TV Guide caught up with Nina Dobrev and guest star Shaun Sipos to talk about Elena’s connection with Sipos’s character Aaron, a fellow Whitmore student.
“Elena’s hope was to go to college and start this new life but she soon learned that Mystic Falls isn’t the only place overrun by vampires,” Dobrev tells TVGuide.com. “When she meets Aaron … they bond over a similar life and past and the grief and death they both had.”
And E!Online talks to guest star Olga Fonda about Nadia’s agenda in Mystic Falls.
And Fonda is more than OK with viewers sharing their opinions with her on Twitter, saying the Vampire Diaries’ fans have been amazing to her. “Since I’ve been on the show, I’ve had a lot of new fans coming on board, and they are just so wonderful. I was a little nervous, again, I’m here and the show has been together for four years, they have the people you love, and if you mess with them, they might not like you necessarily as much,” she says. “I do get a little tweet here and there that says ‘Don’t mess with Matt. You better not mess with him!’ But they’ve been so wonderful and they’ve been so welcoming and then they’ve been so loving.”
Thankfully, this new format for more TVD stories also means more freedom. “Nobody has rejected anything that we have turned in so far,” raves Doran of DC and Warner Bros. open-minded approach to the comics. “I think they’re just looking for stories that work and fit their continuity. We’ve been given a lot of free reign to go in different places in these stories.”
And let us know what you think of the first issue in the comments!
Want to learn more about a few of our favorite witches? In the lead-up to and aftermath of last night’s episode of The Originals, Sinners and Saints (EP105), both Daniella Pineda and Danielle Campbell did a bunch of interviews about their characters. They talk about Sophie’s and Davina’s histories and relationships with Marcel, Elijah, and others, and give some teases about what’s to come for them in the future. If you’ve found more interviews we don’t have, please put them in the comments and we’ll add them! Beware of spoilers!
- Entertainment Weekly: ‘The Originals’: Danielle Campbell talks Davina’s power, upcoming answers, and why Elijah should wear leather
- Hollywood Life: ‘The Originals’: Danielle Campbell On Davina’s Future With Tim & More
- Just Jared Jr.: ‘The Originals’ Interview: Daniella Pineda on Sophie’s Calculated Plan to Take Down Marcel
- Just Jared Jr.: ‘The Originals’ Interview: Danielle Campbell Opens Up About a ‘Betrayal of Trust’
- TV Fanatic: The Originals Spoilers: Danielle Campbell on Connecting With Elijah, Wrangling Her Powers and More!
- TV Guide: The Originals’ Daniella Pineda: Sophie Goes Further Into a Difficult Spot
- TV Guide: The Originals’ Danielle Campbell: Viewers Will Finally Understand Why Davina Is So Powerful
- Zap2it: ‘The Originals’: Danielle Campbell on the Harvest Festival, chemistry with Elijah, and more
So it turns out new guest star Janina Gavankar had a lot to do (and say) on last night’s cucko-bananas episode of The Vampire Diaries. Since pretty much everything from last night is a spoiler, make sure you’ve watched Original Sin (EP503) before reading this TV Guide interview.
How did you ultimately prepare for the role?
Gavankar: I came thinking I knew some sh– because this is my third vampire show. Meanwhile, this show is so different from True Blood. This is a show about doppelgangers. I love swimming in backstory soup, so the first thing I did was sit down with the writer of the episode, Rebecca Sonnenshine, and I waded through all of it with her and figured out the whole thing. I had more hair tests and makeup tests than any other show.
We’re all wondering: How long can Bonnie’s death stay secret? TV Guide spoke with Kat Graham about this and other matters, including Bonnie’s evolving relationship with Jeremy:
“They continue to evolve and grow, and it’s exciting because Bonnie has never had that before. So, it’s new territory for her. She’s always been about her magic and her girlfriends and saving the town. So, for her to have these moments with Jeremy are really special.” And what about a ghostly kiss? “I can’t say, but it seems like a natural progression,” she says. “Although who knows how they’ll do it now that I’m dead.”
Yeah, being dead sort of puts a few obstacles in the way of romance. Kat also talks about Bonnie’s connection with new character Tessa.
Eager for more of Klaus and Cami’s interactions? Watch this TV Guide exclusive webclip from next week’s episode, Girl in New Orleans (EP104).
Joseph Morgan recently spoke with TV Guide about the battle – or game – between Klaus and his former protege:
“It’s going to be harder to pull the wool over Marcel’s eyes, but that’s what makes it interesting because there’s this game between the two of them,” Morgan says. “They really don’t trust each other, and they’re really sussing each other up. But there are still moments where the cards are laid on the table and then they go back to playing the game. Klaus is going to have to constantly understand that Marcel does know what’s going on and change accordingly.”
He also talks a bit about Klaus’s relationships with his siblings, so make sure you check out the whole thing!
Another interview with Kat Graham, this time from KTLA.
Over at The Hollywood Reporter, Kat Graham talks about Bonnie’s otherworldly dilemma, and why she’s keeping it to herself.
“There is definitely going to be some fighting,” Kat Graham, who plays Bonnie, tells The Hollywood Reporter. “If she does tell anyone about it, it makes it real, which I think she was always trying to avoid.”
In this week’s Vampire Diaries Bite from TV Guide, we learn a little about Dr. Wesley Maxfield, who will be joining a long-established club of TVD teachers who are a lot more complicated than they seem.
“He can be a jerk,” Cosnett told TVGuide.com about his character during our visit to the show’s set. “There’s a side to him that will be revealed which is not as nice as we’d all like.”
Rebekah is set to show up on The Originals tonight, and Charles Michael Davis talked to TV Guide about the relationship his character Marcel has with the Original sister:
“[Their sexual tension] is high,” Davis tells TVGuide.com. “This is a great episode for them because it flashes back to the 1800s and also goes to present day so you’ll get an understanding of their whole relationship.” As Holt recently told us, “There’s still a really strong attraction between Marcel and Rebekah. There’s a really long history there, and I don’t think when you have a deep forbidden love that just goes away.”
He also talks about Marcel’s dynamics with Cami, Davina, and Klaus. And make sure you take a look at TV Guide’s fall TV crush video if you haven’t seen that yet!
HAPPY SERIES PREMIERE DAY! The Originals: Always and Forever (EP101) airs TONIGHT at 9/8c after the Season 5 premiere of The Vampire Diaries. Lots of interviews and such hitting the web today, so quick hits:
“Klaus is an anti-hero. He’s an antagonist. He’s always going to have that edge. That idea that no matter how good he is, he can always just mess it up for himself.”
So he won’t be selling Girl Scout cookies?
“I mean, maybe poisonous Girl Scout cookies,” Morgan says with a sneaky smile. “To girl scouts.”
The Associated Press (via Huffington Post) – ‘The Originals’ Premiere: Joseph Morgan On Klaus’ Weakness And His Fanboy Side:
AP: Klaus was a big deal on “The Vampire Diaries.” He was talked about before he showed up on the show. Did you realize how important the role was to the story?
Morgan: I thought about like, ‘You know, maybe he should have a different name like they could call him like William or something.’ And then I looked up (the character) online and I was like, ‘Oh, no. This is already an established thing. We can’t go changing this.’
The Hollywood Reporter – ‘The Originals’ Preview: Charles Michael Davis on Marcel’s Kryptonite and Klaus’ Nightmare
How much more of Marcel’s background or journey can you reveal?
[Executive producer] Julie [Plec] laid it out in a way where all the regulars are connected in ways that we didn’t really imagine. She told us at our first table read, “All right, this is what’s going on with you and you …” We’re like, “That’s really detailed, that’s intricate, that’s deep.” Deep in the sense that you get a good feeling of it. Plus, in The Originals, being alive for a few thousand years, it’s a small world. All the characters have crossed paths. Given the fact that Marcel runs New Orleans, I’m sure he has relationships with everybody in that city.
As seen in the premiere, Sophie (Daniella Pineda) is the witch embroiled in the battle between Klaus and Marcel. And now that she’s gotten mixed up in Hayley’s baby drama, she probably wishes she’d never gotten involved. “She was never terribly invested in all of this and it’s all come down on her [since Marcel killed her sister],” Pineda says. “She’s under a terrible amount of pressure, but she’s being so careful and she’s so calculating that even though she’s terrified, she’s not going to show it. She’s also more powerful than people think.”
And here’s a super-fun piece from Entertainment Weekly: ‘The Originals’ star Joseph Morgan steals from EW offices.