Oh, Matt. We’re not going to give anything away here about last night’s rather distressing developments on the Matt and Caroline front, but – oh, Matt. Zap2It‘s Carina MacKenzie has posted her set visit sit down with Zach Roerig, who believes – like so many of us – that Matt is a good guy to the core and will do that right thing. (“Matt is gonna be a man. He’s gonna man up.”) He also talks about a possible return by Melinda Clarke as Mama Donovan and (most importantly) he says, “Care, get in the truck!” TWICE.
“Knowing Matt as a person, at the end of the day these are all people that he really loves. Once he gets over the shock and the general fear, he’ll reach a point of understanding. I don’t think he’s going to turn his back on Caroline forever, and especially, Matt will never turn his back on Elena.”
CW Source returns with another Vampire Diaries cast interview, this time with Candice Accola. The usual topics are covered: Caroline, Matt, Tyler, singing, and impending doom.
Maggie Furlong, AOL’s The Show Girl, posted this HILARIOUS video of the Vampire Diaries cast – Candice Accola, Katerina Graham, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Zach Roerig, Matt Davis, Steven R. McQueen, and Sara Canning – talking about all things Twitter, including who was responsible for getting the notorious #NoTwitterPaul on the service, their favorite follows, and a hilarious Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonation. Click the screencap below to watch the video over at AOL TV Squad.
This is Kat’s face when she learns Paul has a Twitter:
Priceless. Also, NEWFLASH! Steven R. McQueen is the only main cast member who remains Twitterless. #NoTweetMcQueen in full effect, so stop following those fake accounts!
Rogue Events’ Insurgence: The Return has just added a Vampire Diaries guest to their line-up (announced via Twitter) – Zach Roerig! Zach joins previously announced TVD guests Michael Trevino, Lauren Cohan, and David Anders for the convention, June 3-5, 2011 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel adjacent to the NEC Complex in Birmingham.
This week it was Candice Accola’s turn to make the interview rounds. (And there should be more coming!) First up, IGN‘s Eric Goldman chats with Candice about one of the show’s unexpected friendships.
IGN: We saw a little bit in that very episode of the dynamic between Stefan and Caroline again, who has become a friend and mentor to her in a way that we never could have conceived of before she became a vampire. Is that something we might see explored further?
Accola: I hope so. I really love working with Paul [Wesley] and I also think it is a really great friendship. I love how those scenes come together. I think the character of Stefan really has this kind of newfound sense of protection. I think it gives both characters really great opportunities to show their capacity for being a good friend.
TV Line‘s Meg Masters asks about another of Caroline’s relationships – her on-again, off-again romance with Matt – and wonders if it’s time for Matt to be in on Mystic Falls’ secrets.
TVLINE | Do you think Matt should be let in on Mystic Falls’ secrets? It would certainly make things easier for Caroline.
On one hand, it’s a vampire show so what fun is it if the secret is out and everyone knows about it? [Laughs] The show needs that conflict of people being in the dark. And the best part about it is the anticipation of what will happen when they do find out. I’m excited to see what the writers decide to do.
And speaking of Matt and Caroline, Zap2It‘s Carina MacKenzie has quite the lengthy conversation with Candice and Zach Roerig about The House Guest‘s big romantic moment – and we’ll get to hear Candice sing! (There’s also an exclusive behind-the-scene still from the ep, so be sure to check it out.)
Candice admits that the more romantic scenes with Zach came as a bit of a relief to her. “It’s a lot easier to go to work knowing that you’re going to spend the day laughing and having fun as opposed to crying and hyperventilating and sweating in a cage in an RV,” she laughs. “I’m such a romantic at heart. I love a good ‘awww’ kind of moment.”
And TV Guide‘s Robyn Ross follows up with Sara Canning on the Jenna/Alaric cliffhanger from last week’s The Dinner Party. And by “cliffhanger,” we mean Alaric’s deafening silence in response to Jenna asking him for the truth. (Ouch, right?)
Canning says her character has grown as a parental guardian and as a person making smarter choices, so she’s excited about what lies ahead:
“In the next few episodes we’re going to see something happen that is really going to rock her world and have her question if she is in such a steady and stable spot as she thought she was.”
Three of TVD’s upstanding young gentlemen are featured in the March 2011 issue of GQ: Michael Trevino, Steven R. McQueen, and Zach Roerig looking rambunctious in some clothes from designer Alexander Wang. Thanks to Steven R. McQueen Online for the scan and to I Heart Vampire Diaries for the heads up!
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.