Today was Day One of the Television Critics Association Press Tour. The Vampire Diaries Panel included: Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley and executive producers, Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec and Bob Levy. There were all kinds of tidbits of info floating all over the Twitterverse and Internet during the panel discussion. I tuned in to a live blogging via Cover It Live on TVTango.com. Also, we got several juicy bits of info via @KristinAlert and @theTVaddict. Here are some pics from the panel. You can view the rest of the pics here on Zimbio! And here’s an excerpt from Kristin’s post today, after the panel discussion was over.
It seems Katherine (Nina) and Damon (Ian) will share some hot and steamy screentime in an upcoming episode.
“There’s a big episode coming up that’s all about Katherine,” Nina told me exclusively after the panel session with reporters. “I love playing her because she’s everything I’m not and I can get it all out of my system. I actually have modeled the character after Ian’s performance of Damon, because he does it so well.” So the chemistry is palpable, friends!
“I think what Elena will learn,” Ian (Damon) tells me, “is that even though he is a diabolical jerk, Damon speaks the truth. He does lot lie. And Stefan (Paul Wesley) has lied to her. So Damon will win Elena over in that capacity. And who’s to say Stefan isn’t a little bit evil anyway? He definitely has some evil in him.”
Here’s what else we learned:
“The cork will be pulled on the whole basement thing,” boss Kevin Williamson teases. “Before the first season is over.”
“Vicki is definitely dead and won’t be coming back,” Kevin said when a reporter asked why Kayla Ewell (Vicki) said she wasn’t really dead.
The IMDB synopsis that says Elena will become a vampire in the next episode “is completely false,” boss Julie Plec said. “That happens in the books but it won’t happen on this show til like season 37.”
Yay! You mean we get 37 seasons? You better get your non-aging, vampalicious cast some face cream, stat.
Damon and Elena are on! The road, anyway. As I teased a few weeks back, the unlikely pair will be taking a road trip (against her will) and it will lead to the blossoming of the full-fledged love triangle, with the first glimmers of a possible Damon and Elena pairing. “It’s not a love triangle with only two people and,” Nina says. “And now that the necklace is off, she’s very vulnerable. In the next episodes we’re going to see there’s going to be a lot of Damon and Elena.”