The Vampire Diaries will start the new year with another hot guest star, Dillon Casey (recently seen in Being Erica and showing off his assets in MVP: The Secret Lives of Hockey Wives). According to executive producer Julie Plec, he’ll be playing a character named Noah who becomes obsessed with Elena, much to Stefan’s concern. Looks like the path to true love is going to be as rocky as ever for Elena and Stefan.
Turkish fans will be delighted to learn that the Vampire Diaries is airing in Turkey now. You can catch it on Fridays at 21:30 on the Mymax channel. Thanks to @Ozge_Lydia for the information.
Production on the Vampire Diaries in Atlanta is on hold now for the holidays, and will resume in January. As we understand it, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder will be doing some promotional work for the show before they take a proper break, so hopefully we’ll get news on that to post soon. We’d like to thank the cast and crew for all their hard work, dedication and obvious love for this show. The fact you completely won over a couple of hardcore book fanatics like myself and Vee speaks volumes. ;) We wish you all a very happy holiday, and good luck for the new year.
Finally, it’s Ian Somerhalder’s birthday tomorrow (December 8th). Vampire Diaries Online have set up a group card for fans to sign, so head on ever there to add your birthday messages for him.
Candice Accola talks to MTV’s Hollywood Crush about Caroline’s rocky love life on The Vampire Diaries, from being used and manipulated by Damon to her uncertain new relationship with Matt.
“[She's] brokenhearted, but at the same time she knows it’s best to get out of the circumstance, but I think at the same time she like wouldn’t mind getting her revenge eventually,” she explained. “It’s just like when you really like a guy and then he just toys with you and then totally leaves you hanging… at the same time if you ever had the chance to make him feel what you felt for him you would totally do it.”
It’s that time of year where websites, blogs, and magazines compile fun lists, and Vampire Diaries is popping up all over the place. First up, we have BuddyTV’s very comprehensive Television’s 100 Sexiest Men 2009. Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley clock in at #16 and #5 respectively, and here’s what BuddyTV has to say about each:
Ian (#16): As the devilish and devious older brother, Ian Somerhalder is having more fun playing a vampire than he probably has for the rest of his career. He’s funny, evil and so sexy that we’re willing to overlook the fact that Damon Salvatore routinely bites and kills innocent people.
Paul (#5): You Twilight fans can keep your Edwards and your Jacobs, because television has Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore. He combines Robert Pattinson’s wounded, brooding eyes with Taylor Lautner’s insanely toned body, and we don’t need to wait once a year to see him do his thing.
And Damon Salvatore makes an appearance on SciFi Wire’s This Fall’s 10 Most Awesome Sci-Fi TV Characters:
He’s hot. He’s funny. He’s evil … though not as evil as he thinks he is, and we love this charming bad boy. The Vampire Diaries wouldn’t be nearly so much fun without him. Sure, Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) are made for each other and yadda yadda yadda. And, sure, Damon and Stefan have had to work together to deal with Logan-the-vampire-on-a-killing-spree lately. But it’s not like we trust Damon to behave himself. … And that’s exactly the way we like it.
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.