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Paul Wesley spoke with Zap2It about tonight’s episode, in which Paul Wesley directed. He talks about The Other side and some “easter eggs” (a common theme) during the vision sequences.

“Now that the Travelers brought Markos back things are starting to fall apart,” Wesley says. “I’ve been able to do some really cool visual stuff with the Other Side falling apart and disintegrating. I’m so glad I got to recreate the visual aesthetic of the Other Side because it was so interesting to me, getting to work with the production designer and the creative team to try to make a new way of telling the Other Side’s story.”

And for any super fans out there, keep your eyes peeled for a common theme Wesley wove into his vision scenes like easter eggs. “There’s an interesting thing I did in some of the visions, and I wonder if anyone will pick up on it,” Wesley says. “It’s not like a big deal, and I don’t want to sound pretentious but there’s kind of an interesting theme in the vision sequences that I’ll be curious to see if anyone picks up on. It’s a fun little clue for the fans.”

Read the rest of the interview over at Zap2It.

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Check out these great interviews with Paul Wesley from TV Guide and THR. Paul talks about his recent directorial debut with tonight’s episode “Resident Evil” and some of the challenges he faced. Read an excerpt from each interview below then head over to both sites for the full interviews!

via TV Guide:

Although Wesley has been learning about the process for a while now, finally taking charge behind the camera didn’t come without its challenges. The biggest surprise? How willing he had to be to compromise. “You read something and you have a good idealistic vision of what it should be and then you get [to location] and the set isn’t exactly what you wanted it to look like or the actor has a different interpretation,” Wesley says. “So there’s an interesting compromise you have to make as a director. You have to be open to that and if you’re not you can get yourself into a lot of trouble. You have to be open to change at any moment.”

via THR:

But because of his on-camera responsibilities as a series lead, Wesley’s one regret was not being unable to be present in the editing room to see his episode become fully realized. After sending off the footage to the editors to assemble, Wesley was only able to offer “a couple of notes” over email. “That was probably the most frustrating part of it,” he admits.

Another unexpected hiccup was weather-related. In February, Atlanta was hit with a massive winter storm that forced shutdowns on numerous productions in the area, including Vampire Diaries. The show went dark for a few days. “It was a really long, tedious shoot with weather issues, changing schedules,” Wesley recalls. But the production halt was actually a blessing in disguise, he says, affording him more time to prepare.

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EW will have Paul Wesley on their SiriusXM radio show “The Editor’s Hour” today at 2PM EST. Listen to the clips below of Paul talking about cutting out a shirtless scene, teasing what’s to happen in the season finale and in the next clip Paul plays a game of You Said It.

People’s Choice caught up with Paul Wesley at PaleyFest, and here Paul plays a game of Against the Clock.

Paul Wesley stops by Pix 11 Morning News in New York City to discuss this Thursday’s episode, and his directorial debut! Plus enjoy a sneak peek at Thursday’s episode!

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The Wall Street Journal caught up with Paul Wesley to discuss is upcoming directorial debut. Check out what Paul had to say about the experience!

Speakeasy: So you’ve acted, produced and now directed – are you positioning yourself as a triple threat?

Paul Wesley: I hate to say it, but I think I enjoy directing on “Vampire Diaries” more than acting on Vampire Diaries. I mean don’t get me wrong, I really love acting on the show, but there was just something about directing that really spoke to me and it’s really something I always envisioned myself doing.

I never really thought I would be a TV director. I always thought surely I’ll have directed my first feature by now, but that hasn’t happened because I’ve obviously been preoccupied for the last half decade filming “Vampire Diaries.”  So the feature is coming soon, but this was a good start and I’ve got to tell you it’s really amazing to work with a polished crew and with amazing people supporting you. It was a great way to get started, I can tell you that much.

And here Paul teases The Vampire Diaries Season 5 finale and season 6.

And now, I have to ask, can you give fans any sneak peaks of the last part of season five?

I read the finale and it ends on a really interesting note. I guess you could say some of the main characters, something happens to them that is. Season five ends on a note of ambiguity in that you really don’t know what is going to happen in season six because people sort of …a very mysterious fate takes two of our main characters.

Read the rest of the interview over at The Wall Street Journal Speakeasy.

HitFix has posted their red carpet interviews with Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder from PaleyFest. Check out what Nina and Ian had to say!

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Clevver TV caught up with the TVD trio at PaleyFest and check out what Ian, Nina and Paul had about the perfect first kiss and romance advice!

No Exit

Collider caught up with Candice Accola. Here she talks the Season Finale and Travelers mythology.

What was your reaction, when you read the finale script?

ACCOLA:  It’s a finale.  For anyone that’s been a dedicated viewer of the show, they know what the writers put into the finale, and this is on par with the finales of the past.

Especially with the Travelers’ leader, Markos, coming, and with Luke and Liv, is there anyone Caroline should be most worried about in these last few episodes?

ACCOLA:  Any way I try to answer that, I’m going to get in trouble.  Over the next few episodes, we’re gonna see all of our favorite characters really team up together.  You’re going to see all of the dots start connecting.  We’re going to get a further education on the mythology of the Travelers and you’ll learn how, in the grand scheme of things, it will affect everyone.

Read more of the interview over at Collider.

Check out these interviews with Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev via PopSugar from the PaleyFest red carpet.

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Nina Dobrev talks Damon and Elena’s Relationship

Check out these interviews with Ian Somerhalder, from the PaleyFest Red Carpet with People’s Choice and TV Fanatic. Ian talks upcoming kisses and Damon’s dark side!

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Gone Girl

Caroline Dries chats with TV Guide about last night episode “Gone Girl”. She talks about where exactly Katherine went, and here she explains what has happened to Elena.

“It’s now, how do we get out of this?” Dries says. “Elena is dealing with the turmoil and emotional damage left in Katherine’s wake, but Elena is also dying. This virus is killing her. Two of our main characters have this incurable virus and they want to kill everyone, so what do they do? Our guys will have to make a deal with the devil to save their friends.”

Read the rest of the story over at TV Guide.

OK Magazine caught up with Zach Roerig and Michael Malarkey at the aTVFest in Atlanta, GA. The two talk about favorite scenes & moments.

No Exit

Check out the latest previews from EP Caroline Dries via Hollywood Life, Alloy Entertainment and EW.

On Matt & Nadia, and the status of Tyler and Caroline via Hollywood Life:

Naturally, Stefan and Caroline (Candice Accola) will eventually figure out what’s going on with Katherine, but since Matt (Zach Roerig), the only one who currently knows, will spend the episode as Nadia’s (Olga Fonda) hostage — because “Nadia is going to try to exhaust every possibility before having to kill him” —  Caroline will have time to work things out with Tyler (Michael Trevino).

“They still have a lot to deal with, with learning that Caroline slept with Klaus,” says Dries. “That’s a really deep wound for Tyler to come to terms with. They’re trying to be friends, but there’s this big, dark cloud hanging over them that he can’t erase… That conflict will rear its head again, so they’ll both have to talk about it.”

Read more over at Hollywood Life.

On Katherine flirting with Stefan (as Elena) via Alloy Entertainment:

Alloy Entertainment: When Katherine was on her deathbed, fans was pleading for her life to be spared. After she took over Elena’s body, everyone was like “Off with her head!” And during TVD episode 5×14, she’s probably going to inspire even more passionate reactions since she’s going to shamelessly flirt with Stefan. How much fun did the writers have dreaming up seduction tactics for Katherine to use?

Caroline Dries: Are you kidding me? I was so excited for this storyline. When Brian [Young] was writing it and I was reading it — just to think about what could happen — I felt like we were brainstorming fan fiction. I love these scenes so much, and of course it was super fun. It’s a fine dance for Katherine because she has to pretend to be Elena, but, at that same time, she wants to put the moves on Stefan. So we had to figure out how to achieve that in a believable yet entertaining way. I would say it’s Katherine at her sexiest and it’s very intriguing to watch.

Read more over at Alloy Entertainment.

On Matt knowing the secret about Elena via EW:

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: We have to start by talking about Elena. One of our gang now knows the secret, how quickly is the truth going to unravel?

DRIES:
 Matt is really the only person who knows coming into this episode. And that’s going to be knowledge that is tricky for him to harbor because it’s quite literally holding him hostage. Nadia has figured out that Matt knows. So Matt’s like, “What do I do with this information and how do I get people to know what I know without them being killed by Nadia — and without me being killed?” So our people are thrown into situations with Katherine — who they think is Elena — where the actions don’t necessarily start adding up. And that combined with Matt’s knowledge. I think our characters sooner rather than later are going to start putting it together that, “What the heck? This is not Elena.” So that will be happening soon.

Read the rest of the interview over at EW.




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