ETOnline spoke with Rick Cosnett about his Vampire Diaries character, Professor Wes Maxfield. Will he continue the tradition of, shall we say, less than transparent educators on the show?
ETonline: TVD has featured a few shady teachers, particularly towards the end of last season. The audience is now kind of conditioned to think all teachers on this show are evil. Do you get to have some fun playing with the audiences expectations of Dr. Maxfield?
Cosnett: Absolutely. It’s fun because he’s not necessarily bad; it’s the wonderful dichotomy that we all have. I think he’s a nice human being. Or is he? [laughs] Well, he has human qualities either way, and feelings and a life and people that he loves. It’s interesting to show how someone gets to a place where he does things that people might not look at as “good.”
Ahead of tonight’s new episode, For Whom the Bell Tolls (EP504), The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Kendrick Sampson about his character Jesse, Jesse’s relationship with Caroline, and the various mysterious things going on around Whitmore. On whether Jesse and Caroline should get involved:
“Whether something is hidden about Jesse or not, Caroline needs to break away from the funk. She’s still caught up in [a relationship] that’s not panning out well for her and she’s got this new life. We can all relate to that. She isn’t able to enjoy it and experience it in its full glory because she’s still stuck on this other guy.”
The People’s Choice Awards has launched their nominations round and The Vampire Diaries and The Originals are up in several categories. Time to get voting if we want to see them on the final ballots! See the categories below and then head over to the People’s Choice website to start voting your hearts out. Clicking each category listed will take you straight to that particular category on the PCA website. Remember that you can also write in your own choices in this round. You can vote for up to FIVE nominees in each category, so spread the love!
Go Forth and Nominate!
- Favorite Actor in a New TV Series: Joseph Morgan
- Favorite TV Bromance: Stefan & Damon
- Favorite TV Gal Pals: Elena, Bonnie & Caroline
- Favorite On-Screen Chemistry: Damon & Elena
- Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: The Vampire Diaries
- Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Star: Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley
We’re set to learn more about Davina on Girl in New Orleans (EP104) tonight, and Danielle Campbell spoke with ETOnline about the audition process, her character’s skills, and more:
ETonline: Would you say she’s skillfully using magic or is she still learning?
Campbell: She’s still really young and learning to use this power that has been given to her. You see that she always has this look of “I can’t believe I just did that” whenever she does magic. To me, she’s not this evil girl who wants to kill everyone; she’s struggling with normal anger and can’t control how it gets released.
She also talks about whether Davina minds being in that attic, so make sure you click through for more!
We’re all wondering: How long can Bonnie’s death stay secret? TV Guide spoke with Kat Graham about this and other matters, including Bonnie’s evolving relationship with Jeremy:
“They continue to evolve and grow, and it’s exciting because Bonnie has never had that before. So, it’s new territory for her. She’s always been about her magic and her girlfriends and saving the town. So, for her to have these moments with Jeremy are really special.” And what about a ghostly kiss? “I can’t say, but it seems like a natural progression,” she says. “Although who knows how they’ll do it now that I’m dead.”
Yeah, being dead sort of puts a few obstacles in the way of romance. Kat also talks about Bonnie’s connection with new character Tessa.
We’ve got our first look at upcoming The Originals episode Sinners & Saints (EP105) exclusively at ETOnline – click on the thumbnail to see the whole picture and find out what Hayley and Rebekah are staring at. (Hint: It’s not exactly something happy. We know, you’re shocked.)
Then head over to On the Red Carpet for a series of video interviews with Claire Holt in which she reveals some fun facts, spoilers, and more for season one of The Originals. Here’s the first video:
There are several videos, so make sure you click over to see the rest!
Joseph Morgan recently spoke with TV Guide about the battle – or game – between Klaus and his former protege:
“It’s going to be harder to pull the wool over Marcel’s eyes, but that’s what makes it interesting because there’s this game between the two of them,” Morgan says. “They really don’t trust each other, and they’re really sussing each other up. But there are still moments where the cards are laid on the table and then they go back to playing the game. Klaus is going to have to constantly understand that Marcel does know what’s going on and change accordingly.”
He also talks a bit about Klaus’s relationships with his siblings, so make sure you check out the whole thing!
Things have not exactly been easy on Bonnie Bennett for the past few years, and now she’s also dead on top of everything else. Kat Graham spoke with Zap2it about her reaction to Bonnie’s death and what’s to come:
“I didn’t know what was happening. Every character has died a few times on the show and the last time I died on the show they brought me back after the commercial break. So I just kept reading, and I was still dead so I thought, ‘Well they’ll just bring me back in the next episode.’ And then when that didn’t happen either, I realized that for the first time my character was about to go through a whole new arc that I hadn’t expected. I was excited because I could explore new things with the character that I never thought I’d be able to explore. I don’t know how many times I’m going to be playing a dead witch after this show, you know what I mean?”
And at TV Fanatic, Kat discusses when the other characters will find out what’s going on with Bonnie:
“I can’t say if that happens tonight, and I can’t even say if she’s part of the decision, but it leads to a conflict with Jeremy,” the actress teased. “He’s always been this amazing support system and if he stops supporting her desire to keep her death a secret, there will be major problems.”
And over at Alloy Entertainment, Kat considered how she would react in Bonnie’s situation:
Alloy Entertainment: Do you personally agree with Bonnie’s decision to keep her friends in the dark?
Kat Graham: She’s much more selfless than I am. I personally would have made sure everyone knew I was dead. I would have had a parade, a day dedicated to me and a Bonnie Bennett avenue. (laughs) You know what I mean? I’m very narcissistic that way, but when you’re trying to protect your friends it makes sense. I think though that there is a bit more of a selfish objective that people are not recognizing. This is someone who is used to being able to fix problems and now she can’t do that anymore, particularly her own unfortunate situation. So, she’s going to try to cover it up as long as she can to be honest.
The LA Times’s Hero Complex section talked to Charles Michael Davis about Marcel’s family and past as well as his plans for the future.
“He is ambitious and everything’s been going his way so with that you don’t see any reason to stop and I guess really reflect on the results of what’s going on. It’s just that things seem to be going his way obviously that’s until the Original family shows up. That causes him to have a little anxiety, turn things around and try to adjust. So I think that he’s very confident then that he can handle the Original family even though he hasn’t had to handle them for the last few hundred years.”
In advance of her character Rebekah’s appearance on The Originals in House of the Rising Son (EP102) tonight, Claire Holt spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about Rebekah’s reunion with her brother and more:
“Rebekah and Klaus have a history where there’s a lot of tension in their relationship. He’s betrayed her many times, and he’s never been the most loyal sibling, whereas she’s always been loyal to him,” Claire Holt, who plays Rebekah, tells The Hollywood Reporter. “There’s going to be friction, and I don’t know how he’s necessarily going to feel about having her there.”
She also discusses Marcel and a possible return to Mystic Falls.