Author L.J. Smith just posted on her blog about the CW’s adaptation of her fabulous Vampire Diaries series. She shares her thoughts, concerns, and expectations of the show and hopefully puts fans’ minds at ease. Personally, I am glad to get this update from her because I have been wondering how she felt about all this.
Read the excerpt below and the full blog post is here.
-but I know the one thing on my reader’s minds, and that’s the TV pilot. (For anyone who doesn’t know, the CW picked up the pilot, so that’s one more thing to thank my angel-mother for). I couldn’t bring myself to go to the showing in L.A., but my staunch agent, Elizabeth, went to the showing in New York. She said she really loved it, and that she especially liked the bits with Stefan and Damon. I’m glad of that, because that’s the chemistry that needs to work to make it a real love triangle. She also said that she felt the chemistry between Stefan and Elena, which is, of course, just as important. Now I only have to fret about the chemistry between Damon and Elena . . . (I will worry about anything not explicitly gone over–it’s my nature). Elizabeth also said that besides Elena’s hair being changed the girl herself is rather vulnerable and accessible–two words I would never use to describe the Elena of Vampire Diaries 1. But I look at it this way: in The Awakening Elena is a bitch halfway through the book. She’s meant to be, and the book is largely about how she changes as a result of meeting Stefan. But how do you get that–and all the other action–into a two hour pilot? And not end up having the audience hate Elena for being stuck up?