MTV caught up with Nina Dobrev at the Golden Globes Young Hollywood Party and she gave Vampire Diaries fans a hint as to what they can expect when the show returns in the new year:
Following on from the previous post, we have the CW Connect interviews with Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Candice Accola.
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.)
Ian Somerhalder is the latest star on Newsweek’s 7 Things feature. He talks about rescuing stray animals, going after and playing the role of Damon, his fascination for the vampire mythology, his early career, and his tattoo.
Thanks to Lindsay over at Newsweek for the heads up!
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.
Weird seeing a fandom pet name pop up in TV Guide Magazine. William Keck has just posted that actor James Remar, aka Harry Morgan from Dexter (aka One of the Greatest TV Shows There Ever Was), has been cast as Giuseppe Salvatore (Stefan and Damon’s father). He starts filming December 2nd and also reveals he may be making more than one appearance on the show.
Keck: You seem like a great choice to play Papa Salvatore. How did you get the role?
Remar: I was brought in by Marcos Siega, who has directed several episodes of Dexter and Vampire Diaries. He’s now the show runner on Vampire Diaries and thought I’d be right for this role.
Check out the interview at TV Guide Magazine. (Two of my favorite things colliding – thanks, Marcos!)
This week’s edition of Soap Opera Weekly features Vampire Diaries on its cover and a revealing interview with executive producer Julie Plec. She talks about the major events of The Turning Point, changes from book to screen, and why Damon’s every motivation can be traced back to Katherine.
“It’s going to be really interesting exploring that side of his humanity, because it runs so deep and it’s so profound that it actually make him even crazier and more evil than you might think,” warns Plec. “He’s willing to do anything and everything in the name of love!”
Click the images to see bigger versions in our Gallery. Thanks to Denise for the scans.
And yes, you read that opening paragraph correctly – looks like The Vampire Diaries does indeed start its holiday hiatus after next week (we haven’t seen CW’s official word on this yet, but it’s the first time we’re seeing it in print). That means Nov. 19th’s The Turning Point is the last new episode until January 2010. Keep in mind that the CW launched Vampire Diaries early. We’ll update with an official network release when we have it.
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.