More interviews with Caroline Dries as we prepare for tonight’s all-new episode of The Vampire Diaries, No Exit (EP514). First up, Dries talks to Alloy Entertainment about the fall-out from Total Eclipse of the Hart, including Katherine’s plans to get close to Stefan.
Alloy Entertainment: When Katherine was on her deathbed, fans was [sic] pleading for her life to be spared. After she took over Elena’s body, everyone was like “Off with her head!” And during TVD episode 5×14, she’s probably going to inspire even more passionate reactions since she’s going to shamelessly flirt with Stefan. How much fun did the writers have dreaming up seduction tactics for Katherine to use?
Caroline Dries: Are you kidding me? I was so excited for this storyline. When Brian [Young] was writing it and I was reading it — just to think about what could happen — I felt like we were brainstorming fan fiction. I love these scenes so much, and of course it was super fun. It’s a fine dance for Katherine because she has to pretend to be Elena, but, at that same time, she wants to put the moves on Stefan. So we had to figure out how to achieve that in a believable yet entertaining way. I would say it’s Katherine at her sexiest and it’s very intriguing to watch.
And over at Hollywood Life, Dries hints that Tyler and Caroline aren’t over the Klaus-shaped bump in the road.
“They still have a lot to deal with, with learning that Caroline slept with Klaus,” says Dries. “That’s a really deep wound for Tyler to come to terms with. They’re trying to be friends, but there’s this big, dark cloud hanging over them that he can’t erase… That conflict will rear its head again, so they’ll both have to talk about it.”
Want to learn more about a few of our favorite witches? In the lead-up to and aftermath of last night’s episode of The Originals, Sinners and Saints (EP105), both Daniella Pineda and Danielle Campbell did a bunch of interviews about their characters. They talk about Sophie’s and Davina’s histories and relationships with Marcel, Elijah, and others, and give some teases about what’s to come for them in the future. If you’ve found more interviews we don’t have, please put them in the comments and we’ll add them! Beware of spoilers!
- Entertainment Weekly: ‘The Originals’: Danielle Campbell talks Davina’s power, upcoming answers, and why Elijah should wear leather
- Hollywood Life: ‘The Originals’: Danielle Campbell On Davina’s Future With Tim & More
- Just Jared Jr.: ‘The Originals’ Interview: Daniella Pineda on Sophie’s Calculated Plan to Take Down Marcel
- Just Jared Jr.: ‘The Originals’ Interview: Danielle Campbell Opens Up About a ‘Betrayal of Trust’
- TV Fanatic: The Originals Spoilers: Danielle Campbell on Connecting With Elijah, Wrangling Her Powers and More!
- TV Guide: The Originals’ Daniella Pineda: Sophie Goes Further Into a Difficult Spot
- TV Guide: The Originals’ Danielle Campbell: Viewers Will Finally Understand Why Davina Is So Powerful
- Zap2it: ‘The Originals’: Danielle Campbell on the Harvest Festival, chemistry with Elijah, and more
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
ETonline: Given how much I know you enjoy mixing things up, is it safe to say you were excited upon finding out this doppelganger twist?
Paul Wesley: [laughs] Oh, just a little. It’s that feeling of being excited and intimidated but I try not to get into my head too much and just have fun with it. But I was thrilled to do something new.
[Hollywood Life] I’ve seen the premiere, and Caroline has a few really emotional scenes, especially with her mom.
[Candice Accola] Yeah, that’s definitely a sweet moment. It’s a proud moment.
On a show like The Vampire Diaries, with so many twists and reveals, it’s hard to keep track of all the drama, so we’re helping you out by giving you a quick recap of what went down at the end of season four. Plus, we’re giving you scoop on what you can expect this season…
Alloy Entertainment: Daniella Pineda Teases The Originals & Reveals Her Mystic Falls Crush
Alloy Entertainment: We know Sophie is a witch, but can you tease anything else about your character?
Daniella Pineda: Out of all the characters on the show, Sophie is by far the most mysterious because there really is no telling who her love interest is or what she has in store.”
To get answers about Cami’s role in the show, Rebekah’s introduction, Elijah’s possible love interest and more, TVLine went to executive producer Michael Narducci.
Julie Plec was in Austin recently for the ATX Television Festival. At the TVD panel she gave a few teases for the upcoming season and Hollywood Life has the goods.
…Julie said fans will really enjoy Stefan’s doppelganger story line, which will allow Paul Wesley to flex his acting muscles as two completely different characters.
“[There will be] a pretty cool mythology that will carry on in terms of Silas, and the mystery of his past — 1,000 or 2,000 years ago,” she said.
Not going to lie, we are pretty excited to see Paul Wesley tackle this new challenge. READ MORE SEASON 5 HINTS AT HOLLYWOOD LIFE.
Speaking of new challenges, congratulations to all of you who are graduating this year! The CW also wants to wish you all well, and someone over there has a great sense of humor. Check out their TVD-themed message for graduates.
Just a few more days until The Vampire Diaries is back on our screens with Pictures of You (EP419). Hollywood Life has a brand new clip from the episode for you. This one features Damon, Stefan and a football.
Is it Thursday yet?
Kat Graham has done several interviews in advance of tonight’s new episode, Catch Me If You Can (EP411). First, at ETonline, Kat talks a bit about the introduction of Bonnie’s father but then gets into her character’s overall arc:
So much crazy Bonnie stuff is coming up. I’m excited that, if Bonnie makes any turn as to who she is and what she’s about, I’m excited to know that a lot of fans will come with her. I’m excited for them to grow with Bonnie and excited for them to see what Bonnie can do. For so long, this was a character who was never at her full power. She was always losing it and then getting some of it back … she’s struggled with finding herself as a witch and finding herself in her power.
And at Hollywood Life, Kat discusses Bonnie and Jeremy:
I think their relationship is still healing, and Bonnie’s starting to trust him again. She’s going to need someone more than ever, a partner in crime. I can also say her love was never lost for him. She never really got over it.
And if you want one more spoilery tidbit from Kat, head over to TV Guide.
As if tonight’s season premiere wasn’t enough, Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first glimpse of Klaus and Elijah in 12th century garb (and hair!). In the accompanying video, costume designer Leigh Leverett talks about her style choices, and which character’s look was deliberately altered a bit from the period norm.
“I look at research from the period and find the best styles… that I think fit our show,” Leverett says about the three costumes she created for the episode. “We actually built all of this in our tailor shop.”
We’ve also got a few more interviews and goodies to help tide you over until tonight:
- VIDEO INTERVIEW: Julie Plec (Executive Producer) from The Vampire Diaries via the TV Chick
- ‘Vampire Diaries’ Pic: Klaus Hits His Breaking Point On Season Premiere via Hollywood Life
- THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Kat Graham Teases Season 4 Will ‘Blow Your Mind’ via Give Me My Remote
Need something to distract you until tomorrow night’s premiere? Paul Wesley is over at Young Hollywood playing a fun Vampire or Werewolf? game – and, oh yeah, talking about season four:
And over at Entertainment Weekly, Ian Somerhalder talks about the love triangle and how Damon will deal with Elena’s transition:
“There is some stuff that is going to come up this season that I think fans will get a little bit of joy out of,” said Ian Somerhalder, who explained that the love triangle still has a ways to go. “There is a scene [where] Damon pushes [Elena's] buttons a little bit and kind of starts undressing in front of her [and] that throws her for a loop. It was pretty cute.”
Meanwhile, at Hollywood Life, Torrey DeVitto talks about what’s coming up for Meredith:
“I think you’ll see a bond grow between Damon and Meredith. It’s cool because he’s this erratic character, and she really holds her ground with him and with all the other characters. She’s strong-minded and doesn’t put up with his bulls**t. So deep down, whether he acknowledges it or not, he admires that about her. That’s how their friendship begins, really.”
Hollywood Life caught up with Steven R. McQueen on the green carpet recently and asked him what he thinks might be coming up for Jeremy in season 4. Will Jeremy and Bonnie rekindle their romance? Will we see more scenes between Jeremy and Matt? Steven also gives some insight into how Jeremy may be reacting to his family situation as it was left in the finale. Spoilers for The Departed (EP322).
Zap2it spoke with Ian Somerhalder at the same event, to ask about his reaction to events in the finale (spoilers!). While he does do a little teasing, the actor is looking toward the bright side for next season.
“Here’s the good thing: he’s not pining for her, he’s not pining for Katherine, so maybe we’ll get some of that Season 1 Damon back,” he says.
Ian also talks about some of his off-screen work and projects he has going on right now, READ MORE AND WATCH THE VIDEO AT ZAP2IT.
Looks like Bonnie is back in action in this week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, and that pretty much goes hand in hand with being back in danger, too. Hollywood Life spoke with Robert Ri’chard recently, and he offers a few hints about what’s in store (spoiler!) for Bonnie and Jamie, and how Jeremy might be affected by it all.
“Jamie is with her throughout the entire episode,” Robert tells me. “She’s protecting him, but he’s also protecting her. When you have that dynamic, where both people are looking out for each other, they’re bound to be drawn together romantically. We see that unfold in this episode.”
Meanwhile, TV Guide is giving a sneak peek at finale episodes, including TVD’s The Departed (EP322). They’ve posted a few new teasers about it, but beware of spoilers! Also, don’t be fooled by the picture. It comes from The Murder Of One (EP318) and is not a new image from the season finale.