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.
What can he tell us about the Salvatore Brothers’ relationship in this episode? ”Stefan is locked in that cave. In all actuality, it’s kind of what Damon’s been dreaming about. But truthfully, Damon wants to get his brother out of there. He’s gonna try really hard, once he works out what he needs to work out. As much as he wants to kill his brother sometimes, he loves him. Damon can’t imagine being stuck in that cave with Katherine. That would just suck. There’s such a commonality of pain between these two guys. They’re in love with the same two women. Two of them — it’s absurd. [Laughs] And the protagonists that have come to town, they mean business. They’re gonna wreak some havoc, and they’re gonna cause some problems for us, that’s for sure.”
You’ve probably noticed that with the “Vampire Diaries” mid-season finale tonight, more and more chats have popped up. The stars in this one are Michael Trevino, Candice Accola and Ian Somerhalder – all interviewed by the wonderful Carina Mackenzie. They talk about their experience filming “By the Light of the Moon” in particular. Tyler’s journey from a bully to this strong person, Marcos Siega’s return and Mason’s friend, Jules are also mentioned. I love this quote from Ian:
Ian Somerhalder says that the heart of Tyler’s story is whether or not he can step up, accept his fate, and do what it takes to protect his home and his family. “Or what’s left of his family, the poor guy,” Somerhalder adds. “We killed his dad, we killed his uncle. I think we need to figure out, first of all, what Tyler wants. My guess, hopefully, is that he realizes that this is his home. This is where it all started and where it should end.”
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Last week the huge bombshell was dropped – Mason is one of the countless dudes under vampire Katherine’s (Nina Dobrev’s) spell. Will Mason be another one of her casualties?
Mason’s not that naïve. He geniuinely has an affection and passion for Katherine. As of now, if there’s any possibility of her trying to manipulate a situation to get one up on him, maybe he’s molded a little, but I don’t think he cares. It’s one of those things where he met her, say a year ago, and he fell in love with her. That’s in the forefront of his mind.
ET: Can you talk about the relationship between the brothers?
Ian Somerhalder: These two brothers have very different views on life. Damon has decided to not dismiss his heritage, which is unfortunately feeding on people. That is what you do. It is as if a human being had decided to stop eating. Stefan (Paul Wesley) — because of his love for people or his desire to not brutalize children — [doesn’t feed on humans] which makes it difficult to hang out. There are going to be a lot of twists and turns that are going to illustrate how different we are and the bouncing back and forth of good to bad and bad to good.
The Warner Brothers released some official shots from New York Comic Con a few days ago. You can see some below and click here for the rest.
Fancast had a nice chat with executive producers Julie and Kevin. They talk about Katherine’s original story, upcoming flashbacks and season 2 finale (yay!). Read the entire story at Fancast.
Adds exec producer Kevin Williamson, “We go back in time to show a lot about how Katherine (played by Nina Dobrev) came to become who she was. We answer a lot of questions” – including a few burning ones concerning her ties to the Petrova clan, her beginnings as a bloodsucker, and why she’s an undead ringer for Elena.
The cast also chatted to IO9. They discuss their characters, the show in general. Check out an excerpt below and head over to IO9 to read the rest of the article (thanks, @SYcinetwilove!).
McQueen said Jeremy wants “in” and has valuable information. He may have a new, “dabbling” love interest, as yet unwritten — but it could be someone that we know. Meanwhile, Roerig said Matt may learn the truth about what’s happening in Mystic Falls — but it won’t be from anyone you’d expect.
During Comic-Con weekend in San Diego, I was treated to an exclusive sit-down interview with Vampire Diaries executive producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec to discuss some of the Season 2 secrets they’re plotting.
TV Guide Magazine: Your first season included so many great theme episodes — like the bloody Halloween party and the Miss Mystic Falls pageant. Can we expect more of these events? Williamson: The CW is very event-oriented, but I was initially very resistant of it. Last season was all built around Founder’s Day. And this year we’re considering three events as our big lead-up to the season finale. Plec: We do have a carnival in our second episode, and in the third episode, Elena and Damon and Alaric travel together to Duke University, where Isobel, Alaric’s wife and Elena’s birth mother, met and lived together. She studied the paranormal and was an expert in the anthropology department which is how she disguised her vampire research. She had become obsessed with Mystic Falls and dug deep into the history of the town. So on their trip, they dig into her dusty files to see what she may have known that they don’t know.
TV Guide Magazine: What about another Halloween episode? Williamson: We’re not looking at the show as if a whole year has passed, but we will have an episode timed to Halloween, which will be a huge masquerade ball that we’re now thinking of as a possible two-parter. S–t will hit the fan.
San Diego is about to be taken over by vampires — and this time around, it’s not just one’s who sparkle in the sun. That’s right, at Comic-Con 2010, two of Hollywood Crush’s most favorite groups of TV bloodsuckers — the casts of “Vampire Diaries” and “True Blood” — will be fanging around.
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With all of these gorgeous faces and their makers (i.e. Kevin Williamson and Alan Ball) in one giant convention hall, we’re desperately hoping it will help help further an idea formed in the MTV Newsroom from Miss Elena Gilbert herself, Nina Dobrev.
The CW’s breakout supernatural hit ‘The Vampire Diaries’ not only has a strong cult following in America but also in Europe, as TV Squad discovered when speaking with stars Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder at the 2010 Monte-Carlo Television Festival.
Sitting down as a trio, the stars spoke to the press about social media, their adoring fans, their enjoyment of period piece work within the modern show and crossover potential. There’s plenty of life in this undead show, which returns this fall for a second season.
‘The Vampire Diaries’ has a very devout following. How much attention do you pay to social media and what a lot of the fans are talking about? Ian Somerhalder: There’s a lot of it. It’s pretty phenomenal. We don’t get to view too much of it. It could actually be problematic to soak all that in. We tend to be saturated with the mythology in and of itself. Paul Wesley: I think it’s a mistake to follow that too much. It’s good to be aware of it. I don’t know. To a certain extent, we’re in Atlanta, we’re excluded and we do our thing 14 hours a day, so we don’t have much exposure to it. That’s the truth and the reality of it. Nina Dobrev: But also, minus the killing and the blood, we don’t sleep during the nighttime hours. We work at night and sleep during the day. Thankfully we don’t have a lot of time to go on the Internet and read all that stuff. Everyone has an opinion, and a lot of it is very positive, but there’s so much out there, and it’s hard to please everyone. Continue reading →
Enough with that pesky Edward Cullen and his family-friendly vampire brood! There’s no denying that The CW’s The Vampire Diaries grabbed a good portion of the bloodsucking market this season, and the whole cast is coming back for in the second round!
And, trust, we know that plenty of you are into the fangy fun of it, too.
The hot vamp show stars the adorable Nina Dobrev, bad-boy Paul Wesley and Lost alum Ian Somerhalder in a ferocious mix of teen melodrama and supernatural fantasy. But what really goes down behind the scenes on the sweaty, steamy set in Atlanta, Georgia?
We recently caught up with stars Candice Accola and Steven R. McQueen, who play ex-mega-bitch Caroline and screwed-up outsider Jeremy, and wrenched a few droplets of bloody cast dish from them: