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Check out the post-mortem interviews with Julie Plec from E!Online, TV Guide, TVLine, Zap2It and THR. Julie previews what’s to come for season 5 of The Vampire Diaries.

Via E!Online:

Stefan and Damon seem like they are in such a good place right now, so what can you preview coming up for them with this body-swap twist?

They are both ultimately equal victims of Katherine’s diabolical plan and unaware that they are being played, they each have stories and moments with “Elena” that shift the relationship between the brothers, not necessarily in a good way. We’ll have to help them find their way back to each other, if and when the dust settles from when they finally open their eyes wide enough to find out they are being played.

Read the rest of the interview over at E!Online

Via TV Guide:

So how long will Katherine prolong her inevitable death by being inside Elena’s body?

Plec: Well I can’t say how long, but I can say that Katherine is one crafty little beyotch so she’s not going to let anything happen that will compromise her identity. So we’ll see how long she succeeds at being able to do that, but my money is on Katherine. She is notoriously pretty good at being Elena Gilbert.

Read the rest of the interview over at TV Guide

Via TVLine:

TVLINE | Caroline and Klaus finally acted on their feelings – but it came with the caveat that he would never come back. Are things really over between them? Can Caroline really put this behind her?

I think they can both put it behind them because they both, admittedly, have other lives and other obligations they need to deal with. The thing with Caroline and Klaus is, she’s always been drawn to him and has this deep-rooted attraction to him that scared her… And yet, she wanted this. She was acting on her most base impulses and trying to get something out of her system. For Klaus, of course, it’s something we know that he’s always wanted. But he’s got obligations. He’s got a life that he’s got to get back to in New Orleans, baby on the way and all that stuff.

Read the rest of the interview over at TVLine

Via Zap2It:

Should we be worried about the buckets of doppelgänger blood the group of Travelers stole from Stefan and Elena?

I think everybody should be wondering what exactly those Travelers are doing. Clearly the doppelganger blood means something to them and as we get deeper into the season, we’ll start explaining more of that. They’ve got big plans. We’re going to start getting an idea of what’s going on slowly from that.

Read the rest of the interview over at Zap2It

Via THR:

What are you are looking toward for the remainder of the season and beyond?

We have a lot of stories to tell, which is the good news, so there doesn’t need to be an ultimate end date. I think we will keep going as long as we have good stories to tell and as long as people who work on the show want to stay with us and tell us good stories. When the stories start disintegrating into those pitches that we swore we’d never get to unless we were desperate, then we’ll try to wrap it up. But those decisions come with a lot of people’s input — a lot of people’s opinions so we shall see.

Read the rest of the interview over at THR

Celebified caught up with Julie Plec at PaleyFest Previews, check out what she had to say about the upcoming 5th season of The Vampire Diaries.

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MTV’s Hollywood Crush had a chance to catch up with TVD EP, Julie Plec. Here’s what Julie had to say about Elena and Caroline new life at college & their dorm room. In the 2nd article Julie talks about when the rest of the gang will discover Stefan’s secret.

Elena and Caroline’s Dorm Room

Elena and Caroline are getting the full college experience when “The Vampire Diaries” returns on October 3—or at least the full TV college experience. The Mystic Falls BFFs will move in together when they matriculate at Whitmore College in season five, which, as we’ve learned through many years of TV-watching, means parties, hot boys and inordinately large dorm rooms.

“Look, we can all joke about it, but in order for a scene to look good, you need a lot of space to shoot in—especially when you’re a show that shoots on long lenses,” executive producer Julie Plec admitted to Hollywood Crush recently. “So yes, our dorm room is a little bigger than the dorm room I had in college.”

But that doesn’t mean it’s not gonna be awesome. “We establish a university that’s old and steeped in tradition and it’s been around for a while, and the room reflects that. It’s got the big arched ceilings and a good, old-world feel to it. So you will laugh, because yes, of course it’s a little bit bigger than it should be, but we’re proud of it.”

Stefan’s Secret

Unfortunately, because Silas locked Stefan up in a safe and threw him off a cliff and stole his identity, no one knows Stefan isn’t actually Stefan. Fortunately, executive producer Julie Plec told Hollywood Crush that it won’t be too long before someone comes to his rescue. “I think the unveiling of the Silas secret identity treachery will happen quickly, because we tend not to drag that stuff out too long on ‘The Vampire Diaries,'” Julie promised.

But before that happens, Silas is going to go nuts in Mystic Falls. “It won’t stop him from continuing to exploit the fact that he is Stefan’s doppelganger,” Julie said. “And with Stefan locked at the bottom of the quarry floor for a little while, we’ll see Silas taking full advantage of that.”

Read the rest of the articles by clicking the two links below:

‘Vampire Diaries’ Season 5: What Will College Life Be Like For Elena, Caroline?
‘Vampire Diaries’ Season 5: When Will Everyone Find Out Stefan’s Secret?

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Wetpaint caught up with Executive produers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries about the upcoming 5th season of The Vampire Diaries.

Wetpaint Entertainment: How does college change things?

Caroline Dries: Well, one of the big themes of Season 5 is new beginnings, fresh starts, and so the girls just want to go to college and be normal functioning vampires. And that’s their plan. They just want to like party, meet boys, go to class, learn, and of course, it just goes terribly awry. So it’s just a glimpse into a new world. It’s called Whitmore College.

What can we expect in the first few episodes for Elena?

Julie Plec: Elena is feeling very torn between the guilt of not wanting to leave home where Jeremy’s finally settling back into school, and she’s got this really loving and thrilling relationship with Damon that she’s been experiencing all summer. She’s completely unaware of Stefan’s jeopardy or Bonnie’s jeopardy. So she’s sad about leaving home like anybody would be, but very excited to get a new start at college with her best friend Caroline. So very quickly, it’s that shift of her realizing that even if she’s trying to create this new life for herself, but things at home aren’t actually going so well, and that there’s a lot that she doesn’t know.

Read the rest of the interview over at Wetpaint.

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EW chatted with EP, Julie Plec about The Vampire Diaries Season 5, check out these juicy tidbits Julie shared!

Damon and Elena
So, what’s ahead for these two besides all that hot lovin’? Plec, whorecently said the duo will be happy this year, explains that Damon and Elena will face real-life relationship conflicts “in which one is keeping a secret from another trying not to hurt their feelings, trying to make them happy, little things that any normal couple would fight about and then hopefully make up over.” Adds Plec: “The biggest hurdles in their relationship come from external sources, people, ideas, notions that are trying to say they’re not supposed to be together. It’s really going to be more about them fighting to prove that they should be together and it’s okay.”

Human Katherine
After a summer of trying to take care of herself, Plec says that Katherine will turn up in Mystic Falls looking to a Salvatore for some assistance. “Certainly her determined presence in Mystic Falls and in the Salvatore house itself will definitely be a little bit of a sore spot,” says the showrunner, who teases that Katherine will becom every attached to said Salvatore.

Read more spoilers from Julie over at EW!

Thanks to TV AfterDark, we have some awesome coverage from the press room at SDCC. Paul Wesley, Julie Plec & Candice Accola talk TVD season 5!

Paul Wesley Chats Being The “Big Bad,” Silas’ Wants & Filming Season 4 At Comic-Con 2013!

Julie Plec Discusses Her Vision For “The Originals,” Klaroline & Flashbacks At Comic-Con 2013!

Candice Accola Talks Season 5, Avoiding The Darkness & Crossovers At Comic-Con 2013!

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Warner Brothers has just announced their line up of shows for the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con to be held, July 18 – 21, and The Vampire Diaries will be heading there for their 5th time in a row!

Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham and Candice Accola join executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries for a screening and Q&A panel. The panel will take place Saturday, July 20th, 2013. We will have more details on possible signing and exact time of panel at a later date.

Read the Warner Brothers Press Release.

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Check out these interviews with Julie Plec from TV Guide, TV Line & EW. She sheds light on the season finale, previews season 5 and answers questions you all may have! Don’t read any further if you haven’t watched the episode yet!

Via TV Guide:

How long before everyone finds out that Stefan is really Silas?
Plec: 
Truth be told, I don’t think it’ll be too long. I think that there’s more fun to be played with people learning quickly, but independently of the other so there’s a lot of good bait-and-switch Katherine-style stuff that could happen early in the season. And people that know Stefan well will be able to catch on pretty quickly I would hope.

Can we expect double Paul Wesley scenes?
Plec: 
Part of the fun of having an actor play two roles are those opportunities to put them face to face, but they’re difficult to shoot and they take a lot of time and the stuff we do even with Katherine and Elena we do so sparingly. So we’ll definitely see it, but of course Stefan will be on his own journey presumably at the bottom of the [lake] floor so we’ll see when and who gets him out of that mess.

Read more from the interview over at TV Guide.

Via TV Line:

TVLINE | Speaking of, why Damon? What were you hoping to get to explore in Elena choosing Damon?
Damon’s a character who’s been driven by feeling like he’s not worthy of love. Now that he’s on the receiving end of that love, what will that mean for him? And where will he have to make changes in him, in his behavior? Or will he still be, “I am who I am. You love me for who I am. I’m not going to change for you”? It’ll be a fun dynamic to see him either trying to exercise restraint or not being able to exercise restraint in the name of love of this girl, especially as he’s got a new houseguest. He’s [living] with Jeremy Gilbert as Elena goes off to college.

Read more over at TVLine!

Via EW:

Did you start the season knowing that you were going to end it with Bonnie dying?
Interestingly enough, that was a pitch that was on the table for the finale last year. For us, it’s always been a question of how much we want to show of the other side. And is there an entire world that we can play over there, or do we really want to keep everything grounded in a real world universe. Having Jeremy able to see ghosts and now Bonnie over on the other side, it felt like an exciting complication to a budding romantic relationship that we were looking forward to playing in that. And also relieving ourselves of the burden — as Kevin [Williamson] calls it, the witch storytelling burden — which is that when you have a witch, they should be able to fix all the problems, but if they could fix all the problems, then you’re not telling the story. But if they can’t fix the problems, then they’re really bad witches. [Laughs] So it’s a nice relief from that for a while.

How much will we see of Kat Graham next season?
She will be a regular. She will be around. If anything, we’ll see as much if not more of her. And it gives us a great way to develop more stories for her outside of just her being the witch that comes in and tries to save the day. I’m excited about the opportunity to tell a romantic relationship between two people who can’t physically be together. Talk about your hurdles.

Read more over at EW.


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