Need something to keep you occupied until the new episode A View to a Kill (EP412) tonight? You’re in luck: Ian Somerhalder has done a round of interviews, so we have some reading material for you. In these interviews, he discusses the cure, the sire bond, the island trip, Damon’s relationship with Elena and Stefan, and more. (If more interviews pop up today, we’ll add them to this post, so check back later!) Since the U.K. is a few episodes behind, we’re just going to give you the links without quoting anything that may be spoilery for British fans. Click at your own risk!
- Entertainment Weekly: ‘Vampire Diaries’: Ian Somerhalder explains why Damon gets tortured with his shirt on for a change
- TVLine: Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder on Elena’s Sire Bond, Damon’s Angst About the Cure and More
- Zap2it: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ star Ian Somerhalder envisions a future for Damon and Elena: Parties, an art gallery, and a tropical beach… or not
The Hollywood Reporter has a shiny new webclip from tomorrow night’s episode! Stefan, Damon and Klaus are all getting their snark on in this, so it’s not to be missed!
It’s Vampire Diaries Bite time and this week TV Guide‘s listing off 5 Reasons Why Klaus Isn’t Any Worse Than Stefan or Damon:
Klaus is just really, really lonely Because his own parents viewed him as an abomination, Klaus never felt worthy of affection. That’s why he isolates himself from those around him with violence and a false display of apathy — but that doesn’t mean Klaus is at all happy about it.
After Stefan insulted Klaus for keeping victims’ letters to memorialize them, the Original pointed out that Stefan wrote his victims’ names on walls. According to Klaus, this wasn’t a celebration of the deaths, but simply a “reminder that in the end, we’re left infinitely and utterly alone.”
Agree? Disagree? Head over to TV Guide to read the rest of their reasons and then check out the Bite below.
Huffington Post TV has an exclusive new webclip for tomorrow night’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, Catch Me If You Can (EP411). Watch Jeremy and Damon get their hunter on below:
New webclip for After School Special (EP410). Jeremy, Matt and Damon working on Jeremy’s fighting skills? Works for us!
TVLine has some more from their talk with Julie Plec about the Salvatores, Klaus, Caroline & Tyler, and more coming up in the second half of season four. This passage about Klaus is intriguing:
“The beauty of Klaus, much like Damon, is that his horrible misdeeds are all born out of a place of a complete lack of trust and faith as a result of being repeatedly betrayed and rejected in his life. I’m not saying I excuse his horrific behavior, but it’s born from a very human place. Once someone’s got a strong core of humanity, there’s hope for them – [they may] just not necessarily wake up tomorrow as Man of the Year. Klaus will continue to be a very complicated character. Much like Damon in the first couple seasons, when he feels backed up against the wall, he lashes out in very, very destructive ways. It makes it impossible to forgive. And yet, the redemption of Klaus as a character-long arc is something we always talk about.”
Also find out what the future holds for Tyler after his family tragedy, Jeremy with his new “career,” and more.
Ready for O Come, All Ye Faithful (EP409) tonight? Everyone has opinions on the latest turn of events in the Damon and Elena relationship and TV Guide Magazine caught up with Ian Somerhalder to discuss what the sire bond means to the couple’s fledgling romance and the steps they’ll each take to ensure what Elena is experiencing is the real deal:
TV Guide Magazine: Will it be good for the show if Elena and Damon stay together for a while?
Somerhalder: I think it’s good for the story: If Elena is with Damon, this sire bond is always an issue; plus, his brother’s really angry. So until both of them know if it’s true love, they’ve decided they’re not going to sleep together again. There will be more romance and less sex. Damon wants to do the right thing, but losing Elena is not an option. It’s a tough predicament for him.
- The Hollywood Reporter: Caroline and Tyler Unable to ‘Hold Up a Relationship,’ Candice Accola Says
- Entertainment Weekly: Candice Accola teases tonight’s midseason finale
- Hollywood.com: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ star Candice Accola on Hope for Klaroline, Forwood, and a Cure
- Celebuzz: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Candice Accola Talks ‘Klaroline’ and Tension with Tyler (Q&A)
- The TV Chick: Joseph Morgan (Klaus) from The Vampire Diaries previews tonight’s Big Mid-Season Finale
- TV Fanatic: Joseph Morgan Teases “Mind-Blowing Horrors” to Come
Back to back webclips, whee! It’s like it’s Christmas . . . oh, wait. Here’s a bit more of O Come, All Ye Faithful (EP409) for you, from the CW.
The CW has a clip from next week’s new episode, We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street (EP408), to brighten up your Friday afternoon. Enjoy!
Tonight’s episode, My Brother’s Keeper (EP407), features the return of the Miss Mystic Falls pageant, and cast members including Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder talked to E!Online on set about who is and isn’t attending the festivities. Ian jokes:
“Damon wins the Miss Mystic Falls pageant, so he gets his tiara!” His talent? “He can put his lipstick on with his toes perfectly. No mirror, nothing,” the star says.
There are quick tidbits from Paul Wesley and Steven R. McQueen as well.