Lots of tidbits today, so we’re splitting ‘em up into a few posts. Kayla Ewell sits down with TV Guide Broadband (taped pre-Haunted) and talks Vicki, vampires, and trailblazing.
The Vampire Diaries cast is collectively nominated for Portrait Magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30″ list. If you’d like to vote for them, you can do so on the main page of Portrait’s site. Poll closes November 22nd. Thanks to eccentricpuzzle for the heads up.
Paul Wesley stopped by KTLA this morning to discuss the shocking events of Haunted and Kevin Williamson’s warning that anything can happen, vampires in pop culture, whether he believes in vampires, and he gives another flash of those natural fangs.
Looks like we’re heading into a new round of publicity – Vampire Diaries cast on your TV this coming week! As we hinted a few days ago, Ian Somerhalder will guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Friday, November 6th at 12:35am/11:35c and Katerina Graham’s appearance on BET’s The Mo’Nique Show airs Tuesday, November 3rd at 11pm/10c.
MAJOR SPOILERS AHOY! Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello has an interview with Kayla Ewell about tonight’s episode of Vampire Diaries. The whole thing is much too spoilerific to pull a quote from, so beware clicking the link if you’ve yet to see Haunted. We will say that there is some juicy info in here for fans (something to look forward to on the DVD, perhaps?).
Also, Kevin Williamson explains why the events of tonight’s episode were necessary over at TVGuide. Again, MAJOR SPOILERS.
Thanks to Ian Somerhalder for the heads up that those iTunes playlists Nina Dobrev hinted at so long ago are now live on iTunes. We know a lot of you don’t use iTunes, so you can see screencaps of the songlists (and the cast’s reasons for choosing each song) below, but those of you down with iTunes can click the link to purchase those suckers.
Click on the cast member’s image to see their playlist in the Media Gallery.
More news to post – must be Thursday! CW Connect has two new video interviews, this time with Kayla Ewell and Zach Roerig. They each talk about their characters, matters of the heart, and the relationship between Matt and Vicki. UPDATE: We also have a new video interview with Katerina Graham!
The L.A. Times has a fantastic interview with Kevin Williamson, where he touches on everything from high school as one big horror movie, the importance of Marcos Siega as supervising producer, how the cast of The Vampire Diaries came to be (and yes, he touches on The Hair Affair), and the scene he can’t wait to write.
We’re going to have some more flashbacks. Of course we are. We haven’t written them yet, but we’ve got an episode in the planning stages. One of the stories I’m most looking forward to is the night that Damon and Stefan died. That’s one of the biggest moments. I can’t wait to tell that story of how they died and their transformations.
Kayla Ewell chats with Fancast about Vicki’s transformation, filming the underwear dancing scene with Ian Somerhalder, how much fun she has playing Vicki, and hints at what to expect in tonight’s new episode, Haunted:
Which guy from Vicki’s life would you say is in greater jeopardy – Jeremy, Tyler or Matt?
I don’t think Vicki would feed on her brother, so Tyler or Jeremy – but for different reasons. Tyler because Vicki doesn’t like him right now, and with Jeremy, there’s this whole thing where when you get sexually aroused you want to feed on someone. That gets to be a problem.
E!Online’s Watch with Kristin has a few quotes from TVD cast members about tonight’s episode and warns: “Get Ready to be Shocked and Confused.”
“There’s actually so many surprises, and it [something] is very much a shocker to audiences,” star Paul Wesley (Stefan) told us during a break on set. “It’s a sort of brutal-and-violent-and-sudden-and-out-of-nowhere-something that happens, and I think people will be very shocked and confused. Blindsided I should say.”
Katerina Graham talks about the cast’s friendship with each other over at Hollywood Crush:
Kat said she thinks the reason the show has caught on with viewers is because of the real-life relationships the cast members have with one another. “I think the reason certain shows succeed and certain shows fail is because you can’t trick an audience, no matter if they’re 10-years-old or 45. People just know what’s real and what’s not. On our show, we go out of our way to make sure that we connect with everyone. I said before — and this is my Bonnie-ism coming out — the reason that the show is a success [is because of] how we are and the love that we have for each other. And the fans of course! Without that chemistry and that bond, I don’t know how successful the show would be.”
Here’s another reminder that the People’s Choice Awards nominations are still running! Head over to their site and vote Vampire Diaries into the category! Only the top five vote-getters will actually make it into the final round of voting.
Kat filmed an appearance on BET’s Mo’Nique show yesterday and she says it will air next week. We also have word that another cast member will pop up as a guest on the late night talk show circuit within the next two weeks, but we’re waiting for the show’s official schedule to post. Keep an eye here on the blog for dates and times!
An interview with Nina Dobrev is featured in the November issue of Savvy magazine.
And, finally, Television Without Pity asks: Are Dawson’s Creek and Vampire Diaries really the same show?
Kayla Ewell unloads quite a few tidbits about Haunted and upcoming episodes of The Vampire Diaries over at TV Guide. She talks about “divas” on set (not the girls!), whether Vicki is a good vampire or a bad vampire, who is or is not safe on the show, and the upcoming introduction of Matt Davis as Alaric Saltzman.
TVGuide.com: Katerina Graham told me that the Halloween episode is very emotional.
Ewell: It is. It was emotional for everyone. We can’t really say why yet. There’s something that happens that’s very shocking. It will be shocking to the viewers. It’s going to be great; it’s going to create such an uproar. It’s going to make the show that much more popular and bring a lot of attention.
Vampire Diaries is moving into Melrose Place‘s Wednesday night encore spot, effective immediately. On Wednesday at 9/8c, you’ll have the chance to catch the previous week’s episode the night before the new one airs, and it all starts October 28th with a re-airing of Lost Girls. According to the Futon Critic, only Lost Girls, Haunted (November 4th), and 162 Candles (November 11th) are currently scheduled repeats. The CW has not announced what they plan to do once November sweeps are over, but enjoy it while it lasts, we say.
And on October 27th (tomorrow night!), the 2009 SCREAM Awards – filmed October 17th at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles – airs on SpikeTV, 10pm ET. Don’t miss Paul, Nina, and Ian (maybe we’ll catch a glimpse of Kayla during the broadcast, too?) presenting Best TV Show during the (unconventional) ceremony.
REMINDER: Paul Wesley’s breast cancer bear auction ends in hours. Less than 14 hours, to be exact. The only bear in LisaWalks.com‘s most recent batch making more than Paul right now is the Nathan “Captain Tightpants” Fillion bear. That’s pretty epic, so let’s see if Vampire Diaries fans can’t push Paul’s over the top.
Winner of the auction not only receives the autographed bear and the photo of Paul, but Lisa’s throwing in a copy of Ian Somerhalder’s picture (2006) as well.
(Not sure what this is all about? Catch up here.)