PopWrap’s interviews with Nina Dobrev & Stephen Amell: “It’s survival of the fittest.”

Looks like it’s “Vampire Diaries” week at PopWrap. After posting his interview with former guest star Stephen Amell, Jarett Wieselman has published his Nina Dobrev chat today. The actor, who played Brady, comments on filming “Daddy Issues” with Candice Accola, auditioning for Mason and Elijah as well as his other projects.

PW: I’m guessing that happened after filming Caroline’s torture scene?
Stephen: Yes. That was a really fun scene, and all the credit there goes to Candice Accola. She was the one with small explosives strapped to her arms, fishing bullets out of her skull. I just sat back and got to be creepy [laughs]. That was a fun scene.

On the other hand, Nina spills up about balancing between two characters, Katherine’s different faces, last week’s and this week’s shocking twists, etc. You can find an interesting quote below and go to New York Post for the full story.

PW: Will this finale set up the events of season three the way “Founder’s Day” set up season two?
Nina: It does. There’s not just one – there’s two or three kind of big twists that change the course of everyone’s lives, and they’re unexpected. It affects Damon & Elena hugely. It effects Stefan more than anyone would have imagined. Jeremy’s life is just completely turned around, and almost confusing – you’ll see why soon enough. But it initiates these storylines that will flourish in season three.

Additional stills for Rose (208) and Crying Wolf (214)

Remember those new episode stills we posted last week? Well, in case they weren’t enough for you, we have some more to show you. Undisclosed Desires has new images from 208 “Rose”, whereas NDN and Vampire Diaries Central posted a few “Crying Wolf” ones. Check out a tease below and click on each still for more.


Spoilers selection: Crying wolf promo, synopsis of 215 & 216, episode stills and more

TV Line has recently reported that the search for Klaus is finally over. The legendary vampire will be probably played by Joseph Morgan. As you can guess, this immediately became top “Vampire Diaries” news. Although the actor’s credits include mostly British films and TV series, he does have some intriguing roles. Back in 2003, he starred in “Master and Commander” along with Russell Crow. Morgan has also played Philotas in the biography movie about the life of Alexander the Great (starring Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie). Something about his face (right) reminds me of Klaus. I think he would make a fierce Original! What’s your opinion? Learn more over at TV Line.

Let’s continue with the tidbits, shall we? In this article, Natalie Abrams reviews the latest TVD spoilers from TV Guide. She comments on the showdown between vampires and werewolves, warlocks Martin, Jr. and Martin, Sr., Elena’s destiny, etc. Great recap, especially if you haven’t had a chance to caught up with the news lately!

TV Guide Magazine also highlights the top moments from “Daddy Issues” in its 7-13 February issue. As usual, spoiler warning for the ones, who haven’t seen the episode yet. HUGE thanks to tariel22 via @tvdfansonline, the scan is up at their site!

Clevver TV caught up with Stephen Amell’s (Brady) cousin, Robbie last week. He spills up about his cousin’s guest role on “The Vampire Diaries”, teasing he’s going be around for two episodes. It means 214 “Crying Wolf” is his final ep. Why is he gone after only two weeks? Are the Salvatore brothers to blame? That, we’ll see this Thursday. For now, enjoy Clevver TV’s report. Thanks, Vampire Diaries Online!

Official descriptions for episode 15 (“The Dinner Party”) and 16 (“The House Guest”) (click to visit VampireSite.net) have been released as well. Airing February 17th and February 24th, respectively.

In addition to “The Dinner Party” synopsis, episode stills have been revealed. Third flashback episode this season = plenty of Stefan and Damon. Head over to Vampire Diaries Web to check the images out.

CW television has uploaded an extended trailer for “Crying Wolf”. This week, “a romantic getaway is about to get some unwanted guests”. All new “The Vampire Diaries” Thursday 8/7c. See you there!

Interview round-up: IGN chats with Nina and Candice, Ian talks to PopWrap + TV Line & more

First of all, I’m SO terribly sorry I haven’t been around lately. With the end of the term, I had no time to surf the Internet. I also had some health problems, so it was impossible for me to post. However, I’m better now and will be able to update the blog. If I disappear for some time in the future, it would be because my health is getting worse again. My apologies in advance.

I have lots of things to catch up with, so I decided to start with the chats. In this post, you will find all the discussions with the cast websites have posted recently (old and new both). To make things easy for you (since there are plenty of them), I separated the articles. Basically, if you’re particularly interested in Nina’s interview, you can find them all under her name.

Nina Dobrev

IGN: The Vampire Diaries: Nina Dobrev on Katherine’s Next Step
CW Source: Nina Dobrev – Katherine & Elena – TVD
TV Squad: Nina Dobrev & Candice Accola Talk ‘Vampire Diaries’ Return, Casting Klaus & More (VIDEO)

Ian Somerhalder

PopWrap: Ian Somerhalder: Damon’s fighting for something bigger than himself
TV Line: Ian Somerhalder on Damon’s New Girlfriend, Vampire Diaries Death: ‘No One Is Safe’
Zap2it: ‘The Vampire Diaries’: Ian Somerhalder on Damon and Elena developments
TV Guide: VIDEO: Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder Wants Damon and Elena to Make Out Already
FanBolt: Interview: Ian Somerhalder From ‘The Vampire Diaries’

Candice Accola

TV Squad: Nina Dobrev & Candice Accola Talk ‘Vampire Diaries’ Return, Casting Klaus & More (VIDEO)
IGN: Candice Accola Previews The Vampire Diaries’ Return
FanBolt: Interview: Candice Accola From ‘The Vampire Diaries’

More chats – after the break

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Zap2it & EW: More tidbits from the Vampire Diaries cast

Zap2it‘s @cadlymack hasn’t been doing anything but teasing us this week. Following her video interviews with Kat and Ian, fellow “Vampire Diaries” fan published new snippets from Wesley and Dobrev as well as clips featuring Somerhalder and Trevino (click to check them out).

Before things go terribly wrong, fans of Stefan and Elena as a couple will be pleased to see some sweet, happy moments, including an emotional scene where they discuss the reality of Elena’s mortality. After all, if Elena remains human, she is inevitably going to age and someday die — while Stefan will stay 17 forever. “There’s a lovely scene that we do at the lake house discussing that,” Wesley says. “Touching lightly upon it without hitting you over the head, you know what I mean? It’s really kind of beautiful.”

Read the rest of the chat with Paul here.

“She feels like everyone around her is against her,” Dobrev says. “She has one thing in mind: she wants to sacrifice herself to save her family and her friends, and they are hell-bent on stopping her. It almost feels like everyone is against her. Now, her father comes home on top of everything, and he’s in cahoots with everyone about it.”

The entire Nina interview – at Zap2it.

EW‘s recently caught up with Michael Trevino and Ian Somerhalder, too. Michael speculates what could happen when already too confused Tyler finds about the Sun and the Moon curse. The actor also spoils his character will have some serious choices to make rather sooner than later – and they will have quite an impact on vampires and werewolves both. Visit PopWatch for the full story.

On the other hand, Ian talks about filming while having walking pneumonia. As you probably remember, Mr. Somerhalder was sick in the last two months of 2010 – in other words, from episode 9 to 12. Despite that fact, he didn’t go home (as normal people would do), but continue shooting. Marcos Siega’s return and the possibility of “Vampire Diaries” set cursed are also mentioned. Find the whole article over at Inside TV.

Oh, and there’s a “Where Were We” slideshow up at Entertainment Weekly. It includes tidbits from almost every cast member. Must read!

Michaela McManus chats to Inside TV, Damon’s shower scene takes place in episode 13

Inside TV has talked to lots of cast members latterly. Mandi last chatted to the newest arrival in Atlanta/Mystic Falls, Michaela McManus. She mainly comments on the men of the show, including Mason and Tyler Lockwood, werewolf buddy Brady and unique Damon. Michaela doesn’t omit to drop some hints about the second half of the season as well, so be careful.

Asked if she’s gotten to film a transformation scene yet, she says she’s shot a partial one: “Coming out of it is what I filmed. When they turn, they transform into this beast, and the morning after, it’s discovering what happened last night. It’s kind of like blacking out when they turn. They’re not necessarily conscious of what they’re doing.” For the first time in her career, McManus is doing stunt work and she’s loving it. “Jules gets pretty physical, and I think people will be impressed with her skills,” she says. “[The show] is doing a lot more action. It’s something to tune in for.”

Head over to Entertainment Weekly for the full interview.

Also, Sandra Gonzales is reporting we’ll have the enormous pleasure to see the notorious shower scene of Damon’s in 213 “Daddy Issues”. The episode airs February 3rd, so mark your calendars!

Heather asks: Thank you for all The Vampire Diaries EW has covered lately! Now, any word on the upcoming Damon shower scene I’ve been hearing about?
No word on the identity of the “beautiful girl” he shares the scene with, but I can confirm it takes place in episode 13 and airs Feb. 3. So mark it with a giant smiley face with fangs on your TV calendars. (I’m not the only one who has one, right?)

Another friend of Mason’s coming to Mystic Falls

Yeah, Mason definitely had plenty of friends. After Jules, comes Brady. As Kristin is reporting, this character will be played by Stephen Amell. The latest addition to the Vampire Diaries’ hottie team was also auditioning for the lead role in “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”. Brady is described as “a loyal friend or your worst enemy”. Depending on who you are, of course.

Producers tell us this about Amell’s character: “Stephen plays Brady—an old friend of Mason Lockwood who blows into town with a vengeance. [He’s a] loyal friend or your worst enemy depending on who you are. Did we mention he was hot?” (We believe you about the hotness—good looks and the werewolf gene are quite obviously linked!)

Learn more at Watch With Kristin. Then come back to drown in Amell’s bluuue eyes.