The CW knows that we’re all gasping through the last few weeks of hiatus, and they’ve taken pity on us today. In this video, Zach Roerig talks about where things left off for Matt Donovan in Season 3, and how he feels about his character’s continuing humanity in a town where most of the kids are anything (and everything!) but human.
The CW has released a nifty little video message congratulating the TVD cast on their Teen Choice Awards. No new footage, but hey, it’s hiatus, we’ll take what we can get. Can you name all the episodes clipped in the video? Give it your best shot in comments!
Friday Night Bites is a weekly round-up for various tidbits of show and cast/crew news not quite big enough to warrant a blog post, not strictly Vampire Diaries-related, or that somehow just fell through the cracks. Please insert theme song by Explosions in the Sky here and enjoy.
- Daniel Gillies thanks fans (picture above) for supporting Team Isaias, which was able to meet its fundraising goal to help Isaias and his family. Daniel also filmed a thank you video.
- Ian Somerhalder’s Moke made HelloGiggles’ list of 8 Adorable Celebrity Cats To Purr Over.
- The Secret Circle has been cancelled. Bummer. :(
- On a happier note, congratulations to Matt Davis on the pickup of CUlt.
- Kat Graham at 102.7 KIIS FM’s Wango Tango.
- The Vampire Diaries, a not-so-guilty pleasure.
- A first time viewer picks her TVD favorites over at Ology.com.
- More details about Joseph Morgan’s scary new movie Warhouse.
- Watch a new clip for Warhouse.
- Still not enough Warhouse? Read this interview with Joseph!
- If you’re ready to go back to thinking about Klaus, here’s an interesting character analysis of him.
- Claire Holt’s movie, Blue Like Jazz will be out on Blu-ray August 7th!
- Ian Somerhalder is heading to Manila to model for Penshoppe.
The long summer hiatus has begun but this feature on Paul Wesley from Mr Porter is a gorgeous distraction from counting down the hours until season 4 begins. Paul admits that Stefan’s taste is rubbing off on him a little, at least when it comes to boots. On the topic of acting, he is characteristically down to earth and open about his experiences, both good and bad.
“One year I had a really bad experience where I didn’t get a pilot that I really wanted and it psychologically damaged me. I had to retrain myself to have the confidence to go in and do what I do as an actor,” he continues. “I know there are always going to be ups and downs – I don’t care if you’re Johnny Depp or Ryan Gosling – you’re always aspiring.”
This feature also includes some really gorgeous pictures. Since it’s a fashion site, there’s also plenty of info about the clothes.
Two weeks into the summer hiatus – how you holding up? Yes, we went the lazy route and recycled the captioned photo from the first repeat of The Return. Things are busy behind the scenes but we have exciting stuff planned for this hiatus – guest posts and speculation galore! A whole new website layout! Hey, did we mention we’ll be at Comic Con in San Diego this year? – and we hope you’ll hang with us as we weather this long four months together. Tonight the CW kicks off the Vampire Diaries Season 2 encore spree with The Return, so tune in at 8/7c to relive those big shocking moments.
Return to The Return:
- Official synopsis
- Episode stills
- Reaction post & poll
- Complete songlist
- Discuss the episode
- Crissy Calhoun’s recap: Hatred, the brutal beginning of a love story?
Missed a post these last two weeks?:
- Nominate Vampire Diaries in EW’s Season Finale Awards!
- AOL TV Squad: Nina, Paul & Ian “hypothesize” about Season 3 (video)
- Kayla Ewell on Vicki Donovan’s return
- 2011 CW Upfront: ShowPatrol video interview with Steven R. McQueen & Candice Accola
- 2011 CW Upfront: Zap2It & E!Online video interviews with Nina, Paul & Ian
- 2011 CW Upfront: Photos from red carpet, presentation & after party
- 2011 CW Upfront: New promo posters featuring Nina, Paul and Ian
- 2011 CW Upfront: AOL TV Squad video + PopWrap chat with Nina, Paul & Ian
- TV Guide video interviews with Nina, Paul & Ian on 2011 CW Upfront red carpet
- Kat Graham featured in NYLON’s Young Hollywood issue
- Candice Accola & Steven R. McQueen on Chicago’s WGN Morning News (video)
- Snapshots from 2011 CW Upfront red carpet & presentation: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley & Ian Somerhalder
- Season 2 DVD cover revealed on Amazon UK?
- Vampire Diaries Season 3 summary, Joseph Morgan now series regular
- New CW Thursdays: The Vampire Diaries at 8pm & The Secret Circle at 9pm
- Vampire Diaries season finale: Hollywood Crush interview with Malese Jow
- Vampire Diaries season finale: TV Line interview with Kayla Ewell
- Inside The Vampire Diaries: Writers Caroline Dries & Andrew Chambliss + Kevin Williamson (video)
- PopWrap: Kevin Williamson talks Vampire Diaries Season 3
- Vampire Diaries: As I Lay Dying (season finale) recap – There Will Be Consequences
- As I Lay Dying (EP222, Season Finale) ratings + downloads
- Interview round-up: Candice Accola, Katerina Graham & Daniel Gillies
- TV Line & Entertainment Weekly post-finale interviews with Julie Plec (SPOILERS!)
- Complete songlist for As I Lay Dying (EP222, Season Finale)
- Reaction post & poll: Vampire Diaries – As I Lay Dying (EP222, Season Finale)
- Joseph Morgan talks Klaus on MTV’s The Seven (video)
- Inside the Vampire Diaries with Candice Accola & Julie Plec (includes another finale clip!)
- New season finale stills & BTS pics courtesy of Zap2It, E!Online, PopWrap & Hollywood Crush
- PopWrap interviews Kat Graham: “‘Vampire Diaries’ is about second chances & choices.”
- Daniel Gillies interview round-up: EW, The TV Chick & Chicago Tribune