WetPaint has a slew of goodies from Kevin Williamson at the TCA Winter 2011 cocktail party, where he talked about everything from Tyler/Caroline, Elena, Katherine, and Damon’s bathroom (which apparently makes its debut in episode 13, Daddy Issues).
Will Elena stay single for the rest of the season? What will happen to her romantically?
Is she single right now? Elena is always, no matter how single she is, she’s still standing there with Stefan. They’re a couple who have conflicts and they have a big one looming. They’re starting to truly disagree about how to handle things. But no, I wouldn’t stay she’s going to stay single by any means. I wouldn’t say she’s single now. She may be arguing or disagreeing with Stefan at the moment, but I don’t think they’re too far apart.
Fancast has more from Kevin on the epic casting search for Klaus.
When barraged with the onslaught of How old is he? What does he look like? Is it a newcomer or an established actor? Williamson, at The CW’s Television Critics Association party in Pasadena, told reporters, “I want that really great actor. We’re looking at people that might be familiar to an audience, but more importantly we want the right role, so I’m guessing it’ll probably be someone we don’t know.”
AfterElton follows up with Kevin on whether a gay character will play a prominent role in Vampire Diaries.
Pressed as to which gay character might be added to the show, he noted that it wouldn’t be a werewolf as that metaphor was “too obvious.” He then suggested, “Caroline’s dad is a founding family member and we’ve already established him as being gay so I think it would be great to come in and have a fierce gay man run that council.”
HollywoodNews.com caught up with Nina Dobrev and Candice Accola at the “Kick-Ass Women of the CW” cocktail party and they each answered a bunch of fan questions, from who Damon should end up with to kicking ass. (By the way, we added photos from the cocktail party to the Gallery.)
Q: What’s been your favorite vampire moment as vampire Caroline?
Candice Accola: Favorite vampire moment was the “Hi mom” moment as it’s referred to at this point where the fact that I got to go to work and within one week I got to kick a very hot werewolf in the nuts into a tree and I also got to pistol whip a cop and bite his neck. I mean, I’m a pretty girly girl so the fact that they gave me the opportunity to step up and kick some major ass was fun.
Nina was at last night’s InStyle/Warner Bros. Golden Globes after-party and you can view a slew of her arrival photos over at Nina Dobrev Network.
And the night before, Candice Accola attended the 2011 Art of Elysium “Heaven” Gala, held at the California Science Center. Head on over to Candice Accola Web for the photos!
If you have been a viewer of this series from the start, you’ll know what I mean when I say that if you fast forward from that first glimpse we had of Mystic Falls all those months ago to the Mystic Falls of 2011, you’d be forgiven for thinking that your mental Dorothy wasn’t exactly in Kansas anymore. So much has changed. Or died. Or been cursed by somebody. Indeed, gone are the days when this was the mere story of Stefan (the lone good guy with a bad past), Elena (the girl he had to know), and Damon (the quintessential badass shaped spanner in the works that no love story is complete without). Instead, we now find ourselves immersed in a storyline brimming with champions of one kind or another, no longer in a black and white world; a place where who you are and where you stand is everything but clear.
As we’ve already seen with Jeremy and Bonnie, the creative team behind The Vampire Diaries has decided to throw their plot nets a little wider this season, choosing to go beyond the core story of Elena, Damon, and Stefan. This has taken the form of a number of plot twists, but most notably it has been seen in the intricate and deliberate romantic tanglings of other characters, the most intriguing of which has to be the developing love triangle between Matt, Caroline and Tyler.
That said, as individuals these three also have a lot to offer on their own, too.
Friday evening was the CW’s panel presentation at the 2011 Winter Television Critics Association, fittingly titled Kick-Ass Women of the CW. In addition to Hellcats’ Aly Michalka, Nikita‘s Maggie Q and Lyndsy Fonseca, Smallville‘s Erica Durance, our very own Candice Accola and Nina Dobrev represented Vampire Diaries. Tweets were a-flyin’ during the panel itself, and we’ve collected a selection of photos below and visit the 2011 Winter TCA album in the Gallery to view all of them.
As more interviews, recaps, etc., roll out in the morning, we’ll continually update this post, so check back.
Panel recaps & interviews:
Staying In: Kick-Ass Women of the CW Panel Highlights
BuzzSugar: Candice Accola Talks About Having Sparks With Tyler, Stefan, and Matt on The Vampire Diaries
E!’s Watch with Kristin: The Women of the CW: Kickin’ Ass, Taking Names, and Giving Spoilers
@cadlymack: So much pretty in one place!
@ChrisMCtv: The @CW_Network #KickassWomen panel is underway! The girls pause for a second for a quick pic – HOT!!
Candice Accola attended The Giving Lounge, a charity event in honour of the Golden Globes and Children’s Miracle Network, where she filmed a PSA for the CMN Hospitals. The PSA isn’t available yet, but you can head on over to Candice Accola Web to see a bunch of images from the event (including an HQ version of the cute teddy bear photo to the left).
Nina Dobrev has revealed to E! Online’s Kristin Dos Santos how the cast entertained themselves during the recent snowpocalypse in Atlanta: they’re making a Funny or Die video. Fingers crossed that we get to see it!
If you’re heading to the Vampire Diaries EyeCon event in Atlanta at the end of March, you might be considering going on a Mystic Falls Tour. The price of the tour has been reduced down from $35 to $25 per person for the time around the convention, and if that wasn’t sweet enough, a deal has been struck with the owners of the property used as the Lockwood Mansion in the show, and a for an extra fee you can tour the grounds and inside of the mansion. You can find more information about pricing and how to arrange a tour here.
Finally, the Television Critics Association Winter press tour is underway (Vee will be posting Vampire Diaries gossip and goodies from that later on), and courtesy of @ericign, we can show you the new Vampire Diaries poster for the event. Hopefully the CW will release a HQ version soon, but until then we can cope with the giant leaf. ;)
Thanks to @GermanIanSome and @IHeartTVD for the heads up that Late Night TV is listing Ian Somerhalder as Jimmy Fallon’s guest on Wednesday, January 19th. Ian’s not listed on Jimmy Fallon’s official page yet (they haven’t added their listing for next week), but we’ll keep an eye out. UPDATE: Jimmy Fallon’s website now lists Ian Somerhalder as the second guest on Jan. 19th.
Thanks to Candice Accola Web (THE source for your Candice news) for the heads up that Candice is featured in the new issue of MF Magazine. You can check out the entire issue online over at MF’s site, or click the scan and photo outtakes below to see HQ versions over at Candice Accola Web’s gallery.
Zap2It’s Carina MacKenzie chatted with Katerina Graham about her music being featured on the show. Be sure to head on over to Zap2It to watch the video of the first part of the interview.
Executive producer Kevin Williamson and music supervisor Chris Mollere loved the song and included it in a schoolyard scene where Tyler (Michael Trevino) and Matt (Zach Roerig) hash out some uncomfortable apologies. “I love that it wasn’t actually for my scene,” Graham says. “I loved that. I was really grateful for that; it kind of shocked me. It’s just a fun cover I wanted to do. No high expectations.”
The folks over at Candice Accola Web and Michael Trevino Online have some outtakes of Candice, Michael and Sara from a NYLON photoshoot. Check out the shot of the three of them below, and be sure to head over to their galleries to check out the rest.
E! Online has some tidbits about Bonnie, Luka and Jeremy, while Ask Ausiello fills us in on which of the two boys Bonnie will be kissing. Also, casting for Klaus is still a mystery. And on the interesting trivia front, Julie Plec reveals to PopWrap that Friday Night Lights actor Grey Damon auditioned for the part of Stefan.
Finally, a roundup of awards results that the Vampire Diaries were nominated for. Sadly, no category wins for the People’s Choice Awards, but the show did snag some in other awards. WetPaint’s “Show Stalkers” awards saw the Vampire Diaries win Biggest Girl Crush of 2010 (Katherine), Best Bromance of 2010 (Damon & Alaric), Best One-Liner of 2010 (Damon’s “That’s for me to know and for you to dot, dot, dot.”), Grossest Moment of 2010 (Damon ripping out Mason’s heart), and Characters We Wish Could Have Been Brought Back From The Dead in 2010 (Mason Lockwood). The show also won some Reader’s Choice categories in the Buzz Focus Best of 2010 awards, including Best Couple (Elena & Stefan), Most Awkward Couple/Most Sexual Tension (Damon & Elena) and Best Undead Series.
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.
Five Four has chosen Michael Trevino as its “Look of the Week” and in addition to some slick photos, Michael fills out a questionnaire (“Occupation: The wolf on Vampire Diaries“) for the site’s blog. Check it out over at the Five Four blog.
TV Guide’s Mega Buzz has an interesting snippet from Katerina Graham about what fans can expect in the next few episodes of Vampire Diaries Season 2:
When will we get more backstory on The Vampire Diaries? — Maxine
NATALIE: An upcoming flashback to 1864 will give Elena a new perspective on her sibling suitors. Before then, though, expect a visit or two from the Grim Reaper. “A lot of people are dying,” Katerina Graham tells us. “Not, like, too many, where it’s like, ‘Why are all these people dying?’ But a couple of important characters are going to go.”
And more Vampire Diaries on critics’ end of year lists:
- Contra Costa Times’ Chuck Barney singles out Nina Dobrev’s Katherine as runner-up for Best Villain of the Year.
- StayingIn’s Vlada Gelman name checks Candice Accola’s Caroline Forbes as one of 10 Underrated TV Performances of 2010.
- AOL TV Squad’s Jean Bentley gives Nina Dobrev the much-coveted “Best Performance by a Degrassi Alum.”
- Ian Somerhalder makes Entertainment Weekly’s list of 30 Sexiest Stars of 2010. (He’s #5.)
- TV Guide picks Jimmy Fallon’s Emmy opening number (which Nina Dobrev was part of) as one of 2010′s Top TV Moments.
- TV Guide picks Nina Dobrev’s Emmy dress as one of 2010′s Best Red Carpet Fashions.
- FearNet gives Vampire Diaries a shout-out in its list of Horror in Review: 10 Best Surprises of 2010.
Christmas is only a few days away and Zap2It‘s Carina MacKenzie sat down with the Vampire Diaries cast – Katerina Graham, Sara Canning, Zach Roerig, Steven R. McQueen, Ian Somerhalder, Michael Trevino and Candice Accola – to find out their holidays plans and New Year’s resolutions for 2011. WATCH THE VIDEO AT ZAP2IT.