New interviews with Julie and Steven + more Zap2it’s set videos & TCA Tour quotes

Carina Mackenzie has posted two new video reports of her recent “Vampire Diaries” cast visits. In the first one, she chats to Katerina Graham about Damon and Bonnie. Kat shares her opinion on whether or not the two can become friends (or “more than that”), Ian Somerhalder himself and her character’s triangle with Jeremy and Luka. Read an extract here and the rest of the article (+ video) is up at Zap2it.

Meanwhile, Bonnie has her hands full juggling her feelings for Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Luka (Bryton James). “We’ll see how everything unfolds. I love where Bonnie is right now. I love that she’s with innocent Jeremy and they have this very innocence about them, and I love that connection, and think that a lot of kids can relate to that. Being that they’re friends first, and they’re really creating a foundation of friendship first, and trust, and then moving from there.”

The second report is related to Ian Somerhalder’s latest Twitter photo. It features Damon, new reporter in town Andie Star (who we wrote about last month) and third wheel Alaric. According to the actor himself, Andie is Damon’s new love interest. But don’t you think she’s acting on free will – Mr. Salvatore is compelling her, so that he can use her as a “blood source”. To learn more about Andie, head over to Zap2it or simply watch the video below.

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Fanbolt and The TV Chick also posted their chats with Julie Plec and Steven R. McQueen, respectively. Julie answers fan questions, such as what’s Bonnie’s family history, what’s ahead for Bamon and Delena and how does Klaus’s casting go. There’s even a tiny little mention of the “Vampire Diaries” finale (of the season and the series both). Find the answers of all these questions over at Fanbolt. On the other hand, Steven talks to Alix about Jeremy’s development so far, his attitude to Bonnie and Elena as well as what we can look forward to in the second half of the season. Visit The TV Chick for the entire chat.

Finally, Teen Television has some more quotes from the Winter TCA Panel. Nina and Candice discuss their characters’ progress, what has drawn them to playing on a vampire show, what to expect in the near future and more. Check out the full story at Teen Television, thanks to Vampire-Diaries.net for the heads up!

Spoilers galore: Vampire Diaries in EW, Plec spills to TV Guide & TV Fanatic, PopWatch previews Damon’s bedroom + more

This week has brought “Vampire Diaries” fans a lot of scoop. First, Mega Buzz posted an interesting snippet from Julie Plec saying “the vampire-werewolf conflict is going to go from a simmer to a boil.” The executive producer also comments on Tyler and Jules’s relationship status, visit TV Guide for the entire story.

Julie Plec talked to one more TV Guide reporter – Carita Rizo. In Julie’s chat with her (which you can find here), she discusses Klaus (how surprising, isn’t it?), how the curse will affect Rose and everyone else as well as what’s ahead for Damon and Elena.

Gabrielle Compolongo posted part two of her interview with Plec. The writer compares Klaus vs. Elijah, teases the Originals, the Katherine-stuck-in-the-tomb situation, Luka and his dad, etc. Plus, she answers the question whether Elena and Damon will ever get together. Head over to TV Fanatic to find out, but first, read on to understand what you can look forward to when the show returns.

In a summation, what can you tell us about the second half of season two?
We’ve set a lot of things in motion, and we’re going to come to the end of what we’re calling our werewolf chapter, which will really take that story to a really dark place and really change a lot of characters’ lives, not necessarily in a good way. We are going to dig deeper into the secrets of our new witches and what Bonnie’s role is going to be in their story, and of course, it’s all about the fear of the impending Klaus, and who’s going to be fighting on who’s side, who’s bond is with who, who’s going to betray whom, and is this curse going to be lifted at the hands of a sacrifice that would kill Elena. We’re full steam ahead.

Los Angeles Times has a nice review of Nina’s quotes said at the CW Winter TCA Panel and Party last week. The actress comments on playing the very different from one another Elena and Katherine. She also shares her speculations about whether or not Ms. Pierce will come out of the tomb, if  Elena will keep her promise to Elijah and more. Read the full article at Show Tracker.

Ian Somerhalder hasn’t dallied, too. He recently revealed PopWatch what Damon’s bedroom looked like. Kevin and Julie joined him to talk about his character’s bathroom. According to them, there will be a bath scene in one episode, and a shower scene in the next. We couldn’t ask for more, could we? Check out the rest of the interview over at Entertainment Weekly.

“The Vampire Diaries” is also featured in the latest issue of EW. The Salvatore Boarding House has the spread in HQ, and Vampire-Diaries.net published a great recap of the major hints. Both the scans and the article are up at their site.

Candice & Kevin open up at TCA Press Tour, Inside TV talks to Daniel Gillies

Some interviews surfaced in the past few days. First of all, Wetpaint caught up with Candice Accola at the Television Critics Association Tour to talk about Caroline and Tyler. The chat is rather short, but quite interesting. Head over to their site for the entire story.

Does anything happen in those?

Yes. There are interactions between Tyler and Caroline. I think the thing to remember is that Caroline’s been lying to Tyler. And also, there are more werewolves coming into town. So how that’s going to sway Tyler in the kind of man that he wants to be is going to be very interesting. How that affects Caroline and Tyler’s relationship and friendship is going to be interesting. Caroline and Matt, whether anything is going to spark. That’s a triangle — there are many triangles. It’s become a whole geometry problem within the town of Mystic Falls. But I think what’s really wonderful is that a lot of supernatural qualities of the show has been going on, and that’s obviously going to continue, but in the next couple of episodes there are a lot of very human questions being asked that are more based on relationships.

Wetpaint talked to Kevin Williamson as well. The interview is separated in two parts (part one and part two). It touches on everything “Vampire Diaries” including Klaus’s casting (of course), Damon’s shower scene and the possibility of a gay character coming up this season. Beware of spoilers!

Are you casting a name we already know or someone new?
We’re looking at both — people who might be familiar to an audience. But most importantly, we want the right actor. So I’m guessing it’ll probably be someone we don’t know.

In addition to the gay character rumours, Michael Jensen says it wouldn’t be a werewolf. Williamson explained his decision saying that would be “too obvious.” Read Jensen’s article over at AfterElton.com.

Fancast has a report of the main spoilers spilled by the executive producer. According to Carrie Borzillo, “the Elena/Katherine dichotomy will continue to take twists and turns.” Visit Carrie’s Fancast page for her full recap.

Daniel Gillies (who is already on Twitter) had his moment, too. In this interview with Inside TV, the actor comments on Elijah, his upcoming integration into the town and who he thinks should play Klaus. Plus, Daniel teases Elijah knows John Gilbert and has scenes with him. Find out more at Entertainment Weekly.

Nina’s Elle Magazine feature, fan questions answered at 2011 Winter TCA Press Tour

Thanks to Nina Dobrev Network for the heads up that the actress is featured in ELLE February 2011 issue. The scans are courtesy of Loving Lea Michelle, so please, credit her and NDN when re-post.

Also, Hollywood News caught up with Nina and Candice at The CW’s 2011 Winter cocktail party to talk about “The Vampire Diaries”. Some interesting questions asked, such as “What’s been your favorite vampire moment as vampire Caroline?” and “Will Katherine die in the tomb or will she escape?”. Find their answers below and read the rest of the chat over at HollywoodNews.com.

Q: What’s been your favorite vampire moment as vampire Caroline?

CA: Favorite vampire moment was the “Hi mom” moment as it’s referred to at this point where the fact that I got to go to work and within one week I got to kick a very hot werewolf in the nuts into a tree and I also got to pistol whip a cop and bite his neck. I mean, I’m a pretty girly girl so the fact that they gave me the opportunity to step up and kick some major ass was fun.

Q: Will Katherine die in the tomb or will she escape?

ND: I don’t know, will she? I will tell you that I am going tomb crazy myself. I’ve been in the same wardrobe for six episodes. Every time I shoot that, they have to actually make my hair dirty and mess it up. I feel dirty and gross and I want to shower. I’m ready to come out of the tomb too. I’m ready to never be in the tomb ever again.

Nina and Candice at 2011 CW Winter TCA Panel & Party, January 14th

Last Friday, Nina Dobrev and Candice Accola spoke at the 2011 Winter TCA Press Tour: “Kick-Ass Women of the CW” Panel. They joined Hellcats’ Aly Michalka, Maggie Q and Lyndsy Fonseca from Nikita as well as Smallville’s Erica Durance. They all looked marvellous, so much beauty in one place! Executive producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec were there, too. After (I think) the panel, the stars attended The CW’s 2011 Winter TCA Party. Photos, recaps and interviews are all below. Click on the images to access various picture galleries, such as Vampire Diaries Web‘s, Nina Dobrev Network‘s and Candice Accola Web‘s.


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Hollywood News: Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev and Candice Accola answer fan questions

Last, but not least Eric Goldman at IGN tweeted a new “Vampire Diaries” poster. He came across it during the tour. There were “Smallville” and “Nikita” ones, too, just in case you’re curious. Keep your fingers crossed for a high quality version!