During her visit to the Vampire Diaries set over the Summer, Zap2It’s Carina MacKenzie got the chance to interview the cast. An excerpt of her interview with Paul Wesley has been posted up on Zap2It, so head on over there to watch a video and find out what Paul has to say about Katherine and Team Stefan.
After spending Season 1 watching the Team Stefan vs. Team Damon Twitter wars, I had to ask Wesley to weigh in on the eternal question. I put him on the spot and asked him for his best pitch – and I have to say, he melted my Team Matt heart.
“I think, personally, that once Damon gets what he wants, he throws it out the door,” Wesley says. “And I think Stefan is genuinely in love with Elena. Not to get sappy, but I think that counts for something.”
Carina has also posted an article all about those burning questions we want to have answered in season two, and invites you all to tell her in the comments anything important that may be missing from the list.
There’s a photoshoot and short interview with the lovely Candice Accola in this month’s Savvy Magazine. You can read the entire issue for free, or click on the images below for access to larger versions in our gallery. Many thanks to I Heart Vampire Diaries for the heads up!
As if we haven’t been spoiled enough with DVD extras today – FearNet has another exclusive clip from the The Vampire Diaries: The Complete First Season special features. This clip has the cast and producers discussing the changes from and differences between the Vampire Diaries book series and the show.
Yahoo!TV’s has posted yet another exclusive clip from The Vampire Diaries: The Complete First Season DVD and this time the cast and producers discuss what sets the show apart as a television drama. Love this quote from Julie:
We always said in the pilot it’s a girl who feels dead inside and a boy who is dead inside and how they bring each other back to life.
BIG thanks to Denise for the heads up!
And thanks to @ara_celi for the heads up on this: Target will be selling an exclusive version of the Vampire Diaries DVD which includes footage from the Vampire Diaries panel at PaleyFest. This version of the set will only be available at Target.
The TV Guide Vampire Diaries Comic Con special seems to be a pretty hot commodity. It took Vee a good deal of scouring to find one to scan for the site. There are some teaser images below (including the ‘family tree’, which is more a character connections guide), and we have the rest up in our gallery for you to read.
Thanks to Paul Wesley Source and Adoring Nina Dobrev, we’ve got some SAG Portraits of Paul and Nina for you to take a look at. We’ve got a couple below, and you can see the rest of each of them over on the respective websites.
Carina MacKenzie over at Zap2It has more from Ian Somerhalder (and other CW stars) on the Gulf oil disaster and the frustration over Hollywood’s silence on the subject:
When we spoke to Somerhalder a month ago, he was nearly in tears as he described the damage to his home. Now, after the Larry King telethon, he’s more hopeful, repeating that this disaster is the “game-changer” that will force our country to examine our excessive use of dirty energy.
“Look, it’s a shame that we had to destroy an entire ecosystem, but hopefully we can move forward in the right direction. People spoke up [at the telethon], and it was a really, really powerful moment, a really moving thing for me, personally. It was unbelievably obvious that people care. The passion with which people were voicing their discontent – I was overwhelmed,” he says.
And finally, Candice Accola talks to The Global Town Hall about fitness, beauty, diet and Lyme Disease, and also mentions to Popsugar on the NYLON red carpet that she wouldn’t mind Alexander Skarsgård appearing on the Vampire Diaries. Can’t say we’d mind, either, and we’re sure that book fans can think of a certain character he’d be excellent as. ;)
Candice Accola and Steven R. McQueen stopped by the KTLA Morning News studio yesterday morning to talk about the Vampire Diaries season finale, keeping secrets (Steven hints that they have some clues about what’s coming), what they don’t know, and the logistics of a vampire’s bite.
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.