Thanks to CatChester for pointing out that Paul and Ian are both nominated for “Second Hottest Vampire” (it’s a Robert Pattinson-less poll) over at People.com. Let the page load, then click SEE ALL POLLS to get the “Who’s the second-hottest vampire?” category. Then vote, of course. (And while you’re in a voting mood, why not vote for Vampire Diaries as Favorite New TV Show in the People’s Choice Awards a gazillion bajillion times? You’d be making Julie Plec a happy bunny. Plus, Eastwick and Three Rivers have been knocked from the running.)
Back in October, Katerina Graham had a live video chat with her fans. It was a resounding success, and a lot of fun for everyone involved. The folks over at Vampire Diaries Online asked Katerina if she was planning on another live chat any time soon, and she responded to let her fans know that she has one planned for tomorrow, 30th November, at 6pm PT on Katerina’s Ustream channel.
Also, don’t forget you can vote for the Vampire Diaries as your favourite new TV drama in the People’s Choice Awards. You can vote more than once, too. We’re just sayin’. ;)
Huge thanks to the lovely Jamie M for hooking us up with some decent scans of Paul Wesley’s appearance in Glamour (December issue, Michelle Obama on the cover). Mr. Wesley appears in a fashion spread featuring up-and-coming young male actors in some nice threads (as you can see). As always, click the images to see bigger versions in the Gallery.
And Ian Somerhalder is the focus of a one-pager in People Magazine. Cary Grant, cooking, and “Karma Police”? As if you need any more reasons to dig the guy.
Thanks to Kyra over at MediaBlvd, we have a scan of Paul and Ian as “Hottest Brothers” in People’s Sexiest Man Alive 2009 issue (Johnny Depp on the cover). Click to see a slightly bigger scan in our Gallery.
We say there’s nothing sexier than a good sense of humor.
Starry Constellation recently interviewed Zach Roerig about Vampire Diaries, being blond, his project involving the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, using Twitter to communicate with fans (@zgeorge222), and his thoughts on Matt.
Two reasons I don’t think Matt should be messed with. First, because TV needs a nice guy like Matt, a guy that is pure and doesn’t have a motive at the end of the day. Second, you never, ever want to mess with the most polite, quiet athlete type because you know they’re always hiding some kind of secret and by the time you try to mess with them all hell will break loose. I think Matt’s got some hidden rage, I mean look at his life, he’s never exhibited any ounce of anger or emotion and so I feel like it’s going to be a Ned Flanders kind of explosion.
Movieline has just posted a fantastic conversation with Katerina Graham and Jasmine Guy that is a must-read for fans of The Vampire Diaries and fans of the real-life women. They each discuss their characters, the witches of Mystic Falls, their careers and influences, and what’s in store.
Is there a different viewer response to the witches than the vampires? Is there pro-vampire, anti-witch backlash?
KG: I haven’t had any backlash, and I think that’s because the character didn’t come off as a witch right away, we got to know and love Bonnie Bennett for who she was. And we’re with her when she discovers her abilities. I know Harry Potter had a backlash from certain groups for glorifying the witch story line, but I haven’t had any at all.
JG: To me, people are just curious as to how the witches interact with the vampires. I know some of the folklore, but not a lot of it. It’s interesting to watch the world we’re living in being created. It’s kind of like logging the forest as we step into it, and that’s kind of cool that I don’t what’s going to happen, and neither does my character. So there’s a suspense. I don’t have to think I know what’s going on.
The cast of the Vampire Diaries will be answering fan questions tomorrow. If you’re on Facebook you can leave your questions in a comment on their post on the subject, or you can tweet #tvdquestions along with your question to @CW_network if you’re on Twitter. They’re a little vague as to when exactly we’ll be seeing the answers to these questions, so we’ll do some investigating and then let you know.
Saturday Night Magazine interviewed Candice Accola, asking her about Caroline, her feelings before the pilot ratings came in, working on the show, and keeping quiet about spoilers:
Is it tough to keep any spoilers falling into the wrong hands?
Nope. We kind of live in our own working bubble here in Atlanta so there isn’t much of a chance to give away spoilers. We’re also kept in the dark until the scripts are perfected. So we don’t know too far in advance what’s going to happen. It keeps everything very exciting.
TV Guide has a Q&A with Matt Davis, who makes his Vampire Diaries debut tonight as Alaric Saltzman, Mystic Falls’ new History teacher. He hints at Alaric’s motivations, his past, his (possible) future with Jenna, and the on-running joke on the set.
TVGuide.com: Is Alaric a good guy or a bad guy?
Davis: It’s not so clearly defined. He has a dark side, and I think he’s not always going to do the right thing. How that compels him remains to be seen.
The NY Post’s PopWrap chats with Kevin Williamson about everything from possible guest stars and killing people to the show’s chosen “staking” effects and Elena’s parents. He also clarifies exactly who is included in the founding families and his favorite character(s) to write for:
PW: Is Damon your favorite character to write for?
Kevin: Clearly I enjoy writing him, but more than that I love putting the brothers together because they’re so different and opposing. The more you put Stefan with Damon, the more Stefan comes to life in these future episodes. I’m having fun opening him up because that’s the ultimate arc. Stefan’s going against the grain by denying his nature and everything he knows. He’s got the true inner struggle, which is what takes us over the long haul, whereas Damon will always be Damon.
And finally, Vee had a chance to interview Benjamin Ayres (the late Mr. Tanner, whom Alaric is replacing at MFHS) earlier today. She needs to transcribe the whole thing, but here’s audio of him talking about how he came to be involved in the show and his frustrated vampire ambitions.
Let Nina and Ian cut through all that Twitter fakery for you!
UPDATE: Says Nina, “And here’s another – for those of you who had doubts. ;)”
According to the Ausiello Files, Sean Faris has been cast to play a new character named Ben, an ex-high school football star-turned-bartender at the Mystic Grill. It makes sense, because we don’t see Sheriff Forbes letting the last one out of lock-up for quite some time after serving drinks to minors in last week’s episode.
“He’s Matt’s buddy,” says a Vampire insider. “He gets entangled in the group when a broke Matt takes a job at the Mystic Grill.”
The Vamp source also hints at a possible romance between Ben and one of the show’s females. But which one? Let the speculation begin in the comments!
Vampire Diaries Online has an interview with Katerina Graham. The interview was conducted with the ever-awesome Ms. Graham by Kaylie Rodrigues for her school newspaper. There’s a whole lot of interesting stuff in there for Katerina Graham fans, from Bonnie and the Vampire Diaries to more personal topics of conversation. Head on over and check it out.
People Magazine has a fun little feature: 100 Sexy Men in 1 Minute. Mostly notable for the fact that Vampire Diaries‘ Mr. Somerhalder and Mr. Wesley both feature it in, but it’s also a bit of fun naming everyone who flashes by while trying to avoid a bout of motion sickness caused by the speed of some of the images. ;)
Finally, we have a scheduled release date for the TV series tie-in cover of Dark Reunion. Like The Fury, no cover yet, but you can get your paws on it on the 25th May, 2010.