We’ve got another webclip for this Thursday’s episode, American Gothic (EP418), this one exclusively at TVLine. Click through to watch!
Friday Night Bites is a weekly round-up for various tidbits of show and cast/crew news not quite big enough to warrant a blog post, not strictly Vampire Diaries-related, or that somehow just fell through the cracks.
- We very rarely post fan videos here on the site, but we’re making an exception for this one (above). Well done, Shannon!
- If there’s a list of TV Duos Who Should Do It (and there is!), you can bet that Damon and Elena are on it.
- We love this Katherine Halloween costume!
- Ian Somerhalder earns a nomination for the World’s Most Responsible Celebrity from the International Green Awards.
- Nice article on Ian from the October 16th issue of Mr. Porter.
- Daniel Gillies offered himself up for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit. If you didn’t love him already, you will.
- Kat Graham is number 22 on this list of 25 Crushable Girls Under 25.
- Daniel Gillies AND Candice Accola in Fault Magazine!
- What’s on Claire Holt’s Fall shopping list?
- Ian Somerhalder and Steven R. McQueen both remarked on this extremely subtle signage.
- Behind the scenes pic of the cast in action, tweeted by Jose Molina.
Nina Dobrev recently took home a People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Drama Actress, and the CW is making sure everybody knows it! They’ve released a new promo poster featuring Nina that congratulates her on her win. You can see the whole picture here at Zap2it. We’re not entirely sure how we feel about the caption, it’s making us just a tiny bit nervous.
In case you missed it last week, they’ve also put together a little video to honor the award winner, you can watch it here.
A reporter from the New York Times Syndicate recently caught up with Nina Dobrev by phone from the set in Atlanta. She had some nice things to say about the show’s passionate fans, and also spoke about the challenges inherent in playing both Elena and Katherine:
“So it’s been more about learning to manage time and learning when to let go. I’m a perfectionist, I put 110 percent into everything. Trying to do that for two characters, I’ve been putting in 220 percent. It’s been a lot of work, but really cool. It confused me sometimes, early on, and I learned, when you’re doing something like this 10 months a year for possibly six years, you have to preserve your energy. I feel like it’s been acting boot camp. I’ve done everything on this show, a lot of things many actors don’t get to do throughout their whole career. So there’s nothing I can’t do or achieve after this.”
Road trip, anyone? We’re all really excited about what looks to be an action-packed episode this week, but we’ve still got a little while to wait. Hopefully this will make that wait a little more bearable, though I don’t think I’d like to be stuck in traffic with these two! Check out the webclip for The Reckoning.
Is it Thursday yet? We’re all still in shock from The End Of The Affair, but the clock is ticking and Disturbing Behavior (EP304) will be here before we know it. Take a look at an intriguing meeting between Stefan and Katherine below, and head over to KSite to see the rest.
UPDATE: Have added HQ stills, courtesy of Vampire Diaries Web!
Would you say your style is more like Katherine or Elena in real life? My style is both of them. I have a say in a lot of the things I wear on the show. I feel like I dress like Elena during the day and Katherine at night. Like right now, I’m wearing a t-shirt and sweats. It just depends.
Following last week’s super-fun interview with Julie Plec, TV.com‘s Price Peterson chats with Nina Dobrev about mapping out her shifts between Elena and Katherine, the emotional toll of being an actor on The Vampire Diaries (hint: life in Mystic Falls is kinda rough, y’know?), what Elena really wants in life, Degrassi, and the somewhat sad reality of those Teen Choice Awards surfboards. And as Mr. Peterson himself tweeted, “Also: It turns out Nina Dobrev is MUCH funnier than Elena.”
I’m a little harsh on Elena in my recaps. For the most part she’s pretty self-assured, but then she goes and makes some pretty questionable decisions sometimes. Do you ever read the script and go, like, “Seriously, Elena?”
Yeah, I do. I’m very much an audience member as well as a cast member. I watch and read the show very critically and sometimes Elena does—I mean she’s a strong woman and she’s very courageous—but sometimes she makes some very impulsive decisions. Ultimately she’s making those decisions for a reason. And I know and trust that the writers have an ultimate path that they want her to go through, a journey that they want her to experience. So there’s a reason behind every little line and detail.
Television Without Pity has announced the winners of their Tubey Awards, and The Vampire Diaries (and especially Damon) cleaned up! Good job with the voting, folks. Here are the categories the show won:
Best Returning Show
Best Teen Show
Best Badass: Damon
Favorite Character: Damon
Best Scene-Stealing Supporting Character: Caroline
Best Season Finale
Best Almost-Romantic-But-Not-Quite Relationship: Damon and Elena
Best HoYay! Couple: Alaric and Damon
Best Single Line of Dialogue: “There’s no such thing as a bad idea — only poorly executed awesome ones.” – Damon
Additionally, The Vampire Diaries was the TWoP Staff Pick in the following categories:
Most Underrated Show
Best Unexpected Plot Twist: Katherine kills Caroline, making her a vampire so she can deliver a message for her.
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Nina Dobrev on last night’s CW Premiere Party red carpet and she talks Elena, her evolving relationship with Stefan and Damon, and – oh, yes – Katherine. As for what to expect from Elena this season:
“She’s no longer letting the men in her life dictate what happens. She’s going to rise up and become a woman and fight,” Dobrev says.