Hollywood Crush reviews Julie Plec’s interview with The VRO: “As far as we’re concerned, Anna is no longer in our world.”

Though it’s two weeks later, we’re still reeling from “The Vampire Diaries'” jaw-dropping season finale. Anna! Katherine! Oh my! Though we still have a long, hot summer to bear until season 2 starts, we can give you a few huge hints as to what the next season will hold. And we did say HUGE! “VD” executive producer and writer Julie Plec sat down for a THREE HOUR confab with The VRO to chat about the growing Elena-Damon-Stefan love triangle, Tyler Lockwood’s true nature and whether beloved Anna will ever return.

When last we left Damon he was smooching Elena, or so we (and he) thought until moments later when she whipped out that big butcher knife and let us know she was really Elena’s look-a-like, naughty vamp Katherine. So will deceived Damon continue to woo Elena in the upcoming season? “The only thing I can say about them for season two, is that it’s going to be a very profound triangle,” Julie said rather coyly, though she did drop a few hints. “Damon’s still got a long way to go until he’s man enough to deserve Elena. But he has a strong pull, a strong draw.” But with Katherine stalking Mystic Falls, Julie says to expect more of a “love square.” Though I was never good at geometry, that does sound rather intriguing, no?

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Winnipeg Free Press talks to Sara Canning: “When you’re an actor, you’re always using your imagination.”

CANADIAN actress Sara Can ning was at work last spring on the rustic set of the film Black Field when she got the news that the TV series pilot she had just filmed, Vampire Diaries, would  be picked up as a TV series.

“As soon as we wrapped on Black Field, she had to fly to Atlanta and start shooting a TV series,” says Winnipeg director Danishka Esterhazy, 40. “We got her at the perfect time. We were so lucky.”

The feeling was mutual for the Gander, Nfld.-born Canning, 22, although the combination of the dark romance of Vampirecombined with the Brontë-esque trappings of Black Field put Canning at risk of being pigeonholed as a gothic girl.

“I don’t feel like Gothic Girl,” she says on the phone from Los Angeles. “Although, working on Black Field, Danishka influenced me so much. She’s a huge history buff and I learned so much from her and gothic literature and films and that’s carried with me a little bit now.”

In creating the frontier drama, Esterhazy (who has a BA in history from the University of Winnipeg) steeped herself in the writings of Canadian pioneer women such as Susanna Moodie and Catherine Parr-Traill. “I wanted to get a sense of what their voices were like. Women writing in the 19th century presented a good opportunity to study how women wrote and thought in that period.”

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