Kat Graham, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Joseph Morgan star in this fun video plea to vote for The Vampire Diaries (and Ian and Nina individually) in the People’s Choice Awards, courtesy of the CW. TVD is up for Favorite Network Drama and Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show, Nina for Favorite TV Drama Actress and Ian for Favorite TV Drama Actor. Click here to hit up the People’s Choice ballot or click the big banner above.
Entertainment Weekly has launched their annual Entertainers of the Year poll for 2011 and Ian Somerhalder is up for Sexiest Male Entertainer of the Year.
…2012 is screaming towards us and it’s time to start looking back at the year that was, and the performers that left their marks on entertainment. This is your chance to be a part of our annual Entertainers of the Year issue.
Paul Wesley appears in the new issue of People Magazine, numbered among their picks for Sexiest Man Alive for the second year in a row. Once you can tear your eyes away from the picture, you can read about teenage Paul’s penchant for sneaking out at night, and about what he considers a suitable ambiance for an ideal date. Michael Trevino and Steven R. McQueen are mentioned in features in the issue as well, and Ian Somerhalder is included in the online-only slide show Sexy Guys at Every Age. Check out this scan of Paul’s page (courtesy silentwilight@tumblr, thanks!), and make sure to pick up a copy of the magazine from your local newsstand!
Huge thanks to Courtney and Steven R. McQueen Online for scans of Mr. McQueen’s feature in the November 2011 issue of Wonderland Magazine. Steven chats about the appeal of vampires, what he enjoys about his job, the layers of Jeremy Gilbert, and his dream date. Click the interview below to read over at Steven R. McQueen Online.
Good news for UK fans! Ian Somerhalder has been announced as a guest for Insurgence 4, which will be taking place June 22-24 in Birmingham, UK. Daniel Gillies and Paul Wesley have already been confirmed for the event. We’ll be keeping you updated as more guests are announced, so keep an eye out for more Insurgence news as it becomes available. For more information about the convention, check out their site HERE.
We know everyone’s caught up in the People’s Choice Awards frenzy, but let’s not forget that Vampire Diaries has nominations in other awards, too! As we blogged some weeks back, Kat Graham, Steven R. McQueen, and the Vampire Diaries cast has nods in the first ever Youth Rocks Awards. Kat is up for Rockin’ Actress (TV/Drama), Steven is up for Rockin’ Actor (TV/Drama), and the entire cast is up for Rockin’ Ensemble Cast (TV/Drama). The awards will take place on December 7th, 2011 at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood. Voting is open, so let’s show the love! Head on over to the Youth Rock Awards and VOTE! Or click the images below to vote in the respective categories.
AOL TV brings us this (slightly spoilery) interview with Michael Trevino, where he talks about tonight’s episode (Homecoming, EP309) and about where things stand with Tyler right now, as well as what might be coming up for him in the future.
We’ve seen Tyler return to his douchebag Season 1 default again. Are you enjoying playing that? He seems to be way less angst-y now that he’s a hybrid.
I mean, I’m personally having fun with it because it’s a whole new level and arc that I can play around with and have fun. But also, I think there was a lot of responsibility in becoming the first successful hybrid, so I think it’s pretty cool to have a different supernatural ability and for me to personally just be able to act that out. It’s fun, why not?
Speaking of acting out and having fun, Joseph Morgan answered some questions for The Insider about training for Immortals, the question of which project is bloodier, and he gives a few hints about tonight’s episode. He also talks a little bit about the fine line he walks playing Klaus as both villainous and sympathetic
Insider: So you think tonight will bring people back to Klaus’ side?
Joseph: Yes, I think that’s fair to say. It’s such a fine line when you’re writing for a villain: they have to bring some humanity and sympathy to the character, so people understand him, but you don’t want to turn him good. I think Julie [Plec] and Kevin [Williamson, creators] are on the same page with me there. It’s difficult to walk that tightrope of making people care about him, but also have him be your villain. I really think they do a wonderful job of that. So many people on Twitter are confused by their own feelings about the character – they hate to love him — and that’s so exciting to me. And a huge compliment.
Entertainment Weekly caught up with Julie Plec and Michael Trevino to discuss Homecoming (EP309), tonight’s mid-season finale of The Vampire Diaries. Julie gives a heads up on who will not be in tonight’s episode (stay strong, Jeremy and Alaric fans) and Stefan’s still-ambiguous motivations, while Michael teases Tyler’s complicated loyalty to Klaus and how that will affect his relationship with Caroline. Oh, and if you’re worried about cliffhangers?
In general, tonight’s episode is more about setting the stage for the show’s January return than leaving us with cliffhangers. “Rather than makin’ you suffer with ‘Oh god, what’s gonna happen?’, it’s more like, ‘Hey, this is the next part of the roller coaster that you’re about to jump on,’” Plec says. “So it will very much get the audience talking about the next chapter.”
And The Futon Critic‘s Jim Halterman chats with Vampire Diaries Executive Producer Julie Plec about the ongoing storylines of Season 3, closing out “the ghost chapter,” Stefan/Elena/Damon, Bonnie and Jeremy, Tyler, Alaric, the Originals, and standards for a Vampire Diaries villain.
Julie Plec: The definition of villain for us has always been someone who is willing to do the most extreme things in the most extreme circumstances without care for what it does to other people. But always driven by their own particular need, want or desire. Nobody is just evil for the sake of being evil and some of the fun that we like to be able to have on the show is exploring why people do what they do and act like who they act like.
Michael Trevino did a series of interviews yesterday and MTV Hollywood Crush is first out of the gate with his teases for tonight’s Vampire Diaries mid-season finale, Homecoming (EP309), and the complicated relationship developing between Klaus and Tyler.
“It was one thing for me to become a werewolf and live out this werewolf storyline. But when our executive producer, Julie Plec, told me I was going to become a hybrid I got really excited,” he said. “Because there’s a lot of responsibility that comes with that, especially in our world of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ where Tyler is the first successful hybrid that’s made. Now we have a whole different arc for Tyler. As an actor, it’s given me more to play around with to tell our story. And now I’m hanging around with the big bad Klaus.”