Jean Bentley of Zap2it has an interesting interview with Kat Graham that touches on Bonnie’s relationships with everyone from Stefan to Elena to her mother. On Bonnie’s breakup with Jeremy:
“Well, I love that it’s a very human side to her. If they went kind of “all-powerful, unstoppable witch, fearless, fierce all the time,” I think it would bore people and maybe have them turn against her. So the fact that there’s still a pain there, that has kind of awakened her. It makes her human; it makes her relatable; it makes her real.”
And how about Bonnie’s mother?
“I will say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and that what would eventually bring her back into Bonnie’s life is not what you think.”
The People’s Choice Awards announced today that Nina Dobrev will appear at their award ceremony next week. No official word yet on whether she’ll be presenting – they called the list she was on “presenters/attendees” – but fingers crossed! They’ll be announcing more appearances as the week progresses, so we’ll keep you updated! The People’s Choice Awards will air on Wednesday, January 11 at 9/8c on CBS.
In addition to Nina’s nomination for Favorite TV Drama Actress, The Vampire Diaries is up for Favorite TV Drama and Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show, and Ian Somerhalder is nominated for Favorite TV Drama Actor.
And the goodies just keep rolling in! TV Line has an exclusive peek at a few brand new cast promo photos, featuring Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Joseph Morgan. Check out the shot of Ian, Joseph, and Paul, and head over to TV Line to see some snazzy solo shots of the cast. Vampire Diaries returns tomorrow at 8/7c on the CW!
Those “Best Of 2011” lists just keep on comin’! Here’s the latest round-up of lists where The Vampire Diaries or its cast has made the cut.
- Vote for Vampire Diaries in E!Online‘s Best of 2011: Top 10 “OMG” TV Moments.
- Our show clocks in at #14 on TV Guide‘s list of The Best TV Shows of 2011.
- TV Guide lists The Sun Also Rises (EP221) as one of 2011’s Best Episodes of TV.
- The soap dish gets a nod at Entertainment Weekly as one of the best props of 2011.
- TVD has two nods on FearNet‘s Best TV Kills list, with the honors going to Elijah and Stefan.
- Via HitFix, TVD is number 9 on The Fien Print’s TV Top 10.
- Definitely one of the Highlights of 2011, via ATV Today.
- Number 10 on Tube Talk’s Top 25 Shows of 2011.
- Tyler’s transformation got a well-earned nod on this list of Best TV Moments of 2011, via The Examiner.
- Price Peterson gave TVD the spotlight for TV.com‘s staff Editors’ Picks.
- The Vampire Diaries is #5 on Canyon News‘ list of Top Movies and Television Shows of 2011.
- The TV Chick name checks TVD as the “Best Twisty Drama” of 2011.
A reporter from the New York Times Syndicate recently caught up with Nina Dobrev by phone from the set in Atlanta. She had some nice things to say about the show’s passionate fans, and also spoke about the challenges inherent in playing both Elena and Katherine:
“So it’s been more about learning to manage time and learning when to let go. I’m a perfectionist, I put 110 percent into everything. Trying to do that for two characters, I’ve been putting in 220 percent. It’s been a lot of work, but really cool. It confused me sometimes, early on, and I learned, when you’re doing something like this 10 months a year for possibly six years, you have to preserve your energy. I feel like it’s been acting boot camp. I’ve done everything on this show, a lot of things many actors don’t get to do throughout their whole career. So there’s nothing I can’t do or achieve after this.”
Assignment X talked to Paul Wesley (seems the interview happened at Comic Con?) about his experiences playing Stefan and other paranormal characters. On acting in genre projects as opposed to realistic drama:
“I think it’s really more about the human condition and you’re basing it in reality. Regardless of what the circumstances are, you need to base that in reality. You need to be a human being on Earth experiencing this. If you look at it as, ‘Oh, this is just a fantasy,’ then you’re not bringing true emotion to it. You can’t look at it in a biased way, you have to sort of objectify the whole thing.”
The CW’s Judy Yam tweeted out a behind the scenes sneak peek from an upcoming Vampire Diaries episode this afternoon, featuring Joseph Morgan and Michael Trevino. Is it January 5th yet?
The CW has spliced together a nifty promo/congrats video for the CW’s People’s Choice nominees – and that, of course, includes The Vampire Diaries. We’ll find out who won awards on January 11, 9/8c on CBS.
If the winter hiatus is getting you down, we’ve got just the thing to perk you up a bit. Steven R. McQueen is featured in the latest issue of Bello Magazine (it’ll be out on December 15th!), and you’ll definitely want to get your hands on a copy. You can see some of the pictures and get a hint about the article here at Socialite Life.
On December 10th, Kat Graham and Ian Somerhalder hosted The Ripple Effect event, a charity dinner benefiting The Water Project. Vampire Diaries cast and crew members turned out to support the event and help raise awareness of the desperate need for clean water in Africa and around the world. Julie Plec, Nina Dobrev, Michael Trevino, Arielle Kebbel, and Bianca Lawson all attended the event, and while we haven’t seen a picture of Kevin Williamson yet, he was tweeting about Kat’s speech.
Photos & Articles:
- Pictures from KaterinaGraham.org.
- Pictures by Chelsea Lauren
- Pictures and a brief article about the event.
- Julie Plec and Kat Graham.
- Picture from the event tweeted by Nina Dobrev.
- More photos at Just Jared.