Ian Somerhalder stopped in at Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and they have uploaded the interview to YouTube in wonderful HD glory. Ian talks Lost, pizza, and helpfully gives his Los Angeles home address out on national television. (Thank you, Jimmy Kimmel, for having it bleeped out.) You can watch the interview in two parts below.
WetPaint has posted a chunk of their Michael Trevino interview (following up the tidbit we told you about on Friday) and there are some very interesting tidbits indeed. (Read below and let’s hear those theories in the comments!)
WetPaint: How long did it take to shoot your transformation?
Michael Trevino: We shot it over the course of two days. Two back-to-back, 14-hour days. But, again, it’s multiple scenes that happen over a period of time. It’s not just one scene. And we have a different take on this transformation. I don’t want to give away too much but it’s something that sets us apart from everything else that’s out there right now having to do with werewolf culture.
WP: If you could combine any two existing transformations, how would you describe it? Is it Teen Wolf meets American Werewolf in Paris?
MT: I couldn’t compare it to anything. We’re in a league of our own with this one.
And thanks to PopSugar for sending over their video from last night’s Trevor Live event, featuring a glimpse of Paul Wesley on the red carpet.
Ian Somerhalder continues his rounds on the late night talk show circuit with a stop at Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight, Monday, December 6th, 12:06/11:06c. Set your DVR!
Speaking of Ian on late night talk shows, The Tonight Show has a pretty cool (and very brief) backstage chat with Ian up on their website. (Ian’s portion starts at 1:46.)
Jim Halterman caught up with Paul Wesley at the 8th annual Trevor Project benefit gala, Trevor Live, in Los Angeles last night. Both Paul and Ian were in attendance. Paul talks briefly about the importance of the Trevor Project and why it’s important the younger members of the Vampire Diaries audience hear about it. (Only Paul Wesley has a few photos from the event, and I Heart Vampire Diaries has a few more.)
An episode less focused on explaining curses, mythology, and bloodlines, The Sacrifice instead gave us our characters recklessly endangering themselves. Their master plans may err on the stupid and impetuous side, but they reveal just how driven by love our Mystic Falls kids are.
Katherine’s primary motivation, as we learned in Katerina, was self-preservation, over anyone and everything. When Klaus was on her tail, she saw a way out — kill herself and become a vampire. The latest Petrova doppelganger also sees an option that those around her do not: she can surrender, sacrifice herself to save her loved ones from the same fate Katherine’s suffered. Driven by the exact opposite sentiment as Katherine, Elena puts self-preservation last, and she’s not alone; her friends prove just as willing to put their life and limb on the line to save one another.
Looks like Dawn Olivieri, whom viewers may remember from Heroes and True Blood (she played Alcide’s beauty shop-owning sister, Janice) will have a guest starring role on The Vampire Diaries.
Dawn is playing a local newscaster for Mystic Falls named Andie Star. “It looks like I will be spicing things up shall we say”, she tells The Vault. Andie is recurring in an undisclosed succession of episodes at this point in time.
Thanks to The Televixen for the heads up!
Next week is going to be tough for poor Tyler Lockwood with a miserable full moon on his calendar. Michael Trevino tells Wet Paint about the werewolf makeup and more:
That process took two 14 hour days to film. Though, Trevino says, the makeup preparation probably lasted less than 90 minutes, since the show’s makeup artists used very few prosthetics to help him go full wolf. “For the first transformation there were maybe only a couple of prosthetics,” he says. “With us it’s more about the performance than CGI effects and awesome prosthetics — even though we do have them.”
Julie Plec drops some hints about upcoming episodes to Jim Halterman, including some info on the elusive Klaus:
JH: Everybody has been buzzing about casting for still-unseen-but-much-talked-about Klaus. Anything to share?
JP: Nothing to share but it’s been fun reading everyone’s casting suggestions. I think Kevin and I would feel very excited if we could discover a fresh, new face but we haven’t even started yet so it will be interesting to see how that plays out.
JH: Do we know when Klaus will finally appear on the show?
JP: No, no. The mystery of when we are going to meet him for the first time will be on-going. I think on the casting side it said a specific episode but that was just procedural. That has nothing to do with reality.
Yes, we know – a hiatus is coming after By the Light of the Moon, next week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries. But instead of getting sad, get glad about chatting with your fellow fans and winning some sweet prizes! Vampire-Diaries.net has teamed up with PHILO for a Vampire Diaries Viewing Party on December 9th!
Here’s how you can participate: Sign up for a PHILO account (you can use your Twitter, your Facebook, or register an on-site account, and download an app for your phone!). The party starts on Thursday, December 9th at 8pm EST and again at 8pm PT. Once you’re there, “check in” to The Vampire Diaries and comment and you’ll be entered to win Vampire Diaries prizes (The Vampire Diaries: The Complete First Season and The Vampire Diaries: Original Television Soundtrack), not to mention you can live-chat with other viewers as the TVD craziness goes down on your TV. (Red and Vee will be there, and Crissy Calhoun will be in the house for the West coast airing.)
Also, PHILO will be designing a special TVD award for when you check in to the event.
More details to come! But we hope to see you there. Invite your friends, invite your mom and dad. It’s going to be EPIC.
Mason Lockwood may be gone, but he seems to have plenty of friends concerned for his well-being and willing to come looking for him. According to E! Online, Stephen Amell (Heartland, CSI: Miama, NCIS: Los Angeles) is joining the cast for a couple of episodes as Mason’s friend Brady, who comes to Mystic Falls for reasons connected to his missing pal. What connection he has to Mason’s other friend, Jules, and whether he’s a werewolf or not remains to be seen.
Oh, boy. The CW has posted the extended promo for By the Light of the Moon (EP211). Savor it, Vampire Diaries fans, because after this, no new episodes until 2011. In the meantime – can you help us get out of this dress?
Preliminary ratings for The Sacrifice suggest the episode brought in 3.7 million viewers last night, though those figures are expected to be adjusted down once the ratings for the NFL Network’s Eagles/Texans game are factored in. Who needs sport when you have this show to get your adrenaline pumping, right?
Congratulations to the winners of our UK Vampire Diaries soundtrack winners, Tiffany Bickmore, Michelle Kingdom and Karen Sanderson! Crazy UK weather permitting, the prizes should be sent out on Monday.
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