Did Paul Wesley discussing his tattoo with Jameela in T4′s web exclusive video whet your appetite for more? Fear not – the entire interview with Nina, Ian and Paul is now up online for you to enjoy! Including explanations of the Vampire Diaries, inevitable comparisons to Twilight, hot (tasty!) biting action, and a battery of tests to see whether the trio really are vampires or not…
Before they cleaned up at the Teen Choice Awards last night, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Katerina Graham did the rounds on the blue carpet. KTLA caught up with them, and the videos are up online. See what they had to say about their characters and what’s coming up in season two by watching the videos below.
Tonight was a big night for The Vampire Diaries – the show and cast racked up a more-than-impressive seven surfboards at tonight’s Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles, including: TV: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show, TV: Breakout Show, TV: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actress and TV: Female Breakout Star for Nina Dobrev, TV: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actorand TV: Male Breakout Star for Paul Wesley, and TV: Villain for Ian Somerhalder. A HUGE CONGRATS to the cast, crew, and to YOU GUYS for putting them up on that stage. Well done, fandom!
You can watch the fun yourself this Monday night, August 9th, at 8/7c on FOX. Check out some photos from the blue carpet and the press room below and more in the Gallery. Nina, Paul, Ian, and Katerina Graham were also in attendance (as were executive producers Bob Levy and Julie Plec!).
MORE PHOTOS IN THE GALLERY.
The Teen Choice Awards are underway as we speak (fingers crossed for the Vampire Diaries!), and you can catch the awards ceremony tomorrow night at at 8/7c on FOX. Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder put in an appearance on the
red blue carpet (Paul Wesley and Katerina Graham were also there, but didn’t appear on the live stream), and if you’d like to see the whole event you can watch it over on Ustream. Otherwise, you can check out the interviews with Nina and Ian below.
(Thanks to ItsBadassStew for the videos!)
Nina, Paul and Ian chatted with Jameela from Channel 4′s T4 show while they were over in the UK during the Summer. In this web-exclusive clip, Paul Wesley tells us about his rose tattoo, and suggestions are made for how Stefan got it.
Book news! Feels like ages since we last posted any about the book series, and to make up for that we have a whole load of new book covers from various countries for you to peruse.
First up, the cover for Nightfall in Brazil has been revealed, and the publishers, Galera Record, will also be releasing a rather nifty Vampire Diaries boxset containing books 1 – 4.
There isn’t a release date for either product yet, but we’ll let you know when we hear something. Update: Nightfall is due in October, and the boxset in November. Thanks, Isabella!
More good news for UK fans! Ian Somerhalder has been added to the guest line-up for Insurgence: Bloodlines, along with Paul Wesley and Michael Trevino. The con will be held at the Thistle Hotel in London Heathrow on the 10th – 12th September 2010. For more information on booking tickets and hotel rooms, head on over to the Insurgence website.
The Teen Choice Awards (have you voted?) will be airing on Monday, August 9 at 8pm EST, and Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder will all be attending the event. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, Fox and Ustream have partnered up to broadcast the red carpet live over the internet, where fans will be able to watch all the action as the stars arrive. This takes place on Sunday, August 8 at 3:30 – 5:00 pm PST, and you’ll be able to view it on the Teen Choice website, or over on Ustream.
Last Thursday night, I spoke to music supervisor Chris Mollere about his work on The Vampire Diaries and the show’s unique musical style – “unique” in that the show is really not tied to any specific musical style. He discusses the upcoming Vampire Diaries soundtrack, which is scheduled to drop on EMI/Virgin on October 12th, and a myriad of other topics, including his favorite episode of Season 1 (music aside), the placement of certain songs, and why he’s on Twitter every Thursday night posting up that night’s song list.
Big thanks to Chris for chatting, and an extra special thanks to Angela and Willie of the great Vampire Diaries podcast, Bite On This. They posted their own interview with Mollere last Thursday – a few hours before I was due to conduct my own. I ended up scrapping a bunch of my original questions and winging it, so I highly recommend giving their interview a listen before reading this; we make a lot of references to it throughout the interview.
You can follow Chris on Twitter at @cmollere, and he’s not just being nice when he asks followers to pass along music recommendations! He really digs the feedback, so give him a follow and let him know about artists/songs you’d love to hear on The Vampire Diaries. And you can check out all of the music featured on the show on our Music in the Series page, which includes links to legal downloads on Amazon U.S. and U.K. and iTunes U.S. and U.K.
Vee: The one thing I was most interested in talking to you about – and Bite On This totally covered it – was what your job entails because I know that you deal a lot with legal clearance and it’s not just you sitting around, listening to music all day.
Chris Mollere: I wish we just got to sit around and listen to music all day. “Oh, this is a great song! I dig this. Yeah, let’s put that in the show. Yeah, that can fit there.” I have to work into the night quite a bit because, during the day, the phone rings so much – talking to people, trying to negotiate fees, or just keeping in touch with people, finding out what else is out there that I should be checking out. And a lot of the people become friends along the way.
SWAN DIVE! Into an encore airing of Under Control (EP18) at 8/7c on the CW. Let’s get dressed up and revisit what happens when a Founder’s Party goes horribly awry. Let us also reminisce about how much we like drunk-and-dancing Stefan, a snarky and dolled-up Sheriff Forbes, and when Damon is thrown off-kilter by pesky Founding relatives named John Gilbert (or we can just call him “Jackass”). Ponder how Kelly Donovan seems to find herself in some very unfortunate situations, worry about the condition of Matt’s face when Tyler is through with him, and cheer Jeremy on as he starts asking questions about Vicki. As for Elena… Well, cringe as she remains momentarily oblivious to the fact her relationship with Stefan is about to take a HUGE, skidding turn into “Crazy Train” territory.
Congrats to @DSylvan for this week’s caption – which especially amuses us when we imagine drunk!Stefan dancing “off-screen.” She wins an autographed copy of Plumb’s Chaotic Resolve (featuring “Cut”), as well as an autographed photo of the band. Thanks to everyone who entered our little Twitter contest – it was a tough one to call this week! (One thing we know for sure? Alaric is VERY concerned about the state of his abs – for Jenna’s sake, you understand.)
Catch up on this past week’s posts!
- Zap2It video interview with Michael Trevino + interesting spoiler via TV Guide
- Help the Gulf: Vote for Vampire Support in the Pepsi Refresh Project
- Katerina Graham (and kick-ass shoes!) featured in 944 Magazine
- Kevin Williamson says more screentime for our favourite supporting characters in season 2
- Courtney Ford to play Vanessa on the Vampire Diaries
- Vampire Diaries season one DVD extra: Vampires 101
- Kevin Williamson and Steven R. McQueen talk about Jeremy to Hollywood Crush
- Monday voting reminder: New Tubey Awards polls & Teen Choice Awards
- K!dult interviews Matt Davis, Nina & Ian on Portait cover + more
- UK’s Hot Desk video interview with Paul, Nina & Ian
- Vampire Diaries season one refresher trailer
- Bite On This interview with Chris Mollere + Vampire Diaries soundtrack due October 12th
- Michael Trevino attending UK convention Insurgence: Bloodlines
- Video interviews from Futon Critic & MTV + diversity on Vampire Diaries
- Vampire Diaries goes viral: Official Mystic Falls, Virginia website
- TV Guide interview with Julie Plec + MTV video with Michael, Paul & Matt
Zap2It’s Carina MacKenzie has posted another video snippet from her Vampire Diaries set visit last month, and this time it’s a chat with Michael Trevino. Michael talks about his new central role in Vampire Diaries’ second season, including where Tyler’s head will be at for the first few episodes, his friendship with Matt, and his willingness to get naked. (Oh, just read the article.)
Taking such a central role in the show’s plot is a new experience for Trevino, since Tyler was M.I.A. for the majority of episodes in Season 1. “I’m looking forward to our take on this werewolf lineage and culture,” Trevino says. “You know, there’s ‘Twilight’ and ‘True Blood’ and they have their differences, obviously. I just want us to be original and be our own kind of werewolf with the transformation and the look of our wolves.”
And TV Guide’s MegaBuzz has a very interesting tidbit – something that was slyly alluded to by Kevin Williamson in his video interview with MTV at Comic Con. (Did you catch it?) Anyway, it’s definitely spoilery, so highlight to read:
How will the vamps and weres interact on The Vampire Diaries? — Tamara
MICKEY: “In our world, our vampires know very little about the werewolf mythology, other than what anybody who’s watched Wolfman or read books has learned,” says executive producer Julie Plec. “They’re going to be surprised at what they can do.” Well, not everyone will be surprised. Katherine, it turns out, has a long history with the werewolves of Mystic Falls.
Can we just fast-forward to September 9th already? Anyone?