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.
The Hollywood Reporter chatted with Julie Plec about tonight’s new episode, All My Children (EP315), and the faces (new and familiar), agendas, and potentially elusive “happy endings” that will carry us through until the Season 3 finale.
THR: In a recent interview, you said there’s going to come a point where a decision needs to be made with Elena and the Salvatore brothers. Will that come before the season’s over or will that be series long?
Plec: The current state of the triangle will definitely come to a head by the end of the season. The most important thing people need to understand now is that “end game” equals end. All conversations about the endgame should be tabled until the end. We’re not going to get out of this season without Elena realizing that she cannot keep fighting her feelings for these two brothers and that there’s a decision that has to be made.
Jim Halterman of JimHalterman.com caught up with some of the Vampire Diaries ladies on set recently. Candice Accola, Kat Graham and Persia White all answered questions about what’s going on with their characters in season 3.
What’s better than a Daniel Gillies Q&A? Being able to hear the words straight from the man’s mouth, that’s what. Huge thanks to The TV Addict for recording the session and be sure to read more over at their website. Watch the video below or watch on YouTube.
Taking a few minutes to chat with press, Daniel shared what he thinks is the reason behind Elijah’s blood-abstinence, what is really going on with Elijah and Elena in those smoldering scenes, and what else he just brings to the increasingly complex role. Daniel also gives some reflective comments on the Original siblings: Klaus, Finn, Kol and Rebekah, and the relationships that Elijah has with each – and what he really thinks of Stefan and Damon.