Courtesy of Chris Mollere, Vampire Diaries‘ music supervisor – follow him on Twitter!:
Songs listed in order of appearance.
- Jet – “Black Hearts (On Fire)”
- The Alternate Routes – “Time Is A Runaway”
- Sound Team – “Your Eyes Are Liars”
- Above The Golden State – “Real You”
- Sweet Thing – “Winter Night”
- Free Energy – “Something In Common”
- Sounds Under Radio – “Portrait Of A Summer Thief”
We’ve missed posting these promos on Thursday nights. Oh, Vampire Diaries, never leave us again. Trailer for next week’s episode, “There Goes the Neighborhood”. Enjoy!
CW Source caught up with Ian Somerhalder on the PaleyFest red carpet and he discusses Damon’s broken heart and why Damon may be the obvious choice between the Salvatore brothers. He also talks shooting with Malese Jow and the fans.
Thanks to KryptonSite, we have some stills from episode 17, “Let the Right One In”, to share with you. You can see one of Elena below, and find another two over in KryptonSite’s “Let the Right One In” gallery. Be sure to check out the Evil Beard of Evilness in one of them. It’s very… evil. ;)
The hiatus is over, a brand new episode is about to hit your screens, and Melinda Clarke is about to make her grand entrance as Matt’s wayward mama, Kelly Donovan. We wonder if it’s a coincidence she’s back in town just as they’re about to hold a bachelor auction – did she get whiff of the scent of hot guys from 100 miles away? And as Damon is bachelor #5, that means there are more eligible bachelors lurking in Mystic Falls than just he and Alaric for Kelly to sink her claws into. Are you all psyched and ready? You’d better be, because this episode isn’t going to pull its punches!
Also, don’t forget about the phone number Elena dials that will be flashing on your screens during the episode – give it a call (ask the bill payer first!) to get a special Vampire Diaries teaser message! Update: The number to call is (919) 399-2507, just be aware that it’s getting slammed at the moment and you may not get through. Just be patient and wait a while.
Watch and then swing by here to rate the new episode of The Vampire Diaries. Spoilers are welcome in the comments, though if you want some more in-depth discussion then head on over to the forums! (You’ll need to register, but it takes two seconds.)
Quick guide to the poll options: Every auction needs a decent gavel to make it all official. 5 gavels = LOVE. 1 gavel = MEH.
In honor of the Vampire Diaries’ return tonight, E!’s Kristin dos Santos has more PaleyFest chatter from Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec. If you’re curious what’s specifically in store for Damon these next few episodes, then watch the videos below.
The question remains, what kind of woman would stand up Ian for 145 years, hiding out (presumably) in Chicago? “One of the things we will reveal is the why,” Kevin says. “And it’s a little interesting. It’s a little diabolical. Katherine is Katherine. Katherine is a beast. She is a fickle little narcissist, and she gets what she wants. And she can have anything that she wants. And the idea that having a hot guy like that pining away for her for 145 years just can soothe an ego so well I’m sure on a rainy night.”
Entertainment Weekly finally posts their conversation with Vampire Diaries‘ costume designer, Jennifer Bryan, and she may just answer everything related to leather jackets you have ever wanted to know…in your life. And if you’ve been absolutely dying to know the designers behind the Salvatore brothers jackets, she’s got that answer for you, too. In fact, she’s full of answers about everything from characters’ individual styles to the science of taking a shirt off (the fabric matters or something…?). It’s a fun read!
And the actors are as excited for the period costumes as the fans are?
They like it. Sometimes I’ll have to explain to them. “Well, what is this for?” “People wore this because so and so.” I have to give them a little history lesson so they understand what they’re wearing, the purpose of it. Back then, a lot of what you wore was determined by your activity. You’d change clothes more often. You’d have morning clothes, evening clothes. Women of a certain economic stature would change two or three times a day. Not like we do now, throw on jeans and that’s it. So this is what you’d wear if you were home, this is what you’d wear if you were coming out of a carriage. They get into it.
The L.A. Times’ Carina MacKenzie continues her Vampire Diaries cast interview streak, this time with the “lucky” Sara Canning. She discusses Jenna’s uncertain future with Alaric, having Nina Dobrev as a roommate, and who she thinks is the funniest cast member on set.
It may seem that Jenna is the only character without a dark, secret past, but Sara warns us that appearances may be deceiving. “Jenna has skeletons in her closet. I’m sure of it,” she says. “Jenna’s had a bit of a crazy past. She was a partier. She’s experimented with drugs; she’s had rough patches with guys. We’re going to find out more about her relationship with her sister.”
Betty Confidential also caught up with Sara.
Right now, Jenna is oblivious to all the vampire stuff going on. Will she find out about everyone’s secrets soon?
I think that Jenna’s getting closer to the realization that all is not as it seems in Mystic Falls. She’s perceptive. Though her life is very hectic, she also has a large awareness of how her niece and nephew are dealing with what’s going on in their lives. I’d love to see how she deals with the knowledge that they’re hanging out with vampires and a witch after school.
Oh, yes, that’s right – we’re breaking out the Alaric icon. Guess what, Vampire Diaries fans? The hell-atus is officially over tonight at 8/7c, aka when A Few Good Men resurrects your Thursdays on the moving picture box. This is a big episode for a lot of our favorite Mystic Falls residents, as Julie Plec hinted at on Twitter yesterday. As I posted a week and a half ago, this episode is most certainly worth the wait, with new questions and general WTFery in abundance and, of course, the debut of the fabulous Melinda Clarke as wayward mom Kelly Donovan (not to mention some goings-on with the new vampire in town). You may think you know what’s going to happen (thanks to our forum posters for all the interesting theories!) but you’re in for some surprises.
LAST CHANCE to…
- Bid on dresses donated by Sara Canning and Kayla Ewell for Donate My Dress! (Auction ends around 2pm Eastern!)
- Vote for The Vampire Diaries as Favorite Book in Nick’s Kids’ Choice Awards!
- Animation World Network talks to Entity FX about Vampires Diaries special effects
- Teen Television interviews Sara Canning: “A person can’t go through life without experiencing Damon Salvatore!”
- Vampire Diaries contest round-up
- Kayla Ewell spills some end-of-season spoilers
- Gorgeous new promo shot of Nina & Paul
- Paul Wesley announced for Insurgence: Bloodlines + April DaMan Magazine feature/cover
- Episode 17 title & synopsis revealed
- Episode 18 title revealed, interview with Katerina Graham & Steven R. McQueen
- Kayla Ewell to appear at BloodLust + Rob Pralgo at ConCarolinas 2010
And here’s a round-up of some tidbits (and link love) to a few stories that slipped through the cracks of our (extremely busy) week:
The Toronto Sun interviews Ian Somerhalder about Damon, Stefan, Elena, Katherine, and Robert Pattinson:
“You start to understand why and how the brothers became vampires, how that whole thing went down, which paints a picture of how you view Stefan and Damon, collectively and individually,” Somerhalder said.
I Heart TVD: Scans of Sara Canning interview and interview with TVD costume designer Jennifer Bryan (from Runway Magazine)
Paul Wesley Fans: Video of Paul Wesley’s acceptance speech at Cosmo’s Fun Fearless Male Awards
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Mat Beck of Entity FX, the special effects house behind The Vampire Diaries, gives Animation World Network a behind-the-scenes peek at their work on the show. This great interview touches on everything from the vampire eye effects to Bonnie’s feather-floating scene, and gets into software talk for all the tech geeks in the house. Beck also gives some vague insight into what’s coming next.
MB: We also add a lot of blood in spots. One of the advantages of not doing blood on set is you can adjust it later on to set the right tone. We’ve tracked blood onto mouths of vampires who have just been feeding; we tracked wounds onto their victims; pools of blood on the floor when someone has just landed. Killing vampires with a stake involves a lot of discoloration and a wide area of grossly bulging veins tracked all over neck and face.