Nina Dobrev is at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote her new movie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, but she’s taken some time to talk to the media about her future with The Vampire Diaries as well. Over at MTV.com, she discusses how long she thinks the show should continue:
And at E!Online, Nina talks about how Elena’s potential transition might affect her:
“If she steps on an ant and kills the ant, she freaks out and starts crying, or if somebody tells a joke, she starts laughing like a maniac. So all of her emotions are heightened.”
MTV Hollywood Crush has an interesting chat with Daniel Gillies about the flashback episode of The Vampire Diaries he’s shooting for Season 4. In case you’d thought Elijah’s hair had revealed all of its secrets, Gillies assures us there will be yet another incarnation of the Original’s signature hairdo in the 11th century. Elijah’s coiffure aside, he does have plenty more to say on the subject of the Original family and why Elijah is an important force while Klaus is still in the picture.
“[Elijah is] going to be back, and what role do we expect him to play? I think Elijah brings order. Whenever he returns, s–t gets done,” Daniel explained. “He’s sort of the stabilizer. There’s always a shift in the equilibrium. I think he’s the only one who can truly sort of restrain his brother. I think he’s the only one with the dignity/lucidity to be able to strategize a way out of Mystic Falls and into some sort of sanctuary for their family. I’m not saying that’s what he’s going to do, I’m saying that’s what he’s capable of. I think if the family listened to Elijah, they’d be in an excellent place to position themselves in this very contemporary world that wants them all gone.”
October 11th and the new season of The Vampire Diaries creeps ever closer (okay, okay, it’s still a long way off) and info on what we can expect is filtering out in bite-size chunks. Zap2It reports that TVD Season 4 will be super-sized this season: 23 episodes (all previous season were 22 episodes). So that’s one extra episode of angst and cliffhangers and audience torture. Sounds good to us! Julie Plec also hints at Elena-Stefan-Damon triangle dynamics (it’s complicated!), just how far Klaus’s body-swap antics will play out (also complicated!), and confirms that Meredith Fell will have a bigger role to play in the new season:
Plec confirms that Meredith (Torrey DeVitto) will be a significant part of the fourth season. Though not a love interest, Meredith might be a stabilizing force for Damon. “Damon is minus a drinking buddy and minus a friend,” Plec says. “We’ve already established Meredith as a day-drinker, so if I was going to pick somebody out of a hat, to be Damon’s new drinking buddy, it would be Meredith. The question is whether she’s down with that. Is she okay with being his vampire-human partner in crime? I don’t think she’s going to be as easy to sway as Alaric was, but there’s going to be a buddy bond that forms between them, which will be fun.”
Need some more Season 4 intel to keep you going? Check out this interview with Julie Plec at Fanhattan, in which she discusses transitions, vampire hunters, and more. We won’t get into the (slightly spoilery) specifics, but she had an interesting comment on balancing the need for conflict with wanting characters to be happy:
“So I do think that there’s a potential for people to be happily in love. I just think that we’re not there yet. Honestly, I think that as much as anybody thinks they want something to go their way, after about five episodes, they might say, ‘Oh, what’s next.’ So we’re always trying to keep it fresh and keep it interesting and switch things up as much as possible.”
Question: Joseph Morgan recently mentioned that he’d like to see Klaus have a love interest on Vampire Diaries. Is this happening anytime soon? —Amy
Ausiello: Morgan is getting his wish! While Plec wouldn’t tell us if the lucky (or maybe not so lucky?) lady is someone we’ve met before, she did confirm “someone will catch Klaus’ eye very soon.”
Zap2It has their own preview of this week’s episode, The New Deal (EP310):
We’ll find out much more about siring and what it means to Tyler that Klaus is his sire — he’ll even explain the key differences between compulsion and siring. (Sort of. Let’s just say the line is a little blurry.)
And TV.com‘s Price Peterson tweeted out a The New Deal tease that may interest fans of The Vampire Diaries book series:
This week’s ep of #TVD marks the first time I’ve ever regretted not reading the books.
Make of that what you will (and speculate in the comments)!
We are officially just over two weeks away from the return of new Vampire Diaries episodes, so it’s time to get worried again! (Or maybe wait until after the holidays? Or do you like your anxiety peppermint-flavored?) All signs point to conflict among the various characters and factions in Mystic Falls, and while that may make for some tense television viewing, it also makes for fabulous television viewing, no? So as we plod through these last two weeks, feast on some teases in the meantime:
- Julie Plec tells TV Guide that someone’s future is “looking bleak” in Mystic Falls.
- And Julie tells TV Line that Our Town (EP311) is going to be a “big” episode for just about all of our favorite characters. There’s also good news if you’ve been hankering for another Salvatore fight.
- Via Zap2It, Julie talks Rebekah and Klaus.
- And E!Online’s Watch With Kristin has a tease about kissing and a departure.
It never gets old seeing The Vampire Diaries pop up on more Best of 2011 lists!
- The A.V. Club‘s writers vote The Vampire Diaries into the #22 slot on their Best TV of 2011 Top 30. “Embrace the crazy—it’s done properly on The Vampire Diaries.”
- Television Without Pity is piecing out their 2011 Year in Review: They pick the evolution of Ripper Stefan as one of 2011’s Memorable TV Moments. They also name-check Paul Wesley as one of the year’s Most Valuable Performers.
- The Vampire Diaries pops up everywhere in on various BuddyTV lists. First up, Homecoming (EP309) lands at #41 on the 50 Best TV Episodes of 2011 list. The Vampire Diaries #7 in 11 Best Returning Shows of 2011. On the 100 Reasons We Loved TV in 2011 list: Anna and Vicki returning in the Season 2 finale at #38 and the “death” of Matt at #75.
- Following up the TVD cast’s strong showing in BuddyTV‘s 100 Sexiest Men of 2011 list, the site shows the ladies some love in the TV’s 100 Sexiest Women of 2011: #55 Claire Holt, #43 Nina Dobrev, and #16 Candice Accola.
- Speaking of hot, you can vote for Ian Somerhalder as Hottest Male in Virgin Media‘s TV Awards.
- Environmental website Treehugger gives the Vampire Diaries cast a “hit” in their 7 Biggest Celebrity Hits and Misses of 2011 list.
We’re less than a month away from the return of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, January 5th, and that means plenty of time for lots of speculation about our favorite Mystic Falls citizens. But what about those yet-to-be-introduced Original siblings still chilling in their coffins? Last week, E! asked readers to choose who they’d like to see cast as the remaining Originals and the results included Eliza Dushku, Devon Sawa, and Katie Cassidy. Check out the full list at E!Online.
And Zap2It put forth their own list of 10 actors they’d like to see grace The Vampire Diaries with their Original-y presence. (We may or may not have drawn hearts around Christopher Egan’s name on our monitors.)
Have your own dreamcasting picks? Hit us up in the comments.
MTV News is working through their 50 choices for 2011’s Top TV Characters and Klaus lands at #27:
Klaus (played by Joseph Morgan) is the quintessential emotionally battered bad boy (daddy issues!) who girls can’t help but find utterly irresistible. It doesn’t hurt that he’s easy on the eyes (if not the carotid) either.
And Ology places The Vampire Diaries at #2 on its Best TV Shows Ever 2011 list:
The witchcraft is complicated enough, but it’s all amplified by these tangled relations, and the ties that bind are just another brilliant layer to this intricately-woven saga of love, loss, and family. Dobrev, Wesley, Morgan and Smolderhalder lead a talented pack of actors with looks to die for.
The last time I had the pleasure of being a guest co-host on Tash’s I Heart TVD Radio show, I had a blast discussing The Last Day (EP220) with host Tash and her listeners. I’m thrilled to be co-hosting again tonight for Ordinary People (EP308). Season 3 has been kicking my butt and I can’t wait to discuss Original flashbacks, Elena and Rebekah verbal smackdowns, Alaric the historical sleuth, the brotherly bond of the Salvatores, and Elijah’s epic hair with fellow fans. Please tune in tonight at 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT to join the conversation!
V-D.net blog commenters: Keep an ear out because I plan on bringing up points that you’ve posted in our comments during the broadcast.
Please be advised that the radio show is classified as “mature.” The language and content is loose, so be prepared.
LISTEN & CHAT OVER AT I HEART TVD RADIO. The call-in number is (619) 789-1915. Hope to “see” you there!
“You will learn what I allow you to learn.”
(Rebekah to Elena, Ordinary People)
You guys, our heads are spinning. There was so much mythology in this episode that it’s almost impossible to keep it all straight without taking notes and making charts. Fortunately, that’s the kind of thing we do around here, so we’ve got a breakdown for you of important things we learned from last night’s episode, Ordinary People (EP308). And we wouldn’t be us if we didn’t toss out a bunch of speculation, too. So join us in the comments with your own theories and questions!
Who loves speculation? We do! We’ve had a blast speculating about the Originals and all the mythology that seems connected with them. This week’s Vampire Diaries Bite from TV Guide gets us ready for tonight’s time warp, and recaps a few of the important facts and popular theories about the Original family.
If you have thoughts or theories that you’ve like to share, you can send them to Robyn Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org. You might find your thoughts included on a future edition of The Vampire Diaries Bite!
Raise your hand if you have a mythology migraine! First we had vampires, then witches, then werewolves and all kinds of curses, ghosts and magical items in between. Now we’ve got to get a handle on these hybrids before they’re running around all over the place!
It can be pretty tough to keep up with the monsters on this show, but don’t worry, we are here to help. Grab a glass of the red stuff and cuddle up to something furry, this is V-D.net’s first hybrid-specific information and speculation post, for all of your “What the hell, hybrids?!” needs.