Zap2It‘s Carina MacKenzie sat down with Michael Trevino and Candice Accola today to chat about the huge changes their characters have endured and will endure (and very, very soon). This is the first part of Carina’s interview and we’re left wondering what could possibly be left to discuss… Oh, wait, we know! But this portion concentrated on the growing friendship between Tyler and Caroline, where Matt will fit in (interesting tidbit about Matt’s future in there, by the way), and whether either of them think friendship could blossom into something more.
When I asked that inevitable love connection question, they played coy for a moment before Accola gave me a little hint of what’s to come.
“What I think is so wonderful about any romantic relationship, in my opinion, there’s usually some sort of friendship that starts that off,” she says. “Who knows what’ll happen throughout the rest of the season, but as of right now, I think it’s a beautiful parallel for both of these characters that are kind of embarking on this new part of their lives in such an extreme supernatural way.”
“He gets to know Caroline a little better and has somebody there,” Trevino tells me.
Candice Accola was recently featured on TV Guide Magazine‘s Hot List and Ileane Rudolph chats with the star about Caroline’s transformation from typical teenage girl to major Mystic Falls player in Season 2 of The Vampire Diaries.
TV Guide Magazine: Why do you think Vampire rocks the ratings?
Accola: It’s sexy and romantic, dark and edgy, but it can also be funny. And it’s relatable to kids who have trouble talking to their moms or who are in a relationship that’s being torn apart.
And the CW’s @MissMarisM tweeted this episode still this afternoon. Not entirely sure if this is from The Sacrifice (EP210) or EP211 (rumored to be titled By the Light of the Moon), but in any case – Tyler Lockwood goodness! EDIT: Looks like it’s from The Sacrifice.
MTV Hollywood Crush caught up with Nina Dobrev during her recent publicity spree in New York City. In this installment of their interview, Nina chats about a budding new romance that may come as a surprise to Elena once she notices what exactly is going on…
Popeater talks with Katerina Graham about Season 2 of The Vampire Diaries, Bonnie, and making art.
What’s ahead for Bonnie?
I can’t really say. I can say that Bonnie is really standing up for herself … and I’m really happy about it. She’s becoming a lot more empowered and stronger and not letting everyone walk all over her, which is awesome.
And Zap2It‘s Carina MacKenzie speculates on what’s in store for Tyler as The Vampire Diaries heads towards the Marcos Siega-directed episode 211. (We know it’s only for a visit, but welcome back, Mr. Siega!) Something to howl about? We think so.
If Trevino’s performance in this episode is half as good as his recent work, I’m sure it’s going to be quite a ride. Tyler isn’t exactly a talker, but Trevino manages to make even his quietest scenes powerful and often painful.
Entertainment Weekly‘s Mandi Bierly has great interview with Michael Trevino about last night’s Vampire Diaries episode (how good was he last night? gah), which marked a significant (that’s putting it mildly) leap forward in Tyler’s story. Michael discusses the frustrations of Tyler in Season 1 (as a character and an actor) versus Season 2, what he learned and will take from Taylor Kinney’s performance as Mason Lockwood, what he wants to remain distinct and different, why Tyler should not be pissing Damon off, and new friendships. This is definitely a must-read.
It was so easy to dislike Tyler in season 1 because of the way he treated Vicki. How do you want fans to feel about him? Do you like the idea of a love-hate relationship, or do you wish he’d be adored?
It was frustrating, because like you said, it was really easy to dislike Tyler. But now, we’ve seen the family that he comes from and what he has to deal with at home. He’s not just this bully or punk; he has a heart. Yes, he has problems. Yes, he has a temper, but there’s more humanity in him. I think fans of the show are gonna see that in the unlikely friendship that happens between Tyler and Caroline.
People’s Choice Awards voting is happening in earnest and we’ve made a one-stop page for details on how you can make your vote count. For details on how to vote via the People’s Choice Awards website and via Twitter, check out our 2011 People’s Choice Awards Nominations: Vote Vampire Diaries! page.
AOL TV Squad’s Jean Bentley interviews Taylor Kinney. Warning: Major spoilers for Plan B!
When you initially joined the show, how receptive were the fans?
I was doing a show a year ago, a medical drama, and the people who came up to me and enjoyed the show were a lot of people in the medical field. They’d say “I like the way this is done.” So it was in passing, in brief. As soon as I signed on here, this is a world where you have fanatics. And that was new to me. To have someone come up and start screaming and know more about these characters than I do, that was new. That was really cool. It lifts your spirit. It makes you want to give more to the characters. I think everybody feeds off of that — I know certainly the cast does. The fans are huge in terms of what it means to tell stories and to do what they’re doing on ‘Vampire Diaries.’
Trevino explained why he chose the funny costume. “I think for men, you have to think outside the box and/or wear something that’s going to get a lot of laughs.”
We’ve added scans of Michael, Zach Roerig, and Steven R. McQueen’s Seventeen Magazine spread to the Gallery. Click on the images below to see larger versions.
And for those wondering when Mads Langer’s “The River Has Run Wild” (featured in EP201, The Return) would be available for purchase/download, the artist announced via his Facebook today that the song has finally been recorded and will be featured on his upcoming album.
In case you weren’t able to watch Paul Wesley’s interview on KTLA Morning News this morning, luckily Zap2It’s Carina MacKenzie was on set to tweet/blog the action and you can watch the video proper courtesy of KTLA. It was very fun, though we’d like to implore Paul to please stay away from the Hawaiian shirts. Check out Zap2It’s write-up.
MTV caught up with Nina Dobrev on the Scream Awards red carpet and she admits her job has perks. Watch the brief video over at Hollywood Crush.
“Literally, I’ve made my rounds,” she said with a smile. “Between Katherine and Elena, I’ve madeout with almost every boy on the show. Other than my brother, thankfully.” (Though we bet Steven R. McQueen is no slouch in the smooch department.)
And last, but certainly not least, WGN-Chicago caught up with Michael Trevino and Steven R. McQueen at last week’s Hot Topic Cast Tour signing in Chicago.
The second stop on the Hot Topic Vampire Diaries cast tour was in Chicago yesterday, with the awesome Steven R. McQueen and Michael Trevino as the special guests. Queues were epic, fans were excited, and the screams were just as loud as ever. There’s video of the Q&A session courtesy of vampgurl789 (watch your necks, the second video is sideways, but the sound is great). Earplugs at the ready before you head in to watch Part One and then Part Two.
Sounds Under Radio are continuing to support the tour with their performances, and you can head on over to their website for a free download of their track “Sing”, which was featured in episode 21, Isobel.
Seventeen posted a series of pictures featuring Steven R. McQueen, Zach Roerig and Michael Trevino. There might have been something about the scents the like or wear, but I don’t think anyone on Twitter was paying attention to that last night. ;)
Another October weekend, another stop on the Vampire Diaries Season 2 Hot Topic Cast Tour! Tomorrow, meet Michael Trevino and Steven R. McQueen at Westfield Fox Valley in Aurora, Illinois (Chicago metro area), 4 p.m. We’re hearing conflicting reports about whether this particular stop is sold out (Miami is definitely sold out), but even if the wristbands are gone, the Q&A afterwards is open to the public. And don’t miss the special performance by Sounds Under Radio. Click the poster below for more info.
UPDATE: Be sure to log on to the Chicago stop’s Cover It Live event, hosted by I Heart Vampire Diaries.
We’re totally late to the party in actually posting these, but it’s not like you haven’t seen them already, right? Courtesy of Nina Dobrev Network, a set of new Season 2 promo pics – one with the full cast and two with the trio. Click to see bigger versions in the Gallery.