As you all know, this morning was the CW upfront in New York City, where the network presented its 2010-2011 schedule to advertisers and press. Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder all walked the “green” carpet to represent The Vampire Diaries. Click on each image to below to see bigger versions on Vampire Diaries Show and Vampire Diaries Web, along with several more pics from the event.
Sara Canning and Zach Roerig stopped by Chicago’s WGN Morning News studio this morning to talk Vampire Diaries, shooting in Atlanta, interaction with fans, the vampire phenomenon, and season two. Thanks so much to @SafiTaffy99 for the heads up!
Ahhh, just like old times, isn’t it? As you read this, the CW is holding their upfront in NYC and, thanks to Michael Ausiello, we have an “official” summary for Vampire Diaries season two. “Official” in quotation marks because, obviously, this summary is a bit tongue-in-cheek and doesn’t really tell us all that much. But it sure is fun to speculate, isn’t it? UPDATE: Courtesy of the CW, the full TVD write-up via the CWTV.com Blog…
Returning for its second season, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is the story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same beautiful girl, and battling to control the fate of an entire town. During season one, Stefan and Damon Salvatore returned to their hometown of Mystic Falls, Virginia, for very different reasons − Stefan was determined to get to know Elena Gilbert, who bears a striking resemblance to Katherine Pierce, the beautiful but ruthless vampire the brothers knew and loved in 1864, while Damon was intent on releasing Katherine from the tomb where he believed she was trapped by a witch’s spell all those years ago. At the end of season one, Elena’s uncle set a plan in motion that brought the Founder’s Day celebration to an end amid chaos, destruction and death, and saw the return of the vengeful Katherine Pierce. Next season, the appearance of the villainous Katherine in Mystic Falls throws a wrench into the love triangle between Stefan, Elena and Damon, and the other residents of Mystic Falls must choose sides as they fall victim to a new breed of danger. New and unexpected friendships will be forged, allies will become enemies, and hearts will be broken. Stefan and Damon will be forced to face a villain more evil and diabolical than they ever believed possible. And they’ll take their shirts off. Frequently. The series stars Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert, Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore, Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore, Steven R. McQueen as Jeremy Gilbert, Sara Canning as Jenna Sommers, Katerina Graham as Bonnie Bennett, Candice Accola as Caroline Forbes, Zach Roerig as Matt Donovan, Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood and Matt Davis as Alaric Saltzman. Based on the series of books by L. J. Smith, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is from Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Kevin Williamson (“Scream,” “Dawson’s Creek”), Julie Plec (“Kyle XY,” “Wasteland”), Leslie Morgenstein (“Gossip Girl,” “Private”) and Bob Levy (“Gossip Girl,” “Privileged”).
And along with the summary comes the CW’s 2010-2011 fall schedule, which reveals Vampire Diaries is now paired with newcomer Nikita on Thursday nights. What do you guys think about the CW’s new Thursday night? (Schedule courtesy of Deadline Hollywood.)
Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, and Paul Wesley are in attendance, so lots of goodness today. Stay tuned and put your party hats on.
Hollywood Crush spoke to Malese Jow recently about Anna’s qualities, and the reaction of the fans and cast alike to Anna’s fate in the season finale of the Vampire Diaries.
“Everything she did, she did out of love,” Malese said.
That’s why Malese thinks the inscription on Anna’s (fictional) tombstone should honor her many remarkable traits. “It would be along the lines of ‘A fighter until the end,’ ‘All for love,’ or something like that,” she said. “Anna had so many layers. Each episode, we would learn something totally new about her, or we would see a different personality.”
One of the best things about Anna was her ability to resonate with all types of people. “She became real,” Malese said. “As much as she was a vampire, people could relate to her.”
She also has a message for Team Anna:
Before she hung up, Malese wanted to express her gratitude one more time to Team Anna and the rest of her “Vampire Diaries” fans. “I love them to death, and I thank them so much for their support.”
Sara Canning alsotalked to Hollywood Crush about playing Elena’s aunt in the Vampire Diaries while being only a year and a half older than Nina Dobrev in real life.
Vampire Diaries Month continues at The VRO and tonight Miss Mystic Falls herself, Candice Accola, will chat about Vampire Diaries first season (including that finale!), starting at 9pm ET. Make sure to tun in LIVE tonight over at Blog Talk Radio.
Malese Jow (Anna) will make an encore Vampire Diaries Month appearance on Friday, May 28th. Susan Walters (Carol Lockwood) had to reschedule her VRO interview and will now be stopping by Monday, May 24th.
There are still several Vampire Diaries cast/crew interviews to look forward to in the next two weeks, so clear your schedules:
- May 4: Robert Pralgo (LISTEN)
- May 7: Matt Davis (LISTEN)
- Mon, May 10: Kelly Hu (LISTEN)
- Tues, May 11: Steve R. McQueen & Malese Jow (LISTEN)
- Wed, May 12: Sterling Sulieman (LISTEN)
- Monday, May 17: Robert Pralgo (LISTEN)
- Wed, May 19: Candice Accola (Caroline)
- Fri, May 21: Michael Trevino (Tyler)
- Sat, May 22: Marcos Siega (Co-Producer/Director)
- Sun, May 23: Stephen Martines (Frederick)
- Mon, May 24: Susan Walters (Mrs. Lockwood)
- Tues, May 25: Paul M. Sommers (Director of Photography)
- Wed, May 26: Margeurite MacIntyre (Sheriff Forbes)
- Thurs, May 27: Julie Plec (Executive Producer/Writer)
- Fri, May 28: Malese Jow (Anna)
Many thanks to @xoElvire for pointing us at these rather amusing photo booth-style pictures of the Vampire Diaries cast attending the Young Hollywood Awards. We tweeted about them earlier, and now we’ve got them up in the gallery. There are a few for you below to have a good grin at, and the rest (all 32 pics) can be found in our gallery.
There are a lot of video clips floating about of the Vampire Diaries cast at the Young Hollywood Awards on Thursday night (Hollywood Life has an entire series, it seems), so we’ll try to keep it to the unique/heavy-hitters.
More fun cast interviews from the Young Hollywood Awards red carpet – Hollywire.com chats with Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino, Matt Davis, and Steven R. McQueen. This one’s all over the place, so expect a lot of silly. (Apparently, Matt Davis is working to become a Jedi. Admit it – that scares you because it makes sense, doesn’t it?)
Thanks to Terra at Hollywire for the heads up!
Michael Trevino is the latest Vampire Diaries cast member to join Lymenaide’s Paint May Lyme Green campaign. (Watch videos from Candice Accola, Katerina Graham, and Kayla Ewell.) You can view his Lyme disease awareness PSA below and head over to Lymenaide.com to learn how you can help Paint May Lyme Green. You can also follow them on Twitter: @lymenaide.
TV Guide Magazine cornered Michael, Candice, and Nina Dobrev at last night’s Young Hollywood Awards to talk about the Vampire Diaries season finale. We’ll highlight the least spoilery comment here, but head over to TV Guide Magazine to read what Candice and Nina have to say. (Candice said “tummy” – dear god, she’s adorable.)
“I think you’re going to be asking, is that person really dead?” said Michael Trevino.
From all the recaps and forum posts I’ve been reading today? Yeah, pretty much. Which makes me realize that the Vampire Diaries writers/producers have potentially pulled off a cliffhanger within a freakin’ cliffhanger. Doesn’t that violate some law of television science?
Katerina Graham is featured in the newest issue of Blag Magazine as part of their “Introducing…” series. Thanks to Bossip.com and Kat herself for the heads up. Click on the images below to see bigger versions on Bossip.com.
And last, but certainly not least, The Televixen’s Vampire Diaries podcast – featuring Melissa (The Televixen), Connie (Blast Magazine), Lucia (Heroine TV), and Lee (From My Side of the Moon) – returned with a recap of Blood Brothers and Isobel. You can stream or download “Camp Naughty Bad Fun” over at TheTelevixen.com and expect a finale podcast soon!
MTV caught up with Nina Dobrev at last night’s Young Hollywood Awards and she had some special insight into the filming of the Vampire Diaries season finale’s final act – so, you have been warned, MAJOR SPOILERS AHOY.
Teen Vogue has a brief Q&A with Sara Canning. She fields questions about the season finale, the age difference between her and her character, and period acting.
Though you’re one of the very few figures of parental authority on the show, you’re just 22. What’s it like playing the adult?
I thought it might be a stretch given that Jenna’s quite a few years older than me, but I’ve found her to be very relatable because she’s essentially growing up herself as I have in the past two years since finishing Vancouver Film School’s acting program. Plus, when I moved down to Atlanta, Nina Dobrev and I actually became roommates so she really has become like family to me!
The TV Chick has a stellar interview with recent Vampire Diaries guest star Mia Kirshner, aka Isobel. She discusses her time on the set, her working relationship with Nina, Ian Somerhalder, and Matt Davis, and has surprising insight into her memorable role.
Presuming she does come back, which I hope she does, what do you want to see from Isobel going forward?
I think I’d like her to go head-to-head with Katherine one day. I think that would be fantastic. I would like to see the full scope of her power. I think ultimately she wants to be in charge. So, how she’s going to do that I’m not sure. But yeah, I think I’d to see more of that. And I’d like to see more elements of her past and then the present day. Like where she was and what her influences are and why she is the way she is. And I’d like to see — for me, what was really important, which you don’t see that much in this episode — but something that I want in the character is the humanity. I think that’s what makes her even more seductive.