“I feel like six seasons is a nice, long slow-burn, so I’m excited to see these characters together,” Candice shared. “Usually, it’s so immediate, especially on our series … but in real life, it’s the person you can be yourself in front of in the most dorky way.”
She added, “Both of these characters have seen the worst in each other and they still like each other and I think that’s really cool and that’s really special.”
The Vampire Diaries is back on The CW on Thursday, October 8th @ 8PM ET/PT.
Get ready for some new bloodsuckers in Mystic Falls!
According to TVLine.com, The Vampire Diaries will introduce three new characters for the upcoming seventh season, which premieres on Thursday, October 8 @ 8/7c on The CW.
The show will feature its first same-sex couple! Their names are Nora and Mary Louise, and they are described as “a dangerous duo of down-low lovers with murderous tendencies.”
The description continues, “The vampires, both turned in their mid-20s, have kept their relationship a secret for more than a century, and although their connection is clear to those able to infiltrate their inner circle, Mary Louise’s constant doting can sometimes feel a bit smothery for fiery Nora’s liking. Still, anyone foolish enough to cross either of them will feel both their wraths.”
The third new character is named Valerie, who is “another 20-something vampire who relies on her dry sense of humor to counter a life of pain and dismissal. She’ll encounter someone who helps her remember the happier, free spirit she once was — and she’ll do whatever it takes to keep him in her life.”
WHAT DO YOU THINK about these new roles? Any casting suggestions?
“He now has more freedom to kind of be messy with his choices. I think you’ll see a darker Damon with the sort of wisdom of his experience, but a freedom to act out as he may feel like he needs to,” Julie told MTV News.
But luckily, we found some scoop on season seven that will hold us over for a bit.
According to executive producer Caroline Dries, Enzo (Michael Malarkey) will have a much bigger storyline in the Fall – more specifically, right in the middle of the war between Lily and her sons Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder).
“He’s eventually going to have to choose a side,” Caroline told TVLine.com. “In some ways, he feels drawn to Lily; she turned him and she’s the only real family he has. But he’s also friends with Damon, so it’s going to create an interesting dilemma, and whichever side he chooses will have serious ramifications.”
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So it turns out, Kai actually linked Elena’s life to Bonnie’s (Kat Graham), so she will live in a casket until Bonnie dies! And Damon (Ian Somerhalder) had the chance to let his BFF Bonnie die, but he chose not to, knowing that he could live happily ever after with Elena in about 60 or 70 years.
We got a goodbye scene between Elena and every character – including a returning Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) – and it was nothing short of heartbreaking.
We caught up with the 28-year-old actress at the CW Upfronts where she gave us some scoop on Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline – aka Steroline – and what she thinks of Caroline’s journey this season.
“I think that Caroline’s definitely changed,” she told JJJ. “I think the fact that in last week’s episode she told Stefan, ‘Look, I really like you. Let’s do this, but I had a really crazy year, so I need some time for myself. That is a very mature response. I don’t think I’ve ever been that mature in my entire life. I think it’s really special and cool. Especially going into next season and even tonight’s finale, there’s a really sweet Stefan and Caroline moment that I think fans of the couple will like.”
Meanwhile, Kat Graham talked to us about Bonnie and Damon (Ian Somerhalder), saying, “I think had to get worse before it got better and I think it’s definitely gotten worse. I think they had to hate each other before they could love each other, for sure.”
The Vampire Diaries finale airs TONIGHT, May 14 @ 8PM on The CW!
Click inside to read what Candice Accola had to say about Forwood, Damon, and more…More Here! »
In “I’m Thinking of You All The While”, In the aftermath of Alaric (Matt Davis) and Jo’s (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) powerful nuptials, things take a dramatic turn when an uninvited guest shows up, leaving Elena in terrible jeopardy. Despite Matt’s (Zach Roerig) advice to leave town to protect herself, a defiant Bonnie (Kat Graham) takes matters into her own hands after finding herself on the receiving end of a twisted plan.
As Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice Accola) reach an emotional crossroad in their relationship, a reunion with Liv (Penelope Mitchell) leaves Tyler (Michael Trevino) faced with a decision that could change his life forever.
Meanwhile, Lily’s (Annie Wersching) reckless actions cause Stefan to realize the lengths to which his mother will go to reunite with her “family.” Finally, after a devastating chain of events, Damon is forced to make the most difficult decision of his life.
“I’m Thinking Of You All The While” airs TONIGHT, Thursday, May 14th @ 8PM ET/PT on The CW. 10+ pics inside…