As the fourth season of The Vampire Diaries draws to a close, Julie Plec is much in demand for interviews to discuss the last two episodes and the future of the show in general. With The Originals on the horizon too there’s even more to talk about. These interviews cover a lot of different topics and include some hints about upcoming episodes; beware of spoilers!
In this interview with ETonline, Julie talks about Nina Dobrev’s pivotal role in making season four a success.
ETonline: Arguably the success of this year depended on having an actor who could bring the excellent writing to life. And honestly, if The CW was ever going to break into the Emmy race, Nina Dobrev is the one to do it.
Plec: Right? It was definitely scary because we knew the entire season hinged on Nina’s ability to dig into some deep places she hadn’t had to dig before. Had she not spent the last three years successfully playing 960 characters, we would have been a little more worried [laughs]. For me, there was a moment in the season premiere where the director called me to say the entire crew burst into applause after he shot it.
TV Fanatic has a lot of questions for Julie and there are definitely some spoilers in this one. Click at your own risk!
TVF: Whether the Veil is going to drop or not, is that what Silas really wants or is there more that has yet to be revealed?
JP: There is definitely more to the Silas story than has been told. His motives…he’s pretty honest. It’s just some details that he’s left out.
This interview from Zap2it focuses on the status of the sire bond and what we can expect to learn before the season ends.
“Definitely before the season’s over, we have our answer to the question of does the sire bond still exist, and if not, then what are her feelings and who are they for,” executive producer Julie Plec reveals.
TV Guide‘s TVD Bite catches up with Candice Accola to talk about tomorrow night’s new episode, The Walking Dead (EP422), Caroline’s future with Tyler and Klaus, and the show’s transition from high school to college.
“We’re going to learn more behind the mythology of lifting the veil and why specific characters … have returned and why some have not,” Candice Accola tells us in this week’s Vampire Diaries Bite. “So it’s not that every character that’s ever been killed off the show is just going to magically appear in one wide shot, but there will be a lot of familiar faces and a story behind each one.”
Watch the video below and READ WHAT JULIE PLEC HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE SERIES AT TV GUIDE.
The Associated Press sat down with Candice Accola to talk about the Writers’ Room and their “mythology Bible,” why she’s nervous for the writers (in a good way) about “the master plan,” and how fan reaction had a surprising influence on a certain pairing. Check out the video below!
Entertainment Weekly caught up with Candice Accola to chat about tonight’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, She’s Come Undone (EP421), Caroline’s relationships with Elena, Stefan, and Tyler, The Originals‘ big Klaus twist, and graduation.
On Caroline and Elena’s friendship: Candice says that if/when Elena decides to turn her humanity back on, Caroline will have to try and reconnect with her. “Sometimes when someone has gone through a traumatic occurrence in their lives they’re just not the same person,” says Accola. “I assume that if Elena did turn her humanity back on, she’d still have to get her sea legs back. She’d still have to discover who she is and I think that would be hard for Caroline.”
We’ve all seen the Graduation (EP423 – Season Finale) stills, so how about some intel? Julie Plec talked to Entertainment Weekly about the season finale as well as the penultimate episode, The Walking Dead (EP422). On the graduation event itself:
“It’s difficult to throw an event in Mystic Falls without it going catastrophically awry, but one of the things that was really important to us is that we do give this event itself its due . . . We made sure that in spite of everything that’s going on in the midst of it, we still get those great friendship moments and nostalgia moments that I, as a fan of TV over the decades, loved so much on high school shows as you reached that milestone.”
She also talks about the dropping of the veil, someone taking the cure, Elena’s and Caroline’s feelings about their potential relationships, and more.
Head over to TV Guide to get ready for this week’s new episode with the Vampire Diaries Bite. In this installment, Candice Accola talks about Caroline and Klaus:
“Obviously Klaus [Joseph Morgan] has his hands full in New Orleans … but there are going to be some great moments in the final three episodes that will leave the fans satisfied, but still wanting more from the two of them,” Accola tells us in the video below. “Klaroline fans … will be intrigued by this week’s episode — they’re going to have some moments.”
She also talks about Caroline’s changing perspective, attitude toward Elena, and more.
Digital Spy has not one, but two interviews with Joseph Morgan. The first is a Q&A about The Originals, in which Joseph talks about the backdoor pilot that aired last week and his view of the general differences between the two shows.
Now The Originals has been picked up to become a series on its own, what will that be about?
“I think the overriding theme of our storylines within The Vampire Diaries has always been about family. We can do terrible things to our family members but woe betide the person from outside who comes in and tries to mess with us! And so I think that’s going to be a theme of the series – family. And then also the sort of power struggle. Vampire Diaries is kind of a coming of age story, and I think The Originals is definitely more sort of epic. It’s even in the backdoor pilot that you’ll see – it’s almost like a war is brewing. It’s on a grander scale – it’s less about prom and more about a war between the vampires and the witches. So it’s good!”
The second interview concerns the last few episodes of season four of The Vampire Diaries (beware of spoilers) and a certain much-pursued cure.
“When I read the finale the main thing I wanted to know is, ‘Who’s going to get the cure?’” he said. “That’s what I was the most excited about – who on Earth is going to get the cure?
The news and interviews just keep on coming! Here’s the latest on tonight’s episode (and backdoor pilot) The Originals (EP420).
- Entertainment Weekly: ‘TVD’ star Daniel Gillies talks Katherine, Showtime acquiring his directorial debut, and his next film
- Give Me My Remote: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Julie Plec Teases THE ORIGINALS Backdoor Spinoff, Potential Crossovers, and More
- The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Vampire Diaries’: Claire Holt on Rebekah’s ‘Originals’ Dilemma and a Finale ‘Shocker’
- TV Fanatic: Joseph Morgan Talks The Originals, Klaus vs. Marcel, Potential for Klaroline and More!
- TVLine: Vampire Diaries’ Claire Holt Previews The Originals’ Dark Debut and a Finale Surprise
- The Wall Street Journal Blog: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Joseph Morgan on the Spinoff ‘The Originals’
Get excited, everyone: The Originals (EP420) airs tomorrow night, and the CW has a behind-the-scenes peek at the backdoor pilot, featuring interviews with Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Charles Michael Davis, and Phoebe Tonkin.
Lots of buzz about The Originals (EP420) tomorrow night, and lots of people want to talk to Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Claire Holt about the potential spinoff. We’re rounding up interviews and info as it comes in, we’ll update this post with new links as they come in.
- Alloy Entertainment: Exclusive Interview: Joseph Morgan Teases The Originals Pilot
- BuzzFeed: 10 Secrets About “The Vampire Diaries” Spinoff, “The Originals”
- Zap2it: Joseph Morgan talks ‘The Originals’: Klaus and Caroline’s ‘long-distance relationship,’ new foes, and a ‘disgusting emotional choice’
- TV Guide: Vampire Diaries’ Morgan: “The Originals” Will Explore a Vulnerability in Klaus’ Personal Life
- TV Fanatic: Vampire Diaries Exclusive: Claire Holt on The Originals, The Cure and Getting It on With Matt
- ET Online: Daniel Gillies Opens The Doors To His ‘Kingdom’
- Hollywood Life: ‘The Originals’ Scoop: Daniel Gillies Previews ‘The Beginning Of A War’