Entertainment Weekly has revealed the winner of its epic Sexy Beast showdown, and guess what?
Maybe it was a last-minute Tweet from Somerhalder himself –”That Pattinson guy will end up kicking my butt, however thanks for taking the time, that’s really cool : )” –that turned the tide in favor of his character. Or maybe it was a get-out-the-vote campaign by Somerhalder’s co-star Matt Davis (Alaric). “I think he text-messaged Justin Bieber and said ‘Hey, would you please vote for my friend?’ I’m not even kidding,” Somerhalder tells EW.
Pick up the Sexy Beast issue – which includes an interview with Ian Somerhalder – when it hits newsstands on Friday, August 27th.
Feast your eyes on promo of your entire cast, Vampire Diaries fans. Everyone gets the portrait treatment in this new series of wonderfully moody, autumnal Season 2 photos. You can check them all out below or click each to see bigger versions in the Gallery. Thanks to KrypstonSite for the heads up and the always wonderful Vampire Diaries Web for the HQ images!
Season 2 starts Thursday, September 9th! Be there.
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K!dult’s Lee Hernandez interviews Mystic Falls’ favorite (only?) history teacher, Matt Davis, about his role on The Vampire Diaries, the role he’s most recognized for, his interests outside of acting, and how those interests make it to his Twitter, @ErnestoRiley.
On The Vampire Diaries you play a history teacher. Are you a history buff in real life?
I’m an alternative history buff more than anything else. I have a passion for conspiracy theories, alternative histories, and different points of view that you don’t necessarily get exposed to in public schools.
Thanks to Kat from Portrait Magazine for the heads up on the magazine’s August cover, which features Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder (by popular demand). The issue features a lot of Vampire Diaries content, including: 25 Reasons we Love Nina Dobrev, Hanging with the Vampire Diaries cast in Sydney!, Ian Somerhalder: A Star with Conviction, Confessions of a TV-Holic: Crushing on the Bad Boy…, and Rise of the Vampires (the best Vampire Diaries quotes).
Think we forgot to post these a few days ago: CW Source has new video interviews with Nina Dobrev, Steven R. McQueen & Julie Plec from Comic Con. Nina talks about the challenge of a character imitating another character, Steven discusses not discussing what’s going on with Jeremy, and Julie talks about the big surprises in the Season 1 finale.
Futon Critic has a series of “A Few Minutes With…” video interviews with the Vampire Diaries cast: Nina Dobrev, Michael Trevino, Steven R. McQueen, Paul Wesley, Matt Davis and Kevin Williamson. You can watch Kevin’s interview below and click everyone’s names to watch their video over on Futon Critic.
MTV’s Hollywood Crush continues to toss out interesting segments from their own video interviews; this new one is with Steven and Kevin and there are some definite hints about Katherine, Elena, and why the two look exactly alike:
Over on SyFy’s Blastr, Kevin Williamson discusses gay characters on The Vampire Diaries, diversity in general, and finding a good story (and provides a few more Season 2 hints in the process):
Williamson also won’t force a character to be gay when they need to be something else for the show. He’s writing a few guest-star parts now that won’t work as gay characters. “There’s plenty of characters coming, but the couple of regular characters that we’re bringing in are female, so I guess they could be lesbians, but we’re bringing them in for love interests. Once the wheels are in motion, it’s hard just to add something simply because you want to do it.”
TV Guide’s Natalie Abrams caught up with Julie Plec, who sheds more light on the plethora of Season 2 tidbits that came out of Comic Con this past weekend, and also explains that certain devastating events happen for a reason.
TVGuide.com: How close will you stay to the novels as you carry on?
Plec: The deeper we get into the series, ironically, the more we’re going to be taking from the books. That’s cool because we strayed so far so quickly, just by definition of trying to shape a good story in the right way for television. To find ourselves naturally returning to the source material and the villains that you met, it’s kind of awesome.
And MTV’s Hollywood Crush has posted two more videos from their Comic Con sitdown with the Vampire Diaries cast. You can check out a brief video of Julie discussing Elena and Katherine here, and watch some amusing “speculation” about werewolf effects from Paul Wesley and Matt Davis below, with more reliable insight from Michael Trevino:
By the way, the TCAs are in full-swing in L.A., and the CW’s session is getting ready to begin as you read this. Thanks to @stayingin for giving us all a glimpse of our very first new Season 2 promo shot. It’s not the best quality, but it is shiny new promo of Paul, Nina, and Ian!
So much good stuff from Comic Con – buckling under the weight of it all. First up – BuzzSugar has press room interview footage with Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Kevin Williamson, and Matt Davis. One particularly interesting tidbit dropped: Kev says the fourth episode of Season 2 will be an 1864 flashback episode.
And DigitalSpy has several one-on-ones with the Vampire Diaries crew. You can see the Julie Plec interview below and check out Kevin Williamson, Matt Davis, Nina Dobrev, and Paul Wesley over on DigitalSpy’s YouTube channel.
Hollywood Crush caught up with Julie Plec, Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev to discuss the Damon/Katherine kiss and teasers about the season 2 opening sequence.
Entertainment Weekly’s Vampire Diaries cast portrait from Comic Con is up online, featuring Paul Wesley, Michael Trevino, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen and Matt Davis
and his purple pants.
EW’s Michael Ausiello sat down for a chat with the Vampire Diaries gang who were at Comic Con on Saturday to discuss all kinds of season 2 tidbits. The first interview is with Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder and Matt Davis, and the second is with Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec, Steven R. McQueen and Michael Trevino. No embed, so you need to head on over to the EW article to see
Matt’s purple pants them.
UPDATE: For those of you confused about the conflicting Duke spoilers, Julie has kindly cleared it up for us. [spoiler]Elena will be accompanying Alaric and Damon on the trip to Duke[/spoiler].
And there’s an interview with Matt Davis up on KTLA in which Jenna and Isobel are discussed, along with Alaric’s friendship with Damon and whether he would be tempted by becoming a vampire.
E!’s Watch with Kristin cornered Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Steven R. McQueen, Matt Davis, and Kevin Williamson on the Comic Con press line and topics range from happy endings (and the lack thereof), the fun in tricking the Vampire Diaries audience, and the weirdness of bodyguards to crime-fighting teams and new characters, and more.
You can watch Steven’s interview below (we love his overall take on Jeremy in Season 2: “You know, he’s got so many loose screws that I think he’s an entity unto himself”) and watch the rest of the interviews over on E!Online.
Don’t worry, we’re still adding all links to the big Comic Con post, but TV.com caught up with the Vampire Diaries folk (all of ‘em! together!) just before their WB booth signing and talked the Vampire Diaries books, anti-heroes, villains, and hints at what’s in store for Season 2.
Also, TV.com NOW Awards update (sorry, there’s been so much info) – in addition to Ian snagging Best New Bad Guy, Vampire Diaries won Editor’s Choice for Best Show and Paul won Sexiest Vampire. (HA! at his reaction.)