"I think that the reason that Damon and Elena were so popular on the show and so many people wanted that to happen was because it didn’t happen for so long, but it nearly happened so many times. It was teased so much. So, I see the value of drawing something out. But, you ultimately have to give the fans what they want. That can’t be a never-ending process. I didn’t feel like it should have happened sooner, or that something should have happened between them. The last scene I did on The Vampire Diaries was me telling her, “I plan to be your last love.”
I don’t think the writers are just going to leave it now, and that’s it. They wouldn’t have done that. They wouldn’t have hung that out there for people. But, people might have to wait a good while. It’s interesting because it was never supposed to be anything much. I did that one scene on her birthday where I told her of all the possibilities out there, and that just worked so well that they continued it. We’ll see. I don’t know. I enjoy the fact that there’s someone out there, in the world, that has that affect on Klaus and who he thinks about, in that way. I take that into his life in New Orleans. He carries her with him, in that way, regardless of whether she’s there in the flesh or not."