MTV Hollywood Crush has an interesting chat with Daniel Gillies about the flashback episode of The Vampire Diaries he’s shooting for Season 4. In case you’d thought Elijah’s hair had revealed all of its secrets, Gillies assures us there will be yet another incarnation of the Original’s signature hairdo in the 11th century. Elijah’s coiffure aside, he does have plenty more to say on the subject of the Original family and why Elijah is an important force while Klaus is still in the picture.
“[Elijah is] going to be back, and what role do we expect him to play? I think Elijah brings order. Whenever he returns, s–t gets done,” Daniel explained. “He’s sort of the stabilizer. There’s always a shift in the equilibrium. I think he’s the only one who can truly sort of restrain his brother. I think he’s the only one with the dignity/lucidity to be able to strategize a way out of Mystic Falls and into some sort of sanctuary for their family. I’m not saying that’s what he’s going to do, I’m saying that’s what he’s capable of. I think if the family listened to Elijah, they’d be in an excellent place to position themselves in this very contemporary world that wants them all gone.”
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.
- Watch for Nina Dobrev in Fashion Magazine’s September issue.
- Behind the scenes of Nina Dobrev’s Fashion Magazine shoot (video above).
- Remember that super-sweet congrats video the TVD cast did for U.S. Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas? Watch her (and her family’s) reaction to the video.
- Damon crowned Ultimate Bad Boy by TV Line. Way to go, fandom!
- If you’re looking for Sebastian Roche, check the hospital. Well, check General Hospital, at least!
- Kayla Ewell isn’t done with the undead.
- Kelly Clarkson visited the set of The Vampire Diaries. Claire Holt tweeted this picture of the two of them together.
- Close-up picture of Nina Dobrev’s cool heels from the Teen Choice Awards.
- Kat Graham goes shopping with The Hollywood Reporter. (Video)
- Jared Leto hung out with Barack Obama and Ian Somerhalder at a fundraiser recently and Ian neglected to invite Julie Plec.
- Episode 3 of Candice Accola’s Dating Rules From My Future Self is live!
- Phoebe Tonkin arrives in Mystic Falls!
Looks like there’s a new vampire hunter coming to Mystic Falls! Entertainment Weekly broke the news today that Todd Williams will be joining the the Vampire Diaries cast in the fall.
Actor Todd Williams (In Plain Sight, The Chicago Code) has been cast in a recurring role in the show’s upcoming fourth season of popular CW drama. His Van Helsing newcomer will first appear in the show’s second episode this fall. Expect Connor to be an imposing and lethal killing machine.
With thanks to the wonderful Iris Edinger, just a few photos from this weekend’s (sold out!) Bloody*Con in Bonn, Germany. Hopefully we’ll have more photos and a few thoughts up in the next few days! Check out Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Dawn Olivieri, and Zach Roerig below.
We’re a little late with this, apologies, but The VRO is already a week into their annual Vampire Diaries Month of May – a solid month of Vampire Diaries cast and guest star interviews on BlogTalkRadio.
Tonight, May 8th, Susan Walters (Carol Lockwood) kicks things off at 8pm and Steven R. McQueen calls in at 9pm to chat about Season 3 and Jeremy Gilbert.
Here’s who has already stopped by, just to catch you up (all interviews are available to listen to in full):
- May 2nd: Persia White (Abby Bennett)
- May 2nd: Robert Ri’chard (Jamie)
- May 7th: Alice Evans (Esther)
- May 7th: Marguerite MacIntyre (Sheriff Forbes)
All upcoming scheduled interviews (and we have it on good authority more are coming and to be announced, so follow @TheVRO for the latest!):
- May 8th, 8pm ET: Susan Walters (Carol Lockwood)
- May 8th, 9pm ET: Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert)
- May 14th, 8pm ET: Casper Zafer (Finn)
UPDATE: The VRO has just announced that TVD Executive Producer Julie Plec will be a guest on Friday, May 11th.
The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Ian Somerhalder to discuss the answer to this question: “How would Damon deal with the fact that Elena could choose either brother (or even neither)?” Watch his response below:
And The Insider caught up with Persia White to chat about the final three episodes of The Vampire Diaries Season 3:
Insider: Does she get in the mix with magic in the upcoming episodes?
Persia: Abby helps Bonnie in a pretty pivotal way that involves witchcraft in these last episodes. I know Abby isn’t in a stable place but her help causes some twists that lead to the big events of the season finale. They’re heavily influenced by the problems Abby is helping Bonnie with.
Thanks to omgtvd on Tumblr, video has surfaced from Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto‘s panel at this Saturday’s Wizard World Toronto! (Those two had a BUSY weekend, yeah? Also, there may be more TVD questions discussed here than at the actual Vampire Diaries convention in Chicago on Sunday, interestingly enough.) Seems like a good time was had by all – some really good stuff in here.
In advance of her debut on tonight’s 1912 (EP316), guest star Cassidy Freeman is making the interview rounds and giving some tantalizing hints about her character, Sage. (Warning: These interviews have some information on 1912 (EP316) and future episodes! If you want to remain totally spoiler-free, don’t click through.)
Cassidy described Sage for TV Guide:
“Sage has been a vampire for a very long time, so she has the ability to suss out what the best parts of being a vampire are. She’s a live-in-the-moment and live-life-to-the-fullest kind of woman, so she’s enjoying being a vampire as much as one can enjoy being undead. She’s willing to take people like Damon under her wing and teach them the ways of being a pretty badass vampire. She’s like a snake, so she definitely has a seductive way about her.”
She also drops the name of Sage’s “true love from long ago.” And be sure to check out this week’s Vampire Diaries Bite with Robyn Ross, which features a video with Claire Holt and Cassidy Freeman talking Sage’s introduction.
And at TVLine, she gives a little inside info on preparing for her boxing scenes:
“Yeah…. I do have two brothers, and I’m used to beating guys up, so…. I came a little bit early for the episode and studied with John Copeman, the stunt supervisor. We rehearsed together for probably two or three days before we shot it, and then he hired some really talented stunt people to make it look like I knew what I was doing.”
The CW has released the official synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: 1912 (EP316), set to air when the show returns from hiatus on Thursday, March 15th. The episode marks the first TVD appearance of Cassidy Freeman as Sage. Highlight for spoilers or head to the Episode Index:
THE MURDER MYSTERY DEEPENS — The present-day murders in Mystic Falls remind Damon (Ian Somerhalder) of a similar crime spree a century earlier. In flashbacks to 1912, Damon recalls a beautiful vampire, Sage (guest star Cassidy Freeman), who showed him a whole new way to exist. Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre) warns Damon not to get involved in her investigation, but Damon is convinced she’s going after the wrong suspect. Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Matt (Zach Roerig) resort to breaking and entering in their search for evidence to prove Dr. Fell (guest star Torrey Devitto) is a murderer. For reasons known only to her, Rebekah (guest star Claire Holt), becomes interested in locating one of the town’s oldest landmarks. Finally, Elena comes to a new understanding of the path her life has taken, and Damon makes an emotional confession to Stefan (Paul Wesley).
The episode was directed by John Behring and written by Julie Plec with Elisabeth R. Finch.
We may not be getting a new episode tonight, but here’s a little treat from the CW to help make up for it: stills from the next episode, 1912 (EP316), which will air on March 15! And as the name of the episode suggests, we have some flashback images as well as some contemporary ones. Take a peek below and click them for bigger versions in the Gallery.