Ian Somerhalder took some time to chat with TV Fanatic recently, and he had a lot to say about a certain much-missed history teacher. He also answers an interesting question about Damon’s relationship with Elena and touches on his real-life charity work.
“Losing Alaric signifies something bigger, it raises much bigger questions in Damon’s world,” the actor explains. “He wonders: ‘Why are you dead? What did I do to contribute to it?’”
Friday Night Bites is a weekly round-up for various tidbits of show and cast/crew news not quite big enough to warrant a blog post, not strictly Vampire Diaries-related, or that somehow just fell through the cracks.
- Big congrats to our Name Elena’s Teddy Bear/Love You To Death 3 contest winners! Crissy has chosen “Bearton Earnspaw” as the winning entry, so congrats to Sue on the clever Wuthering Heights reference! And congrats to Theresa and Amy for being two of our four random winners. (Hey, other two winners, check your Twitter DMs and get back to us before we draw two new winners in your place!) All winners will receive an autographed copy of Love You To Death 3, and the grand prize winner also gets some awesome official TVD merch. Thanks to everyone who entered!
- Kat Graham and Candice Accola live at the iHeartRadio music festival. (Video above)
- Ian Somerhalder’s OFFICIAL Facebook page, so stop following fakes.
- Ian Somerhalder on the cover of Defy Magazine.
- Nina Dobrev gives fans a wave as she heads to an interview with Extra.
- Phoebe Tonkin and Claire Holt at the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party.
- Daniel Gillies interview with Xtreme 107.1 Radio.
- Video of Kat Graham and Ian Somerhalder onstage at the 2012 Environmental Media Awards.
- Ian Somerhalder at the 2012 Environmental Media Awards.
- Kat Graham, also at the 2012 Environmental Media Awards.
- Big congrats to Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec for making the list of The Holywood Reporter’s Top 50 Showrunners of 2012.
- As part of their TV Club Ten, The AV Club shares their choices for the 10 episodes that best showcase The Vampire Diaries.
- Nina Dobrev has a feature in the November 2012 issue of Glamour. And US Weekly has more photos.
- Great news for Sara Canning fans! SyFy has picked up Primeval: New World for 13 episodes in 2013.
- Fun photo of Daniel Gillies and Rachael Leigh Cook at a pre-Emmy event.
- Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder make Glamour UK’s 50 Sexiest Men List.
- Elena Gilbert and Alaric Saltzman makes Hollywood Life’s list of 20 Most Shocking TV Death From the Past Year.
- Paul Wesley and Michael Trevino make Huffington Post’s 27 Older Celebrities Who FAIL At Playing Teens. In other news, it’s Hollywood and no one cares.
CW 14 Star caught up with Zach Roerig and Matt Davis at the recent TVD convention in Chicago. Watch out for spoilers, though, especially in Matt Davis’s interview.
Zach Roerig talks a little bit about Matt Donovan’s evolution as a character during season three, and notes that he’s pretty happy to be finally in on the supernatural stuff.
Matt Davis talks about getting his start on Vampire Diaries, explaining how he got the role of Alaric. It turns out he signed on without knowing much of anything about the character. Talk about a leap of faith, but we’re so glad he took it!
Looks like we’re in luck this week, no waiting around for a webclip! The CW has uploaded a new clip from next week’s episode, Do Not Go Gentle (EP320), which features a phone conversation between Damon and Alaric. Spoilers for Heart Of Darkness (EP319).
The webclip for Heart of Darkness (EP319) is finally up on the CW’s YouTube channel for everyone to sink their teeth into! Elena, Alaric, deep conversation, and Damon’s attempts at humour!
TV Guide caught up with Matt Davis to chat about Alaric’s complicated love life (will the guy ever catch a break?), which Salvatore brother he’d choose to kill, his favorite kills, and why Vampire Diaries is a lot like Survivor.
TV Guide Magazine: Have you had a favorite kill so far?
Davis: I haven’t been doing much killing lately, so I would have to say that my favorites are whenever Damon kills me.
TV Guide Magazine: And that happens so often! How many times has Alaric died already?
Davis: I don’t know, five or six. It’s like a regular thing.
We have yet another video from the PaleyFest press line! IGN interviewed Kat Graham, Matt Davis, Paul Wesley, Candice Accola, and Ian Somerhalder about what’s in store for their characters when the show returns, including Bonnie’s relationship with her mother, Alaric’s relationship with his magical ring, and Caroline’s relationship with sparkly jewelry.
And the PaleyFest interviews just keep on coming! E!Online has you covered with interviews with Julie Plec, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Candice Accola, and Matt Davis. Warning: Spoilers through All My Children (EP315) abound, and there are lots of hints about upcoming episodes as well!
In this wide-ranging interview, Julie discusses the most important relationship on the show, flashbacks, the love triangle, Caroline and Klaus, what Jeremy and Tyler are up to, and more:
Matt Davis is all about teasing the fans in this week’s Vampire Diaries Bite from TV Guide. He jokes about Alaric and Elena getting together and admits that the students of Mystic Falls probably won’t be winning any prizes in history on Mr. Saltzman’s watch. Kidding aside, Alaric fans won’t want to miss this interview, as Matt says we’ll be learning more about the mysterious Mr. Saltzman in the episodes to come. Beware of spoilers!
We’ll have to wait a few weeks for the next episode of The Vampire Diaries, but TVLine talked to Julie Plec and got some hints about what we might be seeing in March. Great big spoilers for All My Children (EP315). Julie talks a little about the upcoming flashback episode, the ongoing concerns about Alaric’s ring, and the life expectancy of one Dr. Meredith Fell.
Plec says that unlike most Vampire guest stars (who have an end date from the get-go), Torrey DeVitto’s Meredith is sticking around for the foreseeable future. “With Meredith, [the story] has been ever-evolving,” she muses. “It’s possible [the character could become a permanent fixture] — or she could die a horrific, violent and tragic death.”