The new big bad who has a name now also has a face. The Vampire Diaries has cast Scott Parks as Silas. InsideTV has confirmed;
The Vampire Diaries’ newest big bad has finally been cast. And no, it isn’t Regis Philbin. (Sorry, Ian Somerhalder!).
Actor Scott Parks—whose most recent credit includes a stint on Homeland as a team agent—has been tapped to play the elusive Silas, the CW has confirmed.
Of course, that doesn’t mean we’ll actually see a lot of Parks in the role. Fans who watched the most recent episode of The Vampire Diaries know that Silas can take any form — a skill he’ll likely put to good use as the series races toward its May 16 finale.
Curious about who’s coming back to Mystic Falls? TV Line has the answer. Continue reading…
TVLine has learned exclusively that Steven R. McQueen, whose Jeremy character perished in February at the hands of Katherine, will return to the CW series later this season.
But will the actor return as Jeremy? Or will immortal menace Silas take on the form of Elena’s little brother?
Of course, there’s also the possibility that Bonnie will finally make good on her plan to take down the veil separating the other side and bring back her ex. After all, a source tells TVLine that we might see a few familiar faces “drop in” before Season 4 ends on May 16.
SheKnows.com sat down with Executive Producer Julie Plec to talk about Elena’s rocky road and the latest events that happened to Klaus;
SheKnows: A lot of people want Elena (Nina Dobrev) to turn her humanity back on, but what do you think of the new, meaner Elena?
Julie Plec: As a writer and as someone who loves doing new things and finding a fresh voice, we love it. We love mean Elena because it’s different. It’s a fun sparkle. She’s nasty, she’s uncompromising and unforgiving, and it gets worse before it gets better for sure. Every time I see a cut of the show I feel it’s so new and fresh. Now I also know you run the risk of alienating people who are traditionalists and purists who like their heroine to be clean and pure. It’s not something that we would leave her there forever. I think it’s all part of the journey. When we decided to turn Elena into a vampire we didn’t want it to be easy. We didn’t want it to be a cakewalk. We needed her to run the whole roller coaster of emotions and of that experience of stuff so she wouldn’t just be, “Oh I’m a vampire, now let’s party and I’m happy.” We knew we wanted to take her as dark as we could take her so that’s where she is now, but we do the roller coaster. We end up down one hill and up another.
SK: It’s obvious Elena is going to go down a darker path. What’s in store for her?
JP: What’s in store for her right now is, honestly, you’ve got these two boys who more than anything want her fixed. In the next episode they recruit some of her friends, as well over the next couple of episodes, in an attempt to get to her any way they can emotionally, whether it’s through nostalgia, memories, through sneaky tricks of confronting her with things she has had feelings for in the past. Really building up to a hardcore intervention where they’re just grasping to do anything to break through to her.
SK: We’ve heard that in order to film The Originals, Joseph Morgan is leaving The Vampire Diaries. He plays a pivotal role in the series. Is Silas going to kill him? How is Klaus going to die?
JP: No. Klaus will step away from Mystic Falls to pursue a mystery that will take him to New Orleans. The idea being that though he won’t return to live in Mystic Falls necessarily, should the spin-off move forward, it certainly won’t be the last we saw of him in Mystic Falls. We’ll see more of him over the course of the season. Of course, if the spin-off doesn’t go to series, he’ll be right there wreaking havoc with Caroline.
Klaus is immortal. The only thing that could kill him is a white oak stake. If he ever dies, then all of our heroes die with him. That definitely ensures his longevity.
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Daniel Gillies’ Elijah returns to The Vampire Diaries tonight, and as he’s already teased for us, Elijah’s going to “shock and possibly even horrify.” That’s something fans might need to get comfortable with…
In the issue of Entertainment Weekly hitting stands Friday, we have the exclusive first look at the April 25 backdoor pilot for the Originals spin-off. When Klaus (Joseph Morgan) gets word that witches in New Orleans — a town now run by his protégé Marcel (The Game‘s Charles Michael Davis) — are conspiring against him, he goes to the French Quarter to explore the threat and Elijah follows. What they find is an opportunity to reunite their family in a city they helped settle, but the larger arc for the show might surprise fans even more: “With luck, over a long stretch of time and many, many seasons,” Plec says, “The Originals will ultimately be the redemption tale of Klaus and, possibly, the unraveling of Elijah, who is going to have to maybe get his hands dirty in an effort to keep his brother in check.”
As she’s stated before, it was producers’ appreciation for Gillies’ controlled turn as noble Elijah that birthed the idea of an Original family in season 2 (as initially conceived, he and Klaus weren’t brothers). Gillies says he’s excited to see whatever future the writers script for Elijah, but frankly, he’s more interested in how they could exploit the millennium-old Originals’ pasts. “I’d like to see more of what they’ve uncovered about being vampires, whether that’s flight, or jumping, or invisibility. Those are the supernatural abilities,” he says, “and then you’ve got the abilities that you could learn within a thousand years: What instruments do they play? What degree have they earned in a certain type of kung fu? Which one of them ice sculpts? I’d love to see the extent of their knowledge and skill.”
Klaus, on the other hand, was never supposed to survive season 3: “He was the big bad. You don’t let the big bad live. The big bad’s gotta go, otherwise your heroes start to look foolish for being unable to destroy him,” Plec says. One full season of Klaus was all Morgan wanted too, at first. “I thought that’s sort of enough, because where can it go from there? I don’t want him to turn good and hanging out at the Mystic Grill,” he recalls. But then came Klaus’ teary-eyed, fatal standoff with Mikael in season 3′s ninth episode. “It was one of the first chances I had to really show another side to Klaus entirely with someone who had persecuted him all of his life and where some of that hatred and evil comes from,” Morgan says. “That was when I started to think there’s something in this. He’s not just there as a device to serve the hero’s story line.” (Luckily, he mentioned that to the show’s line producer. “And he said, ‘You know, you should tell Julie because everybody’s under the impression that you want to be done after this season,’” Morgan says.)
“The choice to keep Klaus past season 3,” Plec adds, “was truly born out of how magnificent Joseph is and how much the audience was connecting to him in spite of hating him. They loved to hate him. So knowing that we had a character that powerful, and that there was a spin-off opportunity there, it let us spend season 4 getting Klaus to the place where the character was ready to be the lead of another show. He’s a villain whose family and the people in his life are constantly searching for ways to find redemption for him, and he’s constantly fighting against that instinct. So now, with luck, we get to make a whole series about it.”
And how does Morgan feel now about the possibility of Klaus being saved? “I can say I trust the writers a lot more than I did initially,” he admits, laughing again. “I know wherever they take Klaus, it will be layers on the character that he already is. It won’t be a sudden change of direction where he’s suddenly good. He will always have done these terrible things which he has done, and so he will always have these things to haunt him. I think he possibly is capable of redemption, if there was someone understanding enough to forgive him…. It would be a tremendous character arc.”
In case we haven’t made it abundantly clear, we’re pretty obsessed with Claire Holt from “The Vampire Diaries.” Holt was brought on to the show as a recurring guest star and quickly climbed the ranks — she recently signed on reprise her role as Rebekah on the spin-off “The Originals.” Rebekah has proven to be one of the most nuanced and dynamic characters on the show, straddling the line between vicious villain and vulnerable teenager with grace and wit.
Like we said… we’re obsessed.
We recently had the chance to sit down with Claire on set, while she was shooting an upcoming scene with Nina Dobrev… and Nina Dobrev’s body double.
Yes, Katherine and Rebekah will finally come face to face, and we can expect some fireworks.
“It’s kind of funny,” Claire tells us. “They’re so similar in a way, but so different in a way. I think Rebekah likes having the power. She likes controlling situations. I think she’s liked to play that sort of vixen role in Mystic Falls, and Katherine has been the ultimate vixen, so I don’t think they’re going to be the best of friends, that’s for sure.”
Now that the cure for vampirism is in play, Rebekah is on a single-minded mission to become human, despite warnings that an ordinary life may not be what she’s looking for. “She wants to take it. She wants the cure, she wants to be human. This whole hype has been, since we found out there was a cure, Rebekah has been destined to take it. So I think that’s what she wants right now. Who knows, if and when she gets the cure, if that happens, if it comes into her possession, whether she’ll really pull the trigger. But I think she thinks it’s a really nice romantic idea,” Claire says.
Speaking of romance, Paul Wesley seems to think that there’s potential for some genuine affection between Stefan and Rebekah — he even called her his “main squeeze.” Claire, on the other hand, thinks that the relationship is doomed for failure.
“I would love for it to [continue] because I absolutely adore Paul Wesley, he’s one of my favorite people on the planet,” she says. “People don’t know this about him but he’s so funny. Probably one of the funniest people I’ve ever met in my life … I think we had some really great chemistry, it harkens back to the 1920s episode, but like, really? I don’t think anybody really wants to be with Rebekah forever unless she changes her ways.”
Tune in to “The Vampire Diaries” Thursday night at 9 p.m. EST to see how Rebekah’s search for the cure continues.
In the meantime, you won’t want to miss our video interview below, in which Claire talks about working with Phoebe Tonkin on “The Originals,” shooting scenes with double Dobrevs, and what she’s most looking forward to exploring when Rebekah, Klaus, and Elijah are reunited.
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“The Vampire Diaries”: The last time we saw Bonnie, she was scaring us more than a little. Is she really willing to go full-villain and bring back all the evil vampires, witches, werewolves, and who-knows-what-else just to reanimate the small handful of good ones? “Well, she could. She’s at a fork int the road, and that is definitely one of the prongs in the road,” says executive producer Julie Plec. “Definitely, we haven’t seen the height of intensity of Bonnie’s storyline yet. This Shane/Silas person has an enormous amount of control over Bonnie. Shane as a human, Professor Shane, with no supernatural abilities whatsoever, was able to get such a strong hold on Bonnie that she came to believe she couldn’t control her own magic without him. Now that you add a supernatural component to that, it becomes really extreme and really severe.”
What does The Vampire Diaries’ Damon Salvatore think of the new, emotionless Elena? He’s a bit conflicted.
“I really want her to be my hot sexy vampire girlfriend, but I really don’t want her killing everybody,” Ian Somerhalder says in this week’s Vampire Diaries Bite.
After a two-week hiatus, the CW show returns on Thurs (8/7c) and from the looks of it, Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) — whose emotions were shut off by Damon when she was overly distraught by her brother’s death — is going to be one reckless and carefree woman.
“She’s going to be kicking the boys’ asses a lot, I mean I literally get my ass kicked by Elena every episode now,” Somerhalder says. “But it’s super cool to see this super empowered woman where the boys aren’t scared she’s going to walk out the door and get killed because she’s a badass chick who can hold her own.”
But how might Damon end up pushing Elena back into the arms of his brother, Stefan (Paul Wesley)? And what does Somerhalder say about filming the prom episode?
Source: TV Guide