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.

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Io9 chat with Andrew Chambliss, major spoiler on The House Guest

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.

Vote for your favorite TVD writer for the 2010 VampireSite Awards


Next VampireSite award poll is up and guess what? It’s about your favorite writers from Vampire Diaries season 1. It’s about the people, who make the show what it is along with all the crew, of course. It’s about the people, who create such unpredictable twists and keep the show interesting. So, head on over VampireSite.net and vote for your favorite! It won’t take long and they deserve your votes. Click here to get yours in.