Joseph Morgan stopped by PIX 11 Morning News today to talk about the Vampire Diaries season finale (it’s EPIC), the things fans have asked him do, and he answers some questions from fans on Twitter.
EDIT: We suspect that the heart Joseph is talking about is the one that our very own Abby Graham took to Creation’s Nashville event for the cast to sign.
In this week’s Vampire Diaries Bite, TV Guide‘s Robyn Ross has some intriguing teases about the season finale from Ian Somerhalder, Joseph Morgan, and Paul Wesley. Paul on the dynamic between Stefan and Damon heading into the finale and beyond:
“Stefan and Damon will always love each other, but they’ll always be in love the same girl. They’ll die that way or they’ll live that way for the rest of their lives.”
And watch the Bite for some scoop from phone interviews with Joseph Morgan and Ian Somerhalder:
The Vampire Diaries returns on Thursday, April 19th with the final four episodes of Season 3 and that means the CW is cranking up the promo machine for the all-important May sweeps. Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive first look at the first of this season’s posters, featuring Elena, Stefan, Damon, and Klaus – in an important location, perhaps? Check out the full-sized poster at EW.com.
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We have another Joseph Morgan interview for you before tonight’s episode. This time, he talks to The Hollywood Reporter about how hard it is to kill those pesky Originals, as well as Klaus’s Tyler problem and who his “first call” might be. If you’re caught up through last week’s episode, click over for the particulars. Otherwise, enjoy this more general but still intriguing tidbit:
“First of all, you’ve got to remember that these guys are the original vampires; they’re the strongest vampires to walk the planet. They’re going to be incredibly hard to kill and it’s going to require absolute teamwork from our ‘heroes.’ They’ll do anything and Klaus, he’ll do anything he can to stay alive. He has no qualms about letting others suffer so that he can survive or so his family can survive.”
And how about Klaus’s motivations at the end of the season?
“He’s wanted dead by the majority of Mystic Falls by now so the finale for Klaus, a lot of it is going to be about trying to survive. . . . If things start getting too hot, it’s going to be about making his escape intact — and I would imagine he’s going to want Elena and Rebekah with him.”
Give Me My Remote interviewed Paul Wesley at PaleyFest, but it looks like they held this one back as it’s particularly relevant to tonight’s episode (spoilers). Paul talks a bit about Stefan and Elena and what needs to happen before he thinks they could really be together as a couple. He also touches on Stefan’s relationship with Rebekah and Klaus, and how those play into the current situation.
Meanwhile, TVLine has a (SPOILER!) tidbit from Julie Plec about what’s ahead for Bonnie Bennett over the next few episodes, especially where it comes to a particular fella who is definitely not her brother.
We expressed our own curiosity about Bonnie’s storyline in last week’s 20ish Questions column. Let’s see if Julie Plec can sate our thirst. “Bonnie hits her emotional threshold this week, but don’t despair,” the exec producer tells the Inside Line. “She finds a nice bit of hope when she gets closer to Jamie and takes him as her date to the Decade Dance where he gets a glimpse of Bonnie the hero in action.”
Ahead of tonight’s The Murder of One (EP318), Joseph Morgan has been doing an interesting set of interviews. Warning: These all contain spoilers through last week’s Break on Through (EP317)! First, at TVLine, he talked about Klaus and sibling relationships, romance – and bromance:
“Stefan is the biggest thorn in Klaus’ side, because if it comes to it, [Klaus] will kill Damon. … So I really think that there’s a little bit of him that still thinks his friend might be coming back. He’s still not willing to give up on The Ripper. That’s the biggest weakness that he has at the moment. He doesn’t believe who Stefan is now is the real him. He believes the real him was him back in the ’20s, and he still really wants his friend back. He learned so much from Stefan in the ’20s, even though he was a great deal older than him. It’s a bromance I think he misses as well.”
And over at TV Guide, he sheds some light on new Original mythology:
“We are going to learn a very interesting fact about the Originals’ mythology and the bloodlines of vampires,” Morgan says. “It’s not another loophole to how the Originals can’t be killed, [but] it’s something which has the opposite effect and it raises the threat level right up.”
Meanwhile, at Zap2it, he explicates Klaus’s feelings about a certain someone. (Remember: Spoilers through current episodes!)
“I’ll tell you that he’s definitely still interested,” Morgan says emphatically. “In the instant that he’s hurt, he’ll burn all the pictures; he’s impulsive. But a thousand years on the planet have given him a certain degree of patience, so I think he’ll come around. I don’t want to call it love, but he’s absolutely infatuated with her. As far as I know, his motives are genuine with Caroline, and it’s not part of some greater scheme or some greater manipulation. He does want to show her the world. He’s not ready to give up yet.”
Over at The Hollywood Reporter, Candice Accola shed some light on Caroline’s relationships and interactions with Tyler, Klaus, and Stefan, as well as what’s coming up in the latter part of the season in general. On the Caroline/Stefan dynamic:
“I really didn’t expect there to be a funny cadence between those characters’ conversations. It fit perfectly into it, especially at that time with Stefan showing her the ropes because Caroline is the perky “play with me play with me” pesky cheerleader and Stefan is more brooding, serious and so they played well together. I think this season there’s been other things to focus on and Caroline’s taken over Stefan’s place in the sense of showing people who are new in their supernatural ability, how to cope with it. There has been no intention to not have Caroline and Stefan be in scenes together, it’s just there’s been so many plot points and story lines going on right now. They’re still there. I’m sure that they’ll eventually have scenes together again.”
It’s not Thursday yet (sorry!) but if your Tuesday is dragging a little, this is bound to cheer you up. Joseph Morgan took some time to answer fan questions for the CW Connect video series. The actor shares some of the things that he loves about playing Klaus, what period in history he’d like to see Klaus in and tells us why he’s a bit jealous of Michael Trevino.
In case you were unable to catch Joseph Morgan on MTV’s 10 on Top this past weekend, never fear: A kind soul has finally uploaded Joseph’s segment to YouTube and it’s worth the wait because he’s giving a tour of Klaus’s place! And it is as fantastic a glimpse as you could hope for (the framed love letters = brilliant). Also, cool TVD trivia: The paintings in Damon’s bedroom are also replicas of famous stolen paintings.
TV Guide sat down with Candice Accola recently and asked her about the where things stand in the friendship between Caroline and Bonnie at this point in the season.
“Caroline and Bonnie are at a very strong place,” Accola says. “Last season there was a rough spot between Caroline and Bonnie being that when Caroline turned into a vampire it was everything that Bonnie was against, but Caroline has proven she’s a good friend.”
Candice also talks a little about Klaus and Caroline, and teases new trouble brewing in Mystic Falls. Spoiler warnings for All My Children (EP315).