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 'Vampire Diaries' creators spill on season two

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PostSubject: 'Vampire Diaries' creators spill on season two   Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:24 am

'Vampire Diaries' creators spill on season two



It's safe to say that I'm absolutely infatuated with, and intoxicated by, "The Vampire Diaries." I've repeatedly touted the show's ability to shock, fully realize complex relationships and deliver some of the most astute dialogue anywhere on television. So my reasons have been well-covered.

Last week's premiere proved that season one's sensational run was no fluke and set up several storylines that promise to shake every Mystic Fall-ian to the core.

To make sense of it all, I called up executive producers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson for a frank, insightful and spoiler-filled chat. From Caroline's future on the show to Damon's demons, I got the skinny on every last drop of what you can expect from "Vampire Diaries" this year.

PopWrap: Congrats on an amazing season premiere -- I have to know where the idea to make Caroline a vampire came from.
Kevin Williamson: We started talking about it last year
Julie Plec: Honestly, that was Kevin’s idea – he said it right at the end of the season when we were done with the scripts and were so exhausted that we didn’t even want to think about season two yet. We actually made a pact not to talk about season two until we had a break, but then he goes, “you know, I really think Caroline needs to be a vampire.” It was one of those random thoughts, but he was so right.

PW: What made you realize that Kevin?
Kevin: One of the things Julie and I both struggled with last year were the supporting characters. Everyone seemed to zero in on the love triangle and anyone involved with the supernatural world had a lot of story. We struggled to incorporate any human in the dark into the story. We want human’s in the show, but we needed an element that would involve the other supporting characters.



PW: The last time you made one of the main characters a vampire -- vicky -- she didn't last very long. Will Caroline have a longer shelf life?
Kevin: I think it’s safe to say yes.
Julie: Here’s the deal, Caroline could die in any episode – she is doomed. She is absolutely, fundamentally doomed by definition of her own personality and her lot in life. Her mom’s in the council and is the sheriff. She's also a neurotic, jealous busybody who is always putting her foot in her mouth and Damon isn’t going to put up with her – so she’s doomed. The question is, how much fun can we have getting her out of those doomed situations and for how long. Because we really, really believe that this character has a long shelf life.

PW: I can't wait to see Candice Accola as a vampire!
Julie: She’s amazing. We have a lot of fun. The sad part is, now that she’s a vampire, it doesn’t bode well for other people's shelf lives. Now we have one more vampire around to kill people.

PW: And poor Sheriff Forbes, she can barely spot a vampire at 20 paces as is!
Julie: [laughs] We have a lot of fun with that in the writer’s room. We don’t put it on the screen, because that’s a little too self aware, but it is hilarious to us that Sheriff Forbes can’t figure it out.
Kevin: It’s hard being a single mom and a Sheriff!

PW: How would you two describe the theme of season two?
Julie: The theme of the series is very much the idea of loss, grief and death, frankly.
Kevin: And redemption.
Julie: You think redemption?
Kevin: Revenge.
Julie: Revenge! [laughs] We’re gunna talk this out with you on the phone. If last year was about finding the people that filled your soul, this year is very much about the complications and consequences that come along with feeling those powerful emotions. And how much that can have a pretty extreme and painful domino effect.

PW: And it looks like that will hit Damon the hardest.
Kevin: Love isn’t perfect. It’s not that we had a fairytale ending last year, but Damon came full circle. He came to Mystic to exact revenge on his brother, so we thought, but we learned that he was there to get Katherine out of the tomb. Then we found out she wasn’t in the tomb and he reached a place, because of his feelings for Elena, thinking that, for the very first time in his life that he has a home. And he’s setting up roots. And he found himself protecting what he held dear at the end of last season. Now, he’s off kilter because Katherine has walked back into his life. He is worse than ever.
Julie: But what’s funny, his instinct is still to be protective of the town.
Kevin: There’s nothing but a lot of pain and doom ahead for Damon.



PW: Will we see Stefan still struggling with the demon inside of him this year?
Kevin: That’s an inner struggle. Stefan is 100 percent battling with the bad inside of him. He does not want that to surface at any cost. But the truth is, one day, he’s going to have to accept it – be it, claim it, own it. And Damon is the opposite. He doesn’t want to admit there’s good inside of him because it hurts. And a vampire’s Achilles heel always seems to be the heart. And whenever hearts get involved, vampires go south – they go crazy.

PW: What plotline are you excited to see play out this season?
Kevin: The premiere for me was our underhanded way of saying that this is the year we have to deal head on with the relationship between Damon and Elena.

PW: As the people who basically live in these character's minds, I'm curious what your feelings are on the validity of Elena's hatred for Damon. I doubt it. Do you?
Kevin: I think he has such a long road to haul before he can ever be a viable option in her eyes. He’s done so many horrible things – his attack on Jeremy being the worst. I don’t know how you ever get over such a deliberately evil move. It’s going to take a long time for her to get over that. But as Katherine said, hate is the beginning of most love stories. It was no surprise that we ended the episode with Elena saying “I hate him.”



PW: I loved that line.
Kevin: Think about it, it’s romantic comedy 101 – they have to hate each other first, and that will eventually turn itself inside out. But whether or not it’s this season or next season, we’ll have to wait and see.

PW: Nina Dobrev's performance as both Elena and Katherine was incendiary in the premiere -- how exciting was it to see her bring that to life?
Julie: We were actually on set the first day she was playing Katherine. We thought it would be tricky, difficult and take a lot of time so we flew to Atlanta to be there to make sure it was nuanced and not overdone. Nina walks out, does one take and we left. [laughs] She likes to say is that Katherine is Nina on a Saturday night – it’s naughty Nina. Elena is good girl Nina, so she can make the switch really easily. Not to diminish the skill it takes, but there are scenes where she’s playing Katherine and Elena in the same day and you can not tell.
Kevin: It will be interesting to watch this other big villain emerge and for the audiences to discover who she is and what her weaknesses are.

PW: The premiere also introduced the incredibly handsome Taylor Kinney as Mason Lockwood.
Julie: Oh yes.
Kevin: Hideous! We only cast ugly people [laughs].



PW: What is he going to bring to the table?
Julie: It’s funny because we blow through a lot of story very quickly – and we do that on purpose because we love it. But this is a storyline that we’re actually going to take a bit of a slower approach to. Mason won’t be so willing to spill information about The Lockwood Curse. It’ll take Tyler a bit of time to get those answers. And then even when Mason admits what the werewolf curse is, he’s not going to be just giving over a handbook because there’s rules, there’s secrets and there’s things he just doesn’t want Tyler to know.
Kevin: It’s a curse for a reason.
Julie: He doesn’t want it to happen to Tyler, so he’s not going to be guiding him through it. He’ll fight it.
Kevin: And Mason has his own secrets regarding the curse.
Julie: For Tyler it’s going to be frustrating because Mason’s return means he might have a mentor and realizing that he might not be able to fully trust this guy is very disillusioning for Tyler.

PW: When the time comes to show them on screen have you decided if you'll use real of CGI wolves?
Kevin: Yea. We’re going with real wolves.
Julie: Enhanced.
Kevin: And we’ve hired some people that have worked with that for years pull it off.

PW: You guys have scripted a half dozen episodes of season two -- how do you feel about where you are right now?
Kevin: It feels good. It’s so weird that everyone is responding to the oh my god moments because we only do them if they feel right. The danger of being very Lynch-ian is that the audience could feel like they’re being shocked just to be shocked. We want to make sure those moments push our story forward and get us where we want to go. We don’t want to overdo it. We try to keep the show special.



PW: What episode should fans be particularly excited about?
Kevin: Episode four is a flashback.
Julie: It’s a rich juicy flashback episode that goes back and tells some of the stories we already saw last year but Katherine’s side of the story.

PW: Will it be moments from season one that we get her perspective on?
Julie: A little bit. We’ve talked about the Founder’s Day ball and how important that was to the brothers – how that night Stefan was Katherine’s escort but Damon was waiting for her when she came back home. We learned that last year, but this year we get to see that. It’s fun seeing what Katherine was up to behind the scenes and how she’s been toying with the brothers.

PW: Finally, what would you tease about the rest of the year?
Julie: At the core, all the shocking moments and vampires in the world mean nothing if you don’t care about the characters and their relationships. I hope the audience responds to some new relationships we set forth, some unexpected friendships, some new enemies and a lot more epic love – in, perhaps, some unlikely pairings.
Julie: This is the season of relationships and changing love stories.
Kevin: It shows how hard it is to have relationships – friendships even – but if you can pull it off, how rewarding it can be.

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