Several interviews have been popping up since tonight is the Season 3 premiere of The Vampire Diaries. So I’ve decided to create a roundup post of them. We’ve got interviews with Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley and Julie Plec from AOLTV, TV Guide and TV Line. Be sure and click the links to each site to view the rest of the interviews. Beware of spoilers.

Interview with Ian Somerhalder via AOLTV:

What can you tease about the Season 3 premiere? Anything that will set the tone for this season?

Um, well Damon’s naked. [Laughs] That sets a tone. I spent a couple of days naked on set, which always brings you closer to your fellow grips and electricians … which is pretty awesome. [Laughs] Such a strange statement.

[Laughs] Well it sounds like you all have been listening to your fans …

I’ve had my head so buried in working! But the premiere is so indicative of ‘Vampire Diaries’ — a lot happens in the 48 minutes that the show airs. Season 1 was just incredible storytelling, and Season 2 was a season of a lot of mythology — it set up a lot of what we’re doing for the next 80 episodes or whatever we get, provided they don’t cancel us. But I think ultimately, Stefan and Klaus pose very serious issues. Stefan’s gone to that other place, and Damon’s seen this before … he knows, he’s seen his brother. So one thing that Damon’s feeling, in all honesty, plain and simple is he’s pretty annoyed. He’s pretty pissed off. He’s angry because I don’t think he ever saw his life ending up this way.

Interview with Paul Wesley and Julie Plec from TV Guide:

“There will be a surprising thing that happens a few episodes in that will cause Stefan to turn the corner fully and really absorb himself in this darkness with absolutely no sense of conscience and no predisposed history of his prior empathy and his prior life as a ‘good’ so to speak,” Paul Wesley tells TVGuide.com. “Damon, in comparison to what Stefan is morphing into, is a puppy.”

“Stefan is doing everything he can to not come face-to-face with Elena because what she represents is a part of him he’s had to let go of,” executive producer Julie Plec says. “[He’s] reverting to some old behaviors and old problems that he has worked very hard to combat and it’s a side of himself he never wanted Elena to see again.”

Interview with Julie Plec via TV Line:

TVLINE | How is the kiss between Elena and Damon in the season finale going to affect things between them, especially now that Stefan is not around as much?

Damon and Elena have an interesting dynamic in that they finally come to terms with each other at a level of mutual appreciation. And as that was happening, Stefan was off sacrificing himself over to the dark side, basically making a Faustian deal in order to save Damon’s life. So there’s a big elephant in the room [because] of the awkwardness of that. It goes largely unspoken, but it’s always there. Both of them are equally committed to saving Stefan because Stefan sacrificed himself for them. But along the way, they are thrown into a lot of different circumstances where they work together, they’re very close, [and] they’re getting closer. It’s a complicated relationship that they have. There’s a lot of tension there. There’s a lot of sexuality that lies under the surface. There’s a closeness between Elena and Damon that she might try to ignore and fight, but it’s obvious to everyone around them. We’re going to start to see, as we get into the season, how other people in our world see Damon and Elena’s friendship and relationship, and what they think about it.

The CW has released the synopsis for The Vampire Diaries Episode 3.04 titled “Disturbing Behavior”. We are getting into major “Spoiler Zone” here, so if you don’t want to be spoiled do not click. Click “Show” to reveal the synopsis.

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The Hollywood Reporter has released another video interview from the CW Premiere Party, this time with Steven McQueen. Thanks to @ShiraRose1 for the heads up!

Check out this brand new clip from tomorrow night’s Vampire Diaries season premiere “The Birthday” courtesy of US Magazine. Stefan and Damon come face to face. This seems so familiar…but reversed. Squeee!!! Can. Not. Wait. Thanks to Vampire-Diaries.net for the heads up!

The CW has released a highly anticipated “episode preview”. I LOVE these and so glad they are doing them again. I have to say, I’m really missing Kevin Williamson by Julie’s side in this…just sayin’. But check it out, several new scenes from tomorrow night’s season premiere “The Birthday”! So *SPOILER ALERT* for those that don’t want to indulge.

Prestige Hong Kong has an amazing photoshoot and interview with Kat Graham in their latest issue. Here Kat talks about her biggest gig yet.

What has been your biggest gig so far?

I would say The Vampire Diaries. That’s definitely the biggest exposure I have today. We’ve started our third season already. I just won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Scene Stealers for season two. It’s my first award, so it’s really exciting.

Check out the rest of the interview and photos over at Prestige Hong Kong.

Julie Plec Chats With TV.Com

September 14th, 2011 | Posted by Ruthie in Interviews | Julie Plec | Vampire Diaries Season 3 - (Comments Off)

Check out this hilarious interview with Julie Plec from one of our favorite recappers Price Peterson of TV.com. Here Julie talks about how her interactions with the actors on the show may or may not influence what happens to a character later on.

Have your interactions with the real-life actors ever influenced what happened to a character later on in the show? I think you’ve mentioned that ghost girlfriends were due in part to how much you’ve enjoyed the actresses personally. Are there characters you thought you’d kill off but you liked the actors too much? How does one thing influence the other?

It actually influences it quite a lot and yet sometimes, painfully, not at all. Sara Canning as Aunt Jenna being the perfect example. There is not a more gifted, wonderful, professional, fantastic young woman on this planet than Sara Canning, but Aunt Jenna had to go. But on the reverse, I would say the same thing about Kayla Ewell being one of the loveliest human beings you’ve ever met, and though there’s probably 70 percent of the audience that barely remembers Vicki Donovan, she as a human being made such a mark on us that we couldn’t wait to bring her back. Daniel Gillies is a great example of somebody coming in and being such a tremendous actor in a role that was just kind of meant to be a henchman originally. And he was so good and so juicy that the whole picture of that character immediately evaporated and we created this life for him, his brother connection to Klaus, and suddenly Elijah’s become one of the most important characters in the canon of the show.

Did you know how awesome Katherine would end up being? At first it seemed like she was going to be a Big Bad, but now it seems like she’s maybe just more of a regular character. Was that an intentional decision?

Yes. That has a lot to do with the basic mechanics of the same actress playing two parts. As juicy and delicious as Katherine is as a villain and vixen in our series, it takes a lot out of Nina [Dobrev]. It takes a lot out on our production. It’s very hard to do. So the simple logistics of executing it are really, really complicated and so we have to pick and choose our moments when she can be present like a Big Bad or, like, a romantic love interest. We just have to be really careful.

Read the entire interview over at TV.com.

TV Line and TV Guide’s Mega Buzz has some Vampire Diaries Season 3 scoop for us. When will Katherine return? And what can we expect to happen with Tyler and Caroline? Only one more day, the season 3 premiere is tomorrow! It was a long, hard hiatus, but we made it!

Via TV Line:

Question: Do you have any idea if Katherine will be returning to Vampire Diaries? —Kris

Ausiello: The question isn’t if Elena’s doppelganger will be back, it’s when. “We’re not going to see Katherine right away,” says VD EP Julie Plec. “But when she does show up, she’s not going to show up empty-handed. She’s going to show up with some pretty valuable information.”

Question: Desperate Vampire Diaries fan here! Can I have some “Forwood” scoop, please? —Jo

Ausiello: Elaborating on her Comic-Con tease that Caroline and Tyler would remain in an awkward friends zone in Season 3, Plec says, “The thing about the friends zone is, when there’s that much animalistic sexual tension that exists between two people, eventually the friends zone is going to have a mattress involved. I think we can safely say that sooner or later, Caroline and Tyler aren’t going to be able to avoid the fireworks that very clearly have been simmering between them all summer long.” Nowthat is a woman who knows how to craft a good sound bite. Well done, Plec. Well. Done.

Via TV Guide’s Mega Buzz:

Any scoop on The Vampire Diaries‘ Tyler and Caroline? — Sarah

NATALIE: The sexual tension between this werewolf-vampire pairing is about to bubble over. “There’s a lot brewing underneath that friendship that’s been simmering all summer,” executive producer Julie Plec tells us. “[We’ll see] them deal with that and then maybe act on what’s been brewing. [They’re] particularly fiery.” Here’s to some hot interspecies sex!

OMG…I can’t believe after all the hype yesterday, I totally forgot to post this. That’s right, you read that title correctly, you can now download the entire Secret Circle Pilot on iTunes for FREE. But that’s not all, and mainly the reason I’m posting about this on here, you also get a BONUS clip from The Vampire Diaries season opener “The Birthday”. Let’s just say, you do NOT want to miss this, it’s a VERY intense scene between Damon and Elena. So what are you waiting for? GO!

Download The Secret Circle – Pilot & The Vampire Diaries – Sneak Peek – The Secret Circle, Season 1

And if you are just interested in seeing that TVD Sneak Peek, but we STRONGLY recommend you download The Secret Circle pilot, because it is just THAT amazing, you can head over to TV After Dark to view it!

The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Matt Davis at the CW Premiere Party on Saturday. Check out what Matt has to say about whether Alaric will be stepping up to the plate as “guardian” to Elena and Jeremy. Also he teases a new character coming to Mystic Falls by the 6th episode.

E!Online has some Vampire Diaries Season 3 Spoilers for us! Such teases…

Ohemgeeitscoley: anything for Damon and Elena on #tvd?

Want the good news, all you Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) lovers? They are totally hooking up! But the bad news is…I’m a very bad person for leading you on because they are hooking up in a strictly detective-like fashion to try to find Stefan (Paul Wesley). Wah-wah. Sad clown. From what I hear, the dealio is there won’t be any hot and heavy romance stuff in the first part of the season. But guess what? It doesn’t look like Stefan even wants to be found, and that may change things. I hear Stefan will be gone for something like the first half of the season…ish

totallychristie: Caroline and Tyler! CAROLINE AND TYLER! :D

All caps means business! Well, you saw in the promo that Tyler (Michael Trevino) and Caroline (Candice Accola) are getting down to some sexy business. So, we just had to bug Candice about it! “Caroline definitely has scenes with Tyler in the season opener,” she says coyly. “I don’t know what kind of clothing they might be wearing. She also has scenes with Matt, so we don’t know. Stayed tuned.” We tried to get her to say that Tyler and Caroline will definitely explore their chemistry this season, but this is all we got from her: “Caroline is exploring her relationships with friends, potential lovers, and family.” So, yes?

Again, we have yet another awesome promotional photo for The Vampire Diaries Season 3. Thanks to The Insider‘s Jarett Wieselman for the heads up! And to the CW Network for the gorgeous HQ version.

Rolling Stone Magazine has released another video from The Vampire Diaries photo shoot with Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder. They reveal some juicy scoop about The Vampire Diaries Season 3.

Huge thanks to Ed-Westwick.org for sending over this new group photo for The Vampire Diaries Season 3. This time Joseph Morgan is added to the mix!

This morning Paul Wesley was the 2nd guest on Live! With Regis And Kelly. Paul has an interesting theory in regards to moms and fan conventions. Check it out! Thanks to Vampire Diaries Web for the vid!

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