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Check out TV Guide‘s latest Vampire Diaries Bite below, but first, here’s what Julie Plec had to say to E!Online about Elena’s “Choice”.

Elena’s Choice, Take Two: While season three’s finale also featured Elena making a choice between the Salvatore brothers, Plec previews that our heroine isn’t the same human girl who chose Stefan (Paul Wesley) just before dying and coming back as a vamp. “I think that in last year’s finale it was very clear that Elena was struggling with feelings for both brothers and needed to make a decision about what she wanted her life to be and who she wanted to share that life with,” she explains. “This year, she’s had a very traumatic roller coaster of life experience and it’s changed her irrevocably—and at the center of it all was the diehard belief that she loved Damon, that she loved him more than she’d ever loved anyone.

She continues, “Her struggle has been with the realization of the sire bond that she couldn’t even trust those feelings to be true. So it’s more about answering the truth of those feelings and as a result does that mean her distance from Stefan was also not real and not true? She handles that realization pretty well and it’s a great, great, great scene.”

TV Guide’s Vampire Diaries Bite: The triangle is right back where it started

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ETOnline, TV Fanatic and Zap2It had a chance to catch up with The Vampire Diaries Executive Producer, Julie Plec to talk the sire bond, graduation and the new Vampire Diaries Spin-off, The Originals.

Via ETOnline:

ETonline: With The Originals, many fans are wondering how you bring Matt & Rebekah and Klaus & Caroline’s stories to a close. What can you say?

Plec: They are very, very simple and, I think, satisfying. I’m sure there are lots of people who would like to see more, but it’s satisfying and very enjoyable. The thing is, I watched Buffy and Angel. I used to love on Angel when we’d get visits from friends from the other show. Plus, Angel didn’t stop loving Buffy just because he was on a new show. It took him a long-ass time to get over her, so this is by no means the end of Klaus’ feelings for Caroline. If anything, it’s a new beginning.

Via TV Fanatic:

TVF: With The Originals coming next season, safe to say we will see many new characters on TVD next season?

JP: We’re definitely going to see some new faces. Some of our characters are going to go to college and Mystic Falls will have lost some of its vampire population and so there’s going to be new opportunities, new villains and new friends in season five.

TVF: What are the rules for crossing over between TVD and The Originals?

JP: I think, at the moment, there are no rules. I think that we have characters moving from one life to another and they have connections from where they have just moved from so we’re not going to pretend like that connection never existed. If anything, they’re going to be very present emotionally in the new series and it’s just a matter of what opportunities can happen [and] when to pay a little visit from one show to the other.

Via Zap2It:

Plec says that despite the dissent in the fandom, the sire bond “absolutely” accomplished what the writers intended for it to accomplish. “The bottom line is that Elena as a human made a very, very, very clear choice that she would love Stefan always and forever,” she says. “But then her entire life turned upside down, and any feelings she originally had for Damon were still there, and of course magnified. There was always going to be a little bit of a confusion there for her — but not enough confusion for her to be over Stefan. It would take a lot to rip Elena away from loving Stefan. It would take years and seasons. We’d be eighty, if we followed the natural progression of that relationship.”

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Julie Plec chatted with EW recently about what we can expect from The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Finale.

“It’s difficult to throw an event in Mystic Falls without it going catastrophically awry, but one of the things that was really important to us is that we do give this event itself its due,” says executive producer Julie Plec, who cowrote the episode with Caroline Dries. “We approached this episode, in its own way, like a series finale because our character’s graduating from high school is a shift in the show to open up a lot of new storytelling opportunities and new environments. So we really wanted to be able to get all the emotion out of this episode that we could before we move on to a different life. We made sure that in spite of everything that’s going on in the midst of it, we still get those great friendship moments and nostalgia moments that I, as a fan of TV over the decades, loved so much on high school shows as you reached that milestone.”

Read more from the interview over at EW.

Julie Plec teases tomorrow night’s Vampire Diaries prom episode “Pictures of You” in TV Guide’s latest Vampire Diaries Bite!

julie-plec-she-knowsShe Knows caught up with Executive Producer, Julie Plec. She fills us in on the rest of the season, and Elena’s journey. *Spoiler Alert*

SheKnows: A lot of people want Elena (Nina Dobrev) to turn her humanity back on, but what do you think of the new, meaner Elena?

Julie Plec: As a writer and as someone who loves doing new things and finding a fresh voice, we love it. We love mean Elena because it’s different. It’s a fun sparkle. She’s nasty, she’s uncompromising and unforgiving, and it gets worse before it gets better for sure. Every time I see a cut of the show I feel it’s so new and fresh. Now I also know you run the risk of alienating people who are traditionalists and purists who like their heroine to be clean and pure. It’s not something that we would leave her there forever. I think it’s all part of the journey. When we decided to turn Elena into a vampire we didn’t want it to be easy. We didn’t want it to be a cakewalk. We needed her to run the whole roller coaster of emotions and of that experience of stuff so she wouldn’t just be, “Oh I’m a vampire, now let’s party and I’m happy.” We knew we wanted to take her as dark as we could take her so that’s where she is now, but we do the roller coaster. We end up down one hill and up another.

Read the rest of the interview over She Knows.

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TV Guide has posted more of their interview with Julie Plec following the February 21st Episode 4.15 “Stand By Me”. She answers questions about Tyler, Klaus, Caroline, Bonnie and the upcoming Prom episode (Ep 4.19) .

Is there any hope for Tyler to return?

Julie Plec: Tyler had to leave in the same way Katherine had to leave. When Klaus puts his mark on you, you’re pretty f—ed. So we do not have any plans to bring him back until there is a resolution to his Klaus problem and with Katherine it took her out for two years. Tyler does appear in one episode [this season], but it’s not his “return.”

Read the rest of the interview over at TV Guide.

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The Vampire Diaries Executive Producer, Julie Plec teases what’s next for Elena after the heart-wrenching episode we all had to endure last night. Julie spoke with EW about how they anticipated that fans would write-off Jeremy’s death as a fake out.

Did you anticipate most of the fans writing off Jeremy’s death as a fake-out? Many of them were actually like Elena, now that I think about it — total denial.

That’s what we wanted to do, truthfully. We wanted to end the previous episode with Jeremy’s death, but I said as I was writing the script that [I knew] the ride I wanted the audience to be on in this episode. The instant that episode 14 was over, the very first thing somebody was going to say is, “No, wait! Was he wearing his ring?” Then somebody else was going to say, “Wait, the ring doesn’t work anymore.” Then somebody else was going to say, “But what if it does? You never know.” And we wanted to dramatize all those questions because on this show, death is not always final. And we do have this sort of reputation for turning a story on its head and surprising people. So we wanted to play those questions so that as Elena came to terms with reality and what had happened, so too, would the audience.

Also check out what Julie had to say about the show heading to New York and an upcoming flashback!

Speaking of the house, are we going to see a new home base for everyone? The house is — at least to me — such an important meeting point for everyone.

They’re going to definitely take up residence in the Salvatore mansion. Although, we go on the road a little bit in the next two episodes after that. We head to New York and we head to small down Pennsylvania. So the adventures of new vampire Elena and how we try to keep her reigned in is what’s driving the next few episodes.

You head to New York!?

Yes, we do! Well, not literally. It’s a very well dressed corner of downtown Atlanta.

When’s the next time we’re really going to dig into the Silas aspect of this mythology?

We very, very quietly slow-play it in the next episode, but in the one after that, we start to see what his plan is with Bonnie and if he’s going to be successful in getting her to do what he wants to do. And Stefan and Caroline — and Klaus, of all people — figure out what going on and and try to put a stop to it.

And the next flashback?

That’s the same episode. While our hometown heroes are dealing with what Silas is up to, Damon, Elena and Rebekah take off to New York as Damon relives a time in his life in the ’70s when he was not so well behaved, either.

Read the rest of the interview over at EW.

Julie also spoke to TV Line and TV Guide. Click the links below to what she had to say!

Vampire Diaries Boss Reveals Why She Killed Off [Spoiler]! Plus: Scoop on Elena’s New ‘Happy Place,’ Bonnie’s ‘Visions’ and More!

How Will the Salvatores Handle Dark Elena? The Vampire Diaries Boss Answers That and More!

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SPOILERS AHEAD…

Following the airing of the last episode of The Vampire Diaries “O, Come All Ye Faithful”, TV Line had a chance to chat with Julie Plec about the loss of Tyler’s mom, Damon and Elena’s struggles, the future of Caroline and Klaus and what’s coming up in the next episode when the show returns from hiatus January 17th, 2013.

TVLINE | The next episode is kind of Breakfast Club-y. Who’s trapped together, and what emotions does it bring out?

It has a lot to do with what Rebekah’s up to. She’s been gone for quite some time. She’s missed a lot. So [in] her efforts to try to get information out of everybody…she gets caught up on the goings-on in Mystic Falls in her absence, including that Stefan and Elena are broken up, that Elena slept with Damon, that there’s a sire bond at play, that the cure hasn’t been found yet – all kinds of great things which she gets out of them in the form of a pretty malicious detention at school.

READ THE REST OF THE INTERVIEW OVER AT TV LINE


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