Could I get some scoop on The Vampire Diaries‘ Caroline Forbes? Possibly about Klaroline or Steroline? –Amy
Amy, I found you something behind Curtain A. Or, more accurately, show boss Julie Plec did. “Caroline will find herself stuck in the middle of the terrible tensions between Klaus and Tyler,” Plec says in response to your query, “leading her to put her own life on the line to try to resolve their issue.”
Source: TV Line
Wild Belle “Just Another Girl”
7 Seconds “99 Red Balloons”
Bundle Of Hiss “12 Gauge”
The Bird & The Bee “Maneater”
Trever Keith “Half Asleep”
The Cure “Lovesong”
Bon Jovi “Wanted Dead Or Alive”
Before Vampire Diaries‘ second season, you, Kevin, and I talked about your show’s pacing. Every episode feels like a big episode. What’s your secret?
We try to break a season down into a series of chapters, so that four times a year, basically, you’re getting a season finale, and four times a year you’re getting a premiere. Then there’s always something really big moving the story forward, and if somebody doesn’t like something, odds are good we’re going to be moving on from it within a month. So it keeps the audience guessing, it keeps the story itself feeling energized, and it makes it infinitely easier to break a season if you’re not looking at a big, daunting, 22-episode mountain. You’re looking at a series of mini-mountains.
You’re using an April episode of The Vampire Diaries as a backdoor pilot for a spinoff centered on the Originals. Do you have a grand plan for Vampire Diaries in terms of how many season it will go and how it will end?
Kevin and I, early in season 2 in fact, were sitting in a mall in Atlanta drinking Diet Coke, missing a deadline, and writing in the public area because it had Internet, and we came up with the way we see the series ending. I think the question in a show like The Vampire Diaries is really how Damon, Elena, and Stefan’s journey ends. We know how we want Elena’s journey to end as it relates to both her character and her relationship with the two brothers, and how we want the brothers’ relationship with each other to end. So that could come in year 6, if [the actors] decided they were ready to move on, or it could come in year 10, you never know
The CW also just ordered a pilot of the show you’re developing with Greg, an adaptation of the ’70s British sci-fi series The Tomorrow People. How did that come about?
He and I both watched it on Nickelodeon when we were kids, because they aired that right before You Can’t Do That on Television. [Laughs] And I could never find another person who had ever even heard of it, except for Greg in college once, so we were kindred spirits from the get-go. He calls up and he said, “Remember that show that you and I talked about all the time, and how nobody else that we knew had ever seen it, but we always said we wanted to make it into a TV show?” And I said, “Yep.” And he said, “I just got the rights, and you’re a producer now.” And I said, “Well, that’s the easiest job I’ve ever got in my life, so thank you very much.” It’s so great. He’s been so busy for the last seven, eight years, and I’ve been so busy for the last seven, eight years that we haven’t had a chance to do what we used to do, which is sit around over a bowl of Chinese food and talk about stories. It’s been really fun to get to play with him a little bit again.
ETonline: What have you thought about Rebekah’s storyline this season?
Claire Holt: I feel really lucky as an actor because I get to go a lot of places with Rebekah. I get to explore her vulnerable side, I get to explore the mean girl/catty side of her and there’s that inner conflict about whether she wants to be human or a vampire. I just love it all and am so grateful to the writers for giving me so much.
ETonline: I think you’ve touched on one of the reasons fans love her so much: Rebekah struggles with being an eternal but having very human desires.
Holt: Absolutely. That provides a huge amount of inner turmoil for her because she loves parts of being a vampire — the power, being able to control situations — but she also wants to be a real girl and to have those experiences of going to a dance and being loved by a boy. She wants those things, and you really see that in tonight’s episode when the dance gets cancelled and Stefan finds a charming way to make up for it. What he does really means a lot to her.
ETonline: Whether or not she decides to take the cure, how important is it to Rebekah to be the one to find it so she has the option whether to take the cute or not?
Holt: Very important. It’s what is driving her at the moment. She’d convinced herself that she was a vampire and she’d never have the experiences she really wants of love and a family. So to now see this as an option is so important. I don’t think Rebekah knows what she wants, but she wants to find it and she won’t let anyone get in her way.
ETonline: What are you excited for fans to see in the coming weeks?
Holt: The dynamics between some of the characters is going to change. Especially with Rebekah, there’s less of the mean girl dynamic as she shares more of a common goal with the other characters. I’m excited for the episodes where they go in search of the cure because a lot of the actors are together in those scenes — there’s lots of conflict but also a lot of getting along, which I think will be an interesting sight for the fans. As important as it is to have separate storylines, these upcoming episodes have us all on the hunt for the cure, and it’s really fun to all be together like that.
Source: ET Online
an Somerhalder will be the first person to admit that the race for the cure isn’t exactly going well for Damon on The Vampire Diaries. “It’s getting to a point now where only living for Elena’s well-being and getting this cure is starting to take a serious toll, and it’s starting to become not the healthiest thing in the world,” he says. “But he’s gonna do it anyway.”
In this week’s episode (Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on The CW), Damon’s still being held captive in the Salvatore family cellar because Kol compelled him to try to kill Jeremy. Stefan asks Klaus to babysit Damon, which results in Klaus promptly letting slip that Stefan slept with Rebekah. Damon will, of course, get out of the cellar at some point, because we’ve already seen shots from the Feb. 7 episode, “Into the Wild,” of him joining the Professor Shane-led expedition to an island off the coast of Nova Scotia in search of the cure. “You have Elena, Damon, Stefan, and Rebekah all sitting around a campfire looking at each other. What an odd moment. Everyone has basically slept with each other,” he says, laughing. “Pretty funny.” But as so often happens on this show, things do take a serious turn. Photos from the Feb. 14 episode, “Down the Rabbit Hole” (pictured), reveal that Damon suffers more than awkward moments on that island: He runs into a skilled Hunter named Vaughn (guest star Charlie Bewley), one of The Five, who banters with him but also beats him. We’re used to seeing Damon tied up and tortured, but usually with his shirt open. What gives? “I think A.) it’s really cold in Georgia, so we opted against that,” Somerhalder says, laughing again. “But I just thought, ‘You know man, I would love to get my ass kicked once but have clothes on.’ And it wasn’t like it was Rebekah, or Katherine, or some awesome lady [doing it], it’s a guy in the woods.”
Ian sits down with TV Line to talk about the sire-bond, the cure and more;
TVLINE | The sire-bond storyline has been hotly contested in TVLine’s comments section. What did you think of the twist and how it affects Elena and Damon’s relationship?
Well, I thought, “Hey, cool! He can do whatever he wants.” Three years of trying to get the same girl, who looks like your ex who you thought was in love with you for 150 years, has to do whatever you say. Could be worse. Actually, no, I thought, “Poor guy”… Here’s the thing: At the end of the day, Damon does not want to take this cure, nor would he in a million years want Elena to take it. He’s thinking, “Why would I want to do this? Why would I want to become a normal, boring human being susceptible to everything?” It’s just not in his wheelhouse to have that thought… It really is a tragic [thing]. You want this character — even though he does really awful things — you want him to win. You want him to be happy in life… There’s something big in the cards for Damon soon.
TVLINE | You say he doesn’t want Elena to be cured, so why is he going out of his way to find this cure for her? Is it purely about him knowing whether she truly loves him?
No, it’s not that self-serving. That would be [like] Damon. But I think ultimately, it’s that it’s what she wants. It’s really what she wants.
Ian also sits down with Zap2it to talk about the future of Damon and Elena & Damon;
You guys are headed to an island, soon, to find the cure. I’m sure you loved all the outdoor filming in the middle of winter.
Basically, I missed “Lost,” and I asked to relive my glory on “Lost” and do a “Lost” episode. I’m just joking! We were actually lucky, it was a bit of a warm spell in Atlanta, so it wasn’t too brutal.
Is there any time for Damon and Elena to get some romance in, or are they just constantly trying not to die? How does their relationship evolve on the island?
The island is a representation of a lot of interesting stuff … Living only for Elena’s well-being, security, happiness, and all of that stuff, is starting to become very difficult and dangerous for Damon. He’s starting to see that it’s really not a good thing for her to take the cure.
New spoilers from the Feb. 21 episode reveal another tragedy is about to befall the ‘TVD’ gang.
There’s never any shortage of bad news in Mystic Falls — usually it’s along the lines of “Your relative was killed by something sexy and supernatural” — but Rebekah (Claire Holt) is rarely on the receiving end of it. That’ll change on the Feb. 21 episode of The Vampire Diaries when Damon (Ian Somerhalder) “relays somber news to Rebekah … and is surprised at her reaction.”
I know this episode is still weeks away, and plenty will happen between now and then, but let’s try to put our heads together and figure out what “somber news” Damon could have for her. Is it that her beloved bro Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic) is dead — again? Or could it be that they’ve already given Elena (Nina Dobrev) the cure, crushing Bex’s own dreams of becoming human?
Let’s not forget, Nina recently revealed to E! Online that we can expect “Shocking. Bloody. Death.” Either way, I’m pretty sure “somber” never means “good.”
5 More Spoilers From ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 4, Episode 15
1. Caroline (Candice Accola) is “worried about Elena’s state of mind” when she returns to Mystic Falls with Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen).
2. Also worried about Elena, Stefan “reaches out” for help from Meredith (Torrey DeVitto) and Matt (Zach Roerig).
3. Damon and Rebekah “learn an unexpected bit of recent history” from Vaughn (Charlie Bewley).
4. Bonnie (Kat Graham) fills the group in on Shane’s (David Alpay) plan, and “everyone is horrified.”
5. Damon tries to help Elena, but she ends up devising her own plan — which will obviously fail, because it’s Elena’s plan.
What “somber news” do you think Rebekah will receive? Drop a comment below with your best theories!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter