Nina Dobrev will cross over from The Vampire Diaries to guest star on The Originals in an upcoming episode. Prepare for love-triangle deja vu… READ FULL STORY
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At this point, Nina Dobrev has played three doppelgangers on The Vampire Diaries. There was Elena, Katherine (pictured above), and the one who spawned them all, Amara. But when news broke that Dobrev was headed to season 2 of The Originals as Tatia, fans instantly flashed back to season 3 of TVD, when we first heard mention of Tatia’s name.
Over dinner with Stefan and Damon, Klaus and Elijah reflected on the time they had both fallen in love with the same girl when they were humans: Tatia, the first doppelganger of Amara. In fact, it had been Tatia’s blood that Esther used to bind Klaus’ werewolf side and keep him from becoming a hybrid. But other than that, there isn’t much we know about the woman who captured both of the brothers’ hearts, and that’s exactly why she’s headed to The Originals.
Originals executive producer Michael Narducci revealed that Tatia will appear in episode 5 of season 2 in a flashback that will take viewers back to the time of the Vikings. “[Nina Dobrev] got to be in scenes with both of our leads, both Daniel [Gillies] and Joseph [Morgan],” Narducci said. “We tell a story that will make you understand her fate, what happened to her, her relationship with both brothers and why what happened between her and the two brothers is so beautiful but also tragic.”
And when we spoke with Dobrev about how Tatia differs from her other doppelgangers, she said, “I feel like she’s the purest of them all because she is the original original doppelganger. She doesn’t have anyone that proceeded her that affects her life and that she has to live up to or whose history will haunt her in the future, so she has no preconceived notions. She doesn’t have all the vampire drama before her existence, so she’s just pure love and hope and innocence in a way … until things get complicated, as they always do.”
Speaking of things getting complicated, when asked about additional crossovers this season, Narducci made it clear that it isn’t likely to see anyone else (even Caroline) in New Orleans anytime soon. “It doesn’t feel like there’s an easy way to make people drop what they’re doing in Mystic Falls and come to New Orleans,” he said. “And certainly, once our storylines get rolling, it’s going to be very obvious that it will to be very impossible for our characters to take a vacation and go to Mystic Falls, but we are always looking, if it makes sense for story, to honor the fact that this is a shared universe.”
As for Caroline? “You’ll see pretty quickly that Klaus is going to have his hands full with the return of [his family] in his life and if anything, the last thing he would want is to involve someone else in that. There’s a lot of dirty family business to deal with first.”
The Originals returns for season 2 Monday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. on The CW.
Additional reporting by Natalie Abrams
In The Vampire Diaries‘ season 6 premiere, Elena was left to grieve the loss of Damon. Only, her coping mechanisms weren’t exactly conventional. And in a final twist, she decided to use Alaric’s return to her advantage by asking the Original vampire to compel her to forget Damon altogether.
Between that and the image of seeing Damon making pancakes (in flannel!), the premiere left a lot of questions unanswered. We got Nina Dobrev’s reaction to the Elena twist, mixed with a few additional answers from executive producer Caroline Dries.
When we left The Vampire Diaries last season, Mystic Falls had become a vampire-free zone, Damon and Bonnie had died, and Alaric had returned to the land of the living. But four months later, what’s everyone up to?
“This season is about how to bring everyone back together,” executive producer Caroline Dries said. “It’s like, ‘How can you come back together if you don’t even have your home?’ But there’s a deeper, hopefully more profound, resonance with it where it’s like, ‘Their home is their friends.'”
And with that in mind, Dries also promised that not everyone will have given up hope for saving Damon and Bonnie, though that mystery will not be short-lived. According to Dries, the mystery of “what the heck happened to them” will be solved within the first (of four) chapters of the season, but “it will spread out through the course of the season,” she said. “It will have ripple effects. But in general, that’s the big thrust of the beginning of the season.”
Oh, and don’t expect another super-complicated mythology right off the bat. “We’re not inundating the audience with really dense mythology. We’re trying to keep it very simple in changing up all of the character dynamics. That’s actually what’s creating the drama, not like this outside force,” Dries said.
As for what everyone within this world is up to, check out our character-by-character guide below:
Elena Gilbert has lost a lot of loved ones in the past five seasons. Not only did The Vampire Diaries start with the death of her adoptive parents, but from there, she lost friends, an aunt, birth parents, a caregiver, and her brother. But in the season 5 finale, she experienced a new sort of loss when Damon, the man she loved, died.
However, as fans of the show now know, Damon might have died, but he is by no means gone. (And the same goes for Bonnie.) So where we will we find Damon and Elena when we pick back up for season 6? Physically, they’re in two very different places. And emotionally? Well, the same rules apply.
For Elena, college life is full of the grief that comes from believing you’ve lost your boyfriend, your best friend, and your hometown forever. That being said, it might not be the type of grief you expect. “We do fast forward four months, so the initial shock grieving, we’ve already surpassed,” Nina Dobrev said. “Now we’re seeing the second phase of it, which is eerily deceiving and odd. It’s not a very conventional way of dealing with grief.”
We knew a Vampire Diaries-Originals crossover was in the works, and now we know which actor will be making the transition: The doppelganger of all doppelgangers, Nina Dobrev.
EW has confirmed that Dobrev will be heading to the fifth episode of The Originals‘ second season as Tatia. Fans of The Vampire Diaries might recognize that name from the season 3 dinner that brought the Mikaelson brothers and the Salvatore brothers together.
Over the aforementioned dinner, Klaus and Elijah explained the “allure” of the Petrova doppelganger by taking things back to the original doppelganger—Tatia. Not only were both Klaus and Elijah in love with Tatia, but it was Esther who later killed Tatia in order to use her blood for the spell that would stop Klaus from becoming a hybrid.
In an interview with E! Online, showrunner Julie Plec revealed that Tatia will appear in a flashback during the Originals episode airing Nov. 3.
Season Finale Awards: 'Vampire Diaries' director takes us inside Damon's goodbye and that final shot
The winners of EW.com’s fifth annual reader-voted Season Finale Awards were announced today (see them here), and The Vampire Diaries earned five prizes: Most Rewound Moment, Most Unforgettable Line, and Best Use of Music for Damon’s goodbye to Elena; and Best (Presumed) Death or Exit and Best Final Shot for Damon’s mysterious disappearance with Bonnie.
Episode director Chris Grismer called into Entertainment Weekly Radio to accept Best Final Shot for that fade to white as the Other Side crumbled, and frenemies Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) held hands to accept their unknown fate. In the end, he took a low-tech approach. “We just sort of over-exposed it, just old-school, and used smoke, and then I just had them grab the cameras and shake them,” he says, with a laugh. “The weird thing about it was the actors couldn’t hear each other because we had fans going and it was just pure chaos. So they kinda had to guess when it was their turn to talk, and then we dubbed their voices afterward.”
Damon’s emotional farewell to Elena (Nina Dobrev) had its own challenges. Somerhalder could look at Dobrev for his close-ups — but since Elena wasn’t supposed to be able to see dead Damon, Dobrev had to spend more time acting without Somerhalder in the frame. “To have her hair move [as though Damon was touching it], I had to have a green rod come in in the middle of the scene and move her hair, and she had to just keep in the moment, even though we were throwing all these curveballs at her,” Grismer says. “She did a great job.”
And for those wondering, he believes Somerhalder did improvise the “baby.”
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The promo for the March 27 episode of The Vampire Diaries hinted that while Damon and Elena may have admitted their relationship is toxic, they’re not exactly ready to stop having sex. Our sneak peek, which finds them back at Mystic Falls High awaiting some kind of parent-teacher conference for Jeremy, reveals they need to focus some of their attention back on Jeremy — and his new witch friend Liv. (Oh, and also that Damon has seen Ghost.) Watch it below.
In The Vampire Diaries‘ season 4 finale, Elena Gilbert finally came face-to-face with Katherine, a.k.a. her doppelganger, a.k.a. the woman she’s been waiting to throw down with since, like, forever. And thanks to the fact that Katherine killed Elena’s brother in the middle of season 4, Elena’s desire to get rid of Katherine was at an all-time high. Needless to say, by finale time, Elena wanted revenge.
However, it was the older vamp who started the fight, claiming that Elena was to blame for stealing her happiness. From there, things only escalated, even to the point where Katherine literally had Elena’s heart in her hand. Luckily, Elena had the cure for vampirism in her pocket and was able to shove it down Katherine’s throat before her heart was removed from her chest. The score might have ended Elena: 1, Katherine: 0, but the real winner was actress Nina Dobrev, who had somehow perfected the art of fighting herself.
So how did Dobrev do it? We spoke with stunt coordinator John Copeman and Dobrev separately to find out.
Vampire Diaries fans have been waiting all summer for their first glimpse at a human Katherine, a happy Delena and, of course, the big bad who looks a whole lot like Stefan. And now, the first season five promo gives us all those things, with an added bonus of bathtub bubbles and a few (literal) sparks.
From Damon and Elena exchanging heartfelt “I Love You”s to what appears to be Silas (?) getting up close and personal with Katherine — who’s in Damon’s bathtub — and telling her that “human looks better on you than I would’ve thought,” this promo is full of all of the right kinds of tension. And could that flirtation be what tips Damon off that Silas is not Stefan? We all know that Stefan isn’t exactly Katherine’s biggest fan. Unless, of course, that’s Stefan flirting with Katherine, in which case things are really going to get interesting.
Other notable moments: What looks like Jeremy getting in a fight, and somebody’s car crashing into a pole. Oh, and Damon doesn’t know how to spell doppelganger.
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The Vampire Diaries may have wrapped up season 4 with some major cliffhangers, but you won’t see the immediate aftermath in the fall premiere.
“It’s a time jump,” exec producer Julie Plec tells EW. “Summer has passed in which poor Stefan has been suffering at the bottom of the quarry and Damon and Elena have been having hot lovin’ sex.”
Though the premiere will pick up with move-in day at college (yes, they’re actually enrolling!), Plec promises fans will get to see some of the steamy action that went down over break.
“We found a stylized way to show the audience how things went over the summer, what everybody was up to,” says Plec, who reveals that the title of the episode is “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”
Keep reading for a breakdown of what’s coming up in season 5…
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When the Vampire Diaries stars aren’t filming, what do they miss most about the set?
A fan sent that Twitter question in to EW’s Sandra Gonzalez, and Paul Wesley definitely had the best answer.
“I miss gazing into those eyes,” Wesley said while staring lovingly at co-star Ian Somerhalder, who even has a Photoshopped pic of the bros holding hands on his iPhone case.
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'The Vampire Diaries' at Comic-Con: The cast on Elena and Damon, the big 100th episode, and college plans
The Project: The Vampire Diaries
The Panel: Nina Dobrev (Elena), Ian Somerhalder (Damon), Paul Wesley (Stefan), Kat Graham (Bonnie), Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes), Caroline Dries (writer), Julie Plec (Executive Producer), moderated by Debra Birnbaum
Footage Screened: Before the panel began, the audience got a three-part recap of the past four seasons, with one focusing on the most recent and Silas. The others played as a kind of “best of” compilation of Elena and Stefan, and Elena and Damon. It got pretty sexy.
Snap Judgment: The people have
spoken screamed and Damon is the vampire of choice. Somerhalder even pulled out a chair for Executive Producer Julie Plec when she came to join the panel and then gave her and Kat Graham kisses on the cheek. Smooth fellow. But overall, things seem to be in transition in The Vampire Diaries universe, and everyone is getting their footing in these new settings and relationships. Somerhalder said of Elena’s choice, “I thought they were joking. Damon never gets the girl. It’s always Stefan.” Wesley quickly chimed in: “Don’t underplay your sexy blue eyes. Don’t downplay the Smolder-halder.” Then, Wesley added with a laugh, “Enjoy it buddy. I did it for three years.”
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