AfterElton.com did a set visit recently, and spoke with Ian Somerhalder, Zach Roerig and Joseph Morgan about all things TVD.
In this article, the actors talk about their respective characters, shooting on location and the effects of their hectic schedules. Joseph Morgan touches on an issue of interest to many: whether or not Klaus is softening up.
“I think we are transitioning to making him a little more sympathetic,” Morgan observed. “We’re starting to learn the motives behind why he does what he does. But I think just like in life everything isn’t always polarized. He’s not good or bad. He’s layered. So, the more we learn about him the more maybe we’ll empathize or sympathize with him, but he’s always going to have done the things he’s done…I personally hope that he doesn’t just suddenly miraculously become good. I feel like there should be a chance of redemption for everyone, but he’s still going to carry that stuff with him.”
There’s another trio of actors that has everyone talking today…we’re all still reeling from the red-hot Vampire Diaries covers on Entertainment Weekly this week. Looks like EW isn’t done sharing goodies, but you may want to set the shower to its coldest setting before you check out this behind the scenes video from the photo shoot. Just remember, you’ll need to ‘like’ the page in order to view the video!
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.
HuffPost TV talked to Zach Roerig about Matt’s future in Mystic Falls and also got him to solve that eternal riddle: Why exactly is Matt so perfect?
“I think it makes for easy competition when he’s surrounded by werewolves, witches and vampires. [Laughs.] Matt’s perfect in the sense that he’s pure. Matt’s the only pure person left with no ulterior motives, no other intentions than just being a good man.”
And whether he wants Matt to turn supernatural:
“There’s always been a small desire because it could be fun, but I’m also kind of honored to be the one that’s not. On our show, everyone has some kind of power, but everything that’s happened with Matt has happened because of who he is, without anything fueling it.”
He also discusses Matt’s relationship with Elena – and who he’ll dance with at the ball tonight.
Who’s ready for Matt Donovan to step up? We are! We are! So is Zach Roerig, who spoke a bit about Matt’s state of mind in this interview with TV Fanatic.
“His friends are starting to see that they can lean on him when they’re feeling low,” Zach Roerig just told me over the phone. “And Matt is starting to realize none of them should have to live this way. He’s kind of sick of all this sh-it.”
Zach goes on to talk about his role as the lone human among the Mystic Falls teenagers, and how his character is evolving, thinking smarter and becoming more serious about being there for his friends…even in risky situations. READ THE FULL INTERVIEW AT TV FANATIC.
What, you want more Matt news? We can do that! Zach Roerig also spoke with Zap2it, and reveals that Matt Donovan may have more skills than we previously considered.
“Matt Donovan is a jack of many trades!” he laughs. “Do you know how many books Matt reads? What else is he doing with his time? The only reason Matt is so polite – he’s never had a father figure, no one to lead by example – so the way I see it, Matt obviously has read Emily Post’s Guide to Etiquette. He hangs out in the break room at the Grill and teaches himself to dance. Clearly.”
Team Matt, are you still with us? Take some deep breaths and then READ THE REST OF THE INTERVIEW AT ZAP2IT. Just remember, it’s been a pretty amazing day for Vampire Diaries fans, so pace yourselves, okay?
If you STILL need a little more to get you through until tomorrow night, Entertainment Weekly has a special video edition of their Spoiler Room feature. It includes a section with Nina Dobrev talking about tomorrow night’s episode, Dangerous Liaisons (EP314). WATCH THE SPOILER ROOM VIDEO HERE AT ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY.
Tierney Bricker of E!Online recently spent some time in Atlanta and talked to Nina Dobrev, Zach Roerig, and Ian Somerhalder about Elena’s romantic future. Do they think Elena will choose Stefan, Damon, or someone else entirely? Ian’s take: “I think she is probably done with the Salvatore boys for a while.” And watch this video to see what Nina and Zach think:
And if you need one more taste of last night’s episode, Bringing Out the Dead (EP313), Zap2it has you covered with behind-the-scenes pictures of Candice Accola, Torrey DeVitto, Paul Wesley, and more.
Are you ready for the return of The Vampire Diaries this Thursday? Feel like celebrating by supporting an awesome cause and possibly getting your hands on a unique piece of TVD memorabilia?
This week’s episode, Bringing Out The Dead (EP313), was penned by Al Septien and Turi Meyer and they’ve donated a signed script to an eBay auction raising funds for Thomas Starr King Middle School, a public school based in Los Angeles. The script is signed by Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Zach Roerig, Candice Accola, Matt Davis, Kat Graham, Joseph Morgan, Persia White…and others. (Watch tomorrow night!) You can also bid on a Season 2 cast and crew hoodie!
From the school’s website:
We envision a school in which all students will be equipped with meaningful life tools, such as skills in literacy; critical thinking; basic academics; technology; the appreciation of art; democratic values of acceptance, participation and accountability, and the ability to work with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds.
Now is the time for TVD fandom to rally and do what it does best: Support a worthy cause. ALL proceeds from the auction go to helping Thomas Starr King Middle School continue its mission of providing a quality education for its students. That’s an amazing thing for the fandom to be a part of, don’t you think? Please spread the word through Twitter, Facebook, your blog – everywhere!
Terron Moore of Ology just had brunch with Joseph Morgan, Zach Roerig, and Ian Somerhalder and got a nice serving of inside information, jokes, and TVD analogies to everyone from Batman to Yogi Bear to Kublai Khan. Warning: Spoilers through The Ties That Bind (EP312)! On Klaus’s trust issues:
JOSEPH: I think that there’s potential for him to change, yes, but it’s going to be really difficult. Because as well as being selfish, he’s incredibly paranoid. He’s spent the last 1000 years maintaining this lie he’s told his siblings. He’s the product of a dysfunctional family, having this horrible relationship with his father, being a bastard child, not feeling accepted by the rest of his family… so I think he has real issues with trust…
IAN: I feel like Klaus is what happened with Rome, or like, Kublai Khan. He’s created this empire of deceit, and he has to keep it down to protect himself.
Plus, Assignment X recently caught up with Candice Accola and asked her about shipping, stunts, and more. On how her dance training has helped:
“By no means was I going to be a professional dancer, but I grew up taking dance classes down the street and that’s actually been the most helpful in the stunt work, counting out the steps and “five, six, seven, eight, and punch.” It is funny how those little things that you learned as a kid that you don’t think are going to translate, all of a sudden, as an adult, they help you out in your job. So that was something that I did physically when I was young.”
Tyler Lockwood may be in the doghouse with Team Caroline, but we love Michael Trevino! Creation Entertainment has added the actor to the guest lists of both the San Francisco and the Parsippany, N.J. conventions, and he’ll also be appearing at the Chicago event in April. Here’s how the guest lists are shaping up so far for each event.
- When: April 14-15, 2012
- Where:Westin O’Hare
- Scheduled guests: Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Michael Trevino, Zach Roerig
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- Vampire-Diaries.net will be there, too!
Note: Creation Entertainment has announced that they are almost sold out of Gold ticket packages for this event. If you want one of these ticket packages, you must purchase it by Wednesday, January 18th, 5pm PST.
- When: July 28-29, 2012
- Where: Hyatt SFO
- Scheduled guests: Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino
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- When: August 18-19, 2012
- Where: Hilton Parsippany
- Scheduled guests: Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Zach Roerig, Steven R. McQueen, Michael Trevino
- Visit the website.
We’ll be updating you as more guests are added or if there are any schedule changes. Looking for more information before you decide? Read our review of Creation’s Nashville event.
The Insider has an exclusive behind the scenes peek at the filming of Our Town (EP311), tomorrow night’s new episode of The Vampire Diaries. Along with the usual set photos, Kat Graham provides some teases:
Of the new set Our Town spotlights, Kat tells me, “It’s a very cool location we’ve never filmed in before and it’s important that people pay attention. You should pay attention to everything on this show because it always circles back into play somehow.”
Looks like Creation Entertainment has been busy booking guests! All three currently scheduled conventions (Chicago, San Francisco and Parsippany, N.J.) now have their own pages on Creation’s site and actors penciled in to attend.
For the San Francisco convention (July 28-29, 2012) they’ve added Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley and Zach Roerig to the guest list.
For the Parsippany, N.J. event (August 18-19, 2012), Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Zach Roerig and Steven R. McQueen are scheduled to appear.
We’re also getting ever closer to TVD Chicago (April 14-15, 2012). Gold ticket packages are almost sold out for the Chicago event, so if you’re planning to get one, act soon. As always, we’ll keep you posted with more info on additional guests as it becomes available.