Daniel Gillies Talks Sex Scenes

Comic-Con is full of vampire excitement for fans of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals! Earlier this week, we brought you the inside scoop from Comic-Con on the new season of The Vampire Diaries, but nothing compares to dirty details like this! Perez Hilton got an exclusive one-on-one interview during Comic-Con with Daniel Gillies (Elijah on The Vampire Diaries and The Originals) and discussed some sexy secrets!

(Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

Gillies began the interview by explaining what it’s like to kiss make out with Nina Dobrev, a task most men would be excited to embark upon. Gillies, however, said that his makeout scenes are “erection killers.” He then explained what he meant with the use of this graphic phrase. He said that shooting the sex scenes is “like choreographing a play” and it becomes “the opposite of sexy.” He feels that the scenes feel forced and awkward. Dude, we still don’t get it, you’re kissing Nina Dobrev… but whatever.

In the interview, Gillies also revealed that he is his own biggest critic. He said, “In my entire body of work, I think I’m pleased with about two scenes that I have ever done.” Sounds harsh, but he believes that’s what acting is all about. He works hard to improve his skill in every scene.

And get this, Gillies is actually writing his own film as we speak! Major props to this actor-turned-screenwrite! But he did emphasize that writing is extremely difficult. In fact, he told Perez Hilton, “I find writing [to be] absolutely brutal.” Because he is always striving to improve and do great work, he is working hard to create a great film, and that is what he finds most difficult. 

Oh, I love when stars give us the stuff we really want to hear! To see the whole video, click here. And catch Daniel Gillies every Thursday at 8pm on The Vampire Diaries and this Fall on The Originals.

Vanessa Rao/ CW44 Tampa Bay

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