Friday Night Bites is a weekly round-up for various tidbits of show and cast/crew news not quite big enough to warrant a blog post, not strictly Vampire Diaries-related, or that somehow just fell through the cracks. Please insert theme song by Explosions in the Sky here and enjoy.
- New trailer for Dating Rules From My Future Self (above), with the one and only Candice Accola!
- How do vampires sleep on set? Michael Trevino has the answer, thanks to a little help from Ian Somerhalder.
- Kat Graham’s Teen Choice Awards outfits win praise from Go Fug Yourself.
- Nina Dobrev also got noticed by the Go Fug girls, but they want opinions on her look. Did you like Nina’s dress?
- Video with Kat at the TCAs from Popstop TV.
- This is an outtake picture of the cast from last year’s Comic-Con, but it’s so adorable we felt it worthy of a repost.
- The Vampire Diaries is up for a Do Something award. Give them a vote!
- Want to win a Nook Tablet and take the Salvatores along wherever you go? Alloy Entertainment is running a contest to win one.
- What’s Sara Canning up to lately? Hint: it involves Ryan Kwanten.
- Ian Somerhalder is the only guy we know who tweets from a hyberbaric chamber.
Spoiler alert! This week’s TV Guide Vampire Diaries Bite teases Elena’s choice of Salvatores (don’t worry, they don’t actually say) and addresses the issue of who might be getting a smooch. While there’s no outright revelations, there are some pretty strong hints. Remember, there might be some misdirection going on here, we’ve all been tricked before!
Entertainment Weekly caught up with Julie Plec and Michael Trevino to discuss Homecoming (EP309), tonight’s mid-season finale of The Vampire Diaries. Julie gives a heads up on who will not be in tonight’s episode (stay strong, Jeremy and Alaric fans) and Stefan’s still-ambiguous motivations, while Michael teases Tyler’s complicated loyalty to Klaus and how that will affect his relationship with Caroline. Oh, and if you’re worried about cliffhangers?
In general, tonight’s episode is more about setting the stage for the show’s January return than leaving us with cliffhangers. “Rather than makin’ you suffer with ‘Oh god, what’s gonna happen?’, it’s more like, ‘Hey, this is the next part of the roller coaster that you’re about to jump on,’” Plec says. “So it will very much get the audience talking about the next chapter.”
And The Futon Critic‘s Jim Halterman chats with Vampire Diaries Executive Producer Julie Plec about the ongoing storylines of Season 3, closing out “the ghost chapter,” Stefan/Elena/Damon, Bonnie and Jeremy, Tyler, Alaric, the Originals, and standards for a Vampire Diaries villain.
Julie Plec: The definition of villain for us has always been someone who is willing to do the most extreme things in the most extreme circumstances without care for what it does to other people. But always driven by their own particular need, want or desire. Nobody is just evil for the sake of being evil and some of the fun that we like to be able to have on the show is exploring why people do what they do and act like who they act like.