At the TCA press tour last night, IGN‘s Eric Goldman talked to Kevin Williamson about everything from decapitations to the evolution of the relationships between Damon, Stefan and Elena to the future of the Originals to the pure awesomeness of Caroline. (Warning: The interview contains spoilers through the most recent episode, The New Deal (EP310).) Will we be seeing some of our favorite Originals again soon?
IGN: Might [Rebekah] or Elijah pop up again in the not too distant future?
Williamson: Look, I love Rebekah. I think Claire Holt is amazing in this role. And Elijah… I can’t decide which one I like better: Klaus or Elijah. They had such a great dynamic and they’re so opposing in personality, that on screen together they have an electricity, which is kind of exactly what Julie and I always wanted – to have the same brother dynamic that Damon and Stefan have. I feel like with Elijah and Klaus, we have it. I think that’s just going to fuel a bunch of stories, so I’m very excited about that.
And on getting away with murder:
IGN: Have you been surprised by the content you’ve been able to include? You’ve gotten away with some pretty notable kill scenes!
Williamson: You know what though, The CW has been amazing, because they’ve been so supportive of it. And we get away with stuff that other shows don’t because they’re vampires. There’s a thing with Broadcast and Standards where it’s “fake.” It’s vampire violence, so it’s not “real” violence. If they weren’t vampires and they had guns, we’d be having a different conversation. They’re vampires with fangs and there’s decapitations, so there’s something unreal about their strength. So for some reason, the Broadcast and Standards is not that tough on it.
Kevin also talks about how to convince your friends that The Vampire Diaries isn’t just a girly show and gives some scoop on his new pilot for FOX, so make sure you read the whole thing!
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