Relate Mag has a conversation with Sara Canning up (you’ll have to register to read the entire thing). She offers great insight into Jenna and how her time at Vancouver Film School helped prep her for the industry.
Relate: The Vampire Diaries was the biggest premiere the CW has had yet-how has that changed your life the most?
Sara: The really life-changing thing is actually having the privilege to be a series regular on a show that’s been so well received by its audience. It’s my first experience being a regular, and it’s been awesome having so much time to develop and get to know the role of Jenna, and really enjoy her story arcs.
And Digital Spy caught up with Jennifer Bryan, Vampire Diaries’ costume designer, who drops all kinds of interesting tidbits about what to expect as we head towards the season finale. She talks Melinda Clarke, her favorite character to dress, and quite a few other things. The interview is definitely spoilery, so proceed with caution!
Are the flashbacks going to become more and more prominent?
“Yes they are and they’re really stretching them out – you will start to see more of a connection between present day and flashbacks. There is a lot of crossover in the storyline. I can’t tell you any more though – I’ve probably given you too much already!”
We have a handful of weeks to wait until the arrival of his character Jonathan Gilbert in Mystic Falls on April 15th (see a first look here), but David Anders recently spoke with Starry Constellation Magazine to talk Vampire Diaries. He drops some interesting tidbits about his role as Elena and Jeremy’s uncle, how he’ll be going head to head with Damon, Stefan, and Alaric, and how long we can expect Jonathan to stick around Mystic Falls (it’s longer than you’d think!).
Q. Executive producer Julie Plec has said your character will further complicate matters, can you tell us a bit more about your characters relationship with Damon?
A. Just like his great grandfather, the original Johnathan Gilbert in 1864, he knows far too much about vampires, more than he should know about vampires. So I’m a know-it-all and I hold the information that I have over Damon and Stefan’s heads threatening to expose them in Mystic Falls if they don’t play ball with me. There is a lot more than that which I can’t really go into.
Read the entire interview at StarryMag. Cool factoid: His girlfriend was a big book fan back in the day!
CW Source caught up with Paul Wesley on the PaleyFest red carpet and he talks about the conflicted nature of Stefan, killing other vampires, and why Stefan drinking human blood could alter his relationship with Elena. Oh, and then there’s the issue of Elena and Damon getting closer…
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Thanks to Jezebel for the heads up! See LJS’s site for more info.
It’s been a little while since Zach Roerig appeared on KTLA Morning News, but thanks to Multipleverses we now have video of his appearance.
Thanks to Katerina Graham for giving everyone the heads up last week that she was featured in the new issue of Ebony (Sade on the cover). She posted a scan in her blog but we picked up an issue today to scan (support the mags that support the show, right?). We were especially surprised to learn she dropped out of culinary school three times due to other projects – very cool! (Her interest in culinary school, not that she was forced to drop out, obvs.) Click to see a bigger version in the Gallery.
Spider from FearNet caught up with Paul Wesley on the red carpet at PaleyFest. Paul discusses Stefan as a romantic figure and bad boy, and gives his take on why Vampire Diaries fans get so defensive about those Twilight comparisons.
Twenty seconds of trailer for “A Few Good Men” last night not enough for you? Us, either. Here, have an extra ten seconds to drive yourselves nuts over with the extended trailer. ;)
The CW has also released the synopsis for episode 16, “There Goes the Neighborhood”, featuring more Kelly Donovan and some interesting dating news. Highlight/mouseover to reveal the details:
A NEW START — Anna brings a surprising guest along when she pays a visit to Damon. Elena and Stefan go on an awkward double date with Caroline and Matt, but Stefan and Matt find they have some common ground. Jenna reunites with her old friend Kelly, and Jeremy’s relationship with Anna takes an unexpected direction.
And finally, a roundup of interviews. Zach Roerig was recently a guest on the Friday Night Lights Fan Podcast. He discusses his former role as Cash on FNL and of course his current stint as Matt Donovan on the Vampire Diaries. Head on over to FNL Fans to listen. Nina Dobrev talks about what she expects to see in Elena’s future in five questions with TV Addict, Candice Accola talks to Orlando Magazine about her early career and growing up in Orlando (scroll down a bit for Candice’s section), and Paul Wesley sums up nicely what helps draw fans to the show.
“I think what the audience really loves about the show is how layered it is in terms of very gentle sarcasm and comedy. It just doesn’t take itself too seriously but yet serious enough. We’re all really proud of it.”
Vampire Diaries was featured on E!News last night, with Kristin dos Santos catching up with the cast at PaleyFest to talk love triangles. Thanks to Denise for the heads up!
When they visited the set of the Vampire Diaries not so long back, Seventeen asked the cast a bunch of questions that fans had put forward for them, including whether or not the guys had to get shirtless when auditioning.
And don’t forget that Seventeen are offering one lucky reader and a friend a chance to visit the set of the Vampire Diaries in Atlanta Georgia. You have to be a female between the age of 13 and 29 and a resident of the USA to enter. Sorry international, male and older fans. Maybe we’ll get our chances another time. ;)
As we get closer to the end of the season, speculation runs rampant about Vampire Diaries‘ May 13th finale. TV Guide talked to Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson and they expand on earlier teases (some from PaleyFest) with more info about “Uncle John” Gilbert (David Anders), whether Jeremy will finally learn the truth about vampires, and something book fans will recognize:
TVGuide.com: What should we expect in the season finale?
Plec: What we’ve been building to from the beginning — it’s something we took directly from the books — is this event called the Founders’ Day Celebration, which is the anniversary of the founding of the town. We’re looking into big period costumes and Civil War reenactments and maybe some parade action with some big floats. It’s going to be the big event that connects us back to 1864 and what went down back then. It messes things up so when we come back in Season 2, everyone has a reason to tune in again. There are nine “oh my God” moments.
And Ausiello has more info on the finale from Kevin and this clarification from Julie on why Vicki won’t be back:
“We are not adverse to bringing people back from the dead,” says exec producer Julie Plec, “but we would not do it with the first tragic death out of the gate. In the future, we absolutely will use those mystic tricks, but not with Vicki — as much as we loved Kayla [Ewell]. It would ruin the impact.”