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August 20, 2010

By Carina Adly MacKenzie

In the just-released trailer for “The Vampire Diaries,” Katherine (Nina Dobrev) is doing what she does best: manipulating, menacing, and making out.

As always, the Salvatore brothers are her prime targets. She swears that she came back to Mystic Falls for Stefan, but then we see her and Damon take it to the floor. “Kiss me or kill me,” she demands — and he opts for the kissing. After 150 years of pining, can you really blame him?

Damon and Stefan have come a long way since the beginning of the series. They’re now allies, if somewhat reluctantly, and Stefan’s fear is that Katherine will come between them once again, turning Damon back to his old ways.

I was on set in Atlanta with Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder while they shot some emotional scenes between the brothers – including the scene you see in the trailer below, where Damon fills Stefan in on that fateful kiss.

On a break from filming, Paul sat down to talk to me about Stefan’s head space when he finds out that Damon kissed Elena – or at least, the girl he thought was Elena.

“Oh, the kiss. Stefan’s first reaction is, ‘I’m going to kill you. Like I am going to literally kill you, rip you apart. This is my beautiful girl. This is the love of my life. Stay the hell away,'” Wesley says.

Ooh, feisty.

Now that Stefan’s off the human blood, he’s gone back to being the rational brother, and he hesitates before the whole fratricide thing becomes an issue. “The thing is,” Wesley explains, “Damon and Stefan have done this dance before. All Stefan is thinking is ‘I’m not going to let you do this to me.’ Eventually, his second reaction is to realize that his anger has never gotten him anywhere with Damon. Fighting fire with fire is just going to get you fire.”

Carrying on the pretense of being Elena was just another way for Katherine to toy with the Salvatores — her favorite pastime. This time, though, Stefan is going to do his best to keep her from coming between them.

“He’s furious with Damon for acting on his feelings for Elena, but more than that, he’s afraid that with everything that’s going on, Damon is going to shut down again. He’s going to lose all the humanity that Stefan and Elena have cultivated in him. Stefan can’t let that happen. At the end of the day, he absolutely loves his brother, and that’s a significant element of the story. In my opinion, it’s the most significant element of the story.”

Wesley pauses and grins. “He’s still really freakin’ pissed, though.”

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  • August 20, 2010

    Welcome to the year of the Kat! There is a new trailer for the second season of Vampire Diaries and I can’t wait!

    Is anyone else excited?

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  • August 18, 2010

    When Zap2it was invited to the set of “The Vampire Diaries,” I had the chance to watch Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, and Nina Dobrev shoot some exciting scenes — but after a long day of sitting in the sticky Georgia heat, I was thrilled to retire to the air-conditioned comfort of Paul’s trailer.

    Okay, okay. So maybe hanging out on his couch would’ve been pretty cool regardless of the temperature. It wasn’t exactly a hard day at the office.

    After spending Season 1 watching the Team Stefan vs. Team Damon Twitter wars, I had to ask Wesley to weigh in on the eternal question. I put him on the spot and asked him for his best pitch – and I have to say, he melted my Team Matt heart.

    “I think, personally, that once Damon gets what he wants, he throws it out the door,” Wesley says. “And I think Stefan is genuinely in love with Elena. Not to get sappy, but I think that counts for something.”


    Of course, Stefan’s got another lady in his life this season… whether he wants her around or not, Katherine is back, and she’s got a bone to pick with Stefan.

    “I think there’s probably a part of him that’s happy to see her,” Wesley says. “Maybe a very, very small part. It’s like seeing an ex-girlfriend that you once were just completely in love with, and years go by, and you realize that it was for the wrong reasons – but the love that you had was there, and the hurt that she gave you is still there.”

    Don’t worry. As far as I know, Stefan is still completely devoted to Elena — but that doesn’t mean Katherine isn’t going to rile him up a bit. “When he sees her, he’s kind of like ‘This is ridiculous,’ but he can’t help but have a little feeling of hurt come in,” Paul tells me. “The thing that really comes into play is that Katherine’s incredibly smart, incredibly powerful physically and mentally, and very capable of manipulating Stefan. He may or may not fall victim to it.”

    Such a tease!


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  • August 18, 2010

    Due to the changes made by our host and the fact that the program I was using to update this site no longer wanted to work with the changes, I had to redo the entire site. I apologize that it took a bit longer than I was expecting. Thank you so much for your patience!

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  • August 15, 2010

    I am so sorry for the messed up coding. My host did some upgrading and it has caused a few problems. I am working on it.

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  • August 14, 2010

    Check out this amazing new trailer for the new season of The Vampire Diaries.

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  • August 14, 2010

    Images from Season Two are in the gallery for the first episode, The Return.

    The Vampire Diaries > Season Two > Episode Stills > 02×01 – The Return

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  • August 14, 2010

    I have added all of the promotional stills from Season One of the Vampire Diaries and upgraded some of the images to HQ versions.

    The Vampire Diaries > Season One > Promotional Images
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