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.

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

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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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.

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.

Kat Graham chats to TV Fanatic, Julie Plec previews the Klaus chapter

Following her interviews with Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, Gabrielle Compolongo has posted her next video from the “Vampire Diaries” set. In it, she chats with Katerina Graham. The two discuss her character’s relationship with Elena’s little brother, the possibility of seeing Lucy again, etc. See part one below and go to TV Fanatic for the other two.

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Plus, Show Tracker has recently interviewed Julie Plec. The writer previews what’s to happen in the Klaus Chapter. She also comments on two of the show’s triangles – Stefan/Elena/Damon and Matt/Caroline/Tyler. Head over to LA Times for more of their chat.

“There’s one weapon, two originals. I wonder what’s going to happen,” Plec mused coyly during an interview with Showtracker. “That is their big conundrum. As soon as we get back from the hiatus, we’re going to start asking that question and seeing what our characters decide to do about it will be pretty big.”

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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Candice Accola interview goodness: Zap2it, TV Guide & Wetpaint

Candice Accola is not only a fan favourite, but reporter one. This past month, the blonde talked to various media about Caroline, her relationship with Matt and Tyler and what’s to come. Continue to read for the best snippets and visit the links above them for more.

Wetpaint Exclusive: Candice Accola – Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Who would you prefer to date: a werewolf or a vamp?
This has nothing to do with who Caroline should date, but if I had to honestly answer that question, it would probably be a werewolf because I’d rather deal with just one night of the month than every single day of high-strung, potential death. You could deal with, like, one day a month he’s going to be an asshole. I think that’s doable.

Zap2it: ‘Vampire Diaries’ star Candice Accola: Will Caroline forgive Tyler? Plus, musical moments and birthday plans!

“What I love about Caroline’s arc this season is that she’s just gained so much perspective, which in turn has made her grow up so much,” Accola says. “Whereas before, throughout Season 1, I feel like Caroline would hold a grudge, [now she knows] she’s not perfect either. On her first night as a vampire she took advantage of a nurse and killed an innocent man. She’s killed and she’s asked to be forgiven, so she has it in her.”

TV Guide: Cubicle Confessions

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Klaus (219) episode description + first look, EW’s sneak peek at The Last Dance

The summary of probably the most anticipated episode this season came out last night. It’s titled “Klaus” and airs Thursday, April 21st. That’s when the Original will come out of the dark, as Ausiello teased in February. And guess what? Apart from Klaus’ debut, the episode will also include flashbacks to 1491 (hello there, Elijah!). Excited much?

KLAUS (GUEST STAR JOSEPH MORGAN, “BEN HUR”) IS REVEALED — Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) are furious when they discover that Elena (Nina Dobrev) has defied them both to make a new ally and take control of the plan to out-maneuver Klaus (Morgan). Disagreement over how to protect Elena leads to growing tension between the Salvatore brothers. Meanwhile, Stefan has his hands full trying to keep a confused and frightened Jenna (Sara Canning) safe. Flashbacks to 1491 reveal Katherine’s (Nina Dobrev) introduction to Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Klaus, along with the origin of the moonstone curse. Elena learns shocking new information about Klaus’ motives.

Matt Davis also stars.

Many thanks to the amazing Judy Yam for tweeting this premiere still from “Klaus” (left). The description doesn’t lie – things between the Salvatore brothers are looking tense, indeed.

Finally, EW has an exclusive sneak peek at the April 14th episode of “The Vampire Diaries”. It includes quotes from executive producer Julie Plec as well as new stills from the 1960s Decade Dance. Beware of spoilers! Looks like everyone is waiting for Klaus to arrive. But don’t get too excited – they will be disappointed.

Candice Accola, Michael Trevino & Julie Plec at C2E2, March 19th

Candice, Michael and Julie recently stopped by Chicago to attend Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. They met with local “Vampire Diaries” fans for a signing and Q&A session. @ChrisMCtv and @ShowPatrol were lucky enough to be there and tweeted some photos for the rest of us. Plus, Candice Accola Web has a nice collection of pictures which you can view in the gallery. Click on the previews below for more. There are also links to various articles and videos from the panel under them.

Articles/interviews

TV for the Rest of US: C2E2 Report: Interview with Vampire Diaries Executive Producer Julie Plec
Zap2it: Tyler returns to ‘The Vampire Diaries’: What does this full moon bring?
Show Patrol: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ at C2E2: Yes, Tyler will return & other teasers
Geek Girls: Live from C2E2 – Julie Plec (Producer, The Vampire Diaries) talks geek girl crushes
Geek Girls: Live from C2E2 – Candice Accola dishes on Caroline Forbes (The Vampire Diaries) & her squishy heart
Geek Girls: Live from C2E2 – Michael Trevino LOVES the Geek Girls
Feast of Fun: VIDEO: How Do Vampires Practice Safe Sex? Interview with The Vampire Diaries Candice Accola
Feast of Fun: VIDEO: Michael Trevino from The Vampire Diaries Goes Woof

Videos

The Gorgeous Geeks: The Vampire Diaries Panel at C2E2 with Michael Trevino, Candice Accola, and Julie Plec
SusanXG: C2E2: Michael Trevino, Candice Accola, and Julie Plec talk about TC’s relationship {3/19/11}
SusanXG: C2E2: Michael Trevino, Candice Accola, and Julie Plec talk “teasers” {3/19/11}