During the Vampire Diaries cast’s UK publicity spree, Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, and Ian Somerhalder talked to ITV2’s The Hot Desk about the show and a variety of other topics. Thanks to Denise for the heads up.
Vampire Diaries podcast Bite On This has an excellent interview with Chris Mollere, TVD’s music supervisor. Mollere sheds light on his job (you may be surprised to learn he isn’t just sitting around and listening to music all day), how music is selected for the show, and tells some great stories about how certain songs lined up with now-iconic scenes. Vampire-Diaries.net was also fortunate to speak with Mr. Mollere (just last night, actually) and we’ll be posting our own interview next week. In the meantime, here are some cool tidbits he dropped in both interviews:
- The official Vampire Diaries soundtrack will be released October 12th on EMI/Virgin. The soundtrack will feature selections from Season 1 and Season 2.
- He couldn’t say too much about the final tracklisting, but the special TVD Mix of “Bloodstream” by Stateless – unique to the show – will be on the soundtrack.
- He couldn’t drop any hints about artists featured in the Season 2 premiere because he’s pulling together the music for it now. “We’ve got a lot of stuff to answer. I don’t know if it’s going to be the most song-driven episode we’ve had.”
LISTEN TO THE BITE ON THIS INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS MOLLERE. And keep an eye on the blog for our own interview.
Futon Critic has a series of “A Few Minutes With…” video interviews with the Vampire Diaries cast: Nina Dobrev, Michael Trevino, Steven R. McQueen, Paul Wesley, Matt Davis and Kevin Williamson. You can watch Kevin’s interview below and click everyone’s names to watch their video over on Futon Critic.
MTV’s Hollywood Crush continues to toss out interesting segments from their own video interviews; this new one is with Steven and Kevin and there are some definite hints about Katherine, Elena, and why the two look exactly alike:
Over on SyFy’s Blastr, Kevin Williamson discusses gay characters on The Vampire Diaries, diversity in general, and finding a good story (and provides a few more Season 2 hints in the process):
Williamson also won’t force a character to be gay when they need to be something else for the show. He’s writing a few guest-star parts now that won’t work as gay characters. “There’s plenty of characters coming, but the couple of regular characters that we’re bringing in are female, so I guess they could be lesbians, but we’re bringing them in for love interests. Once the wheels are in motion, it’s hard just to add something simply because you want to do it.”
TV Guide’s Natalie Abrams caught up with Julie Plec, who sheds more light on the plethora of Season 2 tidbits that came out of Comic Con this past weekend, and also explains that certain devastating events happen for a reason.
TVGuide.com: How close will you stay to the novels as you carry on?
Plec: The deeper we get into the series, ironically, the more we’re going to be taking from the books. That’s cool because we strayed so far so quickly, just by definition of trying to shape a good story in the right way for television. To find ourselves naturally returning to the source material and the villains that you met, it’s kind of awesome.
And MTV’s Hollywood Crush has posted two more videos from their Comic Con sitdown with the Vampire Diaries cast. You can check out a brief video of Julie discussing Elena and Katherine here, and watch some amusing “speculation” about werewolf effects from Paul Wesley and Matt Davis below, with more reliable insight from Michael Trevino:
By the way, the TCAs are in full-swing in L.A., and the CW’s session is getting ready to begin as you read this. Thanks to @stayingin for giving us all a glimpse of our very first new Season 2 promo shot. It’s not the best quality, but it is shiny new promo of Paul, Nina, and Ian!
CW Source caught up with Michael Trevino at Comic Con to talk lycanthropy, Lockwood and ladies. They’ve promised more interviews are to come, so we’ll get them posted as soon as they’re up.
And TV Guide’s Comic Con photo booth pictures are up, including pics of Nina, Paul and Ian. If there are more, we’ll be sure to add them.
So much good stuff from Comic Con – buckling under the weight of it all. First up – BuzzSugar has press room interview footage with Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Kevin Williamson, and Matt Davis. One particularly interesting tidbit dropped: Kev says the fourth episode of Season 2 will be an 1864 flashback episode.
And DigitalSpy has several one-on-ones with the Vampire Diaries crew. You can see the Julie Plec interview below and check out Kevin Williamson, Matt Davis, Nina Dobrev, and Paul Wesley over on DigitalSpy’s YouTube channel.
Hollywood Crush caught up with Julie Plec, Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev to discuss the Damon/Katherine kiss and teasers about the season 2 opening sequence.
Entertainment Weekly’s Vampire Diaries cast portrait from Comic Con is up online, featuring Paul Wesley, Michael Trevino, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen and Matt Davis
and his purple pants.
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. [spoiler]Elena will be accompanying Alaric and Damon on the trip to Duke[/spoiler].
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.