Paul Wesley has made the rounds talking about tonight’s highly anticipated midseason return, “Woke Up with a Monster” directed by Paul, himself. Check these out, and we’ll add more as the become available.
Via Yahoo TV on Chris Wood’s character Kai:
While he loves working with Michael Malarkey, who plays Enzo, Wesley’s favorite parts of the episode are the storylines involving Caroline and her mother and Kai (Chris Wood) holding Elena captive. “[Wood]’s work in my episode is pretty hilarious. He would surprise me and do things that even I didn’t think of, and I would use those takes in my cut,” Wesley says with a laugh. “The best actors bring their own little spin to things. It’s always intimidating joining a Season 6 show, being relatively new. Having the sort of confidence to just start improvising and doing your own thing is really pretty ballsy. It’s either gonna work or fail, but it really works in his favor.”
So much, in fact, that Wesley says, “The notes that I got back when I submitted my episode were, ‘We love Kai.’ Like literally, everyone loves Kai because he’s so likable despite the fact that he’s completely sinister. That was what was so exciting about the way it was written — you kinda like him, even though he’s doing all these awful things, which makes it really interesting. Otherwise, it would just be really boring.”
Via THR, more about Kai and the last 15 minutes of the episode:
What can you preview about the other storylines?
Kai — Chris Wood — has a lot of stuff with Elena. The interactions are pretty amazing. Caroline has a lot to do in my episode, and Candice Accola is dealing with some things with her mom. Those were the two storylines that are the most pivotal in episode, and the most compelling and effective. And if people can get through the episode, then they’re really in for a great treat at the end. The last 10-15 minutes, I want to make sure people watch it. There’s not a lot I can tease, but I really want to make sure people stay with it; make sure you watch it live.
Via TVLine on losing series regular, Steven R. McQueen:
TVLINE | Lastly, how do you feel about losing Jeremy — and Steven R. McQueen as a series regular — next year?
It’s weird. We’ve gone through this before, but certainly not in Season 6. I love Steven. He’s such a sweet and nice and kind kid. Of course it’s sad, you know, but he’s a young actor, we’re in Season 6 and I’m excited to see what he does next.