‘The Vampire Diaries’ Elijah Reveals His Love For Elena

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February 6, 2012


The Vampire Diaries Daniel Gillies spoiled to the Insider about his character’s recent return to Mystic Falls. Gillies reveals Elijah’s love for Elena, plus his ideal endgame for the Originals.

“I think Elijah came to town thinking he’d deal with all this doppelganger business quickly and be done with it. But things got complicated when he saw this girl – I think Elijah fell for Elena harder than he ever fell for Katerina. In my opinion.” Gillies goes on to spoil, “I know it’s a little obvious in the world of Vampire Diaries, where everyone falls in love with Elena, but I agree that Elijah sees something beautiful in her. I would love for him to express that to her before he goes. I feel like Elijah would be most drawn to her because she’s living a better life than people who’ve lived for centuries longer. I think that’s the sort of thing he’s attracted to. Even it was just a moment, I’d love to see them share something — but I think it should be more.”
The dapper Original also teases Stefan’s desire to reclaim and prove his love for the lovely Doppelganger.

“I also don’t think Stefan is out of the picture really. Both Elijah and Daniel think Stefan is still the biggest romantic threat for Elena’s heart.”


Daniel on how he would like to see season 3 play out between Klaus and Elijah.

“I’d really like him to be an instrument in the destruction of Klaus. I don’t see that happening without considerable damage or the complete loss of his own life. I think it will be one of those classic stories where a dark person takes down an even darker entity but take themselves out at the same time.”

  • loilliexxx

    no way didnt see that coming is thee any carercter that doesnt fall for elena would love to see a vampire fall for bonnie

  • loilliexxx

    no way didnt see that coming is thee any carercter that doesnt fall for elena would love to see a vampire fall for bonnie

  • http://twitter.com/MzAndieA Andrea Alcalá

    I would love to see this happen!

  • Rexx

    Ok enough is enough with these mens falling for Elena. What about Bonnie, jeez?!

  • Rexx

    I agree with you, seems to me that the writers kind of makes Bonnie the ugly duckling on the show.

  • 123

    I know aigain someone falling for Elena, but with Elijah it feels different I guess because of what he went through… I am looking forward to it!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bobbyqualman Bobby Qualman

    I mean, it would be nice to change the love triangle into a love square where there’s one “contestant” who is so much stronger than the other two. It would be really interesting because Damon and Stefan are both so matched in ability (especially now that Stefan is more badass and Damon is more tame) and Elijah is completely superior to them, so his dynamic in a love square where he could obviously beat the others and has no reason not to harm them, other than the fact that it would hurt Elena, (Damon and Stefan won’t hurt each other because of their familial bond) would be pretty cool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bobbyqualman Bobby Qualman

    Oh, and he could serve either as the person who actually sacrifices himself for Elena so that Damon and Stefan don’t have to…or he could be a rebound from Stefan before she gets with Damon. Personally, I hope he’s both.

  • reesa

    Well, i have to add that Daniel Gillies also said that “both Elijah and Daniel both know that Stefan still plays the biggest part in Elena’s heart” , they did not post the whole story here, you can see it on wetpaint! 

  • Delena<3

    The thing is that vampires and witches isn’t good friends because of their “instinct”. Just like werewolfes and vampires. So it would be stange for a vampire to fall in love with Bonnie. 

  • Tamagura

    Yeah! Bonnie had to settle for Elena’s younger brother (who was really in love with someoe else) and then he was shipped out of town. Oh, Puh-leeze! Now, even her ex Matt has gotten back in line!

  • the originals<333333

    Elena and Elijah!!!
    It will absolutly work!!
    And I hope it will happen!! ::)))))

  • Twanz

    i see your point but the show tried werewolf and vampire.. it was a hard struggle but ppl got into it (not me) but many ppl did.. so it wudnt be hard to create another love story with angst.. 
    Elena: matt,stefan,damon,Elijah
    Caroline: matt,tyler,Klaus (damon for sex purposes but love interest none the less)
    Bonnie: Jeremy (i dont love bonnie it was always u anna) so i dnt want to add him to the list but u might so.. all i am sayng is i think she can get couple men on the show nd have her own triangle..

  • tish

    if youve read he books its also very similar, bonnie is kinda the ‘withdrawn one/ugly duckling’ that doesnt have guys fawn over her and fall in love with her like ‘the beautiful elena’

  • Twicked

    I so called this! I have an entire fanfiction based on these two together!

  • LanalovesKris

    This is so stupid! I like Elena, but now the show is just getting ridiculous. Everyone wants Elena? COME ON. No wonder this show’s ratings are tanking. Can’t the other girls get some action?
    Elijah is way too cool and complicated to fall for such a boring character as Elena. He just lost his appeal for me. Oh well.

  • charlottelovesdan

    so now elena has stefan/damon. matt is back in the picture and now elijah who barely knows her?
    this is like a really bad soap opera. that’s why i loved klaus. he’s the only one who didn’t fall for elena and actually saw something beautiful in caroline. maybe kol could fall for bonnie. lol
    i know i know, it’s the elena show. if you’re good looking and broody, elena is their love.
    whatever

  • rk212005

    ok what about caroline?

  • rk212005

    caroline and klaus he cant die hes to cute and he needs to fall for caroline the only girl whos not going to put up with his crap and as for elena yeah uh she cheated idk who stefan is making more guilty damon or elena and and why is stefan still in love with her if he cant make up his mind and damon well he seems a bit controling these days as for Elija why does he love elena i wouldnt be surprised if elena decide to leave the town after high school going straight to college saying good bye boys im going to live a normal life!

  • TRACY

    Why would Elijah be involved in this kiddy triangle???????????

  • TRACY

    Why would Elijah be involved in this kiddy triangle???????????

  • TVDfan1987

    This show only caters to the Elena fans. Bonnie, Caroline, Katherine all get screwed over. If the show continues to be so predictable with all the men falling in love with Elena, it’s gonna loose viewers.

  • TVDfan1987

    This show only caters to the Elena fans. Bonnie, Caroline, Katherine all get screwed over. If the show continues to be so predictable with all the men falling in love with Elena, it’s gonna loose viewers.

  • rk212005

    enough with these guys

  • Nanc

    every time ELENA loos a family membr
    she makes a new luv for her harem
    it’s hilarious
    and kat though she was the town sl*t

  • Nanc

    But it’s not strange that all the men in town are falling for Elena? LOL
    I’m sure the show could make Bonnie work with a vampire.

  • 112cosmogirl

    I don’t think Elena would betray her boys that way. Not after Elijah betrayed them all.

  • Elijahfanaticforever

    this is out of character for elijah…….After what he went through with the other petrovas it doesn’t make sense…….personally i think he would loose respect for her since she is between two brothers
    admiration for her human qualities is sweet, but love is a bit far fetched even for a tv show

  • Elijahfanaticforever

    this is out of character for elijah…….After what he went through with the other petrovas it doesn’t make sense…….personally i think he would loose respect for her since she is between two brothers
    admiration for her human qualities is sweet, but love is a bit far fetched even for a tv show

  • Dsanchez2013

    Awww..i like how everyone falls for Elena it makes it interesting..more competition and story lines for Damon, Stephan and Elena together..haha..i dont know what it is about these jealous vampire guys but…its really cute..to see them that way ;)

  • Dsanchez2013

    Awww..i like how everyone falls for Elena it makes it interesting..more competition and story lines for Damon, Stephan and Elena together..haha..i dont know what it is about these jealous vampire guys but…its really cute..to see them that way ;)

  • guest

    OMG I TOTALLY CALLED THAT! I wanted that to happen so bad! Every time he says, “The lovely Elena.” LOVE IT! <3 Keep Daniel on this show FOREVER!

  • Anonymous

    I really like Elijah’s character and if he was a regular, he’d probably be my favorite. I would love to see him have a romance interest with someone like Bonnie. These are two characters that the writers do not use as much as they should. 

  • Anonymous

    I agree. And of all those characters, Elena is the least interesting in many ways (and definitely not the prettiest!). Both Bonnie and Caroline have connected very well with a number of the male characters (Caroline connects well with Stefan and Tyler, and Bonnie connects well with Jeremy and Damon), so I think it’s time for them to stop having all of these male characters pining after one person. I’m guessing that Elijah would have chemistry with anyone.

  • TeamElena

    Yes go for Elijah Elena! And leave the two grumpy brothers behind. That would be my choice anyway..hehe.

    Its not Elenas fault they all fall for her. I hope the writers make her strong enough to back away from the brothers and show some self respect. They can´t keep abusing her like they do.

  • the originals<333333

    BONNIE CAN BE WITH JAMIE!

  • Uncle Jackass

    All CW shows are tanking. They are all ranking in the 1.5 million viewer mark. It’s due to the demographic either being busy or the changing times because of the GFC. And Daniel Gillies was just offering his opinion. It also be nice for some common sense before making such remarks.

  • Uncle Jackass

    All CW shows are tanking. They are all ranking in the 1.5 million viewer mark. It’s due to the demographic either being busy or the changing times because of the GFC. And Daniel Gillies was just offering his opinion. It also be nice for some common sense before making such remarks.

  • Uncle Jackass

    All CW shows are tanking. They are all ranking in the 1.5 million viewer mark. It’s due to the demographic either being busy or the changing times because of the GFC. And Daniel Gillies was just offering his opinion. It also be nice for some common sense before making such remarks.

  • Hannaly

    i think there should be elijah/elena thing, because Daniel Gillies ig going  to leave the show anyway, so it would be interesting to see something between them before he goes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heather-R-Terres-Doute/100000778043872 Heather R Terres Doute

    I actually really like this idea and I adore the character of Elijah. I’ve never counted Matt in with Elena because they broke up when the show first started – like Tyler he’s a friend. Caroline can be with Stephan, Tyler or Klaus as I like all three. People seem to forget that Bonnie did have a romance – with Luka, but Luka and his father betrayed them because of Klaus. I like Bonnie with Matt, especially now that Jeremy’s gone. I’m a rare one I don’t like Stephan with Elena and thinks she works best with Damon – he brings out the best in her and makes her strong, while still trying to protect her. Someone needs to keep the girl out of trouble and Damon seems to do that the best. 

    Elijah could be a very interesting mix. It would really make Stephan think about what he threw away, and would make Damon up his game. I could even see Elena reciprocating just because she’s getting tired of Salvatore BS and to decide on neither one and go her own way.

  • potatoes.

    I dont like bonnie. and not everyone falls for elena! klaus likes caroline! 

    i would like to see katherine back though 

  • Eloise

    I am looking forward for the elaine and elijha hooking up. Elaine need to have sex. If damon can have sex with the girl that wants elaine dead. Why not let elaine get togather with elijha. Why don,t everyone get off elaine case. Beside for the klast seasons bonnie and caroline had many loves. Let elaine get togather with damon or elijha.

  • Imaqd

    You guys are wondering why the vampires fall for Elena? If you understand the back story, then you wouldn’t have to question it. Elena is a doppleganer to Katherine. Katherine is the doppleganer to tatiana (or whatever her name was) She was the first “”elena”" in a way. Elijah was in love with tatiana, but without knowing, drank her blood in wine to turn into a vamp. That kind of love stays with you (Remember that news guy that dated jenna and when he turned into a vampire, he said all he could think about was being with jenna, and someone told him it was because his feelings when he was a human becomes intensified as a vampire….) Same with Damon. He was in love with Katherine when he was a human. That feeling never left him when he became a vampire, and elena is the twin to katherine as a dopple, but not a slutty bitch. Stef fell in love with elena only because he was intrigued but her being a ‘twin’ to katherine, but fell for who she was as a person. Matt cares about Elena only because they dated in the past ( he still cares, but they are just friends, its not like he is going after her or anything). Elijah is not going to be on the series forever, but come on, it only makes sense that elena is the main character to have all the romance. If the camera had to constantly switch between Elena, Caroline, and Bonnie…..ahhhhhh too much drama. Atleast all the drama is centered in one area (elena) to make it easier to keep track of the love triangle, square, or whatever shape they refer it to. Remember, it is just a show that could take so many directions. Be happy that the actors are hot and exciting and keeps you on your toes.

  • TheOriginalsFan

    Well i don’t get it..everybody says that elijah is not going to be in
    TVD for a long time, but i love him so much that i can’t imagine TVD
    without him..i couldnt stand that klaus or anyone else kills him..please
    don’t take elijah from us..
    P.S the originals are amazing! :D 

  • Susan

    I’d ship Elena/Elijah in a heartbeat!!

  • Susan

    I’d ship Elena/Elijah in a heartbeat!!

  • Stelena <3

    OH YEAH. even daniel gillies is a stelena shipper :))

  • Stelena <3

    OH YEAH. even daniel gillies is a stelena shipper :))