EW‘s Mandi Bierly caught up with the newest shewolf in Mystic Falls, Michaela McManus who plays “Jules”. She talks Jules’ motives, how she plans to take Tyler under her wing, and a little bit about what we can expect from another friend of Mason’s, Brady, who is played by Stephen Amell. (You can follow them both on Twitter btw, Michaela at @michaelamcm and Stephen at @CallMePancakes).
Michael Trevino, who plays Tyler, told EW last week that Jules wants to take Mason’s nephew under her win. “She feels kind of responsible for what happened to Mason, and he was this special person to her. So knowing that Tyler is there and he’s unprotected, she wants to take over for Mason and make sure that nothing happens to him,” she says. “She has good motives, I think.” (We’ll trust her, even though Trevino telling us, “She wants Tyler and she needs him — for what, I can’t say,” makes us cautious.) As for what exactly Jules’ relationship was with Mason, she’s not telling. (Did they live together? Did she sublet his place when Mason left Florida for Virginia? Or did she just have calls to his land line forwarded to hers?) But she says it’ll be made clear sooner rather than later. She’s also not revealing what Jules’ relationship is with Brady (Stephen Amell), another buddy of Mason’s who’ll come to town with a vengeance. ”He’s a special friend, possibly, to Jules,” she says. Is Jules the kind of girl who has a lot of “special friends” we ask, hopefully. She just laughs. Not wanting to say anything that will set off a spoiler alert, she states the obvious: “His character is gonna bring a lot of trouble to Mystic Falls.”