Spoilers galore: Klaus’s ritual, extreme loss of life + the year of the Originals

This season’s finale is coming closer and closer. The closer we get, the more chats surface. As we wrote yesterday, there was a press screening of last night’s episode on Wednesday. Most of the stories contain major spoilers for it (as well as the rest of the season), so I advise you not to read them unless you’ve seen it. This time, I decided to post just links to the articles since there are plenty of them and I feel like you’ll get a headache if there are segments from each one.

KSiteTV: The Vampire Diaries: Julie Plec Talks About Fan Favorite Elijah
VampireSite.net: Julie Plec Addresses Finale Spoilers & Possible Deaths
TV Line: The Vampire Diaries Death Toll ‘Will Be Extreme,’ But Who Will Be Left Standing for Season 3?
Zap2it: ‘The Vampire Diaries’: Season three will be the ‘year of the originals’
Zap2it: ‘The Vampire Diaries’: Michael Trevino returns, Damon makes a shocking choice
Examiner: From Damon & Stefan to Elijah & Klaus: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ brotherhood
Show Tracker: ‘The Vampire Diaries’: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and executive producer Julie Plec talk Originals
TV Guide: VIDEO: Vampire Diaries‘ Dawn Olivieri Does Her Best Ian Somerhalder Impression
Io9: Secrets of Klaus, the Baddest Ancient Vampire of Them All
Zap2it: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Joseph Morgan on Klaus and Damon: ‘I had to make him play on my terms’
The Show Girl: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Preview: More Originals, Tyler’s Return, Finale Death Count & More
Hollywood Crush: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Exec Producer Julie Plec Says ‘Loss Of Life Will Be Extreme’ In Coming Eps
Inside TV: ‘Vampire Diaries’: Joseph Morgan talks his inspiration for Klaus, and his pick to play the father of the Originals
Hollywood Life: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Joseph Morgan On Klaus’ Plans For Season Three & A Potential Elena-Elijah Romance
RedEye: Joseph Morgan has sexy ideas for Klaus on ‘The Vampire Diaries’
VampireSite.net: More From The Press Q&A: Kat Graham On Bonnie, Steven R. McQueen On Jeremy
TV Line: Vampire Diaries: Will Klaus’ Ritual Work? Will [Spoiler] Survive? How Will the Season End?
HitFix: Joseph Morgan discusses bringing Klaus to ‘Vampire Diaries’
Zap2it: ‘The Vampire Diaries’: Damon’s last chance with Elena, plus finale scoop
The Futon Critic: Interview: “The Vampire Diaries” Executive Producer Julie Plec
TV Guide: A Vampire Diaries Post-Mortem and a Preview of the Shocking Finale
The Show Girl: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Exec Producer Julie Plec Teases Next Week & the Finale

MTV chats to Dawn Olivieri, no potential TVD/Secret Circle crossovers

Hollywood Crush has recently met Dawn Olivieri, the actress who plays Andie Star. They chat about the reporter, her relationship with Damon and Elena being jealous (or is she?). Watch the video below and go to MTV for more “Vampire” stories.

Plus, THR has posted part two of their interview with Kevin Williamson. In it, the writer denies any crossovers between “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Secret Circle”. There have been some rumors about it on the Net, but apparently, they’re NOT true. Kevin also points out the similarities and differences between the two shows.

“You’ll watch us build another mythology based on L.J. Smith’s books that will become as twisty and turny as The Vampire Diaries [is] but with a whole new story,” Williamson explains. “There’s an epic love story that we hint at in the pilot that is going to blow up about two soulmates. It’s not as violent as The Vampire Diaries or as scary.”

THE WHOLE STORY – OVER AT THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Song list & ratings of The Last Dance (218), this week’s Klaus promo

There were quite a lot of tracks featured on “Vampire Diaries” last Thursday, as Chris Mollere promised. And they’re all revealed now, thanks to him again. Click on the links next to each one to download it. Huge thanks to Trent Dabbs for offering his version of “Last Kiss” for free download!

1. Patrick Stump “Spotlight (Oh Nostalgia)” – Amazon US, Amazon UK
2. Kula Shaker “Hush” – Amazon US, Amazon UK
3. The Mamas & The Papas “Dedicated To The One I Love” – Amazon US, Amazon UK
4. Trent Dabbs “Last Kiss” – Download for free
5. The Birthday Massacre “I Think We’re Alone Now” – Amazon US, Amazon UK
6. The Manhattans “I Wanna Be (Your Everything)” – Amazon US, Amazon UK
7. The Dollyrots “Dream Lover”

A few hours after the airing of the episode, TV by the Numbers posted its ratings. They’re a little higher than past week, but still unusually low. As much as I hate to say it, I’m disappointed again.

The CW’s The Vampire Diaries stayed at its season low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, while Nikita rose a tenth vs. last week to a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

Long live, one-minute trailers! The CW continues to surprise us (nicely, of course) by uploading longer and longer promos. Here’s “Klaus” one, featuring the entire Scooby-Doo gang. Englishmen! Flashbacks! Originals! Is this real life?

Interview round-up: TVD cast talks season 3, Zap2it sits down with Ian + Steven, Kat & Candice chats

I’m back and so are interviews! In anticipation of this week’s episode, a few chats have been released. Enjoy some excerpts below, more can be found at the links above them. They obviously don’t contain any spoilers for those who have already watched “The Last Dance”, but the rest must be careful.

TV Guide: Vampire Diaries’ Katerina Graham: “If Bonnie Ever Went Down, She’d Go Down with a Fight”

As previews show, Bonnie chooses to confront Klaus and prove that her powers are no joke. Still, Graham says, she’s not immune to typical teen insecurities. “Bonnie is filled with fear. She’s still only a 17-year-old girl and [is] scared, but is able to move forward and face her fears. That’s where her head is at: She can be scared out of her mind, but she presses forward and will do what she has to do.”

The Show Girl: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Cast Talks Klaus & Season 3 Wishes (VIDEO)

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Chat galore: TV Fanatic’s set visit, Julie Plec on what’s next for Damon, Zap2it talks to Nina + more

TV Fanatic‘s Gabrielle Compolongo paid a visit to the “Vampire Diaries” set last month. She posted a review of her experience as well as photos with the cast. Except hanging around in Atlanta, Gabrielle talked to Ian Somerhalder about season 2, Elena vs. Katherine and what Damon would do for the woman he loves. Both parts can be found at her blog.

In addition to EW’s 60′s style slideshow, Mandi Bierly has more quotes from Julie Plec. She particularly comments on Elena and Stefan’s reaction when they learn about Damon’s compulsion on reporter Andie Star. The raising tension between the Salvatore brothers is also mentioned. Read an excerpt here and go to Inside TV for the rest of the story.

The tension between the Salvatore Brothers will also continue to rise, Plec says, as they find themselves on opposite ends of a debate about the best methods to protect Elena. “I am fully a Team Salvatore shipper. I want the brothers to be brothers, and to love each other, and to be good to each other always, but that’s part of the journey of the show,” Plec says. “When you’ve got two guys who have feelings for the same girl, that’s not gonna be easy. And it starts to become particularly complicated as we get to the end of the season.”

Buffyfest met Andrew Chambliss during WonderCon’s Dark Horse Panel yesterday. Just in case you didn’t know, the writer is also working on Buffy’s season 9. He talks about writing for it and “Dollhouse” in general, but there are some “Vampire Diaries” questions, too. Great interview, especially for fans of “Buffy”! Check it all out here.

Carina Mackenzie definitely doesn’t waste her time. Besides chatting with Candice, the interviewer caught up with Nina Dobrev. The actress dishes on Damon’s influence in her character’s life, Elena’s immortality, etc. Watch a sneak peek below and stay tuned to Zap2it for more from your favourites.

Vampire Diaries preview for future episodes, more stills from Klaus (219) + new promo poster

CWtelevision has released a shiny new promo as an April present to all “Vampire Diaries” fans. It includes footage from at least three upcoming episodes as well as scenes with almost every character. There’s something for everyone, to put it mildly. The CW certainly knows how to please their viewers. Just five episodes left until season 2 finale. Are you ready for a ride?

Vampire Diaries Web has posted three more stills from “Klaus”. Unfortunately, there’s still not one of the “oldest vampire in the history of time”. Not that it comes as a surprise – I suppose the writers want to keep him a mystery. However, the new pictures offer a look at crying Elena and Jenna, plus rather shocked Damon and Andie. Looks like the girl’s still alive – you can’t deny she has luck. As to why the ladies are crying, we don’t know. But don’t worry – all will be revealed April 21st.

April Sweeps poster has also been revealed. It portrays “born to die” Elena surrounded by flowers. You can check it out along with some “Klaus” stills below. Head over to Vampire-Diaries.net for a textless version.

Interview round-up: New promo videos, LA Times chats with Julie, Candice’s reveals to EW & MTV + more

Even though the show is on too-long hiatus this month, we can’t complain of lack of interviews. Various reporters have talked to the cast lately, such as Show Tracker, Zap2it‘s Carina Mackenzie and Hollywood Crush. We gathered all the articles in one post for your sanity. Check out the best quotes below and click on the links for the entire stories. And if you’d like to ask the writers a question yourself, head over to Vampire Diaries’ official Facebook page.

PopWrap: Dawn Olivieri: You never really die on ‘Vampire Diaries’

PW: Right, especially when that choice involves suffering from a fictional malady.
Dawn: Totally. What’s funny to me is that the writers are really showing what it’s doing to Damon. In season one, he was compelling Vicki and it became disastrous. He may have entered this situation thinking it could be a similar case, but it’s turning out much differently for Damon, which has been an interesting turn. He’s not just able to shrug her off like he thought he could. I can’t wait for you guys to see episode 19 – there’s a lot of Andie and Damon in that one. Some big things go down.

Show Tracker: ‘The Vampire Diaries’: Remembering the dead with executive producer Julie Plec

That constant dark cloud over Mystic Falls means no one is safe forever, not even the show’s main trio of Elena (Nina Dobrev), Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder). “I think that there are people who are safe for quite a long time,” Plec says. “But the rule always applies. Anything can happen at any time, and not everybody’s going to like it, and not everyone’s going to be happy about it.” While Elena, Stefan and Damon are probably not going anywhere soon, it does seem likely there will be more casualties when the series returns April 7. “I think we’ve got about 20 characters working at this point. Yes, there will be a percentage of them that will not make it to season three.”

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Zap2it chats to Nina and Sara, People’s video with Canning + Assignment X’s Candice interview

Zap2it recently chatted with two “Vampire Diaries” stars – Nina Dobrev and Sara Canning (click for read the chats). In her interview with Nina, Carina Mackenzie does her best to find out if Katherine gets her way out of the tomb any time soon. For that, she goes straight to executive producer Julie Plec and Nina herself. Continue to read for the scoop and visit Zap2it for more.

So you can bet Dobrev is looking forward to Katherine taking a nice long bath when she climbs out of that cave. “She’s plotting her way out,” she says. “She’s a woman who likes to be in control and when she’s not, she’s not happy.”

On the other hand, Sara gushes to Carina about tonight’s episode (215) and Aunt Jenna’s attitude towards Alaric and Elijah both. She also talks about the Sommers storyline and if she or Matt will learn the truth behind Mystic Falls by the end of the season. The full interview is up over at Zap2it.

People Magazine has a video interview with Canning where she explains her vampire obsession. She also reveals what supernatural creature she’d like to be. Watch the entire thing at People’s site.

And Assignment X had the chance to talk to Candice Accola. She spills up about Caroline in season 2, her friendship with Elena and Bonnie, what’s ahead for mother and daughter and more. Find an extract below and go here for the rest of the chat.

AX: It seems like Caroline still wants to maintain her friendships from high school with human Elena and witch Bonnie [Katerina Graham], though is the friendship with Bonnie still a struggle, with Bonnie being so anti-vampire?

ACCOLA: The relationships amongst the women on the show have gotten a little bit sidetracked throughout this season, just because, whether it’s romantic triangles or whether it’s [other problems], they’ve got their own personal dramas that they’re trying to figure out. In the episodes coming up, you will start to see the women leaning on each other a little bit more, which is a beautiful thing, because you need those friendships.

AX: It seems like Caroline still wants to maintain her friendships from high school with human Elena and witch Bonnie [Katerina Graham], though is the friendship with Bonnie still a struggle, with Bonnie being so anti-vampire?

ACCOLA: The relationships amongst the women on the show have gotten a little bit sidetracked throughout this season, just because, whether it’s romantic triangles or whether it’s [other problems], they’ve got their own personal dramas that they’re trying to figure out. In the episodes coming up, you will start to see the women leaning on each other a little bit more, which is a beautiful thing, because you need those friendships.

Chats, chats, chats: Zimbio interview with Sara Canning, Dawn Olivieri talks to TV Guide & EW + Steven spills up to The TV Chick

Thanks to Vampire-Diaries.net for the heads up on this Zimbio chat with Sara Canning. She comments on her career before the show, castmate Matt Davis and shooting love scenes with him. Tonight’s episode is also mentioned. Read the entire story over at Zimbio.

Zimbio: What is your typical day like filming on Vampire Diaries?
Sara: Getting up really early. I do a vocal warm-up in my car. Then I show up to set and go into hair and makeup; there’s anywhere from one to six of us in there at any time. The cast are my really great friends but also great people to watch work. We all jive together really well. Last week I shot a scene with six other cast members, it was all of us, for one day, in one room, shooting a bunch of scenes. And we just looked at each other and were like, ‘How good do we have it?’

Guest star Dawn Olivieri was interviewed this week, too. Robyn Ross has a wonderful chat with her up at TV Guide. She teases tonight’s “dinner party”, what the future holds for her and how long Andie will stick around town.

Mandi Bierly caught up with Dawn as well. The star dishes about Damon’s compulsion on her character, how it affects her as well as the struggle she’s going through. Visit Inside TV for all this + some great stories.

Also, The TV Chick posted her interview with Steven R. McQueen today. The actor discusses THE kiss, the consequences of it, the relationship between the Gilberts, etc. And here’s what he’d like to see next for Jeremy:

And what would you like to see from Jeremy coming up in the 2nd half of season 2? He’s really taken on this nice big role.
I think it’d be interesting to see him be more involved with his family legacy and starting to get involved with the training of being a vampire hunter. Whether Alaric takes him under his wing, or Uncle John, and just kind of get mentored in the right direction.

Head over to The TV Chick for the rest of the article.

The Dinner Party (215) webclip

No, you’re not dreaming. The CW did release a preview clip for next week’s episode last night. It features Alaric, Damon and Andie as well as Elijah and Jenna. Basically, the reporter offers the others to have a dinner party hosted by the Salvatore brother himself. Damon, Alaric and Elijah in one room? Sounds like it will be quite a party.