What’s better than a Daniel Gillies Q&A? Being able to hear the words straight from the man’s mouth, that’s what. Huge thanks to The TV Addict for recording the session and be sure to read more over at their website. Watch the video below or watch on YouTube.
Taking a few minutes to chat with press, Daniel shared what he thinks is the reason behind Elijah’s blood-abstinence, what is really going on with Elijah and Elena in those smoldering scenes, and what else he just brings to the increasingly complex role. Daniel also gives some reflective comments on the Original siblings: Klaus, Finn, Kol and Rebekah, and the relationships that Elijah has with each – and what he really thinks of Stefan and Damon.
Yesterday, members of the media were invited to a special screening of tonight’s new (and highly anticipated) episode of The Vampire Diaries: Dangerous Liaisons (EP314), and they’re hinting we can expect healthy doses of angst alongside those sharp tuxes and glittering ballgowns. Is anyone surprised? First up, members of the TVD cast – Zach Roerig, Candice Accola, Kat Graham, Nina Dobrev – tease what’s coming tonight and in future episodes in another E!Online set visit video.
As for the finished product, E!Online has this to tease (SPOILERS):
Elena shares some very intense moments with both Salvatore brothers, including a scene where one of the brothers drops three very important words. Fans of both couples should prepare for some major angst, including Elena hurting Damon and possibly causing the return of the old Damon. We won’t lie, we kind of missed him!
On a related note, Zap2It also teases the triangle and five other things about tonight’s episode (SPOILERS):
Elena is caught in a virtual tug-of-war throughout the episode (at one point, they literally each have her by the arm). The question, as always, is whether Stefan can find it in himself to care about Elena — and whether or not she still wants him to care about her at this point. That will pretty much be answered by the end of the hour. Per usual, Paul Wesley’s performance will give you goose bumps.
Julie Plec was on hand for a Q&A during the episode screening yesterday, and The Insider has this amusing tidbit to share:
When I asked her about the likelihood of non-Mystic Falls law enforcement agents ever coming to town (ya know, like if this mysterious stabber continues his/her reign of terror for much longer), Julie said, “Truth be told we’ve had the “FBI Agents Come to Town” pitch on the board since episode three of season one. As this thought that somebody, at some point, is going to have to come to this town and be like, ‘What the hell is going on here?!? Sheriff you’re fired!’”
And if you need even more photos from Dangerous Liaisons, Hollywood Life has a handful of exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from filming.
Those Originals . . . they’re so bad at staying dead. TV Guide talked to Julie Plec about Rebekah’s eventual return:
“We haven’t seen the last of Rebekah,” executive producer Julie Plec tells TVGuide.com. “The fact that Elena killed Rebekah is going to come back to bite her in the butt.”
Well, you can put away those wishlists, Vampire Diaries fans: TV Guide has exclusively revealed who will be portraying our final two unknown Originals. British actor Casper Zafer will play Finn and Australian actor Nathaniel Buzolic will play Kol, brothers to Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah. (The article clarifies the point that the two other Original siblings died before/during the events of Ordinary People.) GET THE DETAILS OVER AT TV GUIDE.
(We couldn’t find a proper head shot of Mr. Zafer, so had to use a still from a film. We’ll be on the look out for a better one! Also, there seems to be a lot of confusion about how his name is spelled, so apologies if IMDb is wrong. We’ll fix that, too, if we chose the wrong one.)
UPDATE: Zap2It has a very interesting tidbit via Julie Plec that will be sure to interest the coffin-counters in the house.
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.
“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!
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Travel back a thousand years with the Originals tonight as we learn the ultimate origin story and how it connects to our motley crew of humans, doppelgangers, witches, vampires, and werewolves in modern-day Mystic Falls. Tonight marks the (flashback) return of Daniel Gillies as Elijah and the introduction of a few new faces, including Alice Evans as Esther, the Original mother. Oh, and did we mention the most important part? Some truly epic flashback hair. (Shout out, Daniel Curet!) It’s the ultimate bedtime story tonight at 8/7c on the CW!
GetGlue users: Don’t forget to check-in for tonight’s episode to unlock the Ordinary People exclusive sticker!
Watch and then swing by here to rate the new episode of The Vampire Diaries. Spoilers are welcome in the comments, though if you want more in-depth discussion then head on over to the forums! (You’ll need to register, but it takes two seconds.)
Quick guide to the poll options: The writing is on the cave wall! 5 runes = LOVE. 1 rune = MEH.
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 email@example.com. You might find your thoughts included on a future edition of The Vampire Diaries Bite!
It’s almost flashback time again, and Claire Holt is giving tantalizing hints about what might be coming up on Ordinary People tonight. There’s a lot more than fancy hair going on in this episode, according to an interview with TVLine, we’re going to be learning quite a bit.
“You get to see how [Rebekah] interacts with her family and what it was like back then,” continues Holt, who says the episode sheds light on “how her relationship with her brothers and how her relationship with Klaus developed. [You'll see] why they became so close and why they are so loyal to each other.”
Week 2 of our pre-hiatus giveaway is in effect! Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s contest. This time around we are keeping it simple. Once again, we have some kick-ass prizes courtesy of CW Network. Shall we kick this off now?
This week, we arrive at the long-awaited Original flashback, Ordinary People. There’s no contest this time, just a giveaway where the winners will be chosen at random from the qualified entries. One grand prize winner will receive: The Season 3 promo mini-poster pictured here, signed by Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder and Joseph Morgan. Two runners-up will win unsigned Season 3 promo posters. And we’ll even throw in some extra TVD goodies, too. Wanna play?
- This contest is open to international fans so EVERYONE can play!
- You must have a Twitter account and be following both @tvdnews and @CW_Network. (It’s important because we’ll be DMing the winners!)
- Copy and paste this into a tweet: Bring on the #TVDOriginals! Watch Vampire Diaries: Ordinary People this Thursday, Nov 3 at 8/7c on the CW! Then hashtag your personal favorite Original so far and add that to the tweet. EXAMPLE, your final tweet should look something like this: Bring on the #TVDOriginals! Watch Vampire Diaries: Ordinary People this Thursday, Nov 3 at 8/7c on the CW! #TeamKlaus (or #TeamElijah, etc. It must be one of the known or rumored Originals; other entries will not count.)
- Double check you have BOTH hashtags in your post! We’ll be tracking entries through the #TVDOriginals hashtag but if your tweet is missing your #Team tag, we won’t count it.
- You have until Thursday, November 3rd at 8pm Pacific to tweet your entries.
- Winners will be chosen at random and notified via DM by Tuesday, November 8th and will be announced on the blog when we do our Homecoming contest post on Wednesday, November 9th.
- Enter as many times as you’d like. And have fun! UPDATE: Please only use one Twitter account. If we discover you’re using multiple accounts, we will disqualify you.
Make sure to tune in to Vampire Diaries this Thursday, November 3rd at 8/7c on the CW! And a huge THANK YOU to the CW for the awesome prizes!