You voted Paul Wesley into Round 2 of Entertainment Weekly’s Under-appreciated Entertainer of the Year Poll and now it’s time to get him to the next round. The competition is tougher this time – Paul’s up against Supernatural‘s Jared Padalecki. Can you say “Epic Battle”? But we think you know what to do.
Alaric fans, have you been moping about the lack of significant Alaric Saltzman screen time this season? Well, don’t worry. Julie Plec told EW’s Hollywood Insider that they’re looking to rectify that tragic situation soon.
Plec also admitted that it has been a challenge finding a place for Alaric after the Isobel storyline came to a close last season. “His storyline was wrapped up for a while and it’s taken us longer than we wanted to jumpstart a new chapter for him. Hopefully, we’ll be able to crack that soon and really get to show him off, because we think he’s awesome.”
And in another Hollywood Insider article, Julie gives lots of juicy information about Tyler Lockwood and the upcoming werewolf mythology in the Vampire Diaries.
Fans have been wondering if/when Tyler would develop the wolves’ natural dislike of vampires. The wait is what’s fun, Plec says. “With our vampires, you have the Old World vampires that we’re slowly introducing that have a code and a set of rules that they live by, and then you have our New World vampires who are like, ‘What? Who? I don’t even know what you’re talking about’ and are much more independent, every-man-for-himself kind of vampires. The werewolves are gonna have the same sort of idea. The newbies are just like, ‘Dude, I just triggered a curse. I killed somebody. I’m a werewolf. I don’t know what the hell to do with myself.’
Entertainment Weekly‘s Mandi Bierly managed to pry some fantastic tidbits from Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec as we head into tonight’s BIG episode, Katerina. But that’s not all she’s previewing. She’s talking Damon, Jeremy, Bonnie, and these new characters that keep popping up, and giving a very vague idea of what viewers can expect in the second half of Season 2. But as for tonight:
“After nine episodes of that question — ‘What are you doing back in town? What is it that you want? Why are you here?’ — finally, she explains herself,” Plec says. “We are incredibly proud of this episode, mostly because the work Nina Dobrev does is unbelievable. She plays Katherine as a human in Bulgaria with a Bulgarian accent, she plays human Katherine pretending to be English in the English countryside, she plays Katherine as a vampire in present day, she plays Elena. And a good portion of the episode is Elena and Katherine having a conversation, so she’s essentially acting opposite nothing, a stand-in or air. This is her episode to shine.”
Entertainment Weekly has named Paul Wesley as one of 64 contenders in their Under-appreciated Entertainer of the Year bracket. (You remember a little EW bracket called Sexy Beast, right?) Paul’s round is up now and since this fandom is excellent at seeing our favorites through to the end, we’re throwing the poll here so you can vote your little hearts out. And check out Paul’s competition.
Let’s keep it simple. There are so many talented performers who are routinely excellent but don’t always get the credit. This is your chance to recognize the one who makes you smile most… Paul Wesley of The Vampire Diaries or Jesse Plemons of Friday Night Lights?
Entertainment Weekly has a fun Vampire Diaries primer, featuring a look back at the events that shaped Season 1 and a look forward to the new factors in play going into Season 2. Also, new Season 2 promo shots of Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Katerina Graham, and Steven R. McQueen. READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT EW.COM.
Entertainment Weekly’s Ken Tucker has seen The Return – the premiere episode of Vampire Diaries Season 2 – and his score is a solid B+, with a special comment on Taylor Kinney’s Mason Lockwood. WARNING: Vague spoilers, but spoilers just the same! You have been warned.
But the throbbing red heart of The Vampire Diaries remains the tension between Damon and Paul Wesley’s Stefan, and their mutual attraction to whomever Dobrev is embodying at the time. ”She’s Katherine! She loves to play games!” splutters Damon in the season opener. It’s not long after this that she plays a romantic game with him that will doubtless have reverberations throughout the season. As Katherine says: ”Game on.”
Also, as a side comment: SpikeTV’s Scream Awards 2010 nominees have been announced and not a single nomination for The Vampire Diaries? LAME.
Edward who? The CW whipped together a cheeky Damon Salvatore promo to celebrate him being crowned Entertainment Weekly’s Ultimate Sexy Beast. Just over a week until The Vampire Diaries returns on September 9th!
Entertainment Weekly’s Sexy Beast issue is now on stands (so go pick up a copy, yeah?) and, as we already know, the man Ernesto Riley can’t help but write songs about is featured. You can check out the interview below (click to see a larger version in the Gallery) and see the rest of the scans over at Ian Somerhalder Online.
THIS POST IS A STICKY. KEEP SCROLLING FOR NEW POSTS. So here’s the deal: It’s Damon Salvatore vs. Edward Cullen in Entertainment Weekly’s Sexy Beast FINAL. Emphasis: SEXY and BEAST. Here’s your bourbon – NEAT. Now get on voting, yeah?
Alright, alright – we’re posting it in the blog! It’s a Damon Salvatore vs. Wolverine showdown in Entertainment Weekly’s Sexy Beast poll – and it is currently tied. Damon’s made it into the semi-finals of the 64-player bracket poll, and he needs your help to push him over the edge into the FINAL final. So take a second to click on that handsome face (er, or whatever) RIGHT NOW and give him your vote.