As you read this, Kelly Hu is chatting with The VRO in their third Vampire Diaries interview of May, aka Vampire Diaries Month. They’ve also added two more special guests to their line-up: Paul M. Sommers (Director of Photography) and Margeurite MacIntyre (Sheriff Forbes) will be dropping by to chat with fans later this month (see the full schedule below).
If you missed Matt Davis’ VRO interview this past Friday night (and by all accounts it was a total blast), you can listen in full on Blog Talk Radio. And don’t forget that tomorrow night is a two-fer – Steven R. McQueen and Malese Jow!
In case you need an update on the full Vampire Diaries Month schedule, here’s the full line-up (so far! All interviews are at 9pm ET):
- May 4: Robert Pralgo (LISTEN)
- May 7: Matt Davis (LISTEN)
- Mon, May 10: Kelly Hu (LISTEN)
- Tues, May 11: Steve R. McQueen & Malese Jow (Jeremy and Anna)
- Wed, May 12: Sterling Sulieman (Harper)
- Wed, May 19: Candice Accola (Caroline)
- Fri, May 21: Michael Trevino (Tyler)
- Sat, May 22: Marcos Siega (Co-Producer/Director)
- Mon, May 24: Susan Walters (Mrs. Lockwood)
- Tues, May 25: Paul M. Sommers (Director of Photography)
- Wed, May 26: Margeurite MacIntyre (Sheriff Forbes)
- Thurs, May 27: Julie Plec (Executive Producer/Writer)
- Friday, May 7th, 9pm ET: MATT DAVIS (Alaric)
- Monday, May 10th, 9pm ET: KELLY HU (Pearl)
- Friday, May 21st, 9pm ET: MICHAEL TREVINO (Tyler)
The CW have posted up some behind the scenes pictures from tonight’s episode of the Vampire Diaries, “Isobel”. Admire Nina being dark and mysterious, and Ian and Matt being amused by a clapboard, and then head on over to view the rest of them in our “Isobel” gallery.
REMINDER: Nina Dobrev is a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon TONIGHT, May 5th, at 12:35pm/11:35c. Make sure to tune in and, if you’re on Twitter, send @jimmyfallon a “thank you” for having her on the show.
Nina will also be swinging by PIX Morning News tomorrow at 7:50am.
The VRO has confirmed three additional guests for their Vampire Diaries Month, which kicked off last night with Mystic Falls’ mayor, Rob Pralgo. (You can listen to his interview in full over at Blog Talk Radio.) Check out who else is dropping by to talk Vampire Diaries below and see the full roster over at The VRO’s official website.
MTV’s Hollywood Crush has more even more from their Malese Jow interview and this time she talks about being the “new kid” on set, her working relationship and friendship with Steven R. McQueen, and why she thinks The Vampire Diaries is so successful.
“I think everyone’s always on edge whenever we get that next script. I think that’s what also makes the show so exciting. Not only is the audience at home watching on [the edge of] their seats, but so are we. It keeps things fresh, and you’re always doing your best. So I think it really helps, and I think that’s why the show’s so successful.”
Speaking of Malese, you can listen to last night’s Artists On Demand interview in full over on Blog Talk Radio.
E!Online posted their interview with Matt Davis over the weekend and it’s as colorful as his tweets, which is why we couldn’t settle on what to quote from it. So you should just go read it over on E!: Ready for Some “X-Rated” Vampire Diaries Action? Matt Davis Sure Is!
We declared a spoiler moratorium here in the blog, but that doesn’t mean posters aren’t having a field day over in the Spoiler Zone of our forums. If you’re starving for some speculation, go! Frolic! Just try not to pull all of your hair out before the season finale on May 13th.
SciFi Wire talks to Matt Davis about Alaric’s future on The Vampire Diaries, his character’s unlikely alliance with Damon Salvatore, and the various twists and turns fans can expect in the last few episode of the season.
“Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll … it’s all going to come out,” said Davis with a laugh. “It is such a well-crafted show, and every script is better than the last one. There are so many things that are being told and then threaded throughout. I think everyone is going to be really pleased with the way this season ends.”
MTV’s Hollywood Crush recaps Sara Canning’s interview in Canadian magazine Avenue (check out her cover). Sara discusses her overactive imagination, when she caught the acting bug, and her determination to be successful in her career.
And what type of person is Sara exactly? She still cares about her hometown, sending autographs to her former high school for their silent auction. And she’s also incredibly driven about going after her dreams. She confided to the magazine, “When I moved away from home … there was no thought in my head of maybe this is going to work out. I was always really adamant about making this happen.”
And finally, a big congrats to Nina Dobrev who will accept Avon’s Make Their Mark award at the Young Hollywood Awards on Thursday, May 13th – the same night as the Vampire Diaries season finale. The award recognizes one special up-and-coming performer.
TV Guide’s Robyn Ross recently interviewed Vampire Diaries’ Matt Davis and the result is 5 Reasons We’re Excited About More Matt Davis on Vampire Diaries. (FYI: Matt’s Twitter is actually @ErnestoRiley.) And just what are those reasons? Here’s a taster:
4. Matt’s totally a Method actor.
Alaric spends so much time in the high school, it’s as though he lives there, which is familiar territory for the actor. “Ironically enough, I had to relocate to Atlanta [where Vampire Diaries films] and there’s an old school that’s been converted into lofts, so I actually live in a classroom.”
Thanks to I Heart Vampire Diaries for the heads up that Nina Dobrev will finally hit the late night talk show circuit, stopping by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, May 5th. Set your DVRs!
There’s a fascinating, in-depth interview with exec producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec posted over at Deadline Hollywood. They talk a lot about the story of the Vampire Diaries and the process and difficulties faced when writing the episodes.
DH: It’s a very complicated story, and you do have to write in two different historical periods some of the time.
KW: From a writing standpoint, it’s a very difficult show to plot out. The genre element, the teen element, the high school hijinks combined with the life-and-death stakes on a week-to-week basis. And create all this mythology. So you have individual episodes that seem episodic enough. But at the same time, you are carrying an overall serial. It’s a very hard show to plot out. I find it very challenging.
JP: We read a review in the middle of our season, the end-of-the-year kind of stuff, and TV Guide gave the show an “A-“. And they said the only reason it wasn’t a perfect A is, they couldn’t imagine that we still had more story to tell, that we still had more episodes in us, and that time would tell.
KW: I’m telling you, we are so not out of stories, it’s crazy.
FEARnet interviewed Kevin about Scream, with the Vampire Diaries also getting a mention:
Of all your characters, whom do you best relate to?
I feel a little piece of me in everything. You know? I have a little bit of Randy because I’m the horror movie geek. And I’m still Dawson, I’m still Joey. [Vampire Diaries’] Stefan and Damon are characters created by L. J. Smith, so they may not be so personal, but I find something personal in them. I’m very connected to the idea of the loner and the outcast, like Stefan.
Psst. Dear FEARnet – It’s Stefan, not Stephan. We fixed it for you.
Julie also chatted with CliqueClack about the books, Stefan and Damon, Uncle John, and reminds us all that no one is safe.
DEB: Will we see more of Stefan and Damon changing roles as the series continues? I’ve loved Stefan on human blood and I’m hoping we get a little more Damon redemption from time to time as well, to keep it interesting. What can we expect?
JULIE: Stefan and Damon are ever-evolving characters. Stefan’s been a hero for many decades and will always struggle with the darker side of being a vampire. It will never be easy for him. Damon is on a hero’s journey of his own that we’ll see in big ways in the season finale.
Matt Davis has been talking to IESB about working on the show with his co-stars, how he got the part of Alaric, and hints at Alaric’s future on the show.
IESB: Are there any hints you can give, as to what’s in store for Alaric? Is there anything you’re particularly excited about viewers getting to see, before the end of the season?
Matt: I really just enjoy the development between Alaric and Damon. I’ve really enjoyed working with Ian Somerhalder. He’s such a wonderful human being, and Damon is such a fun character to play with. I’ve enjoyed that relationship. It’s been fun to play.
Finally, Malese Jow’s official Team Anna video (complete with support from Ian Somerhalder) has been posted up, and features the debut of her brand new song, “Red Light”. Check it out below.
We’ve got some behind-the-scenes images from the set of “Miss Mystic Falls” for you, courtesy of the CW. Click on the thumbnails to see the images in our gallery.
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.