Yesterday, it was a big day for Sara Canning. Lots of interviews with her surfaced, mainly about last night’s episode. Besides, Sara opened up about clueless Aunt Jenna, what’s to come between her and Alaric and whether she’ll come out of the dark any time soon. Snippets can be found below and click on the links above them for more.
“I can’t say whether or not she’ll find out that there are vampires running around town, but the seed has definitely been planted,” Canning offers, referring to evil Uncle John (David Anders) insinuating that things aren’t quite what they seem — namely, her relationship with Ric (Matt Davis). “Now she’s wondering if she’s been too trusting.”
How has Aunt Jenna changed this year?
In the first season, we watched her grow into her own and realize that she does know how to make some smart choices, not only with Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) but with her own relationship issues. That’s carried over into the second season, where she is on good terms with Elena and Jeremy, and in the second half of the season there is going to be a stronger arc for Jenna. The first part of second season there was a lot going on around her that she was unaware was happening.
“It’s fun because we know there’s an element of danger to that,” Canning said of Jenna’s dealings with the baddie vamp. “Also, Elijah is pretty significant in the storyline right now, so it’s nice that Jenna’s in that storyline with him. And he’s a fun character…and maybe something happens between them. Who knows?”
“There’s a wall that’s being built within Jenna now,” she continues. “We’re going to watch her deal with that — and she’s NOT quiet about her opinions. We’ll see how long she sits on that uncertainty before talking to Alaric.”