Gillies has had a lot of epic moments on TVD (including shattering windows with mere coins and surviving four deaths!), but his favorite was a much simpler scene that didn’t make the final cut of a season two episode. “They cut this one moment out and it was my favorite moment,” Gillies tells us. “It was the most beautiful piece of writing. I love scenes when they’re very, very simple.”
So what moment was it? Surprise, surprise: it was a moment between Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Elijah, which he describes as “succinct and pure.” During a scene between the two characters, Elena does something and Elijah just stares at her. “She goes, ‘What? What is it?’ and Elijah says, ‘It’s nothing. You remind me of what I liked about being human.'” I liked it. I just thought it was one of the best things they ever wrote.” Beautful writing, indeed!
Gillies admits he was (and continues to be) shocked by the overwhelming fan response to Elijah, but he’s not complaining. “I don’t get it,” he says. “I feel really blessed. I did not think I would survive beyond two episodes. That’s what he was supposed to live for in the beginning. I don’t get why I’m still around to be honest. I just feel very lucky that the fans seem to like him so much.”
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