It’s getting spooky around here! Vampire Diaries Web has got some new pictures from Smells Like Teen Spirit (Ep 306) and Ghost World (Ep 307), and they’re rather intriguing. Take a look and see for yourself, but beware of spoilers, especially if you’ve only just started watching season 3!
Team Alaric, this is your lucky day! Jean Bentley at Aol TV interviewed Matt Davis, who had all kinds of interesting things to say about the character of Alaric and his relationships with the other characters, and where Matt Davis, as an actor, would like to go with Alaric in the future.
How is Alaric faring after Jenna’s death?
I think that he’s not looking back. He really wants to look forward and he really wants to turn his life around. He really wants to find his purpose again, and I think he wants to be the best mentor he can be for the kids.
As an actor, I’m really creatively connected to the developing relationship with Elena, as her mentor and as a parental figure. But not even a parental figure — [Alaric] thinks that because he’s a guardian, he has to be a parent. He’s got his own preconceived notions of what a good parent is, and he’s coming to terms with the fact that maybe he’s not a good parent traditionally.
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. Please insert theme song by Explosions in the Sky here and enjoy.
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- Nina Dobrev was in NYC for Project Pink earlier this week. Watch the video above or read more at Hollywood Crush.
- Some photos of Nina Dobrev from her appearance for Project Pink.
- A few fun facts about Ian Somerhalder.
- Matt Davis shared this cool behind-the-scenes pic, which he identifies as “Brunch at Alaric’s”.
- Ever wonder what our cast looked like in high school?
- Here’s a little more on Sara Canning’s Lifetime movie: Hunt for the I-5 Killer.
- Ian Somerhalder was honored at the Carmel Art and Film Festival for his environmental work.
- Saddle up for Sara Canning’s new Hallmark movie!
- Want to know a little bit more about Claire Holt? This will help.
- Ian Somerhalder is…well…er…there he is!
- Keep an eye out for Taylor Kinney in the upcoming Lifetime movie, Five.
- Jealous of Katherine’s lovely locks? Let Daniel Curet, head of TVD’s hair department, give you some tips!
- Behind-the-scenes videos from season 2 promotional shoot. Paul’s video is here, Nina’s is here and Ian’s is here.
- Looks like Chris Mollere got to spend some time in London!
- Teen.com has suddenly noticed that Steven R. McQueen is growing up.
- Do you know what Julie Plec’s favorite vampire stories are? Find out here!
TV Line scored some beautiful behind-the-scenes pictures from last night’s episode, Disturbing Behavior, including the shot below of Matt Davis and Ian Somerhalder. There are 8 more photos where this came from, so check out the entire set over on TV Line.
Alaric fans, rejoice! The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Matt Davis recently and got him to dish a bit on where Alaric’s at as Season 3 begins. Looks like that couch at the Gilbert House has been getting a lot of use. Matt also mentions a big ‘mystery character’ who will be showing up in a few weeks. Who do you think it will be? Give us your best guesses in the comments!
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.
We can never have too many photos of this gorgeous cast! In case you missed it, be sure to check out our first post of video and pics from the CW premiere party last night. Vampire Diaries Web has lots more photos from the CW Premiere Party red carpet, so head over there to check ‘em out. Daniel Gillies Online also has some terrific photos. A selection of shots from the party itself are below. Click the images to see full-sized versions in the Gallery. (Sorry, if you tried to view this when we posted it earlier; our Gallery plug-in is on the fritz and we still haven’t figured it out. Hopefully we can fix it soon!)
If you’d like to read more about the event you can also find coverage here at the Hollywood Reporter.
Also added a few more shots of Michael Trevino on the ALMA Awards red carpet to the Gallery.
Tonight was the CW Premiere Party in Los Angeles and Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Joseph Morgan, Kat Graham, Zach Roerig, Candice Accola, Steven R. McQueen, Matt Davis, Michael Trevino, Nina Dobrev, and Daniel Gillies (!) were in attendance, along with Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson. Photos seem to be slow in coming but we’ve got a few goodies to share for the time being. First up, thanks to Candice Accola Web for the heads up on KTLA’s video interview with members of the Vampire Diaries cast. By the way, The Vampire Diaries premieres Thursday, September 15th, KTLA. ;)
And thanks so much to @JarettSays for permission to repost this Twitter snapshot of the new Vampire Diaries poster on display on the party:
Have you been worried about how Alaric will be involved in the season three storylines? Wonder no more! Carina MacKenzie at Zap2it has all the scoop, including the role Alaric will play in the Gilbert family, whether he’ll be involved in the hunt for Stefan, and what’s going on with John’s ring. And, of course, a bromance update:
“Speaking of unexpected alliances, let’s talk about what you really care about: Damon and Alaric. Their reluctant bromance is going to take a few major hits this season… literally. Sources tell us that these two will come to blows. We’re hoping shirtlessness and jello is involved. (Objectification? Us? Never.)”
For the record, we would not object to shirtlessness and jello either.
Monday means more Television Without Pity Tubey nominations! You have ONE WEEK to get your votes in for this round before the last batch on Monday, August 29th.
Here are this week’s Vampire Diaries nominations:
Supporting Actor/Actress Deserving of a Starring Role: Candice Accola, Daniel Gillies
Best Performance by an Inanimate Object: Damon Salvatore’s bathroom, Elijah’s coins
Most Improved Show: The Vampire Diaries
Best “WTF” Moment: Vicki and Anna reappear in the season finale
Most Wrongly Underused Character: Alaric Saltzman