MTV’s The Seven sent out a heads up via Twitter that the lovely Candice Accola will be giving a tour of Caroline’s bedroom on today’s show. Make sure to tune in to MTV at 5/4c to see Candice’s segment!
And MTV Hollywood Crush sat down with Vampire Diaries guest star Dawn Olivieri to discuss the recent events in Mystic Falls involving Andie and Damon…and if Elena is jealous?
So far, Damon’s lady friend, local newscaster Andie Star, seems to have ruffled few of Elena’s feathers, but that won’t always be the case will it? (I’m sure you Damon-Elena shippers are hoping that’s a big fat NO!). Well, we checked in with Andie’s real-life doppelganger, actress Dawn Olivieri, to get the scoop (or what she would tell us, at least…)
Thanks to Joseph Morgan (via Twitter) for the heads up that he will be a guest on KTLA Morning News on Wednesday, April 27th at 8:45am PT – yep, that’s tomorrow morning! Don’t live in Los Angeles? No worries: You can watch a live stream of the broadcast over on KTLA. Tune in – after all, you’re guaranteed to see more of Klaus’s modern day haircut tomorrow morning than you’ve seen on the show so far!
Mr. Morgan also said he’ll be taping segments for MTV’s The Seven and 10 on Top, so stay tuned for broadcast dates.
In case you somehow didn’t hear the news from EyeCon or Lauren Cohan herself on Twitter: Due to landing the lead in a CW pilot (Heavenly) and filming in Vancouver this coming weekend, Lauren will not be attending the big shindig in Atlanta. Here’s the statement via EyeCon’s Facebook:
Update: Lauren Cohan will be filming in Vancouver for her new series “Heavenly” during our weekend. It’s so close to convention time that instead of crawling through the database to figure out her pre-sales, we’re going to drop a credit slip into any package that pre-purchased autographs/photo ops. That credit can be exchanged for cash back or any other item at registration. Thanks.
So that’s Lauren and Chris William Martin out, but Paul Wesley, Michael Trevino, Steven R. McQueen, Ian Somerhalder, and Rob Pralgo still on the roster. We are days away, folks!
Zap2It‘s Carina MacKenzie has officially confirmed that Lisa Tucker, whom some may recognize from American Idol Season 5, has landed the role of Greta, daughter of Dr. Martin and sister of Luka. If you’re caught up on the show through Crying Wolf, you should remember why Greta is so significant and her ties to Klaus.
Greta will appear in at least two episodes, but we’re hearing that she may actually appear in four — including the big finale.
And let’s talk about a series of interesting tweets from Julie Plec, Michael Trevino, and Ian Somerhalder tonight, shall we?
Shooting a full moon on an actual full moon. Weird.
Interesting… T @julieplec: Shooting a full moon on an actual full moon. Weird.
In the woods, late night, moon almost full and running around with a werewolf-not smart…
Hmmmmm. What do you guys make of that…?
The closer we get to the return of Vampire Diaries on April 7th, the more tidbits we’re being teased with…and we’re not complaining. L.A. Times‘ Vlada Gelman chats with Julie Plec about the epic casting process for Klaus and why Joseph Morgan ultimately landed the role, as well as the introduction of the infamous character on our TV screens. We’ve known for a while that Klaus would make his first appearance in episode 219 on April 21st, but now we know for certain that flashback time is rolling around again. And that doesn’t just mean more period garb, but the return of a familiar face (one who met a somewhat violent and messy end). But back to Klaus:
Morgan “can handle the weight and the gravitas that Klaus needs, but he’s also got these dimples and this grin and this sparkle in his eyes,” she said. “You always need your villains to have multiple layers and to be able to kill you with kindness as much as they can kill you with violence. I think Joseph really represents that.” She adds that casting someone relatively unknown to American viewers gives the producers some exciting advantages. “We’ve been talking about [Klaus] for 15 episodes, so we really wanted to make it feel like it was something new for the audience.”
Happy Sunday! And welcome to the Vampire Diaries fandom world, Mr. Morgan.
Deadline is now reporting that Joseph Morgan – who Michael Ausiello (of TVLine, which is associated with Deadline) leaked was nearing a deal to play Klaus on The Vampire Diaries – has indeed signed a deal to play the oft-mentioned, yet-to-be-seen Original. This seems to be the confirmation we’ve all been anxiously waiting for (we certainly hope so).
You may recognize Morgan from British series Hex, Master & Commander, or the mini-series Ben-Hur.
[Morgan] was set for the show after more than 100 actors read for the role all over the world. Morgan’s deal was made by WME, Richard Koenigsberg Management and London-based Curtis Brown Group.
So, once again – what do we think, fandom? Are you ready for Klaus’ arrival in Mystic Falls? Can he out-Original Elijah? Can he outwit Katherine?
People.com sits down with Sara Canning to discuss her obsession with the supernatural, the most memorable haunted spot she’s ever visited, what supernatural power she’d like to have, and why she would love Jenna to get in on the crazy vampire action. WATCH THE VIDEO AT PEOPLE.COM.
Candice Accola talks with Assignment X about Caroline’s growth in Season 2, including her indeterminate future as an immortal and balancing all of the complicated relationships in her life, including her best friends.
ACCOLA: The relationships amongst the women on the show have gotten a little bit sidetracked throughout this season, just because, whether it’s romantic triangles or whether it’s [other problems], they’ve got their own personal dramas that they’re trying to figure out. In the episodes coming up, you will start to see the women leaning on each other a little bit more, which is a beautiful thing, because you need those friendships.
Entertainment Weekly‘s Mandi Bierly chats with Dawn Olivieri about the future of Andie Star on The Vampire Diaries and what we can expect in tonight’s episode, The Dinner Party.
“You really see how interwoven they’ve allowed Andie to become. Allowing her to be the hostess of this night, you also see the level of compulsion that she’s working with, how that affects her, and what she’s doing to almost be an unknowing accomplice to the situation,” she says. “It’s a funny situation because you have this new character that comes out of nowhere, and now all the sudden she’s best friends with Jenna, and everyone knows her, and she’s taken a seat at the queen’s table. It’s shocking everyone, especially all the fans who already have their couples picked out. Here’s a new one. I’ve heard it termed the ‘Dandie.’”
TV Guide‘s Robyn Ross chats with Vampire Diaries guest star Dawn Olivieri about her turn as Andie Star and why Mystic Falls’ resident reporter will not end up a victim.
Will Andie be disposable to Damon when he’s done using her?
Olivieri: Damon thinks that he’s just using her, but Andie is smarter than the girls you’ve seen him fall [for]. Andie is a worthy opponent not in physicality, but in the mind. What’s going to be interesting is when Andie comes to from her comatose state. She’s a news reporter so she’s not going to be a victim of a crime and let things happen. The unfortunate thing for Andie is she’s going to want to get to the bottom of it.
And The TV Chick has more from Steven R. McQueen, touching on THAT KISS and Jeremy’s role in the Gilbert family legacy.
Obviously, Jeremy’s really curious about his family history, so is that something that will be explored in the second half of the season?
Yeah, eventually. He’s not ready to become friends with Uncle John yet. He’s too hurt by him. But he’s very curious. That’s definitely something that’s always on his mind. He thought he knew his dad, but apparently he doesn’t. So he wants to know what’s going on. He’s just not ready to ask.
Lots of news in the world of Vampire Diaries conventions. First up, EyeCon’s Vampire Diaries Convention is next month, March 25-27, in Atlanta, Georgia, and tickets are still available! In addition, there is still time to enter the TVD Fan-Made Video/Film Contest (deadline: March 11th!) and to submit your entry form for the Miss Mystic Falls Pageant. Also available, for those who can’t make the big event: Absentee photos and volunteer opportunities. For more info on EyeCon, visit the site by clicking the banner below. Currently scheduled guests are Paul Wesley, Michael Trevino, Steven R. McQueen, Chris William Martin (Zach Salvatore), Rob Pralgo (Mayor Lockwood), and Lauren Cohan (Rose).
David Anders (John Gilbert) and Lauren Cohan are confirmed guests for Rogue Events’ 3rd Insurgence: The Return convention. The event happens June 3-5, 2011 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, U.K. Click the banner below for more information. (Thanks to Rogue Events for the heads up!)
France is gearing up for its first Vampire Diaries convention – the Mystic Love Convention happens July 2-3, 2011 at the Holiday Inn in Nimes, France. Malese Jow, Candice Accola, and Michael Trevino are currently scheduled to appear. More info available on their website and Facebook page.
David Anders is also scheduled to appear at UltimArt Convention’s “Interview with Vampires” event in Paris, France, April 15-17, 2011. Visit their website for more information.
And Spain’s BloodyNightCon in Barcelona, June 11-12, has had a venue change: The event will now take place at the Hesperia Tower Hotel. Currently scheduled guests are Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. KLZ Events has been adding all sorts of other info to their site, so be sure to check it out.