Have a burning question for Candice Accola? Want to get her take on recent events, or on Caroline’s Homecoming plans? Need a way to pass that last hour before the new episode, East Coast? Head over to EW.com for a live Q&A chat tonight, Thursday, October 27 at 7:00pm ET. If you click over now, you can set up a reminder for yourself so you don’t miss it. (And if you do miss it, the chat transcript should be available to read later.)
Need more goodies to get you through until tonight’s episode? Well, Entertainment Weekly spoke with Steven R. McQueen about tonight’s episode, and he says we’ll be getting some new information. Spoiler Alert! Both interviews have spoilers in them for The Reckoning (EP305).
“Jeremy’s got ties to reality, Bonnie and his family, and now he’s got ties to people in his past, and they start to clash and wear on each other. It’s kind of ghost world versus reality, and Jeremy’s stuck making choices,” he says.
Meanwhile, Zap2it has an interview with Michael Trevino about what might be going on with Tyler and his new situation, and it sounds like there may be trouble on the horizon for Tyler and Caroline.
“We’re going to see that slightly cocky side of Tyler come back a bit,” Trevino says. “It’s a different confidence, it’s a different cockiness. Caroline’s not going to be happy about any of it.”
From the sound of these two articles, we could be in for a rough ride tonight, TVD fans! Only a few more hours to go.
AOL.TV has a preview of this week’s episode, Smells Like Teen Spirit (EP306). SPOILER WARNING: the cast does their very best to avoid spoilers (and they’re good at it!) but if you haven’t seen up through The Reckoning (EP305), think carefully before you click.
Hint: Turn your speakers up high, some of the actor interviews are on the quiet side.
Entertainment Weekly also has some exclusive pictures from Smells Like Teen Spirit, you can see them here. Is it Thursday yet?!
About.com caught up with Paul Wesley at the 2011 Scream Awards. The actor is a big advocate for Ripper Stefan and is excited for the new stories unfolding this season. Paul was full of praise for Julie Plec, Kevin Williamson and the rest of the writers, but wouldn’t give any hints as to how long Stefan will be staying in Mystic Falls. We’ll just have to wait and see on that one!
The Scream Awards will air on Tuesday, October 18th, 9pm EST on Spike. Paul is a presenter this year, so keep an eye out for him during the show!
There’s a lot of Vamipre Diaries news today but this is one article you definitely don’t want to miss. Entertainment Weekly sat down with Ian Somerhalder recently and got him to share some unique backstage shenanigans that bring to mind the age-old question: do your ears hang low?
“Well, you know, you open up the cover page of season 3, episode 1, and it’s, like, the first half a page, Damon’s already naked. So I’d spent almost two days on set completely naked, which is kinda awesome, because as if I wasn’t close enough to our crew members, I feel really close after that,” he laughs. “So our first AD Rudy, at like 8 o’clock in the morning, came up to me and says, ‘Hey listen, I have an idea.’
Want to know what happened next? Or maybe read a whole pile of season 3 goodies? READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT EW!
In other news, Paul Wesley talks with Ryan Seacrest about which episode of the new season is his favorite so far. We think this may have come from the CW Premiere Party. Enjoy!
Entertainment Weekly counts down their 40 most anticipated shows of the fall and, of course, The Vampire Diaries is included. In addition to a new still from The Hybrid featuring Elena and Damon (see more), they also have this tease from Paul Wesley on Stefan returning to his old lifestyle:
It’s not until the third episode that brooding Stefan becomes a guilt-free ripper, which Wesley embraces.
”Because Stefan doesn’t have the sarcasm, people assume he’s less of a threat. There’s a lot of hidden darkness people will be pleased and surprised to see,” he says, adding with a laugh, ”I’m kind of sick of always doing the right thing.”
They also touch on Tyler and Caroline, Jeremy and the ghost situation, and more.
Entertainment Weekly‘s Mandi Bierly interviews Vampire Diaries guest star David Gallagher, who will be playing Tennessee werewolf Ray Sutton when the show returns on Thursday, September 15th. In addition to hinting at what his run-in with Klaus and Stefan will be like (not good? are we surprised?), and that his character’s arc lasts two episodes, he also reveals a cool piece of TVD trivia, with a bit more backstory from Executive Producer Julie Plec.
That casting of Gallagher is equally cool: He has a history with the show. He’d actually read for the pilot. “There was debate as to whether I was a Stefan or I was a Damon. I had read for both,” he says. “I think ultimately, it was sorta difficult to place me because lately in my career, I’ve been leaning toward things with a little bit darker sensibility [he'd guested as confirmed or suspected killers on Numb3rs, CSI: Miami, Saving Grace, and Without a Trace], and that clashed with the work people knew me for at the time.”
In preparation for the season three premiere, Entertainment Weekly has new promotional shots of Vampire Diaries stars Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, and Paul Wesley, all dressed up. And there are some intriguing quotes from Paul, too:
“There’s gonna be a lot of killing. As far as Stefan is concerned, he can never go back to his old life. Imagine Stefan sitting in high school. Apart from the fact that I just look weird sitting in high school,” he laughs, “he’s murdered all these people. What do you think, we’re just gonna go hang out now? As far as he’s concerned, he’s moved on. He’s past it all.”
Here’s a peek at the picture of Nina. Click over for Ian and Paul.
Today it’s Entertainment Weekly‘s turn for sharing an exclusive sneak peek from the Season 2 DVD extras: Candice Accola explaining Caroline’s connections with all her neighbors and friends in Mystic Falls. Head over to their site to watch! The season 2 DVD & Blu-Ray sets are available in the U.K. now and will be released in the U.S. on August 30th.
Entertainment Weekly‘s Mandi Bierly has just blogged the news that The Vampire Diaries has cast its new mysterious Season 3 vampire hunter, and – wait for it, Supernatural fans (and General Hospital fans!) – it’s Sebastian Roché (@sebroche on Twitter), who recently had quite the memorable turn in Supernatural as angel Balthazar. Roché will be a recurring guest star…and he sounds like a force to be reckoned with:
Executive producer Julie Plec tells EW Roché will play “a very mysterious man who appears to be hunting vampires, most specifically Klaus.” Mysterious indeed. As Plec explains, “For some reason, Klaus, who shouldn’t be afraid of anybody, seems to be concerned about this person.”
Plec explains the character was originally supposed to be named Eric (you’ll have to read why they’ve changed their mind over at EW.com) but will now be renamed – so he’s “He-Who-Shall-Be-Renamed”, for now.
Also, Entertainment Weekly has launched a gallery featuring more behind the scenes photos from the filming of Vampire Diaries’ Season 3 premiere (following up their feature in the print issue). Check them all out at EW.com!