The fans have clamored for a sexy kiss in the rain between former lovers Damon and Elena on The Vampire Diaries, but given what happened the last time Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev shot a scene in the rain, fans might not get their way.
“First of all, it’s really cold in Georgia, so I don’t think that’s such a good idea,” Ian said at the PaleyFest panel for the CW series. “It was below 30 degrees, and it got so cold the muscles in my jaw froze and I couldn’t speak. I looked like I had Bell’s palsy.”
The scene had even greater consequences for Ian’s leading lady Nina, who fell ill after shooting the scene.
“I got icicles in my hair and I got really sick,” Nina said.
Fans may want to back off on their #DelenaRainKiss Twitter campaign if they want to keep their favorite stars happy and on the show.
“You write another rain kiss and I quit,” Ian said, threating the show’s co-executive producer Julie Plec.
Nina didn’t fare to well the last time she shot a scene in the rain. (Brian To/WENN)
A rain kiss won’t be the only romantic thing off limits for the Delena unless the exes have a serious talk about the status of their relationship.
“When you have grown-up conversations, you have to put your big boy pants and big girl pants on and have the conversation,” Ian said, which has proved tough for the couple to manage. “They keep taking their pants off, and that’s what gets in the way of the grown up conversations.”
Julie added that “they recognize the elements of the codependency in their relationship,” and “they need to have legit, adult conversations about it,” although she wouldn’t mind if those conversation ended in sex.
And neither would we!