While we haven’t had a UK visit over the winter like in 2009 (le sigh), ITV2 are on the case, and will be sending a journalist over to the USA in order to interview Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, and they want to know what questions you would ask them. Now, a lot of questions get asked repeatedly, and the answers can be found in countless other interviews with the trio. We think it would be cool to think a little bit outside the box and ask questions that aren’t so easy to find the answers to with a simple Google search. This is kind of short notice, and questions need to be in by around Friday, January 7th at around 5pm (less than 24 hours, folks). So, put your thinking caps on to come up with the most interesting, intriguing and thoughtful questions your brains are capable of, and whack them in the comments here.
There’s no getting around it – the hiatus sucks. But until The Vampire Diaries returns with new episodes on January 27th, it means we all get to analyze and over-analyze what’s happened in Season 2 thus far, and speculate where the remaining 11 episodes will take us. So have a bit of fun voting on your favorite episodes, moments, and tidbits from Season 2 thus far, and let us know what you liked/didn’t like/are looking forward to in the comments!
SPOILER ALERT: If you have not yet read Stefan’s Diaries: Bloodlust (or Origins) but plan to, bookmark this page and come back when you’re done to read and comment. If you, like me, have already finished or don’t plan on reading it at all, continue on!
It feels like just two days ago that I put down the first installment of Stefan’s Diaries and yet here I am. Already finished with Vol. 2 and, if at all possible, I think I read it even faster than I did Vol. 1. As teased in the first two chapters printed at the back of Vol. 1, Stefan’s Diaries, Vol. 2: Bloodlust, leaves off just days after Stefan and Damon Salvatore are murdered by their father and awaken newly undead.
TV Guide‘s Robyn Ross returns with another Vampire Diaries cast video interview and this time it’s Candice Accola analyzing Caroline Forbes and her hopes in the second half of Season 2. Check out the entire story on TVGuide.com.
Aaaaaaand our site mini-hiatus ends now. Hello there. Sorry for the (somewhat unexpected) radio silence this past week. Life happens, as the saying goes. We’ll be playing catch-up over the next few days – and tuning in to the CW at 8/7c to catch an encore of what we think will go down in the TVD history books as one of the heavyweights: Plan B. Ends up the “B” stands for “B-A-N-A-N-A-S.” But what else do you expect with this show? We salute you, Mason Lockwood; sorry you can’t see it from inside that rug…in your truck…at the bottom of that ravine. (And sorry we recycled the captioned still again. Baby steps, okay?)
Remind yourself why this ep rocked so dang hard:
- Read the synopsis
- Look at the stills
- Promo + webclip
- Complete songlist
- Reaction post & poll
- Read Crissy Calhoun’s episode recap
Catch up on two weeks worth of posts (which is, uh, only one week!):
- Entertainment Weekly: The search for Klaus continues
- Nina Dobrev on cover of Mexico’s Seventeen Magazine (January 2011)
- Paul Wesley covers Women’s Wear Daily, Kat Graham Q&A + other tidbits
- Vampire Diaries makes TV Guide’s “TV’s Unforgettable Moments of 2010”
- Vampire Diaries 2010 reviews, photoshoot outtakes for Michael & Ian & behind the scenes with Nina & Flare
- Nina Dobrev on the cover of Flare Magazine’s February issue
- Read the first chapter of Stefan’s Diaries #2: Bloodlust for free!
- Get Mads Langer’s “The River Has Run Wild” for free!
- Happy Holidays from Vampire-Diaries.net!
- Ian Somerhalder confirmed for Spain’s BloodyNightCon 2011
Entertainment Weekly‘s Mandi Bierly caught up with Julie Plec to get an update on the search for Klaus. A few hundred actors have already read for the role and Julie says the show is getting “great” tapes from England and Australia, which may help in casting a fresh face unfamiliar to North American audiences.
They’re willing to think outside the box. “The big important elements of this character are charisma and gravitas. You’ve got to be able to be afraid of this guy, whether you’re afraid of him because he looks scary or because he’s so charming that the fact that he can snap your neck with his pinky would take you by surprise. So whether he’s an Old Word-flavored guy or new hip, contemporary, speedy kinda guy, that remains to be seen. We’ll see what actor we connect to the most.”
What say you, TVD fans? Would an unknown be the best bet? Or do you want to see a familiar face in the role? (And make sure you read Epic Vampire Diaries casting begins – why book & TV fans should be excited.)
@CWBrandi sent out a heads up a few weeks ago, and now we can finally see Paul Wesley’s cover story for Women’s Wear Daily. You have to be a subscriber to view the interview and accompanying photos on their site, but thanks to VDSource for the heads up that you can view the entire article (and very nice photos!) over at Lovely Sucks.
“Season one was incredibly taxing on me because I got a little too almost method and it got a little bit intense for me as far as affecting my personal being,” says Wesley (though obviously not literally method considering his character’s proclivities). “I’ve made a very conscientious decision to try not to take home what I do at work, which I was not really capable of at first. But I realized, this is a marathon, not a sprint, so I’m preparing myself for the long run.”
Q: Who is your own favorite witch?
A: I love the witches in the “Wizard of Oz.” When I was younger I loved “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and Willow from ” Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” They were normal witches. That’s why I like playing Bonnie. She is so absolutely normal on the outside.
Upcoming guest star Dawn Olivieri shares her ten favorite things about 2010 with Monsters and Critics and lets slip a very interesting tidbit about her upcoming role on Vampire Diaries. SPOILERS.
And more end of year lists!
- The Return comes in at #14 on TV Guide’s list of 2010’s Best Episodes.
- Elena Gilbert makes the L.A. Times’ list of 2010’s Coolest TV Characters Under 30.
- Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev make PopWrap’s 30 Sexiest Stars of 2010.
- HitFix‘s Daniel Feinberg includes Vampire Diaries in his video list of TV’s Top 10 of 2010.
- Staying In‘s Vlada Gelman hopes for Caroline’s safety on her My 2011 TV Wishlist.
Thanks to Amy on the heads up that TV Guide has finally posted their TV Guide Network special “TV’s Unforgettable Moments of 2010” on YouTube. Vampire Diaries made their list at #11 with Damon confessing his love for Elena from the episode Rose – fast-forward to 3:23 in the video. (And, bonus, there’s a special mention of Jimmy Fallon’s Emmy opening number at #13, which included Nina Dobrev.)
Tickets for North America’s very first Vampire Diaries fan convention go on sale today, December 29th, at 12pm Eastern and 9am Pacific. The EyeCon Vampire Diaries Convention takes place in Atlanta, March 25-27, 2011, and so far has confirmed Paul Wesley and Robert Pralgo (Mayor Lockwood) as guests, with more to be announced. Tickets range from $10 to $355. To purchase your tickets during the onsale, and for more info on ticket levels and prices, make sure you’re on the Tickets page.
EyeCon’s been adding additional information about individual events happening during the convention, including the Miss Mystic Falls Pageant (including sign-up form), Friday Night Cocktail Carnival Party, Saturday Night Celebrity Banquet, and the Mystic Falls Masquerade Ball (which, it should be noted, will be of a more “adult” nature and will require adult supervision for guests under 18 years of age). Read more about all of these events on the Guests & Events page.