“I open up the script for Season 3 Episode 1, and it’s like after the first half a page Damon’s already naked. So I’d spent almost two days on set completely naked, which is kinda awesome, because as if I wasn’t close enough to our crew members, I feel really close after that. Then the first AD Rudy at like 8 o’clock in the morning came up to me with an idea. It was that I should go to the prop master and have them make some elephant ears - because the first thing we see is Nina’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 f—ing amazing. I hope and pray that that is what we used in the edit because it was such a natural ‘Ohmygod!’ reaction.” - Ian Somerhalder.