Buddy TV has a brief chat with Matt Davis about Alaric’s role in upcoming episodes of The Vampire Diaries. While he may not give up much on the issue of Isobel, he does talk about Alaric’s tentative alliance with the Salvatores against their common nemesis John Gilbert and…well, an on-set prank that reads like a Whitley Strieber outtake.
Fans can also expect more of the complex dynamic between Alaric and Damon, the vampire who turned Alaric’s wife. “You’ll see moments where you find that they have respect for each other and then you’ll find moments where they don’t. They’re unlikely allies bound together by searching for a woman who left them.”
Anna fans should head on over to Hollywood Crush to read an interview with Malese Jow. Malese talks about auditioning for Anna, discovering her character was a vampire, the vampire effects, and working with Ian Somerhalder:
Malese recalled to Hollywood Crush that when she auditioned for the part, all she had to go on was a short description that said Anna was supposed to be a shy and geeky girl. “There was really nothing in there that made me think that she was going to be a vampire,” Malese said. “Once I got to the producer session, they said, ‘Can you read it a little more menacing?’ and I was like ‘Huh, ok.’ I didn’t know that she was going to be a vampire until the day I got on set they were like, ‘You’re going to be fitted for contacts.’”
There’s an interview with Candice Accola up on Kidult in which she talks about her early career, her parents and, of course, the Vampire Diaries:
Describe the May 13 VD finale in three words.
Parade, passion and fear!
Have you shot the finale yet?
This episode is taking as many days to shoot as the pilot! This isn’t your average run of the mill standard work week. The finale takes things to a whole new level.
Finally, TVGuide.com‘s Robyn Ross will be interviewing Matt Davis later on this week, and wants to know what you guys would like to ask him. So, if you have questions in mind for Matt, drop them in the comments here for Robyn to see.
The NY Post’s PopWrap has a chat with Matt Davis, aka Alaric Saltzman, aka Ernesto Riley, in which he discusses the role he’s most known for, his new movie, and of course Alaric and what’s in store as we head towards the Vampire Diaries season finale. He also sheds some light on the story behind his Twitter name, too.
PW: I like that he’s still extremely mysterious — are we going to learn more about him as season one winds down?
Matt: Oh, absolutely. That’s all going to come to focus starting next week. Like a colossal “bing!” and all his connections to all the other characters, which are very surprising, will come to the surface. I will say that Alaric makes a very unlikely ally in the show.
First up, Mystic Falls’ hottest teacher and eligible bachelor, Alaric Saltzman, is on Twitter. Zach Roerig posted to let the cat out of the bag that Matt Davis can be found at @ErnestoRiley. Everyone pay him a warm welcome and see if we can’t entice him to tweet more.
We’ve got a few miscellaneous – and pretty! – Vampire Diaries images that have been sent our way today, so we thought it would be easiest to throw them all together in the same post.
Greystone Mansion (Andrew Eccles):
(Thanks, Ian Somerhalder Italy!)
Stills from “A Few Good Men” of Isobel (and the back of Alaric’s head):
All hail KryptonSite for sharing stills from episode 18, “Under Control”, complete with better pictures of David Anders. Looks like Uncle John is making sure he introduces himself to Alaric and both Salvatore brothers all in the same episode – that can’t be good.
UPDATE: Stills added to the Gallery!
If you remember the CW’s T-Mobile video interviews with Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder, you’ll be happy to know they’ve added Steven R. McQueen, Sara Canning, Zach Roerig, Candice Accola, Katerina Graham, Matt Davis, and Michael Trevino. That’s a bunch of interviews to work through – so have at it!
Hot Topic has also posted their own video of the Los Angeles Hot Topic Cast Tour stop. Thanks to @jayyu_jp for the heads up!
The Vampire Diaries TV fandom is still buzzing from this past weekend’s cast tour stop in Atlanta and now the CW has posted some great official photos and video from the event. Both feature a good look at the huge fan turn-out and you can catch some of the Q&A in the video, as well as the screaming – oh, the screaming. The entire principal cast – Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Katerina Graham, Steven R. McQueen, Sara Canning, Michael Trevino, Candice Accola, Zach Roerig, and Matt Davis – was present, providing Atlanta fans an extra-special experience. (You may not get everyone, New Jersey and Los Angeles, but we’re sure that won’t deter you from the same level of enthusiasm. Don’t let us down!) Check out the photo set on the CW’s special Cast Tour page and watch the video below. (And how hilarious is this kid?) Thanks, CW!
Thanks to everyone who’s been sharing their experience and photos via emails, blog comments, and Twitter! If you have photos you’d like featured in our Gallery, drop us an email and we’ll upload them. Jamie A has a few snapshots which you can view in the Gallery. (Love those snazzy FLIP cameras the cast is using to film the crowd – can we hope their footage makes it to the eventual First Season DVD?)
Because so many fans have been linking up via these events, we created a special Fan Connections forum so you can share your Vampire Diaries experiences (meeting the cast, visiting the set, etc.) as well as arranging fan meet-ups. Sign up – the more, the merrier! (Be sure to read the guidelines.)
The intrepid and awesome Ella (who supplied us with some of the first set pics way back when the series started filming) paid another visit to Covington today, and got some shots of Paul Wesley and Matt Davis filming some scenes together. We’ve got a few for you here, and you can view the rest of the batch over in Ella’s album in our gallery.
If you’d like to feature these images on your own site, please make sure you contact Ella for permission.
MTV’s Hollywood Crush has an ever-so-rare chat with Steven R. McQueen about what’s in store for Jeremy on upcoming episodes of The Vampire Diaries. He has wonderful things to say about Malese Jow, who will be guest starring as Anna (J’s potential love interest?), calling her “very talented and very sweet.”
And we know from reading your comments in the blog and posts in the forum that what Damon did to Jeremy is a huge, HUGE point of interest, and you’ll be happy to know Steven plays a bit coy on that front (spoilery!):
It was way back in 2009, but you may recall that earlier in the season, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) pulled his special vampire brainwash-y powers out to erase Jeremy’s memory of his girlfriend Vicki’s death. The catch is, it’s not exactly clear what Damon did. “That’s something that’s going to unfold itself a little later in the series,” Steven said. “[Damon] did erase my pain and my grief and such, but I’m not sure what I can reveal of just how much he shut out of my memory — and if he put anything in there.” (Dun Dun Dun… )
And @LilMissX is being very, very good to Vampire Diaries fans in anticipation of the show’s return this Thursday. Check out our first look at Mia Kirshner as Isobel, Alaric’s wife, in this still (we know Isobel is set to debut in Bloodlines, but we’re not 100% positive that’s what the still is from) with Matt Davis (Alaric):
UPDATE: Thanks to KryptonSite, we now know the Alaric/Isobel still is from an upcoming episode called A Few Good Men.
According to this ITV2 press release, it looks like UKers can look forward to a Tuesday, February 2nd debut for The Vampire Diaries. And it gets better: The channel will be kicking off with a 9-11 p.m. double header of the pilot and Night of the Comet. Smart move, we say.
Speaking of air dates: The Vampire Diaries kicks off in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria tomorrow night! Though I suppose it’s already January 20th in your neck of the woods, so… Enjoy the show!
With all of the TVD cast appearances in magazines lately, we thought you might want to check out Katerina Graham pontificating on the particulars of her beauty bag in this Seventeen video, and Nina Dobrev Fan has nice, watermark-free scans from Nina’s very pink fashion spread in SELF.