TV Guide Magazine sits down Michael Trevino for a round of Cubicle Confessions. He talks about meeting fellow werewolf Joe Manganiello (Alcide on True Blood), disturbing video footage, hitting the gym, his Twilight team, his fear of spiders, and his weakness for chocolate chip cookies.
WetPaint has posted a chunk of their Michael Trevino interview (following up the tidbit we told you about on Friday) and there are some very interesting tidbits indeed. (Read below and let’s hear those theories in the comments!)
WetPaint: How long did it take to shoot your transformation?
Michael Trevino: We shot it over the course of two days. Two back-to-back, 14-hour days. But, again, it’s multiple scenes that happen over a period of time. It’s not just one scene. And we have a different take on this transformation. I don’t want to give away too much but it’s something that sets us apart from everything else that’s out there right now having to do with werewolf culture.
WP: If you could combine any two existing transformations, how would you describe it? Is it Teen Wolf meets American Werewolf in Paris?
MT: I couldn’t compare it to anything. We’re in a league of our own with this one.
And thanks to PopSugar for sending over their video from last night’s Trevor Live event, featuring a glimpse of Paul Wesley on the red carpet.
Next week is going to be tough for poor Tyler Lockwood with a miserable full moon on his calendar. Michael Trevino tells Wet Paint about the werewolf makeup and more:
That process took two 14 hour days to film. Though, Trevino says, the makeup preparation probably lasted less than 90 minutes, since the show’s makeup artists used very few prosthetics to help him go full wolf. “For the first transformation there were maybe only a couple of prosthetics,” he says. “With us it’s more about the performance than CGI effects and awesome prosthetics — even though we do have them.”
Julie Plec drops some hints about upcoming episodes to Jim Halterman, including some info on the elusive Klaus:
JH: Everybody has been buzzing about casting for still-unseen-but-much-talked-about Klaus. Anything to share?
JP: Nothing to share but it’s been fun reading everyone’s casting suggestions. I think Kevin and I would feel very excited if we could discover a fresh, new face but we haven’t even started yet so it will be interesting to see how that plays out.
JH: Do we know when Klaus will finally appear on the show?
JP: No, no. The mystery of when we are going to meet him for the first time will be on-going. I think on the casting side it said a specific episode but that was just procedural. That has nothing to do with reality.
E!’s Watch with Kristin chats with Michael Trevino about auditioning for Tyler, knowing the character’s background before going in, and he previews what lies in store for Tyler during tonight’s (and next week’s!) episode of The Vampire Diaries – THE transformation.
Zap2It‘s Carina MacKenzie has posted Part 2 of her video sit down with Vampire Diaries’ Michael Trevino and Candice Accola and this time they’re (vaguely) getting into the nitty gritty of Tyler Lockwood’s transformation into a full-fledged werewolf. As we suspected, the show is saving the big guns for Tyler’s inaugural turn and Michael says not to expect a tidy (but still pretty gut-wrenching) before and after like Mason in Bad Moon Rising (EP203). (Candice uses words/phrases like “crazy,” “risks,” and “pushing the boundaries.”)
“How can you explain it?” Trevino says. “It’s Tyler going through this crazy struggle. It’s like he’s being reborn, because you have Tyler and the journey that he went through before this transformation, before this curse, and he doesn’t want any part of it, but he has no choice — it’s just happening.”
Following up her excellent Candice interview, AOL TV‘s The Show Girl has posted her sitdown with Michael Trevino. He talks about the “Forwood” and “Tonnie” relationship nicknames, his “wolf” inspiration (Jack Nicholson shout-out!), Tyler’s growth as a character and some interesting tidbits about the werewolf transformation effects, the funniest member of the Vampire Diaries cast, his dream guest star, vampire-werewolf sex, and the topic no one can stop talking about – Caroline and Tyler.
In case you missed Michael Trevino and Candice Accola on E! News the other night, never fear – the clip has hit YouTube. Candice and Michael talks about the relationship between Caroline and Tyler and where it could possibly go… Sort of. Thanks to Candice Accola Web for the heads up!
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.