“These fans, I owe them so much,” Ian said. “Not to sound cliché, we wouldn’t have this show [without them]. They are so unbelievably supportive of me and my work and my passions. It’s a very strange relationship; it’s like having this crazy support team, it’s almost how a family supports each other, it’s really bizarre and it’s really really cool,” he explained.
Crushable: Wow, you can combine anything these days. Well, as someone who plays a psychic on TV, can you make some predictions about the upcoming seasons of your favoirte shows? Kat: I really love The Office. I know Steve Carell is leaving, but I think the characters are really strong right now, and it’s my favorite show, so I think it will keep going on. Vampire Diaries is going to take huge turn, and people are going to be shocked the way things develop so quickly. For life? I predict I’ll get involved with more charities and continue to do human rights activism, so yeah…I predict it’s going to a really great holiday season!
“We’re going to learn a lot about this werewolf thing in tonight’s episode,” Ian tells us of “Memory Lane.” “Katherine is actually the one that explains a lot of what’s going on. It’s interesting to see where this whole thing came from in Mystic Falls—who knew about it [and] how vampires got involved. It’s a very enlightening episode.”
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PW: What can you tease about tonight’s episode?
Nina: It seems like every time we go back to the 1864, we learn more from someone else’s perspective – and now it’s Katherine’s turn to tell the story. What she did, how she did it, why she did it and how it affected everything. It’s interesting to see how things can be misconstrued and twist your whole world. It’s going to change every character’s world once they find out. It’s also interesting to see Katherine toy with everyone. This episode is all about that. She’s working all the angles and blindsiding everyone. She’s got the upper hand.
“It’s actually a very, very human story,” Accola says. “Look at it this way — there’s a point in your life where there’s something about you that your parents don’t agree with. Not that this was Caroline’s choice or her own doing, but now she has a lifestyle her parents don’t agree with. Is there still going to be that unconditional love that a mother’s supposed to have for her child? Is that going to still exist? It’s not just a vampire story. It’s a growing-up story.”
“Oh I don’t see that happening anytime soon,” Ian said of Katherine’s possible (eventual?) demise. “She’s wreaking havoc, man. She’s the cornerstone for that havoc. She’s the Damon of last year, so I don’t see her going anywhere. She’s a major catalyst for a lot,” he explained.
“She’s out of her mind,” Ian said. “And you know what, she’s doing whatever she’s doing out of whatever reason. I don’t even know. It could be for love, it could be for survival, it could be vengeance. I actually don’t know. When we do find that out, I’m very much look forward to that.”
What has changed for Damon?
I think that what’s sort of thrown Damon for a loop is what he said at the end of the finale, “I came to this town wanting to destroy it and everything in it, and now I find myself wanted to protect it.” How the hell does that happen? I think that it happens because when you forge relationships with people you raise stakes, you have something to lose. For someone who’s never had anything to lose, it’s throwing him a bit. It’s fun to play, but I think there are a lot of things that are about to pop up that are going to make for some action.
Read the entire Ian Somerhalder interview at TV Fanatic.
Do you think Caroline took it easy on Damon, considering everything he put her through?
Definitely. At the same time, Caroline is very new to this whole world of being a vampire and what she’s capable of and what she’s not capable of. In order to become a vampire, part of you dies. It’s a very traumatizing thing. That fact that Damon has already tried to kill her again… she doesn’t know how powerful he is. In her mind, what if he’s as powerful as Katherine? I think there’s only so much playing with fire you want to do when you’re already half dead. It’d be a little scary to push his buttons too much until she knows what she’s capable of, and more importantly, what he is capable of.
The rest of TV Fanatic chat with Candice can be found here.
An HT+1 Member Exclusive:* The Cast of The Vampire Diaries Appearing at Stonebriar Centre Mall
Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) & Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes) from The Vampire Diaries will be signing autographs* at the Stonebriar Centre Mall Hot Topic located at 2601 Preston Rd., Frisco, TX 75034 on Saturday, October 9th at 4:00 PM! HT+1 Members can purchase The Vampire Diaries Event T-shirt from the Stonebriar Centre Mall Hot Topic and receive a wristband** that guarantees the opportunity to meet the cast! Need more info? Then call the Stonebriar Centre Mall Hot Topic at 972.377.2157.
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Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert) & Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) from The Vampire Diaries will be signing autographs* at the Westfield Fox Valley Hot Topic located at 195 Fox Valley Center, Aurora, IL 60504 on Saturday, October 16 at 4:00 PM! HT+1 Members can purchase The Vampire Diaries Event T-shirt from the Westfield Fox Valley Hot Topic and receive a wristband** that guarantees the opportunity to meet the cast! Need more info? Then call the Stonebriar Centre Mall Hot Topic at 630.236.6970.