think

 
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alexa

Posted at 9:09 PM on June 27, 2012  

4 years and don’t worry damon and elena are ment to be together

 
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enisha

Posted at 7:58 AM on June 16, 2012  

they are together …

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Mimi

Posted at 1:49 AM on June 16, 2012  

I can’t wait to watch Vampire Diaries Season 4. Most of us here in the Philippines wants Elena to end up with Damon Salvatore. Congratulations to all the casts of Vampire Diaries. We love u guys especially Ian and Nina.

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my thoughs

Posted at 11:36 PM on June 15, 2012  

they should already make up there mind either stefon or damon c’mon is it ganna be another season her deciding its ganna get boring…..

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justsayin

Posted at 10:35 PM on June 15, 2012  

Stefan is a whooped pansy.

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charlotte

Posted at 9:59 AM on June 16, 2012  

Stefan and Damon both are whipped by Elena. If Damon cry’s one more time to anyone who’ll listen I swear I’m throwing my TV out. Damon has spent the last 2 season either crying or taking his shirt off lol

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jovie evence

Posted at 3:13 AM on June 24, 2012  

totally!!!LOL.:)

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A

Posted at 9:42 PM on June 15, 2012  

I just read that Nina nominated herself and Ian nominated himself for and emmy. Kind on conceded.

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Liz

Posted at 12:06 AM on June 17, 2012  

It’s not conceited of them. I’m pretty sure it’s the network that has the last say in who is nominated. Also, if no one nominated themselves there wouldn’t be awards shows. They won’t win anyway. It’s all politics and the CW doesn’t stand a chance up against the bigger networks.

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fandeninadobrev

Posted at 5:40 PM on June 15, 2012  

Damon is a Elena dog’s !!!!!!!

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jenna

Posted at 5:24 PM on June 15, 2012  

Please bring back sexy Damon of season 1. Remember him? He was a bada-ss tough guy and sexy sleeping with different gorgeous women. Stop making him a puppy dog waiting for Elena to throw him a bone. I’M OVER IT!!

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debora

Posted at 10:01 PM on June 15, 2012  

You’re amazing! Nothing to add!
Finally someone who see things clearly!

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w

Posted at 9:16 AM on June 17, 2012  

Hell ya.
their all soooo cool!!! and their doing a greeaaaat job but when does elena get to kill someone????????????
Signed
W

 
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alexa

Posted at 9:07 PM on June 27, 2012  

heeyy sloow down you all know that its going to take a lot of time and a lot of hard work to get elena to kill someone

 
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