Lauren Cohan chats to EW, Julie Plec dishes about TVD with Zap2it

Inside TV has had a chance to talk to guest star Lauren Cohan this week. She reveals some behind the scenes secrets as well as why her conversation with Elena featured on “The Descent” trailer didn’t make it to the episode itself. The actress even discusses Damon’s final scene in “Daddy Issues” and what it is that makes him so sexy. Head over to Entertainment Weekly for the entire article.

Also, executive producer Julie Plec has met with Carina Mackenzie. The reporter has posted the first two parts of their chat so far. In the first one, the Caroline/Matt/Tyler love triangle is a main topic. Plec also talks about each of them as a character and their journey this season. According to her, things between the “vampire Barbie” and werewolf Jr. won’t get easier anytime soon. Especially considering she and Matt will share a “great moment” in an upcoming episode. More to it, Donovan will get more screen time, so expect more questions to come. Check out an excerpt below, the rest of the article is here.

Of course, with “The Vampire Diaries,” things are never quite that easy. Keep an eye out for a powerful scene between Matt and Tyler in Thursday’s Feb. 10 episode, “Crying Wolf.” The stakes in this love triangle have definitely been raised.

Part two is all about Stefan, Elena and Damon. Julie comments on the Salvatore brothers’ demons, Elena’s position towards them and how it could change when she finds out the truth about her beloved vampire’s past. Damon’s new blood obsession with Andie will be noticed by Elena as well. Oh, and you can be sure the heroine won’t be quite pleased when Stefan tells her all about his past (215 “The Dinner Party”).

“It’s no secret that having to play emotional Damon makes Ian really uncomfortable as a person, as an actor,” Plec says. “It’s hard, because you have to tap into your own emotional stuff, and now we keep challenging him. We’re going to keep making him dig deeper and deeper.”

Read the full story over at Zap2it.

New Nina season 2 promos, BTS of episode 12 & 13, Comic-Con portraits + more cast photos

Quite a lot of pictures of the “Vampire Diaries” cast surfaced in the last few days. To start off, @HeyJude012 has revealed a brand new promo of Nina. In addition to it, Nina Dobrev Network has one more image from the shoot.

After Ms. Perfection №1 comes №2. Kat Graham attended Entertainment Weekly 2011 Pre-SAG Party along with Michael Trevino. Photos of her are up over at Vampire Diaries Web and visit Michael Trevino Fan for Michael ones. In case these are not enough for you, there’s a video interview with them in our last interview round-up.

Trevino has showed up at Hennessy Privilege Intime Dinner (click for pictures) as well. Thanks to Michael-Trevino.org for supplying us with photos, again!

To make your day even better, we have some images of Steven for you, too! He has visited a few Sundance Film Festival events. Find several images at VDW. Plus, Steven R. McQueen Online uploaded some more in their gallery (folder 1 and folder 2).

Behind the scenes pics have been released, too. Judy Yam has a funny “Nian” shot from “The Descent”. PopWrap has published a BTS pic from the same episode as well as another from “Daddy Issues”.

To end up with the behind the scenes stuff, ELLE has posted a video from Nina Dobrev’s photoshoot. She comments on the differences between Elena and Katherine and making out with almost every guy on the show. Head over to Elle’s site to see her spread. She’s so beautiful, new outtakes better come out soon!

Thirsty for candids? Well, here are some! Dobrev was seen shopping in LA on January 18th. A few days later, she and Ian Somerhalder departed from LAX. They may be old, but still great to look at. Many thanks to Undisclosed Desires!

Finally, new EW portraits from last year’s Comic Con hit the Net this morning. These are definitely worth checking out! 30+ portraits can be found in Nina Dobrev Fans’s gallery. Long live, purple pants LOL!

EDIT: Candice Accola Web has also posted new/old scans of the actress in CH2 October 2010. Candice looks absolutely smashing, go to CAW for her six page feature. The issue is available online as well.

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!

ITV2’s Vampire Diaries return date + trailer

Good news, UK fans! @itv2 tweeted that the show returned with all new episodes Tuesday, February 1st. That’s right, you’ll be able to see the “Vampire Diaries” midseason premiere only one week after the USA. For Australian fans, TVD comes back January 31st on GO!.

In addition to these news, ITV2 uploaded a new promo to make us even more excited. It features scenes from “The Descent”, so SPOILER warning for the ones who don’t like them.

Spoilers galore: Vampire Diaries in EW, Plec spills to TV Guide & TV Fanatic, PopWatch previews Damon’s bedroom + more

This week has brought “Vampire Diaries” fans a lot of scoop. First, Mega Buzz posted an interesting snippet from Julie Plec saying “the vampire-werewolf conflict is going to go from a simmer to a boil.” The executive producer also comments on Tyler and Jules’s relationship status, visit TV Guide for the entire story.

Julie Plec talked to one more TV Guide reporter – Carita Rizo. In Julie’s chat with her (which you can find here), she discusses Klaus (how surprising, isn’t it?), how the curse will affect Rose and everyone else as well as what’s ahead for Damon and Elena.

Gabrielle Compolongo posted part two of her interview with Plec. The writer compares Klaus vs. Elijah, teases the Originals, the Katherine-stuck-in-the-tomb situation, Luka and his dad, etc. Plus, she answers the question whether Elena and Damon will ever get together. Head over to TV Fanatic to find out, but first, read on to understand what you can look forward to when the show returns.

In a summation, what can you tell us about the second half of season two?
We’ve set a lot of things in motion, and we’re going to come to the end of what we’re calling our werewolf chapter, which will really take that story to a really dark place and really change a lot of characters’ lives, not necessarily in a good way. We are going to dig deeper into the secrets of our new witches and what Bonnie’s role is going to be in their story, and of course, it’s all about the fear of the impending Klaus, and who’s going to be fighting on who’s side, who’s bond is with who, who’s going to betray whom, and is this curse going to be lifted at the hands of a sacrifice that would kill Elena. We’re full steam ahead.

Los Angeles Times has a nice review of Nina’s quotes said at the CW Winter TCA Panel and Party last week. The actress comments on playing the very different from one another Elena and Katherine. She also shares her speculations about whether or not Ms. Pierce will come out of the tomb, if  Elena will keep her promise to Elijah and more. Read the full article at Show Tracker.

Ian Somerhalder hasn’t dallied, too. He recently revealed PopWatch what Damon’s bedroom looked like. Kevin and Julie joined him to talk about his character’s bathroom. According to them, there will be a bath scene in one episode, and a shower scene in the next. We couldn’t ask for more, could we? Check out the rest of the interview over at Entertainment Weekly.

“The Vampire Diaries” is also featured in the latest issue of EW. The Salvatore Boarding House has the spread in HQ, and Vampire-Diaries.net published a great recap of the major hints. Both the scans and the article are up at their site.

Nina Dobrev & Candice Accola on 10 on Top

As we have told you earlier today, Nina and Candice have appeared on MTV‘s 10 on Top. They talk about the show, which comes in 4th place (good enough considering it’s in hiatus), Klaus and the possibility of a “Vampire Diaries” movie. The video contains spoilers on “By the Light of the Moon”, so beware in case you haven’t watched it! Thanks to Nina Dobrev Network for sharing, captures can be found over at Vampire Diaries Web!

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Candice & Kevin open up at TCA Press Tour, Inside TV talks to Daniel Gillies

Some interviews surfaced in the past few days. First of all, Wetpaint caught up with Candice Accola at the Television Critics Association Tour to talk about Caroline and Tyler. The chat is rather short, but quite interesting. Head over to their site for the entire story.

Does anything happen in those?

Yes. There are interactions between Tyler and Caroline. I think the thing to remember is that Caroline’s been lying to Tyler. And also, there are more werewolves coming into town. So how that’s going to sway Tyler in the kind of man that he wants to be is going to be very interesting. How that affects Caroline and Tyler’s relationship and friendship is going to be interesting. Caroline and Matt, whether anything is going to spark. That’s a triangle — there are many triangles. It’s become a whole geometry problem within the town of Mystic Falls. But I think what’s really wonderful is that a lot of supernatural qualities of the show has been going on, and that’s obviously going to continue, but in the next couple of episodes there are a lot of very human questions being asked that are more based on relationships.

Wetpaint talked to Kevin Williamson as well. The interview is separated in two parts (part one and part two). It touches on everything “Vampire Diaries” including Klaus’s casting (of course), Damon’s shower scene and the possibility of a gay character coming up this season. Beware of spoilers!

Are you casting a name we already know or someone new?
We’re looking at both — people who might be familiar to an audience. But most importantly, we want the right actor. So I’m guessing it’ll probably be someone we don’t know.

In addition to the gay character rumours, Michael Jensen says it wouldn’t be a werewolf. Williamson explained his decision saying that would be “too obvious.” Read Jensen’s article over at AfterElton.com.

Fancast has a report of the main spoilers spilled by the executive producer. According to Carrie Borzillo, “the Elena/Katherine dichotomy will continue to take twists and turns.” Visit Carrie’s Fancast page for her full recap.

Daniel Gillies (who is already on Twitter) had his moment, too. In this interview with Inside TV, the actor comments on Elijah, his upcoming integration into the town and who he thinks should play Klaus. Plus, Daniel teases Elijah knows John Gilbert and has scenes with him. Find out more at Entertainment Weekly.

Meet Jessica, the new girl in town

As we tweeted not-that-long-time-ago, Ahna O’Reilly has stopped by Atlanta to play Jessica. She’s described as 22-year old girl, who “finds herself in danger when she almost hits a ‘guy’ lying in the road”. You can read the entire casting call below. Vampire Diaries Online assume it’s Damon that she hits. Given the still on the right (click to enlarge), I share their opinion. Looking at the rest of the pictures, it looks like the Salvatore brother compels her. Or maybe, he’s preparing to suck her blood? That, I can’t say. I guess we’re going to have to watch and see. Come faster, January 27th!

A character named Jessica, played by Ahna O’Reilly, 22 years old, finds herself in danger when she almost hits a “guy” lying in the road.

The Descent episode stills

In addition to the recent promo image , The CW finally! released a set of stills for episode 12. Thanks to Vampire Diaries Web (crying Damon via TV Fanatic and VD Gossip) for the heads up, more shots are available in their gallery. Iif you’re still not thrilled about the January 27th return of the show, check out these promos. Just in case. 😉