It’s no surprise that Joseph Morgan is in high demand for interviews right now, between the goings-on with Klaus on The Vampire Diaries and the upcoming spinoff The Originals, there are a lot of questions begging for answers. Fortunately, E!Online, Zap2it and TVLine are all on the case, we’ve gathered the interviews up in a group for your reading pleasure.
Morgan teases that fans can expect the spinoff to be “a little more adult, a little more kind of gothic because these are old time Vampires here.”
And finally, he says, “It’s just so tremendously exciting for me, I’m so eager to get started on it. I really can’t wait, and I really hope people like it. I’m going to put my whole heart and soul into it.”
Zap2it asked the actor about the situation between Klaus and Caroline after last week’s emotional episode.
“I think she was being genuine,” he says. “The way Candice played it, she was being genuine. I also think it’s more interesting if she was — it sort of adds a level of complexity to her character, rather than, ‘Oh, we’re playing another thing on Klaus.’ It’s more if it comes from a genuine place. As an actor and a character, I bought into it.”
TVLine wants to know if Klaus has any romance coming up. Joseph says yes, but declines to say who with. Speculations welcome in comments!
TVLINE: Will Klaus ever get lucky in love? He has to be the most celibate vampire in Mystic Falls.
[Joseph Morgan] Yeah, he’s going to get some action.
To whet your appetite for Thursday’s midseason finale, O Come, All Ye Faithful (EP409), E!Online has an exclusive webclip featuring Klaus and Caroline. Enjoy!
This week’s installment of TV Guide’s Vampire Diaries Bite focuses on the Tyler’s mission to take down Klaus and whether Caroline will support the means used to accomplish that end. Candice Accola chimes in on whether Caroline has Tyler’s back:
E!Online caught up with Julie Plec to talk Stefan, Damon, Elena and sire bond:
Is there any real hope for Damon and Elena as a legit couple?
The sire bond issue will force them each to dig deep into their feelings towards each other as they try to define and defend them. This could either make them stronger than ever or tear them apart.
Tonight’s episode, My Brother’s Keeper (EP407), features the return of the Miss Mystic Falls pageant, and cast members including Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder talked to E!Online on set about who is and isn’t attending the festivities. Ian jokes:
“Damon wins the Miss Mystic Falls pageant, so he gets his tiara!” His talent? “He can put his lipstick on with his toes perfectly. No mirror, nothing,” the star says.
There are quick tidbits from Paul Wesley and Steven R. McQueen as well.
We’re all still reeling from last night’s premiere, Growing Pains (EP401), but that doesn’t mean the interviews, teasers, and general flood of coverage has stopped. So how about some morning reading to answer some questions – and, undoubtedly, create plenty of new questions? Fair warning: You should assume that these are all spoilery through last night’s episode, and there are some hints about the rest of the season as well. Enjoy, and hit the comments with your theories about what’s going on!
- Post Mortem: Vampire Diaries Boss on Explosive Premiere Cliffhanger, Klaus’ New Role and More! at TVLine
- No Magic for Bonnie? Sibling Rivalry? Vampire Diaries Boss Answers Premiere Burning Questions at TV Guide
- ‘The Vampire Diaries’ premiere recap: Plus, your burning Season 4 questions answered by Julie Plec at Zap2it
- The Vampire Diaries Scoop: Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley Tease What’s Next, Talk Politics! at E!Online
- Vampire Diaries: 10 Things We Are Dying to Love about Season 4 at TheTelevixen
Via E!News, we have another sneak peek from the season four premiere, Growing Pains (EP401). Here’s part of the Salvatore brother confrontation everyone’s been waiting for!
Nina Dobrev is at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote her new movie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, but she’s taken some time to talk to the media about her future with The Vampire Diaries as well. Over at MTV.com, she discusses how long she thinks the show should continue:
And at E!Online, Nina talks about how Elena’s potential transition might affect her:
“If she steps on an ant and kills the ant, she freaks out and starts crying, or if somebody tells a joke, she starts laughing like a maniac. So all of her emotions are heightened.”
If that doesn’t perk up your afternoon, we don’t know how to help. Oh wait, yes we do! The third season of The Vampire Diaries is out on DVD and blu-ray tomorrow, but thanks to E!Online, you can get a sneak peek of some of the goodies today.
In this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Third Season (out tomorrow), you’ll hear from the people who bring us the sounds of Damon ripping off heads and Stefan staking vampires in the heart. Plus, Kat Graham reveals what it’s like to really be walking around that creepy witch house.
Friday Night Bites is a weekly round-up for various tidbits of show and cast/crew news not quite big enough to warrant a blog post, not strictly Vampire Diaries-related, or that somehow just fell through the cracks. Please insert theme song by Explosions in the Sky here and enjoy.
- Candice Accola plays teacher (pictured above) in a dating how-to for web series Dating Rules from My Future Self.
- TV Overmind offers four reasons to watch TVD.
- Caroline made TWoP’s gallery of Kick-Ass Women: The Best on TV Now.
- Vote for The Vampire Diaries in the Sexiness & Sobfests division of E!Online’s Golden Remotes awards.
- Feministe has an interesting piece on Absent Mothers in Urban Fantasy that includes The Vampire Diaries.
- Ian Somerhalder is on the host committee for a Gen44 fundraiser for President Obama’s reelection campaign.
- Here’s your chance to vote for a dancer to be featured in Kat Graham’s next video.
- Malese Jow: bored at the airport.
- Nathaniel Buzolic enjoys London. (Check out his Twitter feed for more!)
E!Online talked to Joseph Morgan at the Monte Carlo Film Festival about his past and future on the show, including Klaus’s body swaps with Alaric and Tyler and his future with Caroline. On why he isn’t dead yet:
“I think the intention was to kill me at the end of season three, and yet I live on, so I must be doing something right!” Joseph tells us of Klaus’ near-death in the season three finale. “Part of it is I love my job and I talked to the show’s creator [Julie Plec]; we talked about what would be the best thing to do. She said, ‘I think there are some more stories to tell with this character,” and I said, ‘I agree, and I would love to have the opportunity to tell them.’”