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.

PopWrap’s interviews with Nina Dobrev & Stephen Amell: “It’s survival of the fittest.”

Looks like it’s “Vampire Diaries” week at PopWrap. After posting his interview with former guest star Stephen Amell, Jarett Wieselman has published his Nina Dobrev chat today. The actor, who played Brady, comments on filming “Daddy Issues” with Candice Accola, auditioning for Mason and Elijah as well as his other projects.

PW: I’m guessing that happened after filming Caroline’s torture scene?
Stephen: Yes. That was a really fun scene, and all the credit there goes to Candice Accola. She was the one with small explosives strapped to her arms, fishing bullets out of her skull. I just sat back and got to be creepy [laughs]. That was a fun scene.

On the other hand, Nina spills up about balancing between two characters, Katherine’s different faces, last week’s and this week’s shocking twists, etc. You can find an interesting quote below and go to New York Post for the full story.

PW: Will this finale set up the events of season three the way “Founder’s Day” set up season two?
Nina: It does. There’s not just one – there’s two or three kind of big twists that change the course of everyone’s lives, and they’re unexpected. It affects Damon & Elena hugely. It effects Stefan more than anyone would have imagined. Jeremy’s life is just completely turned around, and almost confusing – you’ll see why soon enough. But it initiates these storylines that will flourish in season three.

Nina Dobrev and Sara Canning on last episode’s shocking bloodbath (Zap2it, MTV & TV Line interviews)

Are you still processing this week’s cliffhangers? We know we are. Last episode literally turned our world upside down. There was so much blood and death in 42 minutes that we almost lost hope that “the sun would also rise”. Dobrev and Canning (who were on the first row for the sacrifice) sat down to discuss the most major events and consequences. The articles posted below contain HUGE spoilers for international fans who haven’t caught up on the show yet.

Zap2it: ‘The Vampire Diaries’: Nina Dobrev talks dresses, D.C. and Season 3

“It’s going to be really cool to see where it goes. I mean there’s so many possibilities of where it could go. The storyline has opened up to so many different things now,” she says. “That also means there’s more flashbacks, which is fun. I love doing the flashbacks, being in a different world and a different era.”

TV Line: Vampire Diaries Actress Opens Up About Her Big [SPOILER] Scene: ‘It Was Really Emotional’

TVLINE | What’s next for you? Any immediate plans?
I actually have a few things that I’m doing right now. I’m working on a short [film] that’s a noir piece, and I’m really excited about that. I also am doing a film at the end of this month for Lifetime called The Hunt for the I-5 Killer, which is based on true events. I’ve been auditioning, but I just got back to Vancouver a week ago, so that’s just a huge move to deal with.

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New stills, song list & ratings for The Sun Also Rises (221)

Nina Dobrev Fans, a fansite dedicated to the lovely actress, has found some new stills from last episode thanks to her friend Ali. They contain spoilers up to 220 “The Last Day”, so don’t click unless you’ve seen it. But if you did, head over to Nina Pictures for the entire set.

Tracks on the show gets fewer and fewer with every single episode. The only one featured in “The Sun Also Rises” was “Skinny Love” performed by Birdy. You can download it on Amazon US and Amazon UK. Its official video, which is up on YouTube, also premiered about a month ago. If you liked the song as much as we do, be sure to check out Bon Iver’s original version as well.

Ratings are between 2.5-3.0 millions, again. 2.67 million fans sat down to watch “The Vampire Diaries” at 8/7c. As you can expect, DVR ratings are a little higher with 2.84 in total (love you, too, “American Idol”). Don’t forget to tune in next week for the amazing finale of an even more amazing season!

CW’s The Vampire Diaries was steady vs. last week with a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating but Nikita was up 33% to a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

MORE THURSDAY RATINGS – OVER AT TV BY THE NUMBERS.

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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The Sun Also Rises (221) extended promo + song list and ratings for The Last Day

A couple of days ago, an extended trailer for the last episode before the season finale was revealed. As you all know, it’s titled “The Sun Also Rises”. The promo is highly spoilery, especially for the ones who haven’t watched episode 20 yet. It’s time!

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Songs featured in “The Last Day” weren’t many, but quality. You can find them below and follow the links to order on Amazon. Thanks, @cmollere!

1. Cheyenne Marie Mize “Not” – Amazon US, Amazon UK
2. The Vaccines “Wolf Pack” – Amazon UK

Wonder how many viewers tuned in this past Thursday? Actually, they were just as many as last week. Maybe Bonnie has made some kind of spell? LOL. Don’t forget season three is a go. Let’s show our support for the show in the upcoming weeks, everyone!

The CW’s Vampire Diaries was even with last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 ratings, while Nikita was down two tenths (25%) to a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

OVERNIGHT RATINGS – AT TV BY THE NUMBERS.

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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Synopsis & stills for The Sun Also Rises (221), new Stefan promo poster

Here’s the final poster in the “Ophelia-esque” promo series (left), courtesy of Vampire-Diaries.net. It portrays Stefan and has the rather ominous tagline “Dying to save her.” I assume it’s Elena we’re talking about here. I just doubt it that he would die for Katherine twice.

The official description of episode 21 also hit the Net last week. It’s titled “The Sun Also Rises” and that’s when the Sacrifice ritual begins. In case you were busy trying to catch up with all the news (as I was), you can find Vee’s speculations on the title here. Even though the synopsis is shorter than usual, it contains lots of spoilers, so be careful.

THE SACRIFICE RITUAL BEGINS — With the arrival of the full moon, Elena (Nina Dobrev) tries to prepare for whatever Klaus (guest star Joseph Morgan) has planned and Tyler (Michael Trevino) faces his second transformation. The terrifying events quickly spin out of control, despite an unexpected act of courage. Finally, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) admits the truth to Stefan (Paul Wesley) about a terrible new development they must face.

Steven R. McQueen, Sara Canning, Kat Graham, Candice Accola, Zach Roerig and Matt Davis also star. Paul M. Sommers directed the episode written by Caroline Dries & Mike Daniels.

In addition to the episode description, The CW has gave us our first look at it. Just one more set of stills (“As I Lay Dying”) to be released! Time goes by fast, indeed. Thanks to VampireSite.net again, more images are up in their gallery.