Collider chats to Joseph Morgan, Jeremy’s upcoming action

Collider‘s Christina Radish has recently chatted on the phone with actor Joseph Morgan. Some of the topics covered: playing the villain, what he’d like to see from Klaus in the future and his attitude towards the Salvatore brothers. Read an extract below and visit Collider’s site for the rest.

What do you think Klaus thinks of the Salvatore brothers? Does he feel that one is more of a thorn in his side than the other?

MORGAN: Maybe. Damon he just thinks is a loose canon. These guys are 160 years old, and he’s been around for probably 10 times that. At worst, they’re a nuisance to him. I don’t think he really sees either of them as a serious threat. Stefan (Paul Wesley) is more predictable for him because he’s in love with Elena (Nina Dobrev) in a way that is honorable. He can predict what Stefan will do and can manipulate that. Damon is a little more difficult because he is so unstacked. He doesn’t seem to value his own life very much, so he will turn up and say, “I killed your witch, and you can kill me if you want,” and just see what happens. That is probably a little more of a nuisance to Klaus, and also a little more impacting as well. He really puts himself out there and Klaus definitely has a fascination with that. I think there is also a fascination with Katherine because of that.

Over at EW, Steven R. McQueen gushes about Jeremy and the “kiss of the death”. Inside TV has got the scoop on Jeremy’s action this Thursday and his relationship with Bonnie. Get it below and head over to Entertainment Weekly for more on your favourites.

Vampire Diaries please! — Colleen

At the Thor premiere, we caught up with Steven R. McQueen, who dished on Jeremy’s upcoming action. “He takes part in the action in a way. That’s all I can reveal.” No, it’s not. “Working with Kat [Graham] has been so great. She is a great actress and an even better person. I have been happy to finally have a girlfriend with a fighting chance at surviving. Jeremy has what we call around the set ‘the kiss of death.’ All of his love interests seem to die on him, but Bonnie is powerful and at least has a fighting chance at surviving all the supernatural villains around town.” The question is: Does Jeremy? Jenna didn’t seem to have too much luck last night, after all.

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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

Nina Dobrev interviews: EW, Hollywood Crush, TV Guide + new promotional photo

More and more interviews continue to pop up. This week, they have been mostly of Ms. Dobrev. They can be all found below and follow the links for the whole stories. Nina opens up about her “Vampire Diaries” co-stars, the characters she plays and the last two episodes of season 2. There are some pretty spoilery segments, so beware!

Inside TV: Nina Dobrev’s five teases for tonight’s ‘Vampire Diaries’ (and one big one for the season finale)

• Fans are talking about chemistry between Elena and Elijah (Daniel Gillies). Should we be? “We can obviously tell that there was something between Elijah and Katherine, and there is now something sort of building between Elena and Elijah. Is it the same thing that’s been going on with every guy who’s encountered Elena after having survived Katherine?” Dobrev asks. (She has no answer.) “It’s funny,” she says. “Daniel Gillies is such a sweetheart, and he’s so amazing and so funny, and we’re really, really good friends, so we have a lot of fun on set. That kind of chemistry and friendship definitely can be caught on camera. I’m glad that it plays.”

Hollywood Crush: Nina Dobrev Says Tonight’s ‘Vampire Diaries’ Ep Will Be ‘Very Sad, Epic’

“Paul Sommers is directing it,” Nina said. “And Paul Sommers is our director of photography, so he’s done every episode since the beginning, except the pilot. So it’s his directorial debut. And it’s really cool and we’re really excited for him.”

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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

Nina Dobrev and Joseph Morgan’s Morning appearances

Nina Dobrev and Joseph Morgan have made appearances on various morning shows today. First, Nina was on PIX Morning News. She spilled up about the show, its second season finale and both characters she played. Her latest role as Seventeen Magazine’s cover girl was also mentioned. You can read Shelley Nig’s article at PIX’s site.

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On the other hand, the real Klaus (you know what I mean) stopped by KTLA Morning News. He dished on his “Vampire Diaries” audition, playing the Original, his previous credits and more. Play the video below to see more from Joseph’s short hair-do (more than in last episode, at least).

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Klaus (219): Behind the scenes peek, song list & ratings

Thanks to PopWrap for offering this behind the scenes look from last episode. It shows the 1492 version of the Stefan/Elena/Damon trio, also known as Klaus, Katherine and Elijah. What do you think about human Katherine? Or should I say Katerina? 😉

Chris Mollere doesn’t stop keeping us updated with the latest “Vampire Diaries” music. He didn’t miss to tweet the tracks featured in “Klaus”, too. Check out the complete song list now and go here for previous ones.

1. Foster The People “Helena Beat” – Amazon US
2. Doves “Compulsion” – Amazon US, Amazon UK
3. Lykke Li “Get Some” – Amazon US, Amazon UK

Finally, here are the episode ratings. They were a little down again, gaining 2.65 million viewers. On the eve of Good Friday, a lot of networks ran repeats and the ratings were unusually low. That’s normal considering the holidays, so don’t worry. The show is most likely to be renewed for third season and you’ll be able to watch your favourites this fall as well. 🙂

CW also ran originals. Vampire Diaries was down 0.2 versus last week with a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Nikita was even with another 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

THURSDAY FINAL RATINGS – AT TV BY THE NUMBERS.

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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Ian Somerhalder, Candice Accola and more on MTV’s The Seven & 10 on Top

A few hours before episode 18 airing last Thursday, the cast appeared on MTV‘s The Seven. Candice, Katerina, Ian, Paul and Nina all discussed “The Last Dance” and the Stefan/Elena/Damon love triangle.

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Plus, Ian Somerhalder was #2 on another MTV show, 10 on Top (blame it on Damon’s dance moves). He and Candice gush about leather pants, British guys *cough, Klaus*, etc. You can hear more about Ian’s “True Blood” audition at 10 on Top’s official site.

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Katerina on Joseph Morgan as Klaus, CW Source talks to Candice

Over at Entertainment Weekly, Katerina Graham gushes about Klaus (after all, he’s the star of the season). She gives some hints about his arrival and shares her opinion on the actor. Read on to find it out and visit Inside TV’s Spoiler Room for more on your favourites.

Vampire Diaries scoop, please! Preferably on the upcoming arrival of Klaus! — Alison
To add to what EW’s Mandi Bierly already dug out of Julie Plec, Kat Graham (who plays Bonnie) says the hype about Klaus is not an overstatement by any means. “I think [the viewers will] be just as freaked out as we all get when we’re in his scenes,” she says. “I hope that toward the end of the season, and into next season, that fans are really able to distinguish the difference between the characters and the actors, because he’s doing such a phenomenal job as Klaus, I want people to really see that and not be like, ‘Oh I hate you, you’re such an a**hole trying to kill Elena!’ He’s just an actor.…By the end of the season he might be either really hated or really loved.”

And thanks to Vampire-Diaries.net for the heads up on this CW Source chat with Candice. Accola chats about singing on the show, Caroline’s revelation to Matt, the triangle between these two and Tyler and our favourite villains, Katherine and Klaus.

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More from Kat Graham and Julie Plec: Tonight’s “Know Thy Enemy”, characters’ returns & deaths + the countdown to Klaus begins

One more interview with Katerina has surfaced today, this time with E! Online. She dishes about the Sacrifice, what lengths Bonnie is willing to go for Elena to and her romance with Jeremy. Continue to read to learn who the new witch in town is, the rest of the article can be found at Watch with Kristin.

We’re not sure we love that ominous answer and it certainly didn’t put us at ease, but maybe the addition of a new witch in Mystic Falls will help fight evil and keep Bonnie living to see another day (and another season). “Lisa Tucker, who plays Greta, Jonas’ daughter, is coming to town, which is really exciting. Another witch on the scene! I’m always for more witches. The more witches the better,” Graham tells us.

Inside TV has recently sat down with Julie Plec to talk about all things “Vampire Diaries”. The writer spills up about almost every character’s storyline, including Damon’s, Caroline’s and Isobel’s. She also discusses tonight’s episode, next Mystic Falls’ full moon and the season finale.

“He [Morgan] has a depth and an intelligence as an actor, but he’s also got this great wicked grin and these dimples that make him seem both fun and naughty at the same time, even as he’s being evil or very stern,” Plec says. “So there’s a playfulness about him that Kevin and I really liked because we didn’t want Klaus to be a one-note bad guy. The more layers that we can bring to the character, the more successful the character’s gonna be, and Joseph seems to have the ability to do all that.” (Plec says he’s also read all the L.J. Smith books upon which the series is based, and has not only done his research on Klaus, but also the vampire canon and lore in general.)

HEAD OVER TO EW FOR MORE SCOOP.