If you have been a viewer of this series from the start, you’ll know what I mean when I say that if you fast forward from that first glimpse we had of Mystic Falls all those months ago to the Mystic Falls of 2011, you’d be forgiven for thinking that your mental Dorothy wasn’t exactly in Kansas anymore. So much has changed. Or died. Or been cursed by somebody. Indeed, gone are the days when this was the mere story of Stefan (the lone good guy with a bad past), Elena (the girl he had to know), and Damon (the quintessential badass shaped spanner in the works that no love story is complete without). Instead, we now find ourselves immersed in a storyline brimming with champions of one kind or another, no longer in a black and white world; a place where who you are and where you stand is everything but clear.
As we’ve already seen with Jeremy and Bonnie, the creative team behind The Vampire Diaries has decided to throw their plot nets a little wider this season, choosing to go beyond the core story of Elena, Damon, and Stefan. This has taken the form of a number of plot twists, but most notably it has been seen in the intricate and deliberate romantic tanglings of other characters, the most intriguing of which has to be the developing love triangle between Matt, Caroline and Tyler.
That said, as individuals these three also have a lot to offer on their own, too.
Christmas is only a few days away and Zap2It‘s Carina MacKenzie sat down with the Vampire Diaries cast – Katerina Graham, Sara Canning, Zach Roerig, Steven R. McQueen, Ian Somerhalder, Michael Trevino and Candice Accola – to find out their holidays plans and New Year’s resolutions for 2011. WATCH THE VIDEO AT ZAP2IT.
Regular readers may remember me getting a little irate with BuddyTV’s dismissal of Matt Donovan as a boring character back in October. Well, such insinuations have been made again, and this time it’s Zap2It’s Carina MacKenzie stepping up to defend Matt’s honour. Carina recently visited the Vampire Diaries set in Atlanta so she’s got a little help from Zach Roerig, who chats with her all about representing Team Human, and what’s in store for Matt in the future. Be sure to check out the video of the interview at the end of the article!
Secrets, secrets are no fun… without someone to keep them from. “I must say that I am honored to hold down the human fort in Mystic Falls,” Zach jokes. In a town where you can’t sneeze without spraying a vampire, a witch, or a werewolf, Matt remains one of only two regular characters who isn’t in on the supernatural drama.
But being out of the loop doesn’t make Matt boring — it makes him the wild card. (Sexy, right?) We were all shocked when Katherine compelled him to provoke Tyler into triggering the werewolf curse because the twist came out of nowhere, and you can bet that there are more Matt-related game-changers to come.
Thanks to the CW’s Judy Yam, we’ve got a behind the scenes picture from an upcoming episode featuring Ian Somerhalder, Michael Trevino and Paul Wesley looking particularly badass.
TV Squad’s Maggie Furlong recently visited the set of the Vampire Diaries and has shared a fun video featuring Candice Accola, Katerina Graham, Steven R. McQueen, Zach Roerig and Michael Trevino, in which they
complain about the cold discuss character development, Klaus, a musical episode, having fun on set, and what Ian Somerhalder was really up to in that Pictionary scene in Memory Lane.
TV Guide‘s Robyn Ross brings us more video interviews from New York Comic Con. Kevin Williamson talks about the decision to turn Caroline and Zach Roerig explains why he’s “proud to be a puppet.” Meanwhile, Katerina Graham explains the circumstances that could cause Bonnie and Damon to work together, and Sara Canning cleverly – as we now realize – dances around the whole “When will Jenna know? How does this affect her relationship with Alaric?” issue.
People’s Choice Awards voting is happening in earnest and we’ve made a one-stop page for details on how you can make your vote count. For details on how to vote via the People’s Choice Awards website and via Twitter, check out our 2011 People’s Choice Awards Nominations: Vote Vampire Diaries! page.
AOL TV Squad’s Jean Bentley interviews Taylor Kinney. Warning: Major spoilers for Plan B!
When you initially joined the show, how receptive were the fans?
I was doing a show a year ago, a medical drama, and the people who came up to me and enjoyed the show were a lot of people in the medical field. They’d say “I like the way this is done.” So it was in passing, in brief. As soon as I signed on here, this is a world where you have fanatics. And that was new to me. To have someone come up and start screaming and know more about these characters than I do, that was new. That was really cool. It lifts your spirit. It makes you want to give more to the characters. I think everybody feeds off of that — I know certainly the cast does. The fans are huge in terms of what it means to tell stories and to do what they’re doing on ‘Vampire Diaries.’
Trevino explained why he chose the funny costume. “I think for men, you have to think outside the box and/or wear something that’s going to get a lot of laughs.”
We’ve added scans of Michael, Zach Roerig, and Steven R. McQueen’s Seventeen Magazine spread to the Gallery. Click on the images below to see larger versions.
And for those wondering when Mads Langer’s “The River Has Run Wild” (featured in EP201, The Return) would be available for purchase/download, the artist announced via his Facebook today that the song has finally been recorded and will be featured on his upcoming album.
Melissa Girimonte, aka The Televixen, is a long-time friend of Vampire-Diaries.net and Vee is a regular participant in The Televixen’s Vampire Diaries Podcast. You can find her on the web at TheTelevixen.com.
I’ll go ahead and admit it. I’ve been very vocal in wanting the Vampire Diaries love fest, whether it be some type of panel or cast appearance or autograph signing, to make its way north of the US border to my home and native land. I still haven’t given up hope that something will eventually happen in Canada, but for now, my TVD thirst has been quenched. How excited was I to learn that a Vampire Diaries panel had been added to New York Comic Con? VERY, especially considering that I was already heading down to the Con with my significant other and my friend Sheryl, who just happens to be the person who introduced me to The Vampire Diaries series.
The weekend in NYC was great, but it wasn’t without its challenges. First, the hotel had no water for 24 hours. I nearly became a convention hygiene cliche! Second, the Javits Convention Center is a black hole encased in solid concrete. And third, purchasing wifi access in the convention center proved to be fruitless. Those obstacles aside, I decided nothing was going to keep me from savoring every moment of the moment I’d waited all weekend for … The Vampire Diaries Panel!
Seventeen posted a series of pictures featuring Steven R. McQueen, Zach Roerig and Michael Trevino. There might have been something about the scents the like or wear, but I don’t think anyone on Twitter was paying attention to that last night. ;)
Sorry, I could sum up the topics touched on in this IGN video from New York Comic Con, but I am way too busy laughing myself silly over Steven R. McQueen’s total surprise that Damon didn’t see the ring and Julie Plec setting him straight. Hilarious. (Chat with Kevin Williamson, Zach Roerig, Sara Canning, and Kat Graham, too!) Thanks to @VDSource for the heads up!
WetPaint has a brief (three fan questions!) interview with Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec and she drops some heavy duty tidbits, including what we can expect on the Tyler front as we head towards the holiday hiatus. (Which, if the math gets confirmed, might happen as late as December 2nd, assuming they skip an ep the week of Thanksgiving? We’ll let you know for sure when the final schedule is confirmed by the CW.)
The folks over at TVD promise that the Lockwood family curse won’t turn out to be a big teen wolf tease. In fact, Julie says we can probably expect Tyler to put the hair of the dog on his chest before Christmas. “I can’t be super specific about it. We’re still figuring it out. But it will probably be Episode 11, which will be the episode that takes us into the holiday hiatus.”
HOLY CRAP, right? This has been playing a huge role in the debate of those upcoming death rumors and this makes the timeline a whole lot more interesting. She also touches on the resemblance between Katherine and Elena and Stefan and Katherine’s smokin’ hot chemistry. READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT WETPAINT.
SyFy’s Blastr has clues from Kevin Williamson on what viewers can expect in upcoming episodes (most of which has surfaced in previous NYCC reports):
“In the book, they have this mythology about all this blood being shed in this town during the Civil War. Wherever there was bloodshed, it attracted all the things that go bump in the night like vampires, werewolves and witches. I have another mythology that expands on that as to why Mystic Falls ultimately becomes one of these places that draws all this stuff to it.”