NY Post’s Pop Wrap caught up with Zach Roerig to talk vampires, heroes, Vampire Diaries mythology, and Matt’s torch for Elena.
PW: Between the possibility of having to protect Elena and then Matt’s little sister Vicki, who’s always getting herself into trouble, is Matt’s role to play the hero?
Zach: I think he’s one of a couple heroes, yeah. Stefan’s definitely trying to be a hero. He’s trying to make amends for whatever wrongs he may have made in his past… There’s vampires and there’s bound to be other specials powers and I think Matt’s the one beacon of just like real, honest, good-hearted. He’s just got a pure heart. He doesn’t have any special powers, he’s just a good guy tryin’ to do the right thing.
Thanks to Connie for the heads up and Futon Critic for the press release: The CW and CBS have launched two new iPhone and iTouch apps, one of which will allow users to directly purchase and download full-length episodes of The Vampire Diaries and other CW shows.
The “CWTV” application gives CW fans direct access to video clips of all CW programming, including previews, recaps, interviews with the cast, and behind-the-scenes footage of popular CW shows. Fans can also link out to iTunes to purchase full length episodes of Gossip Girl, 90210, Melrose Place, The Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, America’s Next Top Model, Supernatural, and Smallville.
You can read the full release over on Futon Critic, including a list of the app’s features. The app is FREE and you can download it straight from the iTunes store (only available to users in the U.S.)
Kayla Ewell has a brief interview in Soap Opera Digest about her time on The Bold & The Beautiful and her current gig on The Vampire Diaries:
“Kevin Williamson (DAWSON’S CREEK, Scream) is such a brilliant writer; a lot happens in each episode,” shares Ewell. “People die, there will be new vampires, relationships start to form, others begin to fall apart. There will be so many scary moments and so many heartfelt moments every week. The writers have done a great job balancing the two.”
For those of you nostalgic about the ’90s Vampire Diaries computer game, industry website Playthings.com reports that Pressman Toy is developing a board game based on the Vampire Diaries TV series (2010 release).
We’ve been trying to blog this for a few days but the website’s been down. Looks like it’s finally back up: Star Magazine has a brief Q&A with Kayla Ewell that reveals who she’s bonded with on the show, her Twilight connections, and her favorite vampire (yeah, he’s a favorite ’round these parts, too).
Thanks to Johanna for pointing this one out: Actor Javier Carrasquillo, who plays Jared (one of Vicki’s stoner friends from last week’s episode), has posted some behind-the-scenes photos on his MySpace page. They are possibly mega-spoilery (though not all that surprising) for this week’s episode, so don’t say we didn’t warn you. Also: Bare ass warning.
And finally, we’d heard rumblings about this last week, but we now have a press release courtesy of SpikeTV: Looks like Paul, Nina, and Ian will be appearing at Spike’s 2009 SCREAM Awards, premiering October 27th at 10 p.m. ET. (The show actually tapes on the 17th at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.) If you’ve never watched the SCREAM Awards – it’s basically an awards show you might actually give a crap about, honoring the people’s choice of genre media in all its forms. In other words: You don’t wanna miss Vampire Diaries hitting that stage.
UPDATE: Ken Tucker over at Entertainment Weekly grades 19 Fall TV Shows including The Vampire Diaries. He gives it a B- but no worries – you can grade it, too, so have at it.
Paul Wesley talks Twilight, teenage years, and TV (and lack thereof – le gasp!) in the November issue of Teen Vogue and Bella’s Diary has scans of the two-page spread, including a brief interview (which you can read on their site) and the below portrait.
UPDATE: Better quality image courtesy of Teen Vogue.
Kayla Ewell will be a guest on That Morning Show tomorrow morning, October 8th. She’ll be talking Vicki and Vampire Diaries, and you can catch the interview between 6-9 a.m. on E! Entertainment Network.
Candice Accola talks Caroline and Damon in PopSugar’s “6 Reasons You Can’t Live Without Vampires” video. Vampire Diaries talk starts at the 2:00 minute mark.
We tweeted this last night, but in case you missed it, via TV Guide’s MegaBuzz: a fan’s Vampire Diaries theory and Julie Plec’s sly spin on the issue.
UPDATE: And via Ask Ausiello: Find out why you shouldn’t miss this week’s episode OR next week’s.
One of the moments that a lot of Vampire Diaries book fans have been waiting for is finally here. We have our Alaric Saltzman! Keck’s Exclusives at TV Guide Magazine has reported that Matt Davis (What About Brian, Legally Blonde) will be playing the role of our favourite substitute history teacher, and will be making his first appearance (a little later than originally anticipated) in the November 12th episode of the show.
Is it November yet?
This Friday’s issue of TV Guide Magazine has a spread of Vampire Diaries behind-the-scenes photos courtesy of Kayla Ewell, who also gives some spoilery insight into what the future holds for Vicki and Jeremy, reveals that the vampires of the show don’t yet have the hang of the whole biting thing, and gives up Michael Trevino and Zach Roerig‘s dirty little Twitter secret (with photographic evidence! – we’re LOL-ing over here). Click on the images below to see bigger, readable scans in the gallery (a little spoilery!) – and big, big thanks to Denise for the scans.
Nina Dobrev is featured in the new issue of Glamour, along with Sara Paxton (R.I.P. The Beautiful Life) and Jessica Lucas (Melrose Place), and we have a scan courtesy of Nina Dobrev Fan.
The CW Connect has a video interview with Nina where she answers fan questions about the show, including whether Elena suspects Stefan is a vampire, the vibe on the set, how much she knows about what future episodes hold, and how the show is different from Twilight and True Blood. Lots of good stuff – you can view it at CWtv.com or on the official Vampire Diaries Facebook (the second link should work for you, non-U.S.A. peoples).
UPDATE: YouTube embed below.
MTV has more of their conversation with Paul Wesley and he has some very interesting things to say about Stefan’s future:
“His layers are starting to sort of show,” he said. “When the story first began, he was sort of this mystery figure. And he always has that ambiguity about him, and as we get to know him and he starts having human problems, he becomes more of a person. For me, what’s interesting is that he’s going to get more intense and get more assertive with Damon and start just humanizing more. And that includes laughter and deep sadness. They’re really starting to make him more complex.”
And Nina chatted with the New York Post’s PopWrap about what viewers can expect on upcoming episodes of The Vampire Diaries, including some great spec about Elena’s parents:
PW: I think there’s more to Elena’s parents death than we know — thoughts?
Nina: [laughs] Yes … I do think that too. I don’t know when it’s going to happen, but we’re going to explore that storyline and that history. I feel like being on a show like this, you have an amazing secret that you so badly want to tell but can’t. All I’ll say is that in episode six, you’re going to be totally surprised by what happens.
At last, some Vampire Diaries casting news for you all. TV Guide Magazine have reported that ex-Gilmore Girls star Arielle Kebbel will be playing the upcoming role of “Lexi”, an old friend of Stefan’s. You can find a little bit more detail about this role in the spoiler zone. TV Guide have listed Lexi’s appearance as being in episode seven, but last we knew the casting call for her character came with the production code of 107, which would make episode eight the one she appears in.
Now, if we could just find out who’ll be playing Alaric, we’ll be a pair of happy bunnies…
Paul Wesley has spoken to MTV regarding the comparisons between Stefan and Twilight’s Edward Cullen, suggesting that the comparisons are ‘inevitable’. You can listen to a clip of Paul talking about it as well as read a summary of it on the MTV website.
Seventeen Magazine has a lighthearted Q&A with Candice Accola where she talks about the usual – living and working in Atlanta, hanging with the cast, and why those scripts are on lockdown:
17: Are you on the edge of your seat every time you get a new script?
CA: We actually got in trouble, [but] we’re all blaming Nina [Dobrev] who plays Elena. Nina took the script from the hair and makeup trailer because we’ve been dying to know what will happen next. And then she got caught, and so now, they have scripts on lockdown, and they won’t tell us any information!
And this afternoon had two radio interviews with Vampire Diaries cast members:
The first was BuzzWorthy’s interview with Michael Trevino who, according to many of you on Twitter, had a way better radio voice than the guy interviewing him. (Radio can’t have him, he’s on our TV.) Ends up Michael has also read the books (the first four), hints that perhaps there’s a reason why Tyler is such a jerk and bully (and maybe it has something to do with his parents), and that we might be seeing a different side of Tyler in upcoming episodes (especially when it comes to Vicki). He also played coy on the Lockwood family in general and referred to Mystic Falls’ history having a very real impact on the newest generation. We’re also pretty sure he dropped a super-vague hint about a particular character’s appearance later on down the road. You can listen to the entire interview (half hour) over at BuzzWorthy.
And on Stardish Radio, Jasmine Guy shed a little more light on her upcoming role as Grams, Bonnie’s witchy (and, uh, drunk?) grandmother, whom she apparently has the honor of naming and was soliciting suggestions (which included the Salem-inspired Tituba and Katerina’s suggestion of Sadie). She also revealed the name of Bonnie’s great-great-great-great grandmother (hover to see), Birdy Mae, and said she looks forward to seeing more of not only the race dynamics of the show’s Civil War-era flashbacks, but also the way vampires and witches interact, and what the “rules” will be for the show’s witches. Listen to the interview over at Stardish.
And finally, there’s an itty bitty Paul video snippet over at People.com where he talks about the best thing about growing up in New Jersey.