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The Vampire Diaries can’t stop laughing at PaleyFest

March 11, 2012

The Vampire Diaries cast was having a ball at PaleyFest last night. Lots of jokes, especially among the Salvatore brothers, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley.

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What I learned about TVD at PaleyFest

1. So fans of The Vampire Diaries are kind of crazy in to this show. There was definitely a different vibe at this event than the other shows’ panel discussions, what with the hooting, hollering and any other progessive verb starting with an h that you can think of. I really like this show, but I’ve never gotten that involved in a piece of fiction. I appreciate this show mostly for its superb writing – the crazy plot twists, the really tight dialogue and the fact that the show doesn’t take itself too seriously. Of course the handsome men are nice too.

2. Talk about fans getting engrossed in the show – apparently Matt Davis writes a bit of fan fiction himself on his Twitter account. His handle is Ernesto Riley (I don’t know).

3. Nina Dobrev thinks Elena should take a European vacation and spend some time away from all this vampire business. I would be up for some fresh scenery, plus it could be an opportunity to explore Katherine’s roots in Romania and the Salvatore origins in Italy.

4. Executive producer and co-creator, Julie Plec, honed in on the main relationship and element that ties the show together: Damon and Stefan and the brotherly love-hate-I want to kill you dynamic. They each have equal capabilities of good and evil, but they just struggle with it differently. Those are the most interesting characters to follow too; sometime we want to see a little bitey-killy and other times some kissy-huggy.

5. Every episode of TVD is like a mini film. The writers start with a clean slate every episode. First they look at where the characters are emotionally, then they add in the mythology of the show, then the Mystic falls Event of the Week. I do love a good barn raising/retro era high school dance.

5. Ian Somerhalder bombed his network test for the show. But he got a second chance and  wowed the network president. Thank god because Damon is the best character on the show. Ian gave some advice to all the aspiring idiots crazy enough to want to break in to TV (what up, fellow idiots): you always have to be prepared for when an opportunity comes at you. So goodnight, Kingdom of Blog – time to do some writing!

New episodes return March 15

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  1. March 11, 2012 7:58 pm

    I found Ian S. to be the most interesting person to listen to. He was very honest and brave for sharing his story of rejection. The Salvatore bros def dominated the conversation. Candace was pretty funny too and so daring with those pants!

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