We’re coming up on the end of the season, which means that EP Julie Plec is in high demand as everyone, fans and journalists alike, tries to figure out what’s going to happen. Luckily for us, Julie has done a bunch of interviews recently shedding some light on what’s to come. The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Julie at the WB TV: Out of the Box exhibit and got some scoop on a potential season four:
“We’ve got a lot going on, a lot of really amazing character moves, great romance, a new mystery, a new villain and I’m really excited about it. We’re feeling pretty good about it already and we’ve only been talking about it for two weeks.”
And watch the video for more about the end of this season:
Meanwhile, over at Entertainment Weekly, Julie gave some episode-specific intel on each of the four remaining season 3 episodes. On this Thursday’s episode, Heart of Darkness (EP319):
“Yes. There is a lot of steam in this episode, and a lot of shirtlessness,” Plec says. “As I said at the Paley event when somebody asked me about romance, this whole season has been so sad. Everybody’s broken up, all these love affairs are unfulfilled, and there’s lots of despair and depression and tragedy. We kick a little romance back into high gear with the return of the show next week.”
There’s another great interview with Julie at HitFix, where she teases the elements that went into filming the season finale:
“No, but we had an underwater unit, a movie-sized underwater unit. We had massive, massive stunts involving an automobile. We have a huge fight sequence. We have a huge horror sequence. And then we have probably the biggest and most substantial series of emotional moments that the entire season has had.”
She also answers the eternal question of whether Elena and friends actually go to school!
Looking to add an extra layer of interaction to your Break On Through (EP317) viewing tonight? Head on over to Entertainment Weekly to take part in a live chat with Julie Plec as things go down at 8pm ET. From EW:
I’ve moderated many of these conversations but tonight I’m going to be joined by a very special co-host who has a lot more insight into the supernatural happenings in Mystic Falls: Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec.
Plec will be on hand at 8 p.m. ET to answer your questions about the episode as it airs (West Coast fans can replay the chat when the show goes live for them).
Looks like it’s Candice Accola‘s turn for a round of interviews! She spoke with Entertainment Weekly about (spoiler alert!) what Caroline’s been up to lately, a lot of fans were missing her last week. According to the actress, Caroline is following Stefan’s example, (not the murder-y one, guys, don’t panic), and is stepping up to help out someone in need.
“We’re gonna see Caroline step into the role of the mothering mentor. We’re gonna learn about what happens when a witch does transition into a vampire and what that means and what she loses,” she says. “We’re gonna get to know Jamie [the young man Abby took in while she was estranged from Bonnie] a little bit better. I can say he’s chopping wood in a very revealing tank top, ladies. So get ready, because those arms are chopping wood like no other.”
Meanwhile, Zap2it also interviewed Candice, and asked her a few questions about how Caroline feeling about her father’s killer right now, and where things stand between Miss Mystic Falls and the much-missed Mr. Tyler Lockwood. Beware of spoilers!
Zap2it: When Tyler comes back, is it a happy reunion for the two of them?
Candice: It’s happy because they want to see each other. We’re going to learn if Tyler was able to break the sire bond or if he wasn’t, and that’s going to effect how their relationship moves forward.
Last weekend’s Vampire Diaries panel audience at PaleyFest were treated to an advance screening of last night’s new episode, 1912 (EP316), and Julie Plec and cast hit the stage immediately afterwards to discuss the revelations and repercussions as we head into the final episodes of Season 3.
Be warned: Every one of these discussion panel recaps is spoilerific, so steer clear if you haven’t watched 1912 yet.
Cassidy Freeman gave Entertainment Weekly another few hints (SPOILER ALERT) about tonight’s episode and her character’s story, which is making us even more excited for tonight’s episode. The actress makes it clear that Sage has no designs on any long term relationship with Damon Salvatore, but she does assure us that the two vampires will have some fun.
“We’re party animals. We’re that friend that always comes to town and you end up drinking too much, and then you don’t really remember it the next day but you know you had a good time. That’s the kind of friends that we are, I think.”
Other vampires in town may not be getting in on the good times action, however. There are still (a few) humans left in Mystic Falls, and according to Paul Wesley, Stefan may have more to worry about than flashbacks.
Tonight’s episode also features a bonding moment between Elena and Matt. Should Stefan consider Matt a threat to the show’s central love triangle? “I think he absolutely should be a threat,” Wesley says. “I think there’s a level of simplicity to Matt. He’s a good, uncomplicated kind of guy. At the end of the day, Stefan and Damon both bring a huge bag of complication and things don’t go very well when Damon and Stefan are around. So I do believe that Elena should have some sort of a relationship with someone who is not supernatural. I think for sure that’s a threatening thing, to a degree.”
The goodies continue appearing as we draw closer to this Thursday’s return of The Vampire Diaries. Yesterday we showed you the CW’s new “1 Night 2 Die 4″ Vampire Diaries/Secret Circle promo – and today, Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive extended version with some new scenes, for almost a minute and a half of teases. Enjoy!
Who’s excited for a new episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday? Just a few more days until 1912 (EP316). It may seem like a lifetime, but Entertainment Weekly has a few behind-the-scenes pictures to tide you over.
It’s giveaway time! We have SEVEN sets of Entertainment Weekly‘s recent Vampire Diaries issue for seven lucky fans of the international persuasion. (Sorry, U.S. and Canadian fans – we all had our shot at the newsstand!)
Each set contains all three Vampire Diaries covers, so (1) Paul and Nina, (1) Ian and Nina, and (1) Paul, Ian and Nina.
Seven winners will be chosen at random to win a set. Please be sure to read the rules listed below. You have until Monday, March 12th to enter.
A NOTE: Some of the magazines are subscriber copies, which means they have address labels in the bottom right-hand corner. We will be distributing amongst each of the sets, to be fair. Don’t worry – the labels don’t cover up anything important. (Heh.) And a HUGE thanks to long-time site follower Mary Ellen and V-D.net forum mod D’Ann for graciously donating towards this giveaway. Your fellow TVD fans are a generous lot – give them a big thanks in the comments!
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- Contest closes at 11:59pm ET on Monday, March 12th.
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After this week’s episode, All My Children (EP315), The Vampire Diaries will be going on a brief hiatus. We know, we know – major suckage. But the show returns with 1912 (EP316) on Thursday, March 15th – a flashback episode! The February 17th issue of Entertainment Weekly teased that this particular episode will “explain how Damon became the Casanova we know (and love-hate) today” and Julie Plec says:
“We get to see the birth and rebirth of that wicked, wonderful character.”
And to add to the awesome, TV Guide has our first look at 1912, including Damon in a sharp suit and guest star Cassidy Freeman as Sage. Says Freeman:
“[Sage is] really aware of what being a vampire is and owns it,” says Freeman, who says it “has been a dream to play a vampire” and that she was “jumping for joy” when she got the part.
FYI, book fans: This Sage is completely unrelated to the Sage of the book series. In case you were wondering!
Let the hunt begin! The February 17th issue of Entertainment Weekly, featuring The Vampire Diaries, hits newsstands TODAY. Remember: There are three different covers. Collect them all. (You can also order all three directly from EW.)