After the confusion on Twitter this evening over that Michael Ausiello tidbit on upcoming new character Rose (who is not in the books, FYI), it’s Zap2It‘s Carina MacKenzie that swoops in with confirmation on who will be playing this important character - Lauren Cohan. If you’re Supernatural fans like we are, you just squealed out loud, didn’t you? She makes her first appearance in episode 8, which just so happens to be titled Rose.
READ THE FULL DETAILS OVER AT ZAP2IT. (Trust us, Damon fans, you’ll wanna check it out.)
And just a reminder – spoilery discussion has been mostly relegated to the Spoiler Zone on the discussion forum, thus why no mention on the blog about Rose before. But the spoilerites know what’s up. ;)
Give Me My Remote‘s Korbi Ghosh chats with Ian Somerhalder about Season 2 of The Vampire Diaries: Damon’s dimensions and capacity for remorse, whether he prefers Elena or Katherine, Caroline, Bonnie, and werewolves.
Don’t you think that seeing this [vulnerable] side of [Damon] gives more depth to the character and sort of dimensionalizes him?
IS: Oh, absolutely. Without a shadow of a doubt. There’s no question. So, yeah, it’s fun. It’s all great. I think that, you know, watching Damon try to get back in the good graces of Elena is– I mean, I don’t know how you even do that after you tried to kill her brother. Well, “try” is not even [the right word], as far as he was concerned. You know, regardless of whether he knew the ring [which saved her brother] was there or not, it was still such a brutal move. I guess you hurt the ones you love, but I mean, that is absurd. That’s not like cutting off your nose to spite your face. That’s like cutting off your head.
“We find out some interesting stuff,” he said. “[Specifically] the whole werewolf aspect. Mason poses a massive threat to Damon and Stefan and everyone, really. It’s a big problem, and I think we address a lot of that, which people have been very eager to know.”
Courtesy of the ever-so-wonderful Andrea over at Vampire Diaries Web (please show them some love and follow them on Twitter @vampdiariesweb): A slew of new episode stills from Bad Moon Rising, the third episode of Vampire Diaries Season 2, featuring our first look at guest star Courtney Ford as new character Vanessa. See a selection of images below and check out the rest in our Gallery.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, folks, but it looks like Paul Wesley has had to cancel his previously scheduled appearance at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, which happens this weekend. If you’re still heading to the Con, Rob Pralgo (the late Mayor Lockwood) will be in attendance, and it looks like Vampire Diaries will have a few panels throughout the weekend (thanks, @mrsoshimbo). You can download an event program from the official Dragon*Con website.
We know this made a lot of Bloodlines: Insurgence ticket holders on Twitter nervous this morning, but as far as we know and can tell, the Sept. 10-12 con in London is still a go for Paul, Ian Somerhalder, and Michael Trevino. The minute we hear anything different, we will absolutely let you know.
The Toronto Sun has a brief chat with Candice Accola in anticipation of Vampire Diaries’ return on Sept. 9. She talks about the growth of Caroline Forbes as a character and what she’s meant to represent within the show, as well as what’s in store for Caroline in Season 2:
“In season two, there are some awesome plot lines, the audience is going to be so excited,” Accola said. “For Caroline, she’s searching to figure out who she is and where she fits, in this town and in everyone’s life. And there are some obstacles thrown in front of her.”
TV Guide Magazine’s William Keck has revealed that Desperate Housewives’ Maiara Walsh will guest star in the fifth episode of Vampire Diaries (to air October 7th) as a high schooler who gets her flirt on with Jeremy. READ ALL ABOUT IT AT TV GUIDE.
E!Online caught up with Vampire Diaries guest star Courtney Ford at Showtime’s pre-Emmy party last night and she had some interesting things to say about her role as a Duke grad student who helps Alaric, Damon, and Elena sort through Isobel’s supernatural research. But this is Vampire Diaries, so that can’t be all there is, right?
When we asked Courtney whether Vanessa would see any action in the romance department, her reaction revealed that she’s obviously hooking up with someone…but Courtney’s lips are sealed: “I want to tell you so much, but I can’t,” she said, laughing. “They’ll kill me if I reveal too much!”
Let the speculation begin! Ms. Ford makes her first appearance in episode 203, Bad Moon Rising. READ THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW AT E!ONLINE.
TV Guide Magazine’s William Keck has a brief chat with Taylor Kinney about his role as Mason Lockwood, Tyler’s uncle, on Vampire Diaries. They also have the first official promo shot of this much-anticipated new character. Kinney discusses the effect Mason’s return will have on the various residents of Mystic Falls, particularly Tyler and a certain pair of vampire brothers, special effects, and more.
“Mason has learned to harness his rage and is going to serve as a mentor to Tyler,” says Taylor. “I’ve come to teach Tyler that there are choices he can make to control his destiny as a human…or otherwise.”
Disney veteran Tiya Sircar (“The Suite Life on Deck,” “Hannah Montana”) has joined the cast of popular CW series “The Vampire Diaries” in a guest-starring role as Aimee Bradley, a high school student who becomes involved in the supernatural activities in Mystic Falls.
Wondering if Aimee Bradley has some sort of connection to the traumatized Amber Bradley, Stefan’s chewtoy in Miss Mystic Falls? Ms. Sircar makes her TVD debut in episode #203 and, as always, the role is possibly recurring.
At Comic-Con last month, exec producer Kevin Williamson hinted that the character may be harboring a secret or two. “She’s not without her own intrigue,” he told me. “It’ll be a nice little part for someone. And it’s a part that could evolve into this massive storyline or we could gut her like a fish.”
We personally hope she doesn’t get gutted like a fish – more kick-ass female characters that survive, please! ;)
Michael Trevino teased earlier today that Vampire Diaries had found its Mason Lockwood – younger brother to Mayor Lockwood and uncle to Tyler – and, mercifully, we weren’t left hanging for too long. Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello broke the news this evening that former Trauma star Taylor Kinney will be joining the show as a recurring guest star, making his first appearance in the premiere episode of Season 2.
So what do you guys think? Excited about another Lockwood?