Nina Dobrev teases the finale, Daniel Gillies on Elena’s influence + Julie spills up to TV Guide

Amy Wilkinson (@amymwilk) has posted her latest dose of “Vampire Diaries” goodies. In this video interview, Nina teases what to expect from “As I Lay Dying”, which, according to her, prepares the audience for season 3. The entire article is up over at Hollywood Crush.

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PopWrap‘s Jarett Wieselman continues his “Vampire Diaries” interview series with the following chat. In it, Daniel Gillies discusses Elijah’s personality and humanity (or what’s left of it) as well as his connection with Elena. Check out an excerpt here and head over to NYPost for the whole material.

PW: So you think there might be something more to their relationship?
Daniel: There’s no question that he’s enchanted by Elena but it’s not as simplistic as needing to be with this girl — I just think he’s more fascinated by her as a study in the potential of what a person can be. I think that if he does survive [the finale] and leaves Mystic Falls, I don’t think he can stay away because she’s too much of a miracle for him. There’s something in her that’s also in him – I don’t mean to be grotesque about it and frame this in a romantic context, but there’s a spiritual quality they share and that’s going to be very difficult for him to not return to.

Finally, Robyn Ross has released part one of her exclusive interview with Julie Plec. The producer and writer explains the (bloody) events around the Sacrifice and leave no clueless innocence, and shares her expectations for the May 12th finale. Visit TV Guide for more and come back tomorrow for the next part!

The penultimate episode was epic, how can the finale compare?
Plec: The last episode was clearly the season finale of our mythology storyline. We went all out and that was as deliberate choice knowing that the story we wanted to tell in our season finale is actually the emotional resolution of the season. We also want to really give the audience a window to where we’re going in Season 3, a taste of what the series is going to be like as we move forward.

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As I Lay Dying (222, season finale!) trailer + Mystic Diaries latest part

It’s here, folks. After this Thursday’s airing of “The Sun Also Rises”, there’s just one episode left for season two. In case you’ve been living in a cage for the last couple of weeks, you should know that it’s has the rather ominous title “As I Lay Dying”. Synopsis and stills can be found in the sidebar. And thaks to Vampire-Diaries.net for the heads up that the song used in the promo is called “Ship of Fools” by FirstCom Music. It’s not available for download, but you can still listen to it at the company’s site.

WARNING: There’s a character back, which makes this trailer even more spoilery than usual. Steer clear unless you like spoilers.

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Last week, another part of Mystic Diaries series was released. In it, Nina Dobrev and Candice Accola take you behind the scenes of episode 18 and 20. Michael, Ian, John Cockman (Alaric’s stunt coordinator) and Matt himself also appear. Check out more gabryssskaaa’s videos on her channel and visit The Vampire Diaries Lair for previous parts.

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More chat goodness: Joseph Morgan, Candice Accola, Michael Trevino & more

May has probably been the busiest month of the year for “Vampire Diaries” stars. They have been giving hundreds of interviews, mainly about the May 12th finale and next season. Below, you’ll find chats with Joseph, Candice, Michael, Zach, Michaela and Lisa. The usual spoiler warning is available once again.

Joseph Morgan

PopWrap: Joseph Morgan: I’m having the time of my life playing Klaus
The TV Chick: INTERVIEW: Joseph Morgan (Klaus) from The Vampire Diaries
Buddy TV: Exclusive Interview with ‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Joseph Morgan: ‘The Worst is Yet to Come’
E! Online: The Vampire Diaries’ Klaus Dishes on Tonight’s “Epic” Sacrifice
Wetpaint: Joseph Morgan on Klaus’ Lust for Life (and Death)
Starry Constellation Magazine: Joseph Morgan: Sinking In

Candice Accola/Michaela McManus/Lisa Tucker

TV Fanatic: Exclusive Video Interview: The Vampire Diaries’ Candice Accola Speaks to TV Fanatic!
Hollywood Life: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Scoop: Michaela McManus Spills On Tonight’s Big Sacrifice!
Hollywood Life: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Scoop: Expect ‘Intense’ Witch-On-Witch Action Tomorrow Night Tonight

Michael Trevino/Zach Roerig

Latina: EXCLUSIVE: Michael Trevino on ‘Vampire Diaries’: “Tyler is A Little Too Tough to be Sacrificed”
TV Fanatic: Exclusive: Zach Roerig Discusses Matt’s Love For Caroline, Survival Odds on The Vampire Diaries

KSiteTV and Zap2it’s reviews of The Last Day (220)

In case you don’t know, there was a press screening of tonight’s “The Last Day” at The CW yesterday. After it, Julie Plec and some “Vampire Diaries” cast members (Steven, Kat, Michael, Joseph and Daniel) sat down to discuss the episode. Lots of reporters attended, including Craig Byrne and Natalie Abrams. Check out their thoughts below and come back tomorrow for a master post with interviews.

TV Guide: 6 Reasons Why You Should Watch Vampire Diaries This Week

5. Klaus needs to hunt down his ritual shopping list items: The ritual, as we’ve heard before, needs a witch, a vampire, a doppelganger and a werewolf. Conveniently, the ritual coincides with the return of Tyler (Michael Trevino) to Mystic Falls. Even if you think you know who will fill each of those positions, you’re wrong — dead wrong.

KSiteTV: Advance Review: The Vampire Diaries “The Last Day”

Oh wait. No I haven’t said enough. One MORE thing: There’s more than one “I-did-not-see-that-coming” moment tonight. That’s probably to be expected from TVD, but just be warned. What you think will happen, is probably not what is going to happen. I credit the Vampire Diaries writing team with keeping it real and having the ability to surprise us constantly.

New Elena, Stefan & Damon poster + description and first look at season 2 finale

This newly released promotional poster of the trio is the latest one from the Ophelia-esque series. Ophelia is one of the main characters in William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”. If you don’t know her story, check out what a fan had to say about it. You can thank Vampire-Diaries.net for the poster, textless one can be found in their gallery. See individual versions of Elena, Stefan and Damon here. How many will die so that one could live in your opinion?

Official synopsis for the last episode of season 2 surfaced yesterday. Many thanks to VampireSite.net! The episode is directed by John Behring and written by Turi Meyer (hi there, “Smallville” fans!), Al Septien and Michael Narducci. Any guesses on who will lay dying?

THE BOND BETWEEN BROTHERS — While Mystic Falls presents a screening of “Gone with The Wind” in the town square, Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) memories of Katherine (Nina Dobrev) in 1864 mix with the reality of Elena (Nina Dobrev) in the present day. Stefan (Paul Wesley) pays a terrible personal price for his attempt to prevent a tragedy, and Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre) makes a deadly mistake while trying to keep everyone safe. More than one life hangs in the balance as the consequences of the sacrifice ritual play out to a horrifying conclusion.

Steven R. McQueen, Katerina Graham, Candice Accola and Matt Davis also star.

The first still from the finale was also revealed yesterday. Looks like things are getting pretty hot between Damon and Elena. And that fire in the background makes them even hotter. You can view the image under the cut and read Robyn Ross‘s article over at TV Guide.

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Chat time: Vampire Diaries finale scoop, Originals & sacrifices

Yes, you heard that right. It’s chat time again! With season two coming to an end, there’s been hundreds of interviews surfacing. I put them all together in this post for your safety and sanity. There are many topics discussed, especially the finale, the Curse of the Sun and the Moon and Klaus, of course. For more scoop, click on the Interview category at the top of the page.

Zap2it: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev on Katherine: ‘It must be a lonely place’

Don’t expect Katherine to stay down for long, though. “When she gets rejected, she wants it even more,” she says. “It’s the want-what-I-can’t-have syndrome. It makes the dynamic with Katherine and Damon a little bit more interesting because all of a sudden he doesn’t want her anymore. It’s kind of like ‘Oh, you don’t want me? I’m going to make you want me.’ It heightens the love triangle even more between those three.”

KTLA: Ian, Paul & Sara comment on Klaus

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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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Part 2 of Zap2it’s Kat Graham interview, Julie Plec on Klaus’s debut

As you all know, Carina Mackenzie visited the set of the show in Atlanta last month. In addition to the first part of her interview with Katerina, the reporter released part two. The actress talks mostly about her music career, future projects and charity. Check out the video here or over at Zap2it.

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EP Julie Plec has given some interviews this week. In this chat with Inside TV, she dishes about Klaus’s arrival, last week’s big twists and season 2 casualties. Head over to Entertainment Weekly for the whole article. HUGE spoiler warning to international fans, who haven’t seen episode 17 yet.

And now that we like Uncle John after he and Elena had their heart-to-heart, is Elena’s birth father going to die, too? “I have been waiting for a year for somebody to say, ‘Oh, I really like uncle John now,’ because we knew that we just had to find that pocket moment where [he and Elena] could connect on a real level, and we’ve been building to that very slowly and very subtly,” Plec laughs. “That, I swear to god, is one of my favorite scenes of the whole season.” Notice she didn’t answer our question…

She has also chatted to XFinity TV (Fancast’s new site name)’s Sara Bibel. Julie teases Mystic Falls’ 1960s decade dance, the countdown to Klaus, Tyler’s return and more. You can read an extract below, the entire story is up here. Beware of spoilers.

Every “Vampire Diaries” fan has his or her favorite couple. What can you tell me about the couples in Mystic Falls?
All the couples are about to realize that on the horizon there are difficult times in their relationship, for different reasons. Every relationship will be tested. Choices will be made. Things will change.

First stills from The Last Day (220), new promo photos of Paul & Ian

After the episode images for “The Last Dance” and “Klaus”, The CW has given us our first look at episode 20. Considering the fact that Damon and Alaric are together again, I assume that Klaus will be out of Alaric’s body by 220. More stills can be found over at VampireSite.net. Wondering whose last day will be April 28th…

New season 2 promotional images of Paul and Ian popped up as well. Paul’s promo was featured in this week’s TV Guide, while Ian’s one is from that ballet shoot. Click on the resized versions below to go to VampireSite.net’s gallery.

This week’s Know Thy Enemy webclip, more stills for The Last Dance

The CW has been treating us more than well lately. After the recently released extended promo, the network uploaded a “Know Thy Enemy” clip to their YouTube channel. It shows the good old trio, also known as Stefan, Damon and Katherine. The wait is over in two days!

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Also, Vampire Diaries Web has even more stills from next week’s “The Last Dance”. Click on the thumbnails below for the HQ versions. Episode description can be found here.