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!
The August 12th issue of Entertainment Weekly (The Help on the cover) includes The Vampire Diaries in its Behind the Scenes: Back to Work! feature, highlighting the casts and crews who have resumed filming for the 2011-2012 season. Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder are included, along with Vampire Diaries crew members Colin Duran, Joe Connolly, and Trevor Stott. Click the image to see a larger scan in the Gallery. The issue is available on newsstands now.
An outtake from Michael Muller’s Comic Con 2011 portrait session with the Vampire Diaries cast is featured in the August 5th issue of Entertainment Weekly (Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutchinson of The Hunger Games on the cover). You can find the photo of Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, and Ian Somerhalder (and a quote from Paul) in The Stars of Comic-Con feature. Pick up the issue now on newsstands. (See the previous photos here and here.)
Oh, hey – looks like we missed these two Entertainment Weekly Comic Con portraits of Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder. Better late than never, right? Photos by Michael Muller. Check out EW’s awesome Comic Con cast portrait gallery over at EW.com. Thanks to @19Silvia92 for the heads up! Cross your fingers that individual portraits of Candice, Nina, Joseph, Julie and Kevin pop up soon. (Click to see bigger versions in the Gallery.)
We always look forward to Entertainment Weekly‘s annual tradition of Comic Con cast portraits and here is the Vampire Diaries cast portrait for 2011, photographed by Michael Muller (see bigger version in the Gallery):
And EW’s Sandra Gonzalez caught up with Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Candice Accola, Joseph Morgan and Julie Plec in their Comic Con interview lounge:
Entertainment Weekly‘s Mandi Bierly has more Season 3 goodies courtesy of Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, and this time we have a nice tease for the developing relationship between Tyler and Caroline. Last we left our species-crossed pair, they were cuddling underneath a blanket in differing stages of (un)dress. And it looks like romance is indeed in the air though, like everything on The Vampire Diaries, it’s complicated:
“We now have a mother who knows her daughter’s a vampire, and we might soon have a mayor who figures out that her son is a werewolf,” Williamson says. “When that happens, it’s certainly building itself to a family feud. That’s the fun Mystic Falls storyline that’s underplaying throughout the entire season.”