Here’s a great interview by the Digital Spy’s TubeTalk with Jennifer Bryan, the Vampire Diaries costume designer and friend to the stars. She dishes up quite a bit of scoop about where the show is headed!
Who is your favourite character to dress for?
“Oh my gosh – that’s like asking who is my favourite child! That’s tough, it really is. It really depends on the episode. Sometimes it’s Elena… I really like doing the 1864 period characters – those are great and very interesting. I like to do Bonnie because she’s the funky one out of the three main girls.”
How much do you know about future storylines?
“Right now I’m prepping episode 18 which takes us back to 1864 and there’s some very interesting things developing… I have to be kept in the loop because we’re shooting three or four episodes ahead of what’s aired. They don’t give me too much information though – sometimes I get surprised!”
You had Melinda Clarke on recently. What was it like working with her?
“She was a ton of fun! She’s the cheeky mum who’s a bit of a cougar. We were thrilled to have her on the show because it adds a new dimension. She comes home after neglecting her kids and tries to make amends, but she doesn’t do a very good job.”
Are the flashbacks going to become more and more prominent?
“Yes they are and they’re really stretching them out – you will start to see more of a connection between present day and flashbacks. There is a lot of crossover in the storyline. I can’t tell you any more though – I’ve probably given you too much already!”
Where does Elena’s story take her as the season progresses?
“I think you’re going to get me in hot water for giving all this information! There is going to be a melding of Katherine and Elena – you can see it. How it’s going to take place, I don’t know. Does Katherine come to the future or does Elena go to the past? I would like to see Katherine come to the future to see how a woman with cunning 1860s sensibility deals with life in this century.”