The CW has posted another Originals promo interview, this time with Joseph Morgan. He discusses the single biggest question heading into The Originals Season 1 (premiering October 3): How will Klaus come to terms with being a father?
Want to learn some more about how Silas will act in season five? Ian Somerhalder gives some info to TV Guide:
“He’s like Damon in Season 1. [He thinks,] ‘I am almighty, all-powerful, I will mess you up. This is what I want. I’m going to kill everything in the wake if you screw this up for me, but I’m going to toy with you a little bit.’”
He also talks about Damon’s (remarkably healthy-sounding!) attitude toward Elena being off at college: “You’re going to say, ‘Go! As much as I want you here and as much as I want to spend time with you, you’ve got to go live your life.’” Watch the interview below:
Entertainment Weekly has a fun photo gallery highlighting six of the new characters we’ll be seeing in Vampire Diaries Season 5 – well, not all of them are entirely new, because we’ll be seeing a lot more of this guy:
The face is familiar, but it’s a totally new role for Wesley, who’s now also playing the 2,000 year old immortal who quickly returns to Mystic Falls. ”The fun of Silas is much like season 1 Damon [Ian Somerhalder] in that he’s up to something and no one can quite figure out what it is,” exec producer Julie Plec says. ”Specifically for Damon, it’s driving him crazy because it’s like the tables have turned: If you remember in season 1, Stefan was always saying to Damon, ‘What are you up to?’ and Damon’s like, ‘That’s for me to know and you to….’ Silas plays the same little tricks on Damon, so it’s up to Damon to get to the bottom of what Silas wants, what he’s doing to get it, how it’s gonna impact all of them, and ultimately how they can put a stop to it.”
The post also features tidbits about Olga Fonda as Nadia, Kendrick Sampson as Jesse, Rick Cosnett as Dr. Wes Maxfield, Janina Gavankar as Tessa, and Shaun Sipos as Aaron.
Another CW video: Ian Somerhader talks about looking forward to the peaks and valleys of Damon and Elena’s relationship as The Vampire Diaries enters season 5. Enjoy!
The CW just posted this little interview with Daniel Gillies. The actor talks about Elijah’s role on The Originals and the strengths he brings to the power struggle brewing in New Orleans.
In this interview from TV Guide, Nina Dobrev talks about both her characters and how they’re adjusting to their new lives. She also talks briefly about Damon and Elena’s relationship status, and how they’re moving forward as the season begins.
“He’s going to try to be on his best behavior and Elena is going to embrace him, but she knows who he is and sometimes that comes to the surface and reminds her. But they’ll try to figure it out because love prevails and they want their love to conquer all. They have gone through so much to get to where they are now. If they didn’t keep fighting for it, it would be a shame.”
TV Fanatic caught up with Steven R. McQueen and Charles Michael Davis – on the sets of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals respectively – and they each had plenty to say about the impending seasons of their shows. First up, McQueen talks Jeremy’s unusual circumstances:
In whose home will the character be residing? What will be his reaction to Damon dating Elena? How will he deal with a ghost of a girlfriend?
What kind of relationship does Marcel have with Klaus? What sort of challenges lie ahead for these supernatural powers? Does the character share a history with Rebekah? And what about those late-night dance parties on set?!?
In the latest video interview from the CW, Claire Holt talks about Rebekah’s relationships with Klaus and Elijah and how they inform the decisions that she makes going into The Originals.
E!Online has our first look at the October 3rd premiere of The Originals. Looks like we can expect flashbacks and the return of a gone-too-soon guest star.
With flashbacks playing such a major role on The Vampire Diaries, fans can expect to see even more on The Originals given the fact that Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah have clocked some thousand years. “I’ve read the first two scripts and I am just so excited. They both feature elements of flashback,” Morgan recently told us. “They’re both really on a larger scale. This is a war we’re building toward.”
Wondering what’s in store for season five of The Vampire Diaries given all the changes with Elena and company headed to college and the Originals headed to their own show? Executive producer Caroline Dries sat down with Give Me My Remote for a wide-ranging interview that touched on what the season has in store for virtually all the characters, including how Bonnie deals with her death and what Damon and Elena look like as a couple.
Given all of the changes in season 5 — losing several dynamic characters, graduation, college– what do you feel has been the biggest challenge of the new season?
Caroline Dries: It’s interesting, a lot of people have asked that [about losing the Original family], but we ended on such a strong cliffhanger with Silas, a huge villain; [and] Katherine is a human, [which is] a huge dynamic character shift for the show. So we’ve had an embarrassment of riches when it comes to villains. It’s not like there’s a huge void in the show, even though the Original vampires added a cool texture to it. The finale just launched us into this whole thing.
I remember at the end of season 1, when we were breaking season 2, we had ended season 1 with like 900,000 cliffhangers, and we sat in the writers room like, “Does anyone have any ideas of how to pick up the pieces?” We had enough on our plate [for season 5]. We knew we wanted Elena to go to college. It’s a new world. We can let THE ORIGINALS go to New Orleans.