E!Online has the first peek at episode stills from The Originals third episode, Tangled Up In Blue. Check out Charles Michael Davis as a duded-up Marcel (not to mention an unusually angelic Cami, played by Leah Pipes) then head on over to E!Online to see the other pics!
ET Online has a rather candid interview with Ian Somerhalder about what viewers can expect heading into the Vampire Diaries’ fifth season. He touches on how this season compares to those before, Damon’s famous tendencies towards self-sabotage, Elena versus Katherine, and what he wants viewers to experience:
ETonline: Looking at this season, what are you excited for the fans to experience?
Somerhalder: The return of that feeling we all loved about season one. The feeling that initially sucked them in and allowed these stories to resonate. The scripts are coming in huge, the actors are pushing each other to make sure the scenes are the best they can be without compromising and it’s darker; and our show is supposed to be dark and we’re really taking it there this year.
Speaking of Katherine, the official TVD Facebook has just released her TVD Season 5 poster:
Parade talked with Charles Michael Davis about tomorrow night’s series premiere of The Originals, the relationship between Klaus and Marcel, potential romances, power, and thoughts on his character:
Marcel is the fun guy—but there’s an edge to him that we’ll see. How did you go about creating the character?
For sure he has an edge. He has a certain moral code, and high standards. So I looked for people that were fun, but you could see that in them. For me, Tupac was one of my main inspirations—watching his evolution, growing up, going to art school, then going to Oakland. And Marcel’s very business-minded, so I looked at Jay-Z and his books. He just thinks differently. I pulled a little bit of DMX, you can hear it in his voice. And I watched a lot of Training Day. I felt like Marcel is like always manipulating. With fear, with charm. He’s not apologizing for anything to Klaus. He’s so honest, but it’s a way of baiting him and manipulating him. I love that slyness, that subterfuge.
You mentioned a lot of hip-hop.
It’s my favorite Pandora station.
We’re blogging these two videos because we love Ian Somerhalder and Joseph Morgan. Too bad we feel the opposite about the questions and the interviewers.
When we last saw Rebekah Mikaelson, she was thrilled that Matt Donovan – the last human residing in Mystic Falls (look, close enough, okay?) – was taking her up on her offer to travel around Europe for the summer. And it looks like we’ll be treated to a peek according to Claire Holt at ET Online:
ETonline: How would you describe their European adventures?
Holt: Very dirty. Surprisingly dirty actually. When I read the first script I was like, “Wait, what? Is that a typo? Is that real?” Even when we were filming it I thought, “Are we allowed to do this?” We’re getting very risque in the 8 p.m. hour, but I think the fans are going to love it. All bets and clothes are off! However, I could have had far less attractive people to do it with. It wasn’t hard, but it was shocking.
She also discusses other things that are not Rebekah/Matt (Marcel, New Orleans, working with her best friend, Phoebe Tonkin), but we’re just so happy that something good happened to Matt, you guys. READ THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW AT ET ONLINE.
Everyone wants to know what’s going to happen when Caroline Forbes goes to college. Candice Accola has some hints for us, but she tells TV Fanatic that things may not start out as rosy as Caroline (and her fans) might have hoped.
“Caroline is actually really upset [on The Vampire Diaries Season 5 premiere],” the star says. “She wants this perfect college experience, but she keeps waiting for Bonnie to show up and Tyler to show up.”
The good folks over at Alloy Entertainment also ask about college life – including the roommate situation- and there’s an interesting question about what’s going on with Caroline’s course selections.
Alloy Entertainment: Speaking of classes, can you tease anything about Caroline’s interactions with Dr. Wes Maxfield? It seems so odd to picture Caroline sign up for a science lecture course.
Candice Accola: It’s very unlike Caroline to enroll in a biology course, and we’re going to learn more about her decision to do so. It’s definitely not something she’s ever expressed interest in. And this mysterious professor is not just giving her and Elena a hard time over their tests scores and whatnot. He has a personal agenda and some tricks up his sleeve outside of the classroom.
You know it’s premiere week when we can’t keep up with all the interviews and promo, but here are a few fun Vampire Diaries tidbits for you. First up, the official TVD Facebook has posted the TVD Season 5 Elena Gilbert promo poster. (Pretty gorgeous, right?)
Next, E!Online celebrates “TVD goes to college” with a look back at other shows that made the transition from high school to the hallowed halls of higher education.
And Entertainment Weekly has a fun mini-supercut of Damon’s best insults from the early seasons of The Vampire Diaries. (Have a favorite Damon insult of your own?)
This TVLine interview with Joseph Morgan and Charles Michael Davis had us chuckling. These two may be facing off on-screen, but off camera they’re a lot of fun together.
TVLINE | What’s your favorite thing about the other’s character?
DAVIS | His sly sense of humor. The power that he still carries. That’s the thing that I love about having his character in my scenes. For me, it’s like showing off for your cool friend. You want to show them what cool things you’ve got, too, and take it away. “Look at my toy! It’s mine!”
MORGAN | I like the showmanship in Marcel. Even in the pilot, just before he goes into the square and executes that witch, Jane Ann, he says, “Showtime!” There’s loads more of that. That’s what I love about this series – you’re seeing characters reveling in their nature and being vampires.
Nevermind what you learned in the backdoor pilot (The Originals, TVD EP420), it’s a new season of a new show and it’s a whole new ball game. Forget everything except how excited you are. We’ve got witches! Werewolves! Hybrids! One of nature’s loopholes! Add in all the plotting, smirking, scheming, backstabbing and heart-snatching and the whole thing looks like it’s going to be one hell of a ride.
Are you convinced yet? No? Okay. We’ll just leave this right here.
Tomorrow night 9pm on CW. We have a date America ;) #TheOriginals
— Joseph Morgan (@JosephMorgan) October 2, 2013
Previously on The Vampire Diaries,
everybody most some of us survived graduation! And don’t worry, even the ones who turned up dead to commencement are still with us in one way or another. The long summer hiatus is aaallllmooosst over, TVD Season 5 premieres tomorrow night!
With a new season (and a new series!) to keep track of, we’ll be changing some things around, including the previous format of the previously post. Confused? Nevermind. You’ll see what we mean next week. There’s still just enough time to watch all of season 4 again (sleep is overrated, right?) before I Know What You Did Last Summer (EP501), but at least make sure you’re up to date with (Graduation, EP423).
— Alyssa Giles (@alygiles) May 17, 2013
Word, Alyssa. Want to wallow in the beautiful misery of it all? Here’s what our own Crissy Calhoun had to say about graduation: TVD style.
How the TVD writers manage to one up themselves for jaw-dropping finales season after season is a mystery best left unsolved (Expression triangle?), but what they’ve accomplished with Graduation is a heartfelt end to an important chapter in the series. No more high school. No more Originals. Tyler is coming back, and Bonnie’s on the Other Side. Elena and Katherine aren’t the only doppelgangers. It’s time to let go and move on from many of the familiar places and faces: the joys of the college years are just around the corner.
Just one more day, TVD fans. Hang in there!
TV Fanatic caught up with Daniel Gillies to discuss tomorrow night’s season premiere of The Originals, touching on the different dynamics that arise as Elijah and Klaus become players in the French Quarter’s supernatural chess game.
“One of Elijah’s most magical qualities is that, beneath this sometimes ruthless exterior, he’s still enchanted by life. He’s still excited after all this time and Hayley’s baby, it represents a new hope. He’s seduced by her vulnerability.”
Gillies, of course, is a series regular on The Originals, following many years in which his character only showed up sporadically in Mystic Falls (though Elijah’s presence was always felt, the actor believes, “like Obi-Wan Kenobi… from the good Star Wars moves, the first three”).