Need something to distract you until tomorrow night’s premiere? Paul Wesley is over at Young Hollywood playing a fun Vampire or Werewolf? game – and, oh yeah, talking about season four:
And over at Entertainment Weekly, Ian Somerhalder talks about the love triangle and how Damon will deal with Elena’s transition:
“There is some stuff that is going to come up this season that I think fans will get a little bit of joy out of,” said Ian Somerhalder, who explained that the love triangle still has a ways to go. “There is a scene [where] Damon pushes [Elena's] buttons a little bit and [spoiler]kind of starts undressing in front of her [and] that throws her for a loop.[/spoiler] It was pretty cute.”
Meanwhile, at Hollywood Life, Torrey DeVitto talks about what’s coming up for Meredith:
“I think you’ll see a bond grow between Damon and Meredith. It’s cool because he’s this erratic character, and she really holds her ground with him and with all the other characters. She’s strong-minded and doesn’t put up with his bulls**t. So deep down, whether he acknowledges it or not, he admires that about her. That’s how their friendship begins, really.”
The CW continues its video series with an interview with Torrey DeVitto in which she discusses Meredith’s motivations and what’s coming up for her in season four.
Thanks to omgtvd on Tumblr, video has surfaced from Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto‘s panel at this Saturday’s Wizard World Toronto! (Those two had a BUSY weekend, yeah? Also, there may be more TVD questions discussed here than at the actual Vampire Diaries convention in Chicago on Sunday, interestingly enough.) Seems like a good time was had by all – some really good stuff in here.
TV Guide caught up with Matt Davis to chat about Alaric’s complicated love life (will the guy ever catch a break?), which Salvatore brother he’d choose to kill, his favorite kills, and why Vampire Diaries is a lot like Survivor.
TV Guide Magazine: Have you had a favorite kill so far?
Davis: I haven’t been doing much killing lately, so I would have to say that my favorites are whenever Damon kills me.
TV Guide Magazine: And that happens so often! How many times has Alaric died already?
Davis: I don’t know, five or six. It’s like a regular thing.
The Insider‘s Jarrett Wieselman talked to Torrey DeVitto about the characters of questionable sanity she currently plays on both The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars. She discusses her recent trend of playing crazy ladies, her role in a certain recent cliffhanger, and what’s coming up when The Vampire Diaries returns on March 15:
“You learn a lot about Meredith — you’ll see her unfold and learn a lot about where she’s coming from. Her personality comes through a lot more.”
Pretty Little Liars fans will also want to check out what she says about Melissa.
We’ll have to wait a few weeks for the next episode of The Vampire Diaries, but TVLine talked to Julie Plec and got some hints about what we might be seeing in March. Great big spoilers for All My Children (EP315). Julie talks a little about the upcoming flashback episode, the ongoing concerns about Alaric’s ring, and the life expectancy of one Dr. Meredith Fell.
Plec says [spoiler]that unlike most Vampire guest stars (who have an end date from the get-go), Torrey DeVitto’s Meredith is sticking around for the foreseeable future.[/spoiler] “With Meredith, [the story] has been ever-evolving,” she muses. [spoiler]“It’s possible [the character could become a permanent fixture] — or she could die a horrific, violent and tragic death.”[/spoiler]
There’s been a great deal of speculation about the mysterious Dr. Fell. Is she crazy? Is she evil? We just don’t know! There’s also a lot of interest in her relationship with a certain unlucky-in-love local high school teacher.
Torrey is much to savvy to be giving anything away, but the actress recently spoke with Andy Swift from Holllywood Life, and shared some thoughts on love, life and life expectancy in Mystic Falls.
“I think there’s consequences to every relationship on this show,” she admits. “There are so many components mess them up. It’s hard to maintain a normal, healthy relationship. But I think their relationship is building in a cool way. I like these characters together, I think they work really well. I’m always excited to see where they’re going next.”
Torrey has a lot more to say about her character, READ THE REST OF THE INTERVIEW AT HOLLYWOOD LIFE.
Speaking of complicated relationships: TV Fanatic interviewed Persia White about Abby and Bonnie, and she’s admits that the situation between the two Bennetts is far from ideal.
TV Fanatic: On “The Ties That Bind,” Abby said she’s enjoyed the past 15 years being a “woman,” as opposed to a “witch.” Can you elaborate on that? Will we be seeing or learning about anything else from the character’s past?
Persia White: Abby has a lot of making up for the past mistakes. Being a parent is a huge responsibility and the fact that she is a witch holds an even greater weight… we’ll learn more about her weakness and strengths as the episodes unfold.
Entertainment Weekly caught up with Vampire Diaries guest star Torrey DeVitto to talk about the mysterious Dr. Meredith Fell – her motives, her past, and her upcoming interactions with Alaric and Damon. She also gives her perspective on the evolution of Stefan’s character, the expectations of book fans and the book adaptation she would be nervous to see on-screen.
Getting back to Meredith, is there anything you’d like to see her get to do during her time in Mystic Falls?
I just keep going episode by episode because I have no idea where exactly they’re taking her, what’s gonna happen to her, what’s gonna happen next. I just keep riding the ride. Obviously for the sake of Alaric, I would like for things to work out for maybe a millisecond at least, so that he’s not so tragic all over the board. I just hope as the character goes on I make the TV fans happy and also the [Vampire Diaries] book fans happy. I know how that goes. I get so obsessed with books, and turning them into movies and TV shows, you get so stuck on these characters. I know there’s a lot of book fans that love Meredith, and I know she’s a little different on the show, so I just hope I do the book fans justice.
Last week, a long-awaited (and much-beloved) book character finally made her TV series debut and Zap2It has a thorough and excellent interview with Vampire Diaries newcomer Torrey DeVitto, aka Dr. Meredith Fell. While Torrey cautions that there will be inevitable differences between book!Meredith and TV!Meredith, she has read the Vampire Diaries books and understands why her arrival is kind of a big deal.
Good news, Meredith fans — your favorite is in good hands, as DeVitto is, herself, a fan of the novels. “Well, when the pilot came around, I picked up the series and actually read the entire series without stopping,” she tells us. “I had just finished the ‘Twilight’ books and was so smitten with Edward, so I saw that this was vampires and I was like, ‘Great! I’ll read all of them!’”
That said, of course, she’s intentionally creating some distance between the book character and the TV writers’ reinterpretation. “I remember Meredith, but I don’t remember her completely and perfectly,” she says. “She’s very different on the show, so I didn’t really go back into the books and re-read, because I didn’t want to get too many conflicting ideas. I thought that was so cool to come on and not only be a part of the show, but also, I’m honored to be a part of something that the book’s fans are going to recognize and hopefully appreciate.”
Torrey also reflects on Dr. Fell’s involvement with Alaric “Has Bourbon, Will Mourn” Saltzman and his less-than-rosy love life (hint: his love interests turn into vampires and die), the potentially tense interaction between Meredith and Damon (YAY), coming to The Vampire Diaries three seasons in after being part of the off-screen TVD family, and her dedication to raising awareness about hospice care and Global Roots (alongside Paul Wesley). We also can’t help but wonder if the good doctor will be the one to finally restore respect for Fells amongst the Founding Families…and stuff.
Screeners for the January 5th episode of The Vampire Diaries, The New Deal (EP310), were sent to select TV bloggers/reporters today, and KSiteTV has a (mildly spoilery) preview of what TVD fans can expect when the show returns next week.
7. Shippers will be happy. Which shippers? The CW gods said not to tell… but I can say at least three fan-groups get to see their favorite characters interacting. The choice of names that Klaus lists as “Elena’s loved ones” is also particularly interesting. And some shippers might want to get their screen-capturing software handy.