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.”
IGN: We saw a little bit in that very episode of the dynamic between Stefan and Caroline again, who has become a friend and mentor to her in a way that we never could have conceived of before she became a vampire. Is that something we might see explored further?
Accola: I hope so. I really love working with Paul [Wesley] and I also think it is a really great friendship. I love how those scenes come together. I think the character of Stefan really has this kind of newfound sense of protection. I think it gives both characters really great opportunities to show their capacity for being a good friend.
Was the torture scene difficult to film? Because it was difficult to watch, in a good way.
Thank you! I definitely take that as a compliment. Any time you read those kinds of scenes in a script, it is kind of a bittersweet thing because you know what you’re going to want to put yourself through in order to get the best out of it. And also, yeah, it’s long hours in a confined space. All that was shot really in a little trailer. Shoving 15 people into one trailer…. And I was in a cage that was unable to be unlocked from the inside. The surroundings just helped out so wonderfully and were such a wonderful tool to use within the scene. I was excited, though. It was a wonderfully daunting task, but those are always the best, ’cause that’s when you see what you’re capable of doing.
But back to the not-so-fun moments—like evil Katherine: “She’s always not just two steps ahead, she’s 10 steps ahead of everyone’s thought process,” Candice says. “So I think she definitely has an agenda that she wants to see played out, and whether or not that includes Caroline, it will be interesting to see how that comes around.”
“I think that all the episodes have been so wonderfully heavy and meaty, I think that they are bringing back just elements of fun again,” said Candice, who shared that she originally moved to Los Angeles to become a singer and that she was totally excited when she learned the writers wanted to incorporate her skill into the episode. “That’s kind of what the moment is about. It’s just fun and you know, it’s youthful and it’s just Caroline just being silly Caroline from season one again.”