“I think three years is a nice chunk of time for the characters to be apart,” Candice told us. “I loved the thick tension and unspoken words that needed to be said.”
As for whether she sympathized with Alaric (Matt Davis),” she said, “Yes, I did. I was like, ‘Does she give the ring back?’ Because maybe if she gives the ring back they can use it for [the twins'] college education. That’s even brutal.”
“She had to [break his heart],” Candice added.
The Vampire Diaries will return on Friday nights this fall.
Does this mean they are back together for good? Executive producer Julie Plec is dishing the goods!
“I always say that the saddest and truest rule of television is that there’s no drama in happy,” Julie told TVLine.com. “But there’s also the exception to that rule, which is that sometimes happiness is as comforting as soup when you’re sick. I’d really like to see Caroline and Stefan enjoy some of that comfort for as long as we can eek it out, before they have to stumble across another obstacle.”
She added, “Stefan’s really going to need her. He’s very determined to get Damon (Ian Somerhalder) back on track, and it’s not going to be an easy task. He’s going to need someone there for moral support.”
As for Alaric (Matt Davis) and the twins, Julie said, “Alaric made a beautiful statement, saying, ‘We are family, and we will always be family.’ He believes that in his heart, and that’s what she needed to hear. I fundamentally believe that they’ll be able to keep their unconventional family together and to stay strong for the girls and for each other.”
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The Vampire Diaries and Originals actors and couple were engaged in a little conversation as they headed to a meeting in the Big Apple. Just the night before, Paul was also spotted out in the city.
Speaking with E!, Julie Plec admitted that The Vampire Diaries would go on as long as Paul and on-screen brother Ian Somerhalder were in.
“I finally realized that my destiny on this show, creatively, is tied in to Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. And I mean that in a really good way. As long as those boys who I now consider my friends want to keep telling the story, then I won’t walk away from telling the story,” she said.
Julie added, “I basically committed to Ian and Paul that when they’re ready to be done, I’ll be done. They could be ready very soon, or they could really want to stick it out. Right now, that’s up to them. I’m with them as long as I feel like I can keep telling stories for them.”
Executive producer Julie Plec opens up about the end of the show in a new interview, confirming that the CW series will come to a conclusion when stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley are ready.
“I finally realized that my destiny on this show, creatively, is tied in to Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley,” Julie told E! News. “And I mean that in a really good way. As long as those boys who I now consider my friends want to keep telling the story, then I won’t walk away from telling the story.”
She cotninued, “When they are ready to be done telling the story, I will put my pencil down and say that I’m done too, and then we will work together to end it in the best way possible. There’s always things that could go wrong in that scenario, there’s always pressure that can be put on, but…the three of us I’d like to think will make the creative decision of when the show should be over.”
“I’ve wanted to do this for a really long time and find a way to do it that didn’t feel like we were jamming story for the sake of cross-pollinating the shows,” EP Julie Plec told Variety.
It sounds like we’ll finally seen a reunion between former-besties-but-mostly-enemies Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan)!
“So we’re sitting in the room, and the plot point is that Stefan is in trouble and he’s being pursued by means of magic so how can we get him safe? Well, let’s get him to a place where there’s no magic. And I was like, ‘Oh sh-t! St. James Infirmary!” Julie explained. “There’s a place where there’s no magic that can work in New Orleans!’ And the whole writer’s room just went, ‘Yay! Finally!’ because they’ve been waiting so long for that opportunity.”
The crossover will span over two episodes, one for each of the shows.
“Stefan will go to New Orleans in a Vampire Diaries episode and then he will remain in New Orleans in The Originals to help Klaus deal with a problem that is super specific to Stefan’s survival.”
Oh, and what about Klaus finding out that Stefan is dating Caroline (Candice King)?!
“There is a presence of Caroline buried within that, but I can’t really say in what context,” Julie said.
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