It’s just a Michael Trevino kind of evening, right? Thanks to the folks at Breakout Magazine for giving us the heads up on their interview with Michael, including a nice, lengthy video and an exclusive photo shoot. (We know a few of you have been waiting ever-so-patiently.) Mr. Trevino discusses everything from his career and Vampire Diaries to what he would and wouldn’t do in certain situations and what kind of girl he’s looking for. Most importantly, he has some very intriguing things to say about Tyler in Season 2. (Ugh, WHY IS SEPTEMBER SO FAR AWAY?!)
“It’s frustrating,” (waiting for his storyline to develop) Michael says. “You have to be patient, but then you understand that we have huge ensemble cast, we have to tell a story. There’s a lot that’s gonna happen in Season 2, there’s a lot of surprises coming up, there’s gonna be a lot more Tyler Lockwood coming around.”
Australians, your Vampire Diaries event just keeps getting cooler: Hub announced today that Michael Trevino will join Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Paul Wesley in Sydney on July 3rd and Melbourne on July 4th. Other than the Atlanta Hot Topic event, this will be Michael’s first fan event appearance on behalf of Vampire Diaries, so attendees are getting an extra-special treat. Two days, four guests, and a ton of Vampire Diaries fans – sounds like a great time to us. Visit Hub’s official site for ticket and venue information.
Now that Michael has been officially confirmed, that means you can begin submitting Tyler Lockwood-centric intro videos to Hub’s Vampire Diaries fanvid competition. And trust us: You want to enter because Vampire-Diaries.net is giving away a lot of cool stuff to the four winners and we’ve added even more goodies to the pack, courtesy of Stateless, whose track “Bloodstream” was featured in the closing moments of Founder’s Day.
As promised, The 5:19 Show has uploaded their Vampire Diaries cast interview to the BBC Switch YouTube, so now you can get two concentrated bursts of Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, and Ian Somerhalder being silly. (5:19 tells us it took a little longer than expected to explain the fan question game, so they were only able to get a few in. But it’s still very entertaining.)
And thanks to @SarahDeeee for the heads up on this morning’s Sara Canning radio interview on CHUM-FM’s Roger, Darren & Marilyn show (based in Toronto). She talks Vampire Diaries and her starring role in the film Black Field. You can listen to the interview in full on their website (chose the RDM tab, click the Friday, June 11th link, and Sara begins at the 34:45 mark).
A selection of photos from today’s Closing Ceremonies at the 2010 Monte Carlo Television Festival, courtesy of Getty Images. Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder were all in attendance, but we think it’s obvious who the red carpet star was. Love this color on Nina. (Honestly, bit relieved to see the phrase “closing ceremony” because I was beginning to worry they were going to run out of clothes for all these photo ops.) Handful of photos below and in the Gallery; see the rest at Zimbio and Daylife.
Digital Spy’s Tube Talk caught up with Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev at the 2010 Monte Carlo Television Festival – these are probably the best interviews we’ve seen come out of this particular event. Bravo for journalists who research their subject beforehand and ask new and/or interesting questions, or at least have fun with it. Watch both videos over at Tube Talk.
We’re crossing our fingers that the folks over at The 5:19 Show will post more of their Vampire Diaries cast interview to YouTube, but you can see what made it to air over on the official BBC Switch website. There are TVD snippets scattered throughout (including an outtake of Paul and Ian quoting Anchorman). We always like the interviews where the cast is just allowed to go because the results are often hilarious, as you will see. (“We’ll be your Dad” – AJ’s facial expression says it all.) Watch the entire show.
We hope the fanvidders in the house are hard at work on their entries for Hub Productions’ Vampire Diaries video contest. And, in honor of the greatness that is Australia, we’re excited to announce another addition to the Vampire-Diaries.net prize packs that four lucky winners will be clutching to their bosoms: The fabulous KRMA – Kangaroos Roam Mainland Australia, founded by Australian designer Nicholas Bowes – is sweetening the deal with their kick ass Rocky Fang t-shirt. You guys know KRMA best as the label behind Elena’s and Nina’s leather jackets, so this is a cool slice of fashion, yeah? They’re amazing, so make sure to visit the KRMA website and follow them on Twitter – @krmaclothing – and send ‘em a thank you tweet. While you’re at it, follow our other prize pack contributors too: @smartpopbooks, @ecwpress, @crissycalhoun, and @madslanger.
Speaking of fandom, Jessica and Brannan of Vampire Stalkers are compiling scrapbooks for the Vampire Diaries cast and they want your help. If you’ve had a personal or meaningful experience with any of the TVD cast, why not share it with the ladies of Vampire Stalkers and be part of the project? Even if you’ve yet to meet a cast member, they’re holding a contest for cover art, so you can still participate. They’ve extended the deadline to JULY 1st, so you have a few weeks! Head on over to Vampire Stalkers to read about it in more detail.
We tweeted this yesterday afternoon but in case you missed it: About.com caught up with Steven R. McQueen at The Karate Kid premiere and he gives some hints about what Vampire Diaries can expect from Jeremy in the upcoming season (and his upcoming film Piranha 3D). Watch the entire video at About.com. (Oh, Jeremy.)
And thanks to Vampire Diaries France for the heads up on French TV channel LCI’s lengthy sitdown with Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, and Ian Somerhalder. Obviously the questions and panelist commentary are in French, but the trio’s answers are in English, so those of you who don’t speak/understand French can still glean what’s being said. Vampire Diaries starts at the 28:30 mark. Watch the video. UPDATE: A huuuuuuge thanks to Chefnem for doing a rough translation of this interview!
Tonight at 8/7c, the CW continues taking that summertime stroll down TVD memory lane with an encore of Friday Night Bites (EP03). Relive the morning-after regret, awkward dinner conversation, and immortal equivalent of “I know you are, but what am I?” Getting Tannered takes on an entirely new meaning tonight, so hold on to your pom-poms, then stay tuned for the next episode of Moonlight at 9/8c.
Miss a post? Catch up:
- Vampire Diaries: The Complete First Season DVD details + release date
- Special Poll: What are your top three episodes of Vampire Diaries: Season One?
- Nina, Paul & Ian on the UK’s 5:19 Show tonight
- Monte Carlo Vampire Diaries press conference video: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
- Nina Dobrev on cover of June 2010 Jezebel + presenting at MuchMusic Video Awards on June 20th
- Two more videos from Monte Carlo: Nina & Ian talk vampires & brothers
- Mirror.co.uk video interviews: Ian | Paul
- More Vampire Diaries in Monte Carlo madness: Photos, videos, interviews!
- Vampire Diaries in Entertainment Weekly’s TV Season Finale Awards poll
- ITV2′s competition for UK fans to visit the set of Vampire Diaries
- HMV’s official video from Vampire Diaries cast appearance
- Hub’s Vampire Diaries contest: Make a fanvid, win cool stuff!
- TVD in Australia: Hub Productions’ Vampire Diaries event, July 3 & 4
- Paul Wesley in June/July 2010 Seventeen + Katerina Graham in June 2010 Shape
- Videos of Nina, Paul & Ian on the Monte Carlo Television Festival red carpet
- Nina, Paul & Ian at the Monte Carlo Television Festival (photos)
- More pictures of Nina, Paul & Ian (plus fans!) at the London HMV signing
- More videos from London HMV signing
- Behind the scenes interview with Paul, Nina & Ian on ‘This Morning’ (video)
- Video from HMV Vampire Diaries signing in London
- Mash.com video interview with Zach Roerig & Sara Canning
- Today’s Vampire Diaries signing at Oxford St. HMV in London
Remember those questions fans were asked to help out with last week for the 5:19 Show? First of all, they’d like to thank all the fans who helped out by answering the questions for them. Second, you’ll be pleased to know that the interview with Nina, Paul and Ian airs tonight. Fans should head on over to the 5:19 Show’s website at, er, 5:19pm tonight to watch the show. And fear not, international fans. The show will be uploaded to the BBC Switch YouTube channel after it’s aired, so you’ll all get to see it too. We’ll update the information here when it’s available.
Okay, so second ‘half’ of the press conference video earlier was a little inaccurate. ;) Vampire Diaries France and CineTVBuzz have added the final part of the Vampire Diaries press conference at the 2010 Monte Carlo Television Festival. If you missed them, check out the first video and second video. Topics discussed are their favourite vampires and the portrayal of vampires on the screen, the oil spill crisis in Louisiana, quelling the rumours of a Gossip Girl crossover, tales of encounters with fans and how lucky they consider themselves to have them, and why they think their characters are the coolest on the show.