Jim Colucci of Wepaint caught up with Kevin Williamson and Candice Accola at the 2011 Winter TCA Press Tour, and snagged some exclusive spoilery goodness about what’s coming up in the next few episodes. Again, the following interview is quite spoilery, so you have been warned. First, in this two part interview with Kevin Williamson, he talks about the future of Tyler and Caroline:
What’s in the future for Caroline and Tyler’s relationship? Will werewolf/vampire tensions drive them apart?
Yes, 100 percent. In the very next episode, things begin to unfold that don’t bode well for their budding relationship. Tyler starts asking questions and we’ll see that blow open. And don’t forget, there’s Matt waiting over there in the middle. So there’s a little triangle going between a human, a vampire, and a werewolf. Tyler got through his transformation, she was there for him. They sort of have this kinship now, of this curse. And now we take it to the next level and play it out. It’s very tragic.
Kevin Williamson on casting for Klaus and the possibility of a gay character:
Can you say anything more about when we’re going to see Klaus? What episode? Is he cast?
We’re not exactly sure what episode he’ll show up in. But I would venture to say — we have not cast him yet — and we’re heavily casting right now.
Are there candidates or a type you can reveal? A height? A race? An age?
I’ve got to be honest — there are about 100 auditions I need to go home and read through. There aren’t any types — I want that really great actor to surface, and then go, “Wow, I can write for him. He’ll work really well.”
Are there any gay vampires to show up on the show?
All vampires are gay in my mind. We’ve got to get some in Mystic Falls. But I have to kill some people off first. We’ve got to make room for them. I keep envisioning a world in which I can get Caroline’s dad in there. Because he’s a founding family member, and we’ve already established him as being gay. I think it would be great to have a fierce gay man come in there and run that council. I don’t think we’ll get around to it this season. You want to do it right — you can’t just bring him in to bring him in.
Candice on Caroline and Tyler’s relationship:
Is the werewolf/vampire divide like a Romeo and Juliet thing?
What I like about the Caroline/Tyler relationship is that it’s the first time that we’ve seen Caroline have a friendship with a member of the opposite sex that didn’t stem from sexual attraction. So yeah, there could definitely be something later on, but that’s what’s so beautiful about their friendship. Yeah, there could be technical problems between a werewolf and a vampire getting together, but there are more important things that are going to be asked, just about their friendship: Do you have my back if I have your back?
So it’s about trust.
Yeah, it’s about human relationships. It comes up in friendships and with a lover. Can I trust you? Will you be there for me? Can I be there for you? Can you trust me? So a lot of those things are going to be coming into play for all the characters. Stakes are being raised left and right between the originals, and this whole idea of Klaus. When you’ve got so many questions and you’re looking for answers, people start questioning each other. People start pointing fingers. It becomes a giant game of Survivor on this island. So who knows?