EW’s Michael Ausiello sat down for a chat with the Vampire Diaries gang who were at Comic Con on Saturday to discuss all kinds of season 2 tidbits. The first interview is with Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder and Matt Davis, and the second is with Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec, Steven R. McQueen and Michael Trevino. No embed, so you need to head on over to the EW article to see
Matt’s purple pants them.
UPDATE: For those of you confused about the conflicting Duke spoilers, Julie has kindly cleared it up for us. Elena will be accompanying Alaric and Damon on the trip to Duke.
And there’s an interview with Matt Davis up on KTLA in which Jenna and Isobel are discussed, along with Alaric’s friendship with Damon and whether he would be tempted by becoming a vampire.
Warner Bros. has a snazzy video up from Comic Con, featuring footage with Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder from the WB’s Vampire Diaries booth signing, and a sit down interview with Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec.
UPDATE: Added the CW’s YouTube video so fans outside of the U.S. can view it.
E!’s Watch with Kristin cornered Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Steven R. McQueen, Matt Davis, and Kevin Williamson on the Comic Con press line and topics range from happy endings (and the lack thereof), the fun in tricking the Vampire Diaries audience, and the weirdness of bodyguards to crime-fighting teams and new characters, and more.
You can watch Steven’s interview below (we love his overall take on Jeremy in Season 2: “You know, he’s got so many loose screws that I think he’s an entity unto himself”) and watch the rest of the interviews over on E!Online.
TV Guide’s William Keck caught up with Vampire Diaries producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec at Comic Con and they spill a lot about what they’re keeping in mind as they delve into Season 2. So for everyone who’s wondered about Bonnie’s parents, Caroline’s dad, those mortality issues, and exactly how connected Tyler will be to a full moon… Well, this is a good read. They’re thinking about this stuff, too.
(Also – may have swooned a bit over the “wall of death” mention. Red and I joke about this all the time.)
TV Guide Magazine: What about another Halloween episode?
Williamson: We’re not looking at the show as if a whole year has passed, but we will have an episode timed to Halloween, which will be a huge masquerade ball that we’re now thinking of as a possible two-parter. S–t will hit the fan.
Because the last Halloween bash ended so well!
Don’t worry, we’re still adding all links to the big Comic Con post, but TV.com caught up with the Vampire Diaries folk (all of ‘em! together!) just before their WB booth signing and talked the Vampire Diaries books, anti-heroes, villains, and hints at what’s in store for Season 2.
Also, TV.com NOW Awards update (sorry, there’s been so much info) – in addition to Ian snagging Best New Bad Guy, Vampire Diaries won Editor’s Choice for Best Show and Paul won Sexiest Vampire. (HA! at his reaction.)
The TV Guide Vampire Diaries Comic Con special seems to be a pretty hot commodity. It took Vee a good deal of scouring to find one to scan for the site. There are some teaser images below (including the ‘family tree’, which is more a character connections guide), and we have the rest up in our gallery for you to read.
In addition to the sneak peek at her interview with Ian Somerhalder, Zap2It‘s Carina MacKenzie also has a sneak preview of her interview with Katerina Graham. Kat talks about snagging the lead in Honey 2, appearing in Justin Bieber’s Somebody to Love video, and her own brand new single, Sassy.
As we mentioned last week, Zap2It‘s Carina MacKenzie was on the Vampire Diaries set this week tweeting up a storm and dropping hints at the awesomeness that is to come in the Season 2 premiere. The bulk of her interviews won’t post until closer to September 9th (when the show returns), but she’s posted a brief preview from her video interview with Ian Somerhalder.
The subject isn’t Vampire Diaries, but the Gulf Oil Spill disaster. As many of you know, MacKenzie has interviewed Ian a few times about his efforts on the Gulf coast, and it just so happens that news of BP capping the leak broke while she was in Atlanta.
“I feel relieved,” he said. “I’ve felt physically sick about this for months now, literally, so even just a small amount of relief is a powerful feeling.”
Starry Constellation Magazine recently spoke with Katerina Graham about her new single, “Sassy,” and upcoming film Honey 2. And then at the very end of the interview, Kat offers up a Bonnie tidbit that’s going to raise a few Vampire Diaries fan eyebrows.
Q. With shooting season two of “Vampire Diaries,” what can you tease us about what’s going to happen with Bonnie?
A. I can’t talk about the other characters because I don’t want to piss anyone off but Bonnie is definitely pretty fearless in the new one. If there was a promise to anyone in the last episode, she keeps it. Let’s just say that. She is not one to F with right now, if I didn’t know her, I’d steer clear.
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And in case you’re keeping track, we now have (public) confirmation that the cast resumes production in Atlanta this coming Tuesday, July 13th - thanks to Carina MacKenzie at Zap2It. (That also happens to be Steven R. McQueen’s birthday, so we hope the cake holds up in the heat.) If you’re on Twitter, you know the crew’s been in prep for a while and the cast has been filtering back for the past week, so be on the look out for some tweets/photos from the set.
Speaking of Ms. Carina – she’s going to be hanging out on the Vampire Diaries set next week and will likely be tweeting up a storm. Don’t miss out on her coverage – follow her at @cadlymack. Also, she’s funny and shares our undying love for Neko Case, in case you need additional motivation.
Everyone knows Katerina Graham has been über-busy during the Vampire Diaries filming hiatus. Not only did she drop her debut single, “Sassy,” on iTunes, but she just wrapped shooting Honey 2, where she takes over leading lady duties from Jessica Alba. Yesterday, Kat tweeted that she had read the script for Season 2′s premiere episode, and she chatted with New York Post’s Pop Wrap about what’s in store.
PW: And I would imagine [Bonnie's] powers will only continue to grow?
Kat: Oh yea, she’s going to become even stronger. But it’s important she stay vulnerable too. You don’t want someone to raise hell with no motivation behind it. You can never forget the loss of a loved one and I don’t think she’ll ever get over losing her grams. That was her rock to this world. She wouldn’t do anything simply out of a hate for vampires. I don’t think she could ever justify that.