Ian Somerhalder stopped by Access Hollywood Live to talk TVD!
Ian Somerhalder stopped by Access Hollywood Live to talk TVD!
Ian Somerhalder stopped by CBS’ The Talk yesterday. Check out his interview, including a sneak peek from the next episode, and then enjoy watching Ian playing a mystery food game blindfolded!
Tonight, Enzo returns to The Vampire Diaries, so check out the latest interviews from Michael Malarkey discussing tonight’s episode and more! We’ll add more as they come in!
What would that reunion be like for Enzo if Damon does come back to the living again?
I think Enzo probably feels a lot closer to Damon than Damon feels to Enzo. Damon has an entire friends group and people care about him and Elena. Enzo’s just one piece of his past that meant something at a certain time to him, but for Enzo that’s all he has. He doesn’t have anything else. He doesn’t have any family. So for Enzo, Damon means a lot more to him than he means to Damon. You do see Enzo just hoping for that [reunion] to happen and I don’t think he can see past that.
“All romantic connotations aside, he considers [Caroline] one of his road dogs,”Michael Malarkey tells TVLine of Enzo’s relationship with Ms. Forbes. “She ends up getting swept up alongside some of the missions he goes on and, for better or worse, they pair up. I also think he appreciates her sense of tenacity and loyalty. Also, she just has this elegance which is also attractive to him.”
And should that relationship turn romantic, you can count Malarkey in.
“I’m all for it,” he says. “Candice [Accola] is just a joy to work with. She’s got a real effervescent energy, and I’d love to have more scenes with her, romantic or otherwise.”
Via Access Hollywood:
Access: How hard is Enzo going to be working [to bring Damon back] because this collapsed Other Side thing and where Bonnie and Damon are is really the big mystery this season, but you do play a very determined character.
Michael: He’ll stop at nothing to try to get what he wants. He’s got a soldier’s mentality, so anything he deals with, he wants it to get done and he’ll stop at nothing short of making out with people and killing others. So a bit a both.
Access: I’m glad he’s willing to go there. Is there any chance we’ll get some flashbacks with your character this season?
Michael: You know, I’d really hope so. I kind of have my own theories as to how he became a vampire and all that stuff and I’d like to see if the writers’ ideas are similar or not. I’ve talked to some of the writers about all this stuff, and I think they are keen to explore some things. Hopefully we can manage to squeeze it into the season, depending on where the storylines go.
Via Alloy Entertainment:
Alloy Entertainment: In the past, Stefan and Enzo have had some major showdowns. What’s their dynamic like this season?
Michael Malarkey: [Laughs] It’s exactly that! In Enzo’s eyes, Stefan is going about the whole Damon situation the way a coward would; he has run away from all his problems and coping with his grief. I mean, he’s even completely left town to start up a new life elsewhere. And as much as we can understand why Stefan would choose that route, Enzo isn’t too thrilled by the decision. So he addresses these issues with Stefan in TVD episode 6×02 and there are some great scenes between the two of them — very intense.
What about Enzo’s interactions with the other characters?
I think Enzo is 100 percent about omission. He comes from a soldier background so that is always something that’s ingrained within him: What’s the mission? How do I accomplish it? Who’s in my way and what can I do about it? The only people he’s going to interact with are the people who are directly helping or hindering his mission. You’re not going to see any scenes with him trying to chat up Elena in the bar or anything.
What about Matt?
There are some cool scenes coming up [in episode 3] with Enzo and Matt. Matt finds out through Enzo in a roundabout way who the people are who he’s been dealing with, some of the truths about these people, which shakes Matt up a little bit.
We have several interviews coming through today from Nina Dobrev, Candice Accola and more. First up Nina Dobrev chats with The Hollywood Reporter, and Candice Accola talks with Alloy Entertainment. We’ll post more as they come in.
Nina Dobrev via THR:
The Vampire Diaries ended on an emotional note last year with Damon and Bonnie’s deaths and even with several months to grieve, Elena hasn’t been dealing with her losses well. What’s her mindset like at the start of the season?
It’s eerily happy, unconventionally so, and confusing for a lot of people — for her, for her friends and for the audience. She’s not really dealing with it. She’s sort of masking it and pretending that it never happened in a way. It’s a ticking time bomb. She’s just delaying the inevitable. It’s not healthy and it hurts people around her and it makes her do things that she probably wouldn’t otherwise. It’s like a drug addiction. She goes off the deep end.
Candice Accola via Alloy Entertainment:
Alloy Entertainment: A lot of fans, myself included, have been inspecting the TVD Season 6 poster in closer detail and it’s interesting to note that Caroline is not only alone but also the only individual who’s lying on the ground. There’s a mesmerizing yet uncharacteristically dark quality to her in this moment. That being said, what are your thoughts on Caroline going rogue and perhaps becoming the new ‘Big Bad’ on the show?
Candice Accola: Yea! I would love that. I think that would be a really interesting transformation — to see a sunshiney character such as Caroline accept her bad side. And, honestly, that seems like a natural progression for anyone as they age and grow into adulthood. Everyone has good and evil inside of them, and it’s all about finding your own moral compass and achieving a balance in your ability to control both of those. You know? You don’t want to be so nice and so welcoming that you are just constantly taken advantage of, but you also don’t want to be so guarded and so defensiveness that you just shut everyone out. Caroline in particular has been pushing away her natural sense of vampirism since Season 2; she is so obsessed with keeping a tight rein on it that the only way she’ll ever be able to find her true footing is to lose control completely…at least for a little while. We’ll see where the writers take it but I think it would be wonderful to see her go through those struggles and emotions
Julie Plec Reveals what our characters will be up to via E!Online:
“Vampire Diaries this season is so fun and fresh and so exciting to write,” Plec said. “All the characters are going through all this crazy stuff that is really deeply rooted in their own emotional experience. Stefan [Paul Wesley] is making all these choices about what kind of life he wants to live next and it doesn’t necessarily involve anybody that he already knows. Caroline [Candice Accola] is really struggling with the fact that her friends are scattered and she can’t even go home and sleep in her own bed. Tyler’s [Michael Trevino] human again and is terrified that he’s going to do something to trigger his curse. Alaric [Matt Davis] is back teaching! And we’re dealing with the fact that he had to come back and start his live over but he doesn’t really feel comfortable in his own vampire skin.”
Nina Dobrev via TVLine on why Stefan and Elena are holding hands in the new promotional image:
TVLINE | OK, I won’t make you. But I do want to ask why Elena and Stefan are holding hands on the Season 6 poster.
Wouldn’t you like to know! All of our characters go on a journey this season; Damon and Bonnie have disappeared, which is why they’re holding hands, so Stefan and Elena have to take the lead and save the day. They’re left to pull through and grieve the people they’ve lost.
TVLINE | So it’s more of a supportive hand-holding thing?
I mean … you never know where they’re going, honestly. We’re shooting Episode 8 right now, so we still have over half the season to film. Anything could happen. As of right now, it’s more of a support thing.
Check out this great audio interview with Candice Accola from our friend, Monica1236 on SoundCloud. Candice shares some TVD Season 6 scoop!
TV Guide has six teases from Nina Dobrev about tomorrow night’s season premiere, here’s a preview, then check out the rest over at TV Guide.
For the first time, viewers will see what Elena is like sans any Salvatores in her life. “I’m excited to see her start this new life in college and see how she copes without the Salvatores and how long that lasts and if it makes her realize that being away from them is good or bad,” Dobrev says. “It’s interesting to see her become her own independent person.”
EW chatted both Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder, check out what they had to say and read the rest over at EW.
As for Damon, he won’t exactly find himself grieving for anyone or anything. As Ian Somerhalder put it, “He’s pissed off. They’re stuck in a place they don’t want to be, and Damon’s fiercely loyal. He feels the need to get back to his family. They’re trying everything. They’re Scooby-Doo-ing that sh– like crazy.”
However, don’t expect Damon and Bonnie’s situation to be devoid of fun. “You never really get to see these two together because they do have a lot of fun together,” he said. “Damon’s a goofy man. He likes to have fun, and Bonnie doesn’t take s–t from anyone anymore. She’s just been hammered for years by all these sort of supernatural elements and she just doesn’t take it anymore. It’s awesome.”
Our friends at Alloy Entertainment had a chance to catch up with Michael Malarkey on his upcoming EP release and TVD Season 6. Check out what Michael said we can expect from Enzo and the gang this season!
Alloy Entertainment: Enzo lays the charm on thick whenever Caroline is around. Is he really smitten with her or does he just enjoy her over-the-top reactions to his compliments?
Michael Malarkey: It’s a bit of both I think. I wouldn’t go as far as to say he’s “smitten” but I think he digs her. I mean, he’s an old British vampire who’s been imprisoned for a long time — so a girl like Caroline seems like an alien almost. He’s never met somebody who’s as outgoing and forward as she is. But there’s also an element of her that’s elegant and he appreciates that. She’s one of the characters on the show who never seems to have an ulterior agenda. Caroline wears her heart on her sleeve and she’s quite noble. I think Enzo connects with her on that level, and there seems to be an inkling about a possible connection between the two of them and we’ll have to wait and see if it comes to fruition or not.
Alloy Entertainment: Everyone is focused on Stefan and Elena’s emotional well-being in the aftermath of Damon’s disappearance — which is understandable — but how is Enzo dealing with the grief? Will he recruit a new murder buddy or will the loss of his friend hit him hard?
Michael Malarkey: Well, Enzo is not that fickle that he’ll forget about Damon and move on. Damon is his best bud and the only friend he’s had for seven years — or however many years it’s been, I can’t do math — but he’s not just going to let him die without figuring out what happened first. He wants his buddy back.
Celebuzz caught up with Michael Malarkey for a chat. Check out what Michael had to say about what’s in store for Enzo in Season 6!
Celebuzz: First of all congratulations on being upgraded to series regular on the next season of TVD, were you pretty excited when you got the news?
Michael Malarkey: Oh he** yeah! I basically was doing the guest star thing and flying back and forth from London. So for that purpose alone it’s nice to know where I’m going to be for the next year, instead of just bouncing back and forth. It’s kind of a long flight. But I’m over the moon to be a part of such a well established and respected TV show.
CB: What can we expect from Enzo on season six?
MM: Well you’re going to get his same old mischievousness as well as his sense of loyalty. It kind of travels the line between good and evil a little bit. I’ve read about the first six episodes and there’s some really good stuff coming up.