June 8, 2012
Daniel Gillies on Saving Hope and Vampire Diaries
Daniel Gillies is playing two extremely different roles, of an Original Vampire Elijah in The Vampire Diaries and Dr Joel Goran in Saving Hope and he discusses with EW.com the stark contrast between the two roles and will he return for TVD next season.
Gillies stressed that his characters on Saving Hope and The Vampire Diaries were as “dissimilar as you can be,” but he did find one commonality: “They’re both in very difficult situations.”
“[Elijiah] is between a rock and a hard place in that he wants to honor his family but he doesn’t want to honor this megalomaniacal desire for power that his younger brother [Klaus] has,” says Gillies. “Similarly Joel Goren wants to be the best damn surgeon in the world, but I also think he wants to be near Alex Reed. But being near [Alex] means being near this woman who’s painfully in love with this man who’s unconscious. If [Joel] leaves, he’s ditching one of his best friends.
The actor says that though he’s slipped into scrubs for the summer, he could still pop up on TVD next season. “Scrubs are a little more comfortable, but damn you look a lot cooler in a suit,” says Gillies, before teasing, “I have not hung up Elijah’s suits forever.”
Read the entire article here.