Collider‘s Christina Radish has recently chatted on the phone with actor Joseph Morgan. Some of the topics covered: playing the villain, what he’d like to see from Klaus in the future and his attitude towards the Salvatore brothers. Read an extract below and visit Collider’s site for the rest.
What do you think Klaus thinks of the Salvatore brothers? Does he feel that one is more of a thorn in his side than the other?
MORGAN: Maybe. Damon he just thinks is a loose canon. These guys are 160 years old, and he’s been around for probably 10 times that. At worst, they’re a nuisance to him. I don’t think he really sees either of them as a serious threat. Stefan (Paul Wesley) is more predictable for him because he’s in love with Elena (Nina Dobrev) in a way that is honorable. He can predict what Stefan will do and can manipulate that. Damon is a little more difficult because he is so unstacked. He doesn’t seem to value his own life very much, so he will turn up and say, “I killed your witch, and you can kill me if you want,” and just see what happens. That is probably a little more of a nuisance to Klaus, and also a little more impacting as well. He really puts himself out there and Klaus definitely has a fascination with that. I think there is also a fascination with Katherine because of that.
At the Thor premiere, we caught up with Steven R. McQueen, who dished on Jeremy’s upcoming action. “He takes part in the action in a way. That’s all I can reveal.” No, it’s not. “Working with Kat [Graham] has been so great. She is a great actress and an even better person. I have been happy to finally have a girlfriend with a fighting chance at surviving. Jeremy has what we call around the set ‘the kiss of death.’ All of his love interests seem to die on him, but Bonnie is powerful and at least has a fighting chance at surviving all the supernatural villains around town.” The question is: Does Jeremy? Jenna didn’t seem to have too much luck last night, after all.
Fans of Paul Wesley, Kat Graham and Candice Accola can’t complain of lack of chats. Interviews with the stars continue to pop up all over the Internet. TV Line, TV Guide, Zap2it and LA Times last caught up with them to talk about the rest of season 2, The Klaus Chapter. Katerina, Candice and Paul opened up about their characters, big bad Klaus, who may not make it to season 3 and more.
There’s some pictures of Damon and Bonnie at the ’60s dance. Are they having a moment? Or are they just working together to protect Elena?
You will have to absolutely watch that scene. … We definitely have a scene together. It’s an amazing scene. It’ll get everyone talking. It’s just a can’t-miss moment. It definitely has to deal with a great part of Bonnie’s decision on what she’s going to do. Whether that’s yes or no, I won’t say. But it’s an incredible moment in the show.
On the other hand, Katerina has joined the Op 2011 Spring/Summer Campaign. She was photographed on an old movie set wearing the brand’s surf-inspired swimwear and clothing. Other young stars were also there, including Glee‘s Chord Overstreet and Mark Salling and Hellcats‘ Aly Michalka. Go here for a video sneak peek and see some preview photos below. You can find more over at Just Jared.
Even though the show is on too-long hiatus this month, we can’t complain of lack of interviews. Various reporters have talked to the cast lately, such as Show Tracker, Zap2it‘s Carina Mackenzie and Hollywood Crush. We gathered all the articles in one post for your sanity. Check out the best quotes below and click on the links for the entire stories. And if you’d like to ask the writers a question yourself, head over to Vampire Diaries’ official Facebook page.
PW: Right, especially when that choice involves suffering from a fictional malady.
Dawn: Totally. What’s funny to me is that the writers are really showing what it’s doing to Damon. In season one, he was compelling Vicki and it became disastrous. He may have entered this situation thinking it could be a similar case, but it’s turning out much differently for Damon, which has been an interesting turn. He’s not just able to shrug her off like he thought he could. I can’t wait for you guys to see episode 19 – there’s a lot of Andie and Damon in that one. Some big things go down.
That constant dark cloud over Mystic Falls means no one is safe forever, not even the show’s main trio of Elena (Nina Dobrev), Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder). “I think that there are people who are safe for quite a long time,” Plec says. “But the rule always applies. Anything can happen at any time, and not everybody’s going to like it, and not everyone’s going to be happy about it.” While Elena, Stefan and Damon are probably not going anywhere soon, it does seem likely there will be more casualties when the series returns April 7. “I think we’ve got about 20 characters working at this point. Yes, there will be a percentage of them that will not make it to season three.”
As Kat Graham tweeted, she attended the 42nd NAACP Image Awards yesterday. Besides supporting the winners, the actress presented at the event. Looking gorgeous while doing so, of course. You can find a couple of pictures below and head over to Katerina Graham Source for HQs.
And Troix Magazine offers a behind the scenes look at Katerina’s cover shoot. They talk about Atlanta, what’s ahead for Bonnie and her obsession with both acting and music. Play the video for 8 minutes with “Queen Kat”.
With yesterday”s “Vampire Diaries” episode being the last until April, lots of interviews were released. The press talked to various cast members, particularly Candice. There are chats with Sara Canning and Zach Roerig, too. We brought all articles together, so you don’t lose your mind. Follow the links above the extracts for the entire stories. Thanks to Vampire-Diaries.net (@tvdnews) and Vampire Diaries Online (@tvdfansonline) for the heads up!
TVLINE | What can Caroline fans look forward to in the next few episodes?
Tyler (played by Michael Trevino) has just left, so Caroline is just working on everything being OK. He had been consuming her time — obviously she had his back and he didn’t have hers , and he’s been the one standing in between her opportunities with Matt (played by Zach Roerig). So she’s trying to get back to herself.
“She started having these inklings and mistrust creeping in largely due to what John has been mumbling,” says Sara Canning. “Jenna is straight up with Alaric and says, ‘If this is going to work you need to be honest with me’ and he really doesn’t have anything to say.”
Zach scoffs. “If Tyler comes back, he’ll have much more to deal with than just this love triangle. There will be a whole other can of worms. He’s not going to be a threat to the romance aspect of it, I don’t think,” he says. “Honestly if Matt and Caroline can just get through everything that happens to them in these next couple episodes, they can get through just about anything.”
Flare Magazine offers you an “inside pass” to the set of Dobrev’s recent photoshoot for their February 2011 issue. Lisa Tant, Flare’s Editor-in-Chief, explains their choice Nina to be February’s cover girl. Also, the actress herself shares why the magazine is one of her favourites. LOTS of beauty featured. You have been warned. I really hope some outtakes will pop up soon!
And thanks to Vampire Diaries Online for the heads up on this Katerina chat with Hartford Courant. In it, she talks about her future projects, the pleasure of playing Bonnie Bennett and her 2011 resolutions. On December 31st, Graham’s hosting a New Year’s Eve party held at the Shrine at MGM Grand Foxwoods. If you’d like to welcome 2011 with the actress/singer (and are at least 21), feel free to go! Select your tickets at Shrine’s official website.
Q: What is next for you professionally?
A: I have a movie coming out [in February] called “The Roommate,” and it is really cool. Then I have “Honey 2″ coming out after that. Then there is “Vampire Diaries” and the CD, so I am keeping myself busy. I am hoping to do some traveling and meet more of my fans. I like to do a luncheon in the places I perform for those who aren’t 21 and can’t get into the club venues. I am trying to get an early flight to Connecticut so I can have one on Friday.
Remember those features of our very own Ian and Paul in People? Of course you do, how could you forget them. Well, People released their interview with Paul as well. The actor explains why the Sexiest Man honour could work against him. There’s also a behind the scenes footage featured in the video. Click here to watch the whole chat. Favourite moment? “The less sexy you try to be, the more sexy I think you are.” This is why we love Paul!
The actor also talked to PopWrap. He teases the last two episodes this year, making us crave for more. Paul also mentions the werewolves (whose popularity is definitely growing lately), the Originals (including Klaus himself), etc. Thanks to NYPost on YouTube for the embed. You can watch the interview at PopWrap as well.
How much more of a challenge has shooting this season been? It has been a challenge, but it’s been a welcome one. It’s longer hours because I’m in every single scene and it’s not sleeping because we work at night a lot of the time. I have my work cut out for me but I’m very excited and willing to do it.
We know a ton of you want to see Bonnie (Katerina Graham) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) hook up on The Vampire Diaries, so we couldn’t resist asking Katerina about the potential pairing when we saw her Nov. 13 at the Gay & Lesbian Center’s 39th Anniversary Gala & Auction in Los Angeles. “I don’t even know what’s going to happen with me and Jeremy, or me and Luca,” she told HollywoodLife.com, adding, “But I love working with Steven. He’s such a cutie. … It’s not a bad looking cast. I’m not complaining.”