You have no idea about how much of a frenzy we were in because of The Vampire Diaries Season 3 premiere last night. We’d also like to think that we were rewarded for our love and enthusiasm because (without giving any spoilers away), hello naked Damon! Naked sudsy Damon. Naked …. we’re stopping now. The buzzkill is that Elena’s in the scene too. But it’s not what you think — this is in case you haven’t watched — they’re not together. He just walked out of a bubble bath butt nekkid and surprised her. Because people are that lucky.
Filming this scene would have been funny in any case. But bring out the practical jokers and it gets even funnier. Ian Somerhalder decided to give Nina Dobrev a little full monty surpriseÃ‚Â while filming.Ã‚Â They’re dating, so it isn’t anything she hasn’t seen yet, but this sounds truly hilarious. “Well, you know, you open up the cover page of season 3, episode 1, and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, like, the first half a page, DamonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s already naked. So IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d spent almost two days on set completely naked, which is kinda awesome, because as if I wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t close enough to our crew members, I feel really close after that.” Ian told EW, prepping them for the joke.
He explained what went down saying, “When Rudy [the first AD] has an idea, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s usually pretty good. It was that I should go to the prop master, another genius part of our show, and have them make some elephant ears.” Do you get where this is going? No? Ã‚Â He then added, “The first thing we see is NinaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s reaction, so what if I was completely naked and we had elephant ears and double-stick tape, and I put them on each of my thighs, and ultimately, she would be staring at a very small, young elephant. The reaction that we got was fÃ¢â‚¬â€ing amazing. I hope and pray that that is what we used in the edit because it was such a natural Ã¢â‚¬ËœOhmygod!Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ reaction.” We’d be cracking up, too. Only, we hope he’s been modest about the “very small” elephant bit.