“Is it shock or devastation? Are they the same?” wondered Ian. Nevertheless, he expects Damon to bounce back right away. “Here’s the good thing. He’s not pining for her. He’s not pining forKatherine,” he says. Per usual, Ian’s hoping the elder Salvatore will get a little of his bad guy swagger back in Season 4.
Ian also discussed his huge upcoming project: a shelter for animals with behavioral problems. TheIan Somerhalder Foundation will run the sanctuary on a farm in Louisiana, and troubled kids will have the opportunity to interact with the animals. Hopefully, the kids and the animals will learn compassion from one another. “It is going to be this utopia of progression, education, and sustainability,” said the ever resourceful Ian.