We know Vaughn (guest star Charlie Bewley) will play a big role in this week’s new episode, Down the Rabbit Hole (EP414). In this week’s Vampire Diaries Bite, TV Guide talks to Ian Somerhalder about whether Vaughn will pose a threat to Damon in particular. And . . . looks like yes:
“Damon would be an extremely difficult man to get tied up to a tree, unless you’re Elena or some hot sorority girl who is compelled to do so. So the fact that he’s there means Vaughn knows what he’s doing.”
In this week’s Vampire Diaries Bite, TV Guide talks to Ian Somerhalder about whether he thinks Elena is in love with Damon and whether he’d be able to embrace that love.
“Even as dumb and crazy as Damon can be, it’s like, ‘ouch fire hot, ouch fire hot, ouch fire hot.’ I would hope the man would take a break. Hell, people get burned over a six-month relationship and take a year to heal. If you got screwed over for 150 years, you can imagine how that carries forward.”
Claire Holt spoke with Entertainment Tonight about what has happened to her character Rebekah this season and what’s to come in the next few weeks, including Rebekah’s relationships with Stefan, Matt, and more. On how she feels about her character this season:
“I feel really lucky as an actor because I get to go a lot of places with Rebekah. I get to explore her vulnerable side, I get to explore the mean girl/catty side of her and there’s that inner conflict about whether she wants to be human or a vampire. I just love it all and am so grateful to the writers for giving me so much.”
And her internal struggle:
“That provides a huge amount of inner turmoil for her because she loves parts of being a vampire — the power, being able to control situations — but she also wants to be a real girl and to have those experiences of going to a dance and being loved by a boy.”
Need something to keep you occupied until the new episode A View to a Kill (EP412) tonight? You’re in luck: Ian Somerhalder has done a round of interviews, so we have some reading material for you. In these interviews, he discusses the cure, the sire bond, the island trip, Damon’s relationship with Elena and Stefan, and more. (If more interviews pop up today, we’ll add them to this post, so check back later!) Since the U.K. is a few episodes behind, we’re just going to give you the links without quoting anything that may be spoilery for British fans. Click at your own risk!
- Entertainment Weekly: ‘Vampire Diaries’: Ian Somerhalder explains why Damon gets tortured with his shirt on for a change
- TVLine: Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder on Elena’s Sire Bond, Damon’s Angst About the Cure and More
- Zap2it: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ star Ian Somerhalder envisions a future for Damon and Elena: Parties, an art gallery, and a tropical beach… or not
TV Guide talked to Kat Graham about tonight’s episode A View to a Kill (EP412) and Bonnie’s run-in with Kol. Sounds like it will be pretty dramatic:
“This is the first scene that Bonnie and Kol have had together and it’s honestly one of the most intense scenes I’ve had with one other person since I don’t know when.”
Watch the Vampire Diaries Bite:
Kat Graham has done several interviews in advance of tonight’s new episode, Catch Me If You Can (EP411). First, at ETonline, Kat talks a bit about the introduction of Bonnie’s father but then gets into her character’s overall arc:
So much crazy Bonnie stuff is coming up. I’m excited that, if Bonnie makes any turn as to who she is and what she’s about, I’m excited to know that a lot of fans will come with her. I’m excited for them to grow with Bonnie and excited for them to see what Bonnie can do. For so long, this was a character who was never at her full power. She was always losing it and then getting some of it back … she’s struggled with finding herself as a witch and finding herself in her power.
And at Hollywood Life, Kat discusses Bonnie and Jeremy:
I think their relationship is still healing, and Bonnie’s starting to trust him again. She’s going to need someone more than ever, a partner in crime. I can also say her love was never lost for him. She never really got over it.
And if you want one more spoilery tidbit from Kat, head over to TV Guide.
In preparation for tonight’s return of The Vampire Diaries, TV Guide‘s Robyn Ross talked to Claire Holt about what’s coming up for Rebekah in tonight’s After School Special (EP410) as well as the rest of the season. What is Rebekah’s goal? Will she be using Stefan for that goal or might she have more complicated feelings? Watch the video to find out!
We may have to wait a few weeks for another new episode, but Joseph Morgan gave TV Guide a little preview of coming attractions:
“In the episodes to come after break, there’s a certain amount of [Klaus] sitting with his feet up, looking at the carnage as it unfolds before him,” Morgan tells TVGuide.com. “He’s pulling the puppet strings and then letting them go to see what happens.”
And will the other characters ever get around to, you know, trying to kill him?
“Our heroes are at odds with each other. If they could unite themselves like they did at the end of Season 3, maybe they would have a chance [at killing Klaus], but as long as he can keep manipulating and planting doubt in their minds, they won’t be able to come together and defeat him,” Morgan says. “Everyone has forgotten that they put Klaus down, but Klaus hasn’t forgotten. It’s like lining up chess pieces on a board — everyone is playing against each other and everyone’s arguing!”
There are also some interesting teases about the return of certain characters, so make sure you click over if you want to know!
Ready for O Come, All Ye Faithful (EP409) tonight? Everyone has opinions on the latest turn of events in the Damon and Elena relationship and TV Guide Magazine caught up with Ian Somerhalder to discuss what the sire bond means to the couple’s fledgling romance and the steps they’ll each take to ensure what Elena is experiencing is the real deal:
TV Guide Magazine: Will it be good for the show if Elena and Damon stay together for a while?
Somerhalder: I think it’s good for the story: If Elena is with Damon, this sire bond is always an issue; plus, his brother’s really angry. So until both of them know if it’s true love, they’ve decided they’re not going to sleep together again. There will be more romance and less sex. Damon wants to do the right thing, but losing Elena is not an option. It’s a tough predicament for him.
- The Hollywood Reporter: Caroline and Tyler Unable to ‘Hold Up a Relationship,’ Candice Accola Says
- Entertainment Weekly: Candice Accola teases tonight’s midseason finale
- Hollywood.com: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ star Candice Accola on Hope for Klaroline, Forwood, and a Cure
- Celebuzz: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Candice Accola Talks ‘Klaroline’ and Tension with Tyler (Q&A)
- The TV Chick: Joseph Morgan (Klaus) from The Vampire Diaries previews tonight’s Big Mid-Season Finale
- TV Fanatic: Joseph Morgan Teases “Mind-Blowing Horrors” to Come
More cast tidbits about tonight’s all-new (and fist ever holiday) episode of The Vampire Diaries, this time with Candice Accola. First up, she chats with IGN about Caroline’s perspectives on Klaus and Damon:
IGN: For quite awhile now with Klaus, there’s been the fact that he’s got this infatuation with Caroline. Might this play into these new plans?
Accola: Caroline is very well aware that she is able to use herself as — one my lines that I really loved is when Caroline goes, “Why do I always have to be Klaus bait?” And it’s true! It’s funny. Klaus is just enchanted with her. He also knows she’s playing him, but I think he likes that she’s playing him because he’s still a step ahead of her. But it gives him attention and a game that I think a character like him really wants. She’s definitely involved, but she still has an arm’s length between them. She’s definitely not on his side.
And over at MTV’s Hollywood Crush, Candice adds her thoughts on the sire bond and tonight’s much-rumored death:
Candice pointed out that flashbacks have provided a nice opportunity for some characters to return, but not everybody gets to come back for a period episode or a ghostly vision. “Of course, there’s always the potential that when a character leaves, that’s [really] it. The writers have created a world where they can do whatever they want and we have all known it from day one. Our first meeting in Atlanta started off with: ‘This is a vampire show. People will die.’ This is what we got into. It’s just the reality of the show that we’re on.”