Get yer earplugs: The CW has posted another Hot Topic video recap, this time from this past weekend’s event in New Jersey. Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder came face to face with their fans in Paul’s home state (Jersey Shore what?) for a signing and Q&A, and we love Ian’s response to what Nina’s favorite episode must be. (We think that might be this week’s ep, come to think of it.)
Los Angeles, you’re next on February 13th!
Some behind the scene stills from Children of the Damned, tomorrow night’s flashback spectacular episode of The Vampire Diaries, including some adorable candids of Nina Dobrev in her Katherine get-up (and stylish boots!) and special guest stars Kelly Hu and James Remar. Oh, and some nice portraits of Ian and Paul, too. Click to see full versions in the Gallery.
For those of you anxiously awaiting the second volume in the Vampire Diaries: The Return trilogy, HarperTeen has posted the first chapter of Shadow Souls on their website. (Link will open as a .pdf, so if you need Adobe Reader, here you go.) Yep, that’s a 16-page preview before the book’s release on March 16th. (And if you’re a Kindle fan, you’ll have access on March 1st.)
What do you guys think? Looking forward to more Elena/Damon, or are you missing Stefan already?
Courtesy of the lovely Hilary at Paul-Wesley.net, full scans of NYLON’s Vampire Diaries spread, featuring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder. We hear from @ninadobrev that NYLON is having a party in NYC this weekend in honor of their February issue’s cover stars and now you can read what may be the lengthiest magazine interview/article we’ve seen yet on the show. Pick up your copy! (Click the scans to see bigger versions in the Gallery.)
“Flashbacks, flashbacks!” Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson preview Children of the Damned, next week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries. Guest stars galore! Betrayal! Katherine’s a bitch! Wethinks we’re in for an hour of full-blown awesome next Thursday.
We’ll be watching for a better quality one, but here’s the promo for next week’s Vampire Diaries flashback-y Katherine extravaganza, Children of the Damned. UPDATE: Replaced with better quality version.
Thanks to @CW_VampDiaries for the heads up on IESB’s exclusive interview with Steven R. McQueen (man, we feel a bit guilty for complaining about the lack of Steven press now…). It’s extensive and chock full o’great stuff, including his family’s acting legacy (and forging his own identity as an actor), and he reveals he also auditioned for the CW’s Melrose Place, the challenges of playing Jeremy and losing Kayla Ewell (Vicki), and his upcoming film, Piranha 3-D.
IESB: Was there any hesitation at all, in signing on to play a character that you could end up playing for a number of years?
Steven: Yeah, that was something that me and my agent talked about, but I thought it would be a good experience to learn and stick with a character for a long time, when previously I’ve only been a character for a short amount of time and then have to lose it. I wanted to learn to adapt a character over a long period of time, rather than keeping in the same place. Jeremy is constantly changing. In the beginning, he had all these drug issues and was rebelling against the world. All of a sudden, he had all of his pain and grief sucked out of him, and now he’s in a completely different mental place. It’s almost like I haven’t been playing the same character for a long amount of time, so I’ve enjoyed it.
And photographer Tyler Shields has just posted photos and video from his shoot with upcoming Vampire Diaries guest star Sean Faris. Um, potentially NSFW, and your monitor/screen might melt – just a warning. Here’s a taster photo – click it to view the rest on Tyler’s website. Let him know what you think as you fan yourself.
Thanks to JSYK.com for letting us know about even more footage from their Vampire Diaries set visit, this time focusing on the developing relationship between Caroline and Matt. They sit down with both Zach Roerig and Candice Accola to discuss this surprise connection, how this flirtation might affect other relationships on the show, and how the chmistry amps up in tonight’s episode, Unpleasantville. (And Zach reveals something about tonight’s episode sure to mildly devastate the Matt fans in the house.)
Candice: I think originally there had been talks of Caroline and Tyler, so… Yeah! It was definitely a surprise.
Zach: I think Matt’s still kinda unsure if Caroline’s for real. She’s easily got five or six different guys probably that she’s with and I’m a one-woman kinda guy.
LA Times’ Carina MacKenzie follows up last week’s excellent Nina Dobrev interview with an equally excellent chat with Paul Wesley. Paul discusses the complexities of Stefan Salvatore (at 17 years old and at age 162) and the possibilities in his past, the parallels between addicts and a vampire that declines to drink human blood, his chemistry with Ian Somerhalder and Nina, his favorite episode, and the role he’d love to play.
Stefan doesn’t let loose or have fun often. When Lexi visited, he laughed and relaxed a bit, but that didn’t last very long. He’s very broody with Elena. Do you think he’s ever going to be able to have normal friendships and loosen up a bit?
Maybe, as he becomes more assimilated into society. He’s 160 years old and hanging out with high school kids. There’s a naiveté, something so beautiful and wonderful about being 17 or 18, and he’s sort of regressing to that point, hiding from his true self. He’ll always have a sense of misery, to an extent, though as he becomes more social, he’ll develop more human characteristics. I mean, I hope so! I don’t want him being broody all the time! That’s so boring!
Read the entire interview over the LA Times. (And be sure to comment over there!)
Thanks to blog commenter tanjuwka51 for the heads up on this NYLON video interview with Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, and Ian Somerhalder. They talk biting, bunnies, and seduction – sounds good, right?