At Comic-Con, the cast and executive producers of Vampire Diaries talked about Season 2, their characters, and had fun with the fans.
…The “Vampire Diaries” panel concluded at Comic-Con 2010 and we’re here with your minute-by-minute report. Between the laughs, sarcastic comments (cgi abs, anyone?) and uber attractiveness of the cast gracing the stage (Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Michael Trevino, Steven R. McQueen and Matt Davis. Plus, executive producers/writers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec), it was hard for us to pick out our favorite part!
4:30pm Marcos Siega, who has directed several episodes (as well as “True Blood” and other shows) moderates. A Season 1 sizzle reel opens the panel.
4:35 Ian’s arrival gets the biggest cheer, followed by Paul and Nina.
4:39 Kevin won’t give away whether Jeremy is going to be a vampire or not. “It’s the whole fun of the return.”
4:40 Julie Plec says that Tyler’s mom will step in as interim mayor now that her husband is dead. Kevin said fans of the book know about the Lockwood family curse, which Tyler will learn about this season. “His uncle comes to town for the funeral… He may hold a lot of answers.”
4:42 “I take my clothes off all the time,” Ian says to great cheers as Kevin wonders which cast member should follow suit. The mention of Damon and Elena together, as a possibility, gets huge cheers.
4:43 Kevin said Stefan and Katherine will come face to face in the very first episode. “Katherine is a pimp,” proclaims Nina. She said she likes to play “a bad girl” and “break hearts.” Kevin says it’s “freaky and scary” how good she is as Katherine.
4:44 Paul thinks the temptation for living blood will “never escape” Stefan. Kevin won’t say whether he’ll turn evil. “I’ll teach you Paul,” says Ian. HA!
4:45 Ian says “the nice Damon freaks me out. I don’t know how to do it well.” He said his favorite scenes are “the fun nutty kind of Damon.”
4:46 Julie says Paul’s hair has “it’s own number on the call sheet.” Nina adds that it’s helicoptered in. Kevin says he has the best abs. Ian says they are “insane.” The crowd roars their agreement.
4:48 Does Michael prefer Matt’s sister or his mom for Tyler? “Why not both?” When asked “Caroline or Bonnie?,” Steve replied, “Caroline” and then quickly tried to change the subject.
4:48 Paul hands Nina a Hershey’s kiss. She wouldn’t say whether Paul or Ian is a better kisser. “I’m the lucky one. I get to make out with them both.”
4:51 Michael says he’s scared to death because they don’t want his transformation to look corny or to copy any other shows. Kevin says “it’s really hard to fake that on a weekly basis,” mentioning the werewolf movie he did once. “There will be a transformation. It’ll happen. It’ll be part of his journey.”
4:52 “Anyone I date ends up dying,” Steven points out. Kevin says deaths on the show have to come from “a place of good storytelling.” He said Anna was going to be a smaller character but they loved her so much they expanded.
4:54 Will Damon turn good or more evil this season? Kevin said it won’t be the easy answer.
4:55 Steve would like to see “Jeremy fight back a little more.” Julie said his journey is “becoming a man” and figuring out “who you’re supposed to be.”
4:56 Matt would like his character to have a “filthy, dirty sex scene” with Jenna.
4:58 Paul thinks Stefan “should join a traveling circus.” He enjoyed “indulging in the blood.” He wants to see him “fulfill that vampire need” once in a while.
4:58 The panel joked about Stefan coming out of the closet.
4:59 “I’d love to do a flashback of Stefan in the 1980s dancing and having fun,” Paul said. “I’m serious.”
4:59 Nina said she’d like to see Elana “take on Katherine.” She said she loves the depth to their characters.
5:00 Ian said he’d like to see flashbacks of Damon’s past as well. “Front and center at a Rolling Stones concert in ’69.” He’d also like to see Damon get Stefan’s bedroom.
Read the rest of the panel here.