Interview round-up: New promo videos, LA Times chats with Julie, Candice’s reveals to EW & MTV + more

Even though the show is on too-long hiatus this month, we can’t complain of lack of interviews. Various reporters have talked to the cast lately, such as Show Tracker, Zap2it‘s Carina Mackenzie and Hollywood Crush. We gathered all the articles in one post for your sanity. Check out the best quotes below and click on the links for the entire stories. And if you’d like to ask the writers a question yourself, head over to Vampire Diaries’ official Facebook page.

PopWrap: Dawn Olivieri: You never really die on ‘Vampire Diaries’

PW: Right, especially when that choice involves suffering from a fictional malady.
Dawn: Totally. What’s funny to me is that the writers are really showing what it’s doing to Damon. In season one, he was compelling Vicki and it became disastrous. He may have entered this situation thinking it could be a similar case, but it’s turning out much differently for Damon, which has been an interesting turn. He’s not just able to shrug her off like he thought he could. I can’t wait for you guys to see episode 19 – there’s a lot of Andie and Damon in that one. Some big things go down.

Show Tracker: ‘The Vampire Diaries’: Remembering the dead with executive producer Julie Plec

That constant dark cloud over Mystic Falls means no one is safe forever, not even the show’s main trio of Elena (Nina Dobrev), Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder). “I think that there are people who are safe for quite a long time,” Plec says. “But the rule always applies. Anything can happen at any time, and not everybody’s going to like it, and not everyone’s going to be happy about it.” While Elena, Stefan and Damon are probably not going anywhere soon, it does seem likely there will be more casualties when the series returns April 7. “I think we’ve got about 20 characters working at this point. Yes, there will be a percentage of them that will not make it to season three.”

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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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Additional season 2 stills, many more Nina outtakes

We have some new stills (as well as behind the scenes photos) to share with you, courtesy of the lovely Natalie. These are additions for “The Return”, “Plan B”, “Katerina” and “The Sacrifice”. Click on the images below to access the respective galleries. Plus, Vampire Diaries Web has just tweeted untagged versions.

And thanks to my friend Andrea for posting a bunch of more Seventeen outtakes of Nina. The actress looks absolutely stunning, congrats to the photographer! Check out a few pictures behind the cut and go to Nina Dobrev Network for almost 2 pages of beauty. Be careful, Nina might enchant you.

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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?)

Candice Accola and Michael Trevino talk to Watch With Kristin

E! Online‘s Kristin finally posted more from her chat with Candice and Michael. In the videos below, the stars talk almost everything – from how Tyler’s almost-wolfish status could affect his relationship with Caroline to could a romance between her and Stefan happen. They also answer some fan questions, such as whether the teen werewolf and the neurotic control freak on crack might be hooking up. Now, enjoy Kristin’s long, wonderful interview with Trevino here, at the site, and head over to E! Online for her chat with Candice.

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Tyler learns the truth about Uncle Mason in episode 11

Kelly: I’m so mad that Mason’s dead on The Vampire Diaries—when will Tyler find out the truth and begin plotting his werewolfy revenge?
Tyler starts getting a clue about what really happened to Uncle Mason in episode 11, when a friend of Mason’s comes to town and reveals that Mason is not back in Florida like he’s supposed to be.

Source: Watch With Kristin

Taylor Kinney on his Mason’s latest events, possible return & more: “You never know.”

We know we’re really late with this but we couldn’t catch up with all these Taylor Kinney interviews. He literally took over the Internet! Bunches of reporters talked to him lately (find the articles here and here). Here are the latest stories related to the hottie, including a video chat with E! Online (MAJOR spoiler warning!) Many thanks to and Vampire Diaries Online for the heads up!

We also asked if that Mason were ever to be magically resurrected, what would that do to change the beloved character, and Taylor told us, “He’d be a supernasty beast that would kill everyone—he’d be so pissed off! I hope he’d have even more superpowers. [He should] come back from the dead with even more [power].”

Read the entire article (and watch the video!) over at Watch With Kristin.

So what’s on deck for you now that Mason is gone, at least for the time being?

Just reading scripts! The experience has been great. From “Vampire Diaries” alone the exposure has been phenomenal, with the fans and the industry, so I’m a pretty busy guy right now, which is what you want in any line of work — or play, as may be the case for me. We’ll see what happens. I’m so thankful for the fans, for the support. The show’s just going to get better and better. They have a ton more surprises in store.

The rest of Carina Mackenzie’s Taylor interview – at Zap2it.

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ChicagoNow talks to Kat Graham, more Taylor Kinney interviews

“I think Bonnie is all about protecting and loving her friends,” the 21-year-old said. “She’s going to do what she has to do to protect the ones she loves, no matter what.”

“I hope. I love when Nina’s just like the bad-assed, kick-ass woman,” she said. “I love doing scenes with her, period, but I really love doing showdown scenes with her because she’s just so into it. I think a showdown with Katherine would be incredible.”

Read the entire interview (+ video chat with Steven R. McQueen and Michael Trevino) over at ChicagoNow.

It was an exhausting week for “Uncle Mason”! Besides the three interviews of him we posted a few days ago, Taylor also talked to People and PopWrap. Here are some quotes from his PopWrap interview (where he actually answers fan questions!):

PW: How much does Mason know about the other characters? (via @Valerie Mus1c_)
Taylor: Every week you learn more and more. I think the mystery, and there is some with all them, but the one with Katherine — because she’s so manipulative — is the coolest. There’s no definitive end all, be all answer to what makes these people tick but that just keeps things fresh.

2.06 Plan B: New episode stills, song list & ratings

Some more images from the latest Vampire Diaries episode have been released, courtesy of Kind of spoilery if you haven’t seen the episode (the scene where Damon tortures Mason, actually) yet. Check out a few of them below and find the rest in their gallery!

Thanks to @cmollere, we now know the tracks featured in 2.06. Songs in order of appearance.

1. The Script “This = Love” – Amazon UK
2. The Black Keys “Tighten Up” – Amazon US, Amazon UK
3. The Temper Trap “Science Of Fear” – Amazon US, Amazon UK
4. Athlete “Wires” – Amazon US, Amazon UK

And here are the ratings for “Plan B” via TV by the Numbers:

Over on the CW  The Vampire Diaries scored a 2.4 rating with women 18-34 and Nikita gave almost half of it with a 1.3 W18-34 rating, though that was on par with its last original.  The Vampire Diaries matched season highs with total viewers, adults 18-34 and adults 18-49.

Taylor Kinney interviewed by TV Guide, Fancast & Collider: ” It’s [the moonstone] more powerful than you’d think.” Will the tension between Mason and Damon progress?
Kinney: It’s been a boxing match from the start. Mason was trying to be cool; he didn’t come to Mystic Falls to kill vampires. It’s why he chains himself up … because he knows what can happen if he does turn. Mason offers a hand and says, “Let’s squash this and be cool, I’m not your enemy,” and then [Damon] tries to kill Mason. There’s a huge amount of tension there and every week it’s going to escalate. They’re not going to be sitting at the bar drinking beers anytime soon.

Head over to TV Guide to read the rest of the chat.

Why does Katherine want the moonstone?
You have to watch.  I can tell you that it has a lot of power. It can do a lot of things.  It’s evolved since we started, since talking with Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec about storyline and where things are going to go.  I can’t say for sure what it does, but I can tell you it can do a lot.

Check the entire story out at Fancast.

Will viewers learn how Mason and Katherine came to be working together?

KINNEY: There’s always variables and questions. Not everything is so cut and dry. We saw, in the last episode, that they’ve known each other for a year, but you don’t necessarily know the entire background. Viewers will understand more as the episodes go on, but I don’t think they’re going to see an exact courtship just because Katherine is a mysterious character. Part of her charm is that you don’t know that much about her, she doesn’t give that much away and you don’t necessarily know her intentions. She can be charming and come across as really honest and with good intentions, and then completely turn, even in that relationship. Mason is with her, but I think they both have a couple of cards up their sleeve.

The full interview – over at Collider.