MTV’s Hollywood Crush has an ever-so-rare chat with Steven R. McQueen about what’s in store for Jeremy on upcoming episodes of The Vampire Diaries. He has wonderful things to say about Malese Jow, who will be guest starring as Anna (J’s potential love interest?), calling her “very talented and very sweet.”
And we know from reading your comments in the blog and posts in the forum that what Damon did to Jeremy is a huge, HUGE point of interest, and you’ll be happy to know Steven plays a bit coy on that front (spoilery!):
It was way back in 2009, but you may recall that earlier in the season, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) pulled his special vampire brainwash-y powers out to erase Jeremy’s memory of his girlfriend Vicki’s death. The catch is, it’s not exactly clear what Damon did. “That’s something that’s going to unfold itself a little later in the series,” Steven said. “[Damon] did erase my pain and my grief and such, but I’m not sure what I can reveal of just how much he shut out of my memory — and if he put anything in there.” (Dun Dun Dun… )
And @LilMissX is being very, very good to Vampire Diaries fans in anticipation of the show’s return this Thursday. Check out our first look at Mia Kirshner as Isobel, Alaric’s wife, in this still (we know Isobel is set to debut in Bloodlines, but we’re not 100% positive that’s what the still is from) with Matt Davis (Alaric):
UPDATE: Thanks to KryptonSite, we now know the Alaric/Isobel still is from an upcoming episode called A Few Good Men.
According to this ITV2 press release, it looks like UKers can look forward to a Tuesday, February 2nd debut for The Vampire Diaries. And it gets better: The channel will be kicking off with a 9-11 p.m. double header of the pilot and Night of the Comet. Smart move, we say.
Speaking of air dates: The Vampire Diaries kicks off in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria tomorrow night! Though I suppose it’s already January 20th in your neck of the woods, so… Enjoy the show!
With all of the TVD cast appearances in magazines lately, we thought you might want to check out Katerina Graham pontificating on the particulars of her beauty bag in this Seventeen video, and Nina Dobrev Fan has nice, watermark-free scans from Nina’s very pink fashion spread in SELF.
Nina Dobrev has been confirmed as the first member of the Vampire Diaries team to be attending the Insurgence: Bloodlines convention in the UK. The con takes place on the 19-21 March and is for the Vampire Diaries along with two more of the CW’s shows, Supernatural and Smallville. No news yet on other members of the cast and crew attending, but we’ll post as soon as we hear anything.
Most of us had already worked out that this was a given due to threads in the story that need tying up, but we’ve got official information now. Fancast have heard from Julie Plec that Bianca Lawson will be returning as Emily Bennett in flashbacks during episode 13, “Children of the Damned”. The episode in question will be airing on February 4.
Thanks to Max for getting in touch to update us on the Vampire Diaries airing in Germany. We’ve previously mentioned that the series premieres in Germany on January 20 on the ProSieben channel, but we’ve been told that Austria and Switzerland also get the ProSieben channel and will be getting the series at the same time as Germany. As we understand it, the series has been dubbed into German, and if you’re curious about what Elena, Stefan and Damon sound like, you can watch a trailer for it below.
And finally, a book curiosity. We have no idea what it’s about, but it certainly piqued our interest. @Guinevere09 was poking around on the Harper Teen website and found… ‘Stefan’s Diaries‘. Given that Stefan doesn’t keep diaries in the books (though you never know, he might have one hidden in his sock drawer), we’re wondering if this is possibly some kind of TV series tie-in. Whatever it’s about, it’s due for release at the end of June and we’ll certainly be keeping an eye on it.