Via Today Online Also, big thanks to NinaDobrevArg for the heads up!
How would you explain the evolving image of vampires? Twenty years ago, they were associated with blood and death, and now they're sexy and adorable.
Ian Somerhalder: It's deviated, yeah. First of all, let's all be honest - we're all sitting in this room because of the success of Twilight. This genre is now a massive ball that can't be reckoned with. Vampire lore is a really great basis for storytelling. You have the ostracised outsider who is very introspective and conflicted in every way, shape, and form.
Nina Dobrev: A lot of girls like bad boys. It's the whole mysterious, sexy, scary, and dangerous vibe. The vampires of 20 years ago were scary and crazy, and you didn't want them to bite you. Now, every girl wants a vampire to bite her.
Paul Wesley: I also think it's very interesting to have this creature that's so violent and gory and twisted inside this shell that's pale, thin, frail, youthful ...
Ian: Are you calling me pale and frail?
Paul: Yeah. You need to get some sun.
Nina: You both need to get some sun.
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