Seventeen go behind the scenes with the special effects makeup artist for the Vampire Diaries, Connor McCullagh, who reveals secrets about fangs, bite wounds and blood.
Curious about the process? We’ve got some pictures of Ian Somerhalder being transformed into a vampire in our behind the scenes gallery.
LEDA, the publishers of the Vampire Diaries in Romania, have revealed the cover of the third book in the series, The Fury (or ‘Furia’ to Romanian fans) – click on the image to the right to see a larger version in our gallery. The book is due out in April and will be available for pre-order from LEDA Books at the end of March. In the meantime, both The Awakening (Trezirea) and The Struggle (Lupta) are available to order now. Many thanks to The Vampires Crib for the heads up.
Speaking of the books, congratulations to the winner of our Shadow Souls giveaway on Twitter, @lands13! Don’t forget, you can also enter to win a copy of the book plus other goodies in giveaways being run by both L.J. Smith on her website and another on the official book site, VampireDiaries.com. And if you can’t wait that long to get hold of a copy, you can always order one on Amazon.
Relate Mag has a conversation with Sara Canning up (you’ll have to register to read the entire thing). She offers great insight into Jenna and how her time at Vancouver Film School helped prep her for the industry.
Relate: The Vampire Diaries was the biggest premiere the CW has had yet-how has that changed your life the most?
Sara: The really life-changing thing is actually having the privilege to be a series regular on a show that’s been so well received by its audience. It’s my first experience being a regular, and it’s been awesome having so much time to develop and get to know the role of Jenna, and really enjoy her story arcs.
And Digital Spy caught up with Jennifer Bryan, Vampire Diaries’ costume designer, who drops all kinds of interesting tidbits about what to expect as we head towards the season finale. She talks Melinda Clarke, her favorite character to dress, and quite a few other things. The interview is definitely spoilery, so proceed with caution!
Are the flashbacks going to become more and more prominent?
“Yes they are and they’re really stretching them out – you will start to see more of a connection between present day and flashbacks. There is a lot of crossover in the storyline. I can’t tell you any more though – I’ve probably given you too much already!”
We have a handful of weeks to wait until the arrival of his character Jonathan Gilbert in Mystic Falls on April 15th (see a first look here), but David Anders recently spoke with Starry Constellation Magazine to talk Vampire Diaries. He drops some interesting tidbits about his role as Elena and Jeremy’s uncle, how he’ll be going head to head with Damon, Stefan, and Alaric, and how long we can expect Jonathan to stick around Mystic Falls (it’s longer than you’d think!).
Q. Executive producer Julie Plec has said your character will further complicate matters, can you tell us a bit more about your characters relationship with Damon?
A. Just like his great grandfather, the original Johnathan Gilbert in 1864, he knows far too much about vampires, more than he should know about vampires. So I’m a know-it-all and I hold the information that I have over Damon and Stefan’s heads threatening to expose them in Mystic Falls if they don’t play ball with me. There is a lot more than that which I can’t really go into.
Read the entire interview at StarryMag. Cool factoid: His girlfriend was a big book fan back in the day!
CW Source caught up with Paul Wesley on the PaleyFest red carpet and he talks about the conflicted nature of Stefan, killing other vampires, and why Stefan drinking human blood could alter his relationship with Elena. Oh, and then there’s the issue of Elena and Damon getting closer…
Win the one-of-a-kind genuine Twin Fox Ring. This contest runs from March 15-June 1 2010. To enter, send an email to email@example.com with TWIN FOX RING in the subject line (and, optionally, the name of your favorite Vampire Diaries character in the body). You can win the solid gold Twin Fox Ring, the object of Damon and Elena’s quest in Shadow Souls, or one of 20 autographed Shadow Souls books. Winners will be determined randomly.
Thanks to Jezebel for the heads up! See LJS’s site for more info.
It’s been a little while since Zach Roerig appeared on KTLA Morning News, but thanks to Multipleverses we now have video of his appearance.
Thanks to Katerina Graham for giving everyone the heads up last week that she was featured in the new issue of Ebony (Sade on the cover). She posted a scan in her blog but we picked up an issue today to scan (support the mags that support the show, right?). We were especially surprised to learn she dropped out of culinary school three times due to other projects – very cool! (Her interest in culinary school, not that she was forced to drop out, obvs.) Click to see a bigger version in the Gallery.
It’s been a long year for fans of the Vampire Diaries books who are eager to find out what happens in the next chapter of The Return trilogy, Shadow Souls. The wait is finally over, with Shadow Souls hitting the shelves of book stores in North America tomorrow.
- Order Shadow Souls from Amazon.com
- Read the first eight chapters
- Discuss The Return trilogy in our forums
To mark the occasion we’re going to give away a copy of Shadow Souls to one of our Twitter followers in our ‘hiatuses suck’ giveaway this week. If you don’t have a Twitter account, it’s easy to sign up for one, and it’s also fun.
PaleyFest last weekend was fun times, and considering I made it to L.A. despite being sick as all get out, you’ll forgive me for taking the past week to recuperate and throw together some thoughts.
First off, it was nothing short of a pleasure (finally!) meeting Niyah (@CW_VampDiaries), Craig (@KryptonSite), and Carina (@cadlymack), and great seeing Jen (@NinaDobrevFan) again. And of course my travel partners-in-crime, Connie (@conallen) and Lucia (@Heroine_TV), who weathered my sick, pathetic butt and made me laugh so much. This fandom has a core made of awesome, wonderfully witty, hard-working folks, and the above are all class acts. You guys made my trip, so thank you. (The rest of you – follow all of the above on Twitter!)
If you’re looking for a thorough PaleyFest panel recap, I point you no further than Lucia/Heroine TV’s excellent breakdown. She touches on everything worth noting during the actual panel, and I can’t disagree with (most of) her personal observations either. (By the way, I’m the arm she grabbed in the last moments of the episode screening, heh, but more on that in a minute.)
If you’re a U.S. college student interested in TV and promotion, the CW has an opportunity for you: Making the Cut IV.
If you are a college student, “Making the Cut “ is challenging you to create a killer trailer that could jump start your creative career by winning an Unpaid internship at The CW Television Network. Did we mention your spot could air on TV? That’s right, your trailer airing on one of the biggest television networks on the planet. Does it get any better than that?
The creative objective of this competition (and don’t forget this is a competition) is to put together a piece of non-traditional promotion that captures the essence of one of the following shows: Gossip Girl, 90210, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries.
For more information on rules and how to enter, check out the CW Blog. Again, the contest is only open to U.S. citizens of 18 years of age or older. Contest deadline is April 23rd. Good luck!