"David Anders does not know if his character on The Vampire Diaries is related to Katherine or not.
TV Fanatic had an interview with him, the veteran TV star dishes on Uncle John and what the second season has in store for other residents of Mystic Falls...
What can we look forward to this season?
There’s the big werewolf storyline cooking up. As far as I’m concerned, Elena walks in after Katherine slices my fingers off and stabs me and she’s got a big decision to make. There’s a lot of Katherine and Elena. Nina’s got a lot of work.
Why did John kill Anna?
The fact that she’s a vampire. He saw that she might have dragged my nephew into vampiredom. I don’t think John approved of that. John is Jeremy’s only male figure in his life, so he treats it like a father/son relationship. It was a hard decision for the producers to make, to let her character go.
Will Uncle John and Elena find a way to get along?
It’s extremely difficult for Elena to see any good in me. I’m not well liked around Mystic Falls [laughs].
Were you approached for the role of John?
Yeah. They came to me. I knew Ian Somerhalder. He’s a friend of mine, and I thought it would be fun to go out there and play vampire for a little bit. It proved to be just that. I was impressed with the level of acting on the show, and the writing and the dark, totally grounded in reality.
If you were in John's position, would you have made the same decisions he did?
No, probably not. I would look out for my daughter’s best interest. John is so rooted with his thinking that vampires are the bane of anybody’s existence. That’s what he’s been taught, and grew to believe. He’s been conditioned and conditioned."