Bad Boys, Bad Boys, what ya gonna do when they come for you? The interviews with Bad Boy, Ian Somerhalder aka Damon Salvatore, keep pouring in. After-all, today marks the premiere of The Vampire Diaries Season 2. Kicking off with the most anticipated premiere episode The Return.
And, you can never have too many interviews with the ever so sexy, Ian. He’s engaging, his eyes are the best thing since sliced bread and right now he’s Compelling us to write this post. Don’t turn away or look into the light, just scroll down and read another Vamplicious interview by way of TV Squad.
It was quite a finale for Damon last season … we’ve never seen him like that!
Well on one hand it was nice to see Damon vulnerable, because it proved he still has a hint of humanity, but on the other hand, he can’t stay like that for long, can he?
But Damon and Stefan will still be bickering, right?
Oh Katherine … is it bad that I just love to hate her?
Which is what he does best! Drinking, dancing in the rafters …
How soon after last season’s finale do we pick up in the Season 2 premiere?
Lots of hazing, I’m sure. Damon doesn’t seem like the best teacher though …
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‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Sara Canning On Jenna And Alaric’s Future: ‘He’s Going To Be A Good Dad One Day’
If you ask us, it seems there are two types of “Vampire Diaries” fans: those who want to see Elena (Nina Dobrev) end up in the steady arms of Stefan (Paul Wesley) and those who want to see her fall hard for bad boy Damon (Ian Somerhalder). (To be fair, there’s probably a very, very small contingent rooting for ex Matt, but we’re not going to go there.) No matter where your allegiances lie in the Elena-Stefan-Damon triangle, I think we can all agree on one couple we want to see go the distance: Elena’s Aunt Jenna (Sara Canning) and teacher-by-day, vampire-hunter-by-night Alaric Saltzman (Matthew Davis). So when we spoke with Sara in anticipation of season 2′s premiere (two more days!), we just had to ask about the pair’s future.
Pembroke Hill classmates Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain remain that rarity in the television business: a seasoned female writing duo never lacking for work.
Then this summer, as if completing the circle, Craft and Fain joined the writing staff of “The Vampire Diaries,” which Williamson developed with Julie Plec.
“The Vampire Diaries,” based on the young-adult novels published in the early 1990s by R.J. Smith, revolves around a beautiful high-school student named Elena who is courted by a new boy in town, Stefan, who in turn is stalked by his brother Damon. Needless to say, both boys are vampires.
With only one week until the highly anticipated Season 2 premiere, it’s time for another sneak peek at Zap2it’s exclusive visit to the set of “The Vampire Diaries.” I sat down with the always charming Ian Somerhalder to talk about what’s up next for Damon.
In last spring’s finale, we saw a new side of Damon when he confessed his feelings for Elena (Nina Dobrev). In Somerhalder’s words, Damon put himself in a “vulnerable, ridiculous, horrible position.” Somerhalder scoffs when I ask him if he likes Damon’s softer moments.
“No, because then I feel like Stefan,” he says. “With the scene on the porch, it wasn’t hard kissing Katherine, but it was hard being vulnerable. It’s so counter-intuitive for me now, as Damon, when I put on the clothes and the whole thing.”
Unfortunately, his heartfelt confession fell on the wrong ears — and on the wrong lips. So what’s going to happen when Damon reveals that he kissed Katherine, the wolf in sheep’s clothing?
“He’s not going to be very happy, and most likely he’s going to be hurt,” Somerhalder says. “And when Damon’s not happy and hurt, s*** goes down.”
Which isn’t to say that Katherine and Damon won’t get it together and live out eternity in murderous monogamous bliss. “We’re gonna work this out,” he laughs. “Why not? Cops come twice a week, domestic violence…”
Early in The Vampire Diaries, Caroline was the bitch. There’s no other way to put it. But as the rookie season progressed, something interesting happened with Caroline, who is played by Candice Accola.
Over time, Caroline became a three-dimensional, even sympathetic character. When she behaved in a bitchy way, viewers started to feel sorry for her, rather than despising her.
We have to assume the writers on The Vampire Diaries saw something in Accola that allowed this gradual transformation to occur.
“Well, thank you so much, first and foremost,” said Accola, who is back with all the main cast members for the second season of The Vampire Diaries, beginning Thursday, Sept. 9 on CW and A. “To start the story it had to be pretty simple, but as the season unfolded the layers came out.”
Accola, 23, said she thought back to her own high school days when endeavouring to get inside Caroline’s head.
“Everyone knows girls who are like Caroline was when we met her in the pilot,” Accola said. “But with people like that, it usually is coming from an insecure, defensive place. “You try to belittle someone else to make yourself feel better. Even the nicest of the nice with the biggest hearts, we all have a little bit of that in us. It’s a very human characteristic.”
But Caroline is integral to The Vampire Diaries not only for her emotional humanity, but also for her physical humanity.
“Especially with all the supernatural elements of the show, my interpretation of what the writers did with Caroline was to give the audience someone to relate to in a very human way,” Accola said.
“So I don’t know what the writers initially intended, but it was lovely to go on that journey. And it definitely reminded me of my own experiences as a high schooler, foot in mouth, not knowing who you are and trying to be someone. You know everything that you don’t want, but it’s hard to find what you do want. Even as a young woman in my 20s, there’s a lot of relatability to that.”
Notwithstanding some previous episodic work, the role of Caroline on The Vampire Diaries represents Accola’s first full-time gig on a TV show. While learning a lot about the craft as she goes along, Accola also appreciates that she just happens to be on a show that has achieved the rare combination of good ratings and critical success.
“In season two, there are some awesome plot lines, the audience is going to be so excited,” Accola said. “For Caroline, she’s searching to figure out who she is and where she fits, in this town and in everyone’s life. And there are some obstacles thrown in front of her.
“What’s funny about this show is, everyone was either quick to jump on board or quick to write it off, because it fed into the pop-culture phenomenon that is vampires right now. But it’s not just about vampires. I’ve been stopped more by adults than by younger peers or teens.”
Source: Toronto Sun