- Phoebe Tonkin shared this photo of the hunky Originals gentlemen. [phoebejtonkin]
- The Richmond Times-Dispatch has a piece on Zach Roerig’s film, Field of Lost Shoes. The Civil War film will premiere at the GI Film Festival in May. [Times Dispatch]
- You can now watch the first episode of Showtime’s The Year of Living Dangerously. One of the episodes will feature Ian Somerhalder. [RYOT]
- Ian will be doing a Google Hangout this Sunday to promote the show. [Google]
- Paul Wesley will be amongst the judges at the 2014 Tribeca Film Fest. Wesley will judge the narrative short film competition. [Variety]
- Mia Kirshner (Isobel) has landed a recurring role on a new Netflix series, which is as yet untitled. The psychological thriller will feature Kyle Chandler. [Deadline]
- Nina Dobrev has, appropriately enough, been cast in the film Final Girls, which stars Malin Akerman & Taissa Farmiga. Nina will play an “alpha ex-best friend” in the horror comedy. [THR]
- The CW will broadcast the former web-series Backpackers, which co-stars Dillon Casey (Noah). [TVLine]
- Todd Williams (Connor) has been cast in a new action movie with The Rock. [The Wrap]
Miss a post this week?
- Webclip for The Originals: The Big Uneasy (EP118)
- Official Stills for The Vampire Diaries: What Lies Beneath (EP520)
- Official Stills for The Vampire Diaries: Man On Fire (EP519)
- TONIGHT – The Vampire Diaries: No Exit (EP514 Encore) Airs at 8/7c
- Official Synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: What Lies Beneath (EP520)
- Official Synopsis for The Originals: A Closer Walk with Thee (EP120)
- Official Stills for The Originals: An Unblinking Death (EP119)
- TONIGHT – The Originals: Le Grand Guignol (EP115 Encore) Airs at 8/7c
- Joseph Morgan brought worldwide productivity to a screeching halt Thursday afternoon when he tweeted this photo. I am including it mostly to torment Vee. [JosephMorgan]
- Phoebe Tonkin shows off some spring fashions for Who What Wear. [Who What Wear]
- Kat Graham has released the first episode of her docu-series Breaking the Record, which follows her journey releasing and promoting an album. [JustJared]
- The red band (that’s the NSFW version!) trailer for Nina Dobrev’s movie, Let’s Be Cops, is out. [ComingSoon]
- Ian Somerhalder smolders in the new Azzaro Pour Homme commercial. [Just Jared Jr.]
- Tiya Sircar, TVD’s Aimee Bradley, has been cast in the How I Met Your Mother spinoff, How I Met Your Dad. [EW]
- Nina Dobrev wants to remind you to Get Covered. [YouTube]
- Julie Plec has signed a new, three-year deal with Warner Brothers. [Deadline]
- Daniel Gillies, Joseph Morgan, Ian Somerhalder, & Paul Wesley are all up against other tv actors in Round 2 of E!’s Alpha Male Madness. [E! Online]
- Go Fug Yourself has a look at the fashions the casts of TVD & TO were wearing at PaleyFest. [GoFugYourself]
- The movie Daniel Gillies wrote & directed, Broken Kingdom, is now available on iTunes. [danieljgillies]
Miss a post this week?
- Official Stills for The Originals: The Big Uneasy (EP118)
- Episode Downloads for The Vampire Diaries: Rescue Me (EP517)
- Complete Songlist for The Vamire Diaries: Rescue Me (EP517)
- Extended Promo for The Vampire Diaries: Resident Evil (EP518)
- Short Promo for The Vampire Diaries: Resident Evil (EP518)
- More Vampire Diares: Rescue Me (EP517) Teases from Candice Accola via EW
- Reaction Post & Poll: The Vampire Diaries – Rescue Me (EP517)
- Official Synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: Resident Evil (EP518)
- Official Synopsis for The Originals: The Big Uneasy (EP118)
- TONIGHT – The Vampire Diaries: Rescue Me (EP517) Airs at 8/7c
- Candice Accola Talks Caroline, Enzo & Doppelgangers with Access Hollywood
- Previously On The Vampire Diaries: While You Were Sleeping (EP516)
- Vampire Diaries In Review: While You Were Sleeping (EP516) – Going Viral
- Second Webclip for The Vampire Diaries: Rescue Me (EP517)
- Exclusive Webclip for The Vampire Diaries: Rescue Me (EP517) at Entertainment Weekly
- Link Roundup: The Vampire Diaries & The Originals at PaleyFest
- The Originals: New Webclip & Sneak Peek, Exclusively from Buzzfeed (VIDEO)
- Episode Downloads for The Vampire Diaries: While You Were Sleeping (EP516)
- PaleyFest 2014: The Vampire Diaries & The Originals Panel Livestream Starts at 7:15pm PT
Couldn’t make it to PaleyFest? We’ve got you covered with plenty of links to pictures and coverage from the weekend’s events. Enjoy! (And more coverage may be trickling in this week, so check back later for additions!)
- PaleyFest 2014: THE ORIGINALS and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Panel Photos [Give Me My Remote]
The Vampire Diaries
- 5 Mini Vampire Diaries Teases [TV Guide]
- ‘Vampire Diaries’ Stars and EPs Reveal Season 5 Secrets [The Hollywood Reporter]
- Vampire Diaries @ PaleyFest: ‘Hope For Stelena,’ Katherine’s Possible Return and More Scoop [TVLine]
- THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Caroline Dries on the ‘Linchpin’ in the Mythology, Bonnie’s Crisis, the Triangle, and More [Give Me My Remote]
- THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Ian Somerhalder on What’s Next For Damon and Elena [Give Me My Remote]
- THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Nina Dobrev on Losing Katherine, Elena’s Troubles, and More [Give Me My Remote]
- On the Red Carpet’s video interviews: Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Paul Wesley on directing
- The Originals @ PaleyFest: Claire Holt Explains Her Exit, Plus Scoop on Elijah’s ‘Unraveling’ [TVLine]
- The Originals: Claire Holt Sets Record Straight on Why She Left [TV Guide]
- THE ORIGINALS: Daniel Gillies on Elijah/Hayley, Klaus’ Betrayal, and More [Give Me My Remote]
- THE ORIGINALS: Julie Plec on the Possibility of Rebekah Returning via Flashbacks — or to THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Video Below) [Give Me My Remote]
- On the Red Carpet’s video interviews: Joseph Morgan, Leah Pipes, Danielle Campbell, Phoebe Tonkin, Daniel Gillies, Charles Michael Davis
Tonight’s the night! The casts and executive producers of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals will be representing their respective shows tonight at the 2014 PaleyFest Television Festival. Couldn’t it make it to Los Angeles for the big event? No worries, Paley has you covered: You will be able to watch a livestream direct from the Dolby Theatre, starting at 7:15pm Pacific time. First up will be The Originals panel, followed by The Vampire Diaries panel at 8:20pm.
Screenfad has posted some new episode stills for Moon Over Bourbon Street (EP117). Looks like there’s another fancy gathering on the schedule! Enjoy.
UPDATE: Stills added to the Gallery.
Complex has a nice lengthy interview with Joseph Morgan in which he discusses the development of the spinoff, his dead Original siblings, and more. On how he builds his portrayal:
“When I am Klaus, I keep in mind that my evil comes from the fact that I had a dysfunctional childhood, my father wasn’t my real father, my mother and my siblings rejected me so I’m striving for love and I want affection and I’m lashing out because I’m not getting it. All of these things that build the backstory for the character. When the audience is allowed to glimpse that backstory, to see Klaus as a child or young man, that allows them to sympathize with him. And to a certain extent, to justify some of the things he’s doing in the context of this fictional world.”
Ready for your first look at Elijah vs. Klaus from next week’s Farewell to Storyville (EP116)? Check out this webclip from the CW. (International viewers, we’ll add the YouTube version when they post it!)
Update: Here’s the YouTube version:
The Originals is back tonight and everyone wants to talk to Joseph Morgan. The actor told E!News that the show will be entering new territory soon.
“The next three episodes are all kind of part of the same story and trying to resolve the issue of this secret that was kept by Marcel and Rebekah from me, from Klaus,” Morgan previews. “I felt like they’re the best episodes we’ve done. We’re just really finding our tone now and it’s becoming a little more of a frightening show I think, which is good, because these are frightening creatures.”
The Hollywood Reporter also spoke with Joseph and he offered some insight into the Original siblings complicated relationship.
“They’re three adults in a world of children,” he says of Klaus, Rebekah and Elijah’s outlook. “They are absolutely desperately in love with each other and utterly bored of each other. They hate each other but love each other at the same time. Nobody will be able to understand them as much as they understand each other, so I think it’s an incredibly conflicted relationship that’s very needy and dysfunctional.”
We’ll be seeing lots of interviews with Joseph Morgan pop up in the next 24 hours, but TV Guide is first out of the gate with a sneak peek at what’s to come on tomorrow night’s all-new episode of The Originals, Long Way Back from Hell (EP114). He’s also previewing what we can expect as we move towards the end of the season and shares his thoughts on Klaus and Caroline’s TVD100 tryst.
With Klaus’ alienation, it’s no surprise he’ll soon delve into the werewolf side of his family, a history that has barely been explored on the show thus far. “Klaus is going to gradually show more interest in the other side of his family,” Morgan says. “He’s been primarily a vampire, but you know his last name is Mikaelson which means son of Mikael, which he’s not. So that will be really interesting. As Hayley decides how she wants to have his baby and who she wants to have around to protect her, it’ll be interesting to see where he stands [between the two worlds]. He is part werewolf even though that part has been neglected [for] the last thousand years.”
- Nina Dobrev shared the above photo while doing a photoshoot with The Following‘s Shawn Ashmore. You’ll always be Iceman to me, Shawn!
- Kat Graham talked to Billboard about the direction of her music career at the Heart’s Truth Red Dress Show. [Billboard]
- Joseph Morgan’s Armistice, which hit VOD recently, will be released on DVD on March 11th. [Dread Central]
- Lifetime has ordered David Alpay’s dystopian pilot, The Lottery, to series. [Deadline]
- Celebrity photographer Angelo Kritikos talked to the Huffington Post about his favorite portraits, including Ian Somerhalder. [HuffPo]
- Kat Graham shared a few stories from her trip to Jordan with UNHCR. [UNRefugees.org]
Miss a post this week?
- TONIGHT – The Originals: Apres Moi, le Déluge (EP111 Encore) Airs at 9/8c
- Claire Holt Added to The Originals Panel at PaleyFest 2014
- TONIGHT – The Originals: The Casket Girls (EP110 Encore) Airs at 8/7c
- The Vampire Diaries Season 6 & The Originals Season 2 Are Happening!
- Official Synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: Gone Girl (EP515)
- Official Synopsis for The Originals: Le Grand Guignol (EP115)
- Official Stills for The Originals: Long Way Back from Hell (EP114)
- UK Fans: The Vampire Diaries Returns to ITV2 on February 25th!
- UK Fans: The Originals Returns to SyFy on March 4th!
- PaleyFest 2014: Vampire Diaries & The Originals Panelists Announced
- EW First Look at The Originals: Long Way Back from Hell (EP114)
- Vampire Diaries In Review: Total Eclipse of the Heart (EP513) – Never Be Wrong Together
- Candice Accola Talks Tyler & Caroline with TV Guide
- Paul Wesley to Direct an Episode of The Vampire Diaries
- Episode Downloads for The Vampire Diaries: Total Eclipse of the Heart (EP513)