TV Guide caught up with Nina Dobrev and guest star Shaun Sipos to talk about Elena’s connection with Sipos’s character Aaron, a fellow Whitmore student.
“Elena’s hope was to go to college and start this new life but she soon learned that Mystic Falls isn’t the only place overrun by vampires,” Dobrev tells TVGuide.com. “When she meets Aaron … they bond over a similar life and past and the grief and death they both had.”
And E!Online talks to guest star Olga Fonda about Nadia’s agenda in Mystic Falls.
And Fonda is more than OK with viewers sharing their opinions with her on Twitter, saying the Vampire Diaries’ fans have been amazing to her. “Since I’ve been on the show, I’ve had a lot of new fans coming on board, and they are just so wonderful. I was a little nervous, again, I’m here and the show has been together for four years, they have the people you love, and if you mess with them, they might not like you necessarily as much,” she says. “I do get a little tweet here and there that says ‘Don’t mess with Matt. You better not mess with him!’ But they’ve been so wonderful and they’ve been so welcoming and then they’ve been so loving.”
Thankfully, this new format for more TVD stories also means more freedom. “Nobody has rejected anything that we have turned in so far,” raves Doran of DC and Warner Bros. open-minded approach to the comics. “I think they’re just looking for stories that work and fit their continuity. We’ve been given a lot of free reign to go in different places in these stories.”
And let us know what you think of the first issue in the comments!
DC’s Vampire Diaries bi-weekly digital comic launches tomorrow – Halloween! – and Newsarama has an interview with the series’ writers, Colleen Doran and B. Clay Moore about what fans can expect. The comic will explore various unanswered questions and show mythology, though never delving into storylines past what has aired on TV.
Doran: …We’re in a position where, it’s not like Buffy, where you do a comic after the show is over. [The Vampire Diaries is] still going on. They’re still creating their canon. And we’ve got to make sure that whatever we come up with doesn’t interfere with that.
Clay and I have looked for things that haven’t been explained, looked for things that are just missing and have never been filled in by the show.
And of course, it helps that I can sit down and write it down, then send it off to see if the powers-that-be like the explanation that I’ve come up with.
The first story, for example, deals with the background of vervain. There are a couple things that have never been explained in the show. And I think I came up with a good explanation for that.
Stay tuned for more info on how you can subscribe to the comic when it launches tomorrow!
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
ETOnline spoke with Rick Cosnett about his Vampire Diaries character, Professor Wes Maxfield. Will he continue the tradition of, shall we say, less than transparent educators on the show?
ETonline: TVD has featured a few shady teachers, particularly towards the end of last season. The audience is now kind of conditioned to think all teachers on this show are evil. Do you get to have some fun playing with the audiences expectations of Dr. Maxfield?
Cosnett: Absolutely. It’s fun because he’s not necessarily bad; it’s the wonderful dichotomy that we all have. I think he’s a nice human being. Or is he? [laughs] Well, he has human qualities either way, and feelings and a life and people that he loves. It’s interesting to show how someone gets to a place where he does things that people might not look at as “good.”
Ahead of tonight’s new episode, For Whom the Bell Tolls (EP504), The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Kendrick Sampson about his character Jesse, Jesse’s relationship with Caroline, and the various mysterious things going on around Whitmore. On whether Jesse and Caroline should get involved:
“Whether something is hidden about Jesse or not, Caroline needs to break away from the funk. She’s still caught up in [a relationship] that’s not panning out well for her and she’s got this new life. We can all relate to that. She isn’t able to enjoy it and experience it in its full glory because she’s still stuck on this other guy.”
We’re set to learn more about Davina on Girl in New Orleans (EP104) tonight, and Danielle Campbell spoke with ETOnline about the audition process, her character’s skills, and more:
ETonline: Would you say she’s skillfully using magic or is she still learning?
Campbell: She’s still really young and learning to use this power that has been given to her. You see that she always has this look of “I can’t believe I just did that” whenever she does magic. To me, she’s not this evil girl who wants to kill everyone; she’s struggling with normal anger and can’t control how it gets released.
She also talks about whether Davina minds being in that attic, so make sure you click through for more!
So it turns out new guest star Janina Gavankar had a lot to do (and say) on last night’s cucko-bananas episode of The Vampire Diaries. Since pretty much everything from last night is a spoiler, make sure you’ve watched Original Sin (EP503) before reading this TV Guide interview.
How did you ultimately prepare for the role?
Gavankar: I came thinking I knew some sh– because this is my third vampire show. Meanwhile, this show is so different from True Blood. This is a show about doppelgangers. I love swimming in backstory soup, so the first thing I did was sit down with the writer of the episode, Rebecca Sonnenshine, and I waded through all of it with her and figured out the whole thing. I had more hair tests and makeup tests than any other show.
We’re all wondering: How long can Bonnie’s death stay secret? TV Guide spoke with Kat Graham about this and other matters, including Bonnie’s evolving relationship with Jeremy:
“They continue to evolve and grow, and it’s exciting because Bonnie has never had that before. So, it’s new territory for her. She’s always been about her magic and her girlfriends and saving the town. So, for her to have these moments with Jeremy are really special.” And what about a ghostly kiss? “I can’t say, but it seems like a natural progression,” she says. “Although who knows how they’ll do it now that I’m dead.”
Yeah, being dead sort of puts a few obstacles in the way of romance. Kat also talks about Bonnie’s connection with new character Tessa.
We’ve got our first look at upcoming The Originals episode Sinners & Saints (EP105) exclusively at ETOnline – click on the thumbnail to see the whole picture and find out what Hayley and Rebekah are staring at. (Hint: It’s not exactly something happy. We know, you’re shocked.)
Then head over to On the Red Carpet for a series of video interviews with Claire Holt in which she reveals some fun facts, spoilers, and more for season one of The Originals. Here’s the first video:
There are several videos, so make sure you click over to see the rest!