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Chris Wood Reflects on The Vampire Diaries' Kai: It Wasn't His Redemption Story

Chris Wood Reflects on The Vampire Diaries' Kai: It Wasn't His Redemption Story

Chris Wood gets candid about his murderous character Kai from The Vampire Diaries.

The 28-year-old actor, who stars in the brand new CW series Containment, recently posed for a Just Jared Portrait Session where we asked him what his thoughts were on fans wanting Kai to end up with Bonnie (Kat Graham).

“This is a very touchy subject with the fans probably because I know him better than anybody,” Chris said. “As Chris, I wouldn’t wish anyone that I was fond of to date him, because he’s crazy, and he’s unstable. And he’s done a lot of bad things that suggest that he’s going to continue to do bad things.”

He continued, “So anyone that I’m remotely fond of, I wouldn’t want to date him. So, the fact that it’s Kat, and the fact that it’s her character Bonnie, I don’t know. I wouldn’t wish that on her but I can see why the fans were so passionate about it. There was something fun about a redemption story and it wasn’t his. A lot of times it does happen on Vampire Diaries, where someone so evil becomes a hero, and a love interest for that matter. I guess that wasn’t his trajectory.”

To read the rest of Chris‘s interview, head over to

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The 'Containment' Cast Gets Real About Their Complicated Characters

The 'Containment' Cast Gets Real About Their Complicated Characters

Complete chaos is about to erupt tonight on the series premiere of Containment.

Adapted from the Belgian series Cordon by the genius that is Julie Plec, Containment follows the lives of different people when a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta and a a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure.

The series puts Vampire Diaries alum Chris Wood at the helm, with a talented cast that includes David Gyasi, Christina Moses, Kristen Gutoskie, Claudia Black, George Young, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, and Trevor St. John.

JustJaredJr.com got to visit the set last year and sit down with the cast to talk about their characters and the relationships we’ll see overlap amidst the craziest of circumstances.

“Essentially [Lex] starts off as a guy who feels and thinks and uses his heart, and things aren’t that complicated in his life,” David told JJJ about his character, who is a Major in the Atlanta PD. “He knows who he loves, he knows the workforce, he knows the people that he serves, and he knows what he wants to do with those things. And this virus comes in and shakes that all up. Right and wrong, and good and bad, become real challenges to him. As we go through the episodes, he has some really big decisions to make.”

Containment airs TONIGHT, April 19 @ 9/8c on The CW.

Click inside to get more scoop on the characters from the castmembers themselves… More Here! »

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Chris Wood Faces an Outbreak on Brand New 'Containment' Poster

Chris Wood Faces an Outbreak on Brand New 'Containment' Poster

Check out Chris Wood on this brand new poster for the upcoming CW series Containment!

Here’s the synopsis: When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure.

Trying to keep the peace on the streets is police officer Lex Carnahan (David Gyasi), who has quickly risen through the ranks of the Atlanta PD.

But Lex’s job becomes even harder when he learns that his longtime girlfriend, Jana (Christina Moses), and his best friend and fellow officer Jake (Wood), are trapped within the cordoned area.

Also quarantined in viral ground zero is 17 year-old Teresa (Hanna Mangan Lawrence), who is eight months pregnant and now separated from her boyfriend on the other side; Katie Frank (Kristen Gutoskie), an elementary school teacher now placed on lockdown with her entire class, including her young son; and CDC researcher Dr. Victor Cannerts (George Young), the doctor who initially made the controversial call to quarantine the area and is now racing to find a cure for the virus.

On the outside, Dr. Sabine Lommers (Claudia Black) is leading the government efforts to contain the outbreak, and has asked for Lex’s help in enforcing the cordon which grows increasingly difficult as the public trust deteriorates.

And the public has reason to be wary, as journalist Leo begins unraveling a conspiracy, finding that something doesn’t add up in the official story being told. Torn apart from their loved ones, the survivors trapped within the cordon are fighting against not only fatal infection, but also isolation, fear, and the disintegration of society around them.

Containment premieres on Tuesday, April 19 @ 8/9c!

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Chris Wood Set to Speak at Mental Health America's Conference in June

Chris Wood Set to Speak at Mental Health America's Conference in June

Chris Wood will share a very personal story for a very great cause.

The 27-year-old Containment star is partnering with Mental Health America to talk publicly about the loss of his father to mental illness at the upcoming MHA conference on June 9.

“Four years ago, I lost my father to untreated mental illness,” Chris said in a statement. “My family struggled to get him help, and it took his heart failing to begin treating his issues. By being an Ambassador for MHA, I hope to help those struggling with mental illness find answers and the help they need before it’s too late. My goal is to spread awareness and begin removing any taboos, and improve the policies in place to better benefit a healthy mind.”

For more information, visit MentalHealthAmerica.net.

Chris Wood Brings 'Containment' to TCA Winter Tour 2016

Chris Wood Brings 'Containment' to TCA Winter Tour 2016

Chris Wood and David Gyasi sit side-by-side during the Containment panel held during the 2016 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at the Langham Hotel on Sunday (January 10) in Pasadena, Calif.

The guys were also joined on stage by their co-stars Christna Moses, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Kristen Gutoskie, Claudia Black, and George Young, as well as EP Julie Plec.

“There’s a lot of finger-pointing that starts happening about where it came from and why it has arrived,” Chris said about the show (via TV Guide). “It’s not just that someone points a finger, but there are voices of reason on the show. If anything, there are more people asking the questions and trying to solve the puzzle of why and how is this here.”

15+ pics inside of Chris Wood and the Containment cast at TCA… More Here! »

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Chris Wood Brings 'Containment' to New York Comic Con 2015

Chris Wood Brings 'Containment' to New York Comic Con 2015

Chris Wood is hot in white as he promotes his upcoming show Containment at 2015 New York Comic Con at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Saturday (October 10) in New York City.

The 27-year-old actor was joined by his co-stars Hanna Mangan Lawrence, David Gyasi, and Claudia Black, in addition to executive producer Julie Plec.

JJJ recently sat down with the cast in Atlanta – the nicest cast ever, mind you – and got some major scoop on the show, which premieres mid-season. Stay tuned for our interviews!

15+ pics inside of Chris Wood and the Containment cast at 2015 NYCC…. More Here! »

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Watch Ian Somerhalder Make Out With Chris Wood in Delena Kiss Reenactment!

Watch Ian Somerhalder Make Out With Chris Wood in Delena Kiss Reenactment!

Ian Somerhalder throws his hands in the air while arriving at The Vampire Diaries panel held during 2015 San Diego Comic-Con at the San Diego Convention Center on Sunday (July 12) in San Diego, Calif.

The 36-year-old actor was joined on stage by co-stars Paul Wesley, Candice Accola, Kat Graham, Michael Malarkey, and executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ian Somerhalder

Something major went down during the panel’s sizzle reel! At the end, Ian and his former co-star Chris Wood kiss while recreating Damon and Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) fan-favorite rain kiss!

Watch the full video below and tell us what you think!

Fun fact: Chris is up for Choice TV Villain for his role as Kai at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards!


Ian Somerhalder & Chris Wood Kiss

FYI: Paul is wearing a John Varvatos shirt.

20+ pics inside of The Vampire Diaries cast at 2015 Comic-ConMore Here! »

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