Io9 has a marvellous interview with “Vampire Diaries” writer Andrew Chambliss. He has worked on many episodes, such as “Bad Moon Rising”, “Katerina” and “The Dinner Party”. Andrew discusses almost everything, uncluding his sci-fi/fantasy obsession, the different shows he has written for through the years, etc. Thanks, Vampire-Diaries.net!
It seems like you’ve often been one of the younger (youngest?) writers in the room. Has that been a challenge?
I was pretty lucky to get staffed on Bionic Woman as young as I was (I think I was the youngest by two or three years), but I wasn’t treated any differently because of my age. In my head, I might have been wondering if people took me less seriously because I was the youngest writer in the room but at the end of the day a good idea is a good idea so the room or a good EP isn’t going to ignore it because of the age of the person who pitches it. But all that anxiety was on me, and I tried to squash that as quickly as possible so I wouldn’t psych myself out. I definitely think that I’ve gained a lot more confidence in the past three or four years but I think that comes more from experience rather than getting older.
HEAD OVER TO IO9 FOR THE REST OF THE CHAT.
TV Line‘s Michael Ausiello dropped a bomb yesterday’s afternoon (again!) by teasing what’s to happen in tomorrow’s “The House Guest”. It looks like the Matt/Caroline scene Carina Mackenzie wrote about earlier this month is from the same episode. Continue to read to find out more, beware of spoilers.
Question: Got any scoop on The Vampire Diaries? —Ellie
Ausiello: Thursday’s episode is not to be missed. It boasts two deaths, one super-romantic Matt/Caroline scene, and — in the hour’s final minutes — a doozy of a twist.