Feb. 17, 2012 | 3:08 p.m.
Daniel Gillies plays formidable Elijah foe-turned-ally in Season 3 of “The Vampire Diaries.” After being resurrected for the fourth time in the series, Gillies shares his insights on the show’s star, Nina Dobrev, who plays small-town doppelganger Elena Gilbert, the future of the Original vampire clan and the classical nature of his character. But Elijah isn’t Gillies’ main focus — upcoming projects include the NBC medical drama “Saving Hope,” with “Smallville’s” Erica Durance and Michael Shanks, and a new film, “Broken Kingdom,” with Rachel Leigh Cook that he wrote and directed. This is Part 2 of an interview with Nardine Saad; you can read Part 1 here. NS: You say Elijah has been around for 1,000 years, yet he’s still getting duped by “ludicrous nothings.” Do you consider Elena a “nothing?” DG: I’m certainly not calling Elena nothing. Yes, that instance […]
Feb. 16, 2012 | 1:45 p.m.
“The Vampire Diaries” has killed off quite a few of both its beloved and despicable characters in its three seasons on The CW, but one character whom executive producers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson keep bringing back is the Original vampire Elijah, played by Daniel Gillies. Elijah has returned once again to Mystic Falls at the hands of vampires Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) and his brother Stefan (Paul Wesley) to defeat the indestructible supernatural Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah’s Original vampire brother who also happens to be a werewolf hybrid. Now their fearsome Original vampire siblings, who were created centuries ago by their mother — the Original witch — to preserve their lives from a plague, are wreaking even more havoc in the spooky town. Elijah might seem to be on the side of mortal Elena Gilbert, played by the show’s […]
Dec. 01, 2011 | 5:04 p.m.
“The Vampire Diaries” fans have a new reason to sink their teeth into Season 3 reruns during the CW show’s mid-season hiatus. On Thursday, the network launches CWingo, an interactive game for fans to play along as they track the progress of the show. It’s like bingo with a social media twist, albeit without the smoky gaming hall or grandma and grandpa. The game requires viewers to log into the CW community via Facebook on their smartphones, tablets or computers to get the game board and challenge friends to see who the bigger “TVD” fan is. Each tile has a scene from the episode, and once it appears on TV, users click on it to move forward. See Damon take a bite out of someone’s neck? Check! See Stefan and Elena walk into Mystic Grill? Check! Or see Tyler Lockwood […]
Nov. 19, 2011 | 6:49 a.m.
Are you looking for a magical gift for that special Muggle in your life? Do you need to send a wrapped present to a Time Lord in the near future? Or maybe you’re an enterprising soul who just can’t figure out the logical thing to bring to the holodeck holiday party? Well, no worries, just mind-meld with us because we’re here to save the day. Look, up in the photo gallery, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…the Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide. Flip through the gallery image above to see the best geeky gifts around and read our review (be sure to click the “CAPTIONS ON” option). Also below, grouped by price range, you’ll find those same gift suggestions listed with handy links to help you get your shopping done at light speed. May the nog be with you. – Noelene Clark […]
Oct. 26, 2011 | 5:27 p.m.
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner are set to appear at “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1″ Official Fan Convention next month to promote the next installment of the vampire romance movies based on Stephenie Meyer’s young adult book series. The three actors — who play the brooding Edward Cullen, the conflicted Bella Swan and the earnest Jacob Black, respectively – will join their fellow cast members for two days of panels at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City. On Nov. 4, it’s Julia Jones (Leah Clearwater) and BooBoo Stewart (Seth Clearwater), Tinsel Korey (Emily) and franchise newcomer Mia Maestro (Carmen) who will appear onstage, sign autographs and answer questions at the convention. On Nov. 5, the elite trio of Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner will participate in a “Welcome to The Twilight Saga’” panel with costars Maestro and […]
July 06, 2011 | 4:14 p.m.
THE LAST SPELL: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” closes out a decade of Hogwarts in Hollywood. Hero Complex is counting down to the release of the final film in the magical franchise with exclusive interviews and photos. Today: Hero Complex contributor Nardine Saad chats about filming the concluding installment and how the franchise‘s lead trio matured on and off the set with Helen McCrory, the actress who plays Narcissa Malfoy, the mother of Tom Felton‘s Draco Malfoy. McCrory will appear next in the Martin Scorsese mystery “Hugo” with Chloe Moretz, Jude Law and Sacha Baron Cohen. NS: What’s it like to see the films come to a close? HM: I just enjoyed being part of it. It’s an incredible phenomenon of British film and fantastic to be a part of it, so it’ll be great fun to […]
July 01, 2011 | 7:00 a.m.
THE LAST SPELL: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2” closes out a decade of Hogwarts in Hollywood. Hero Complex is counting down to the release of the final film in the magical franchise with exclusive interviews and photos. Today: We travel through Hogwarts history and take a look at Emma Watson‘s Hermione Granger through the years. Hermione Granger might have been a know-it-all with an untamed mane of frizzy hair before she received an owl inviting her to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but the shrewd witch always had the makings of a leading lady. No one would want to be on the receiving end of one of her hexes. Whether it’s properly pronouncing “Wingardium Leviosa,” guiding first years through the Hogwarts halls as a prefect or spellbinding an impressive survival kit into her beaded […]
June 27, 2011 | 12:43 p.m.
Over on our sister blog for all things television, Show Tracker, Nardine Saad has a story on the rise of witches on HBO’s hit series “True Blood,” which returned for its fourth season Sunday. The witches are sure to change the game for the vampires of Bon Temps, but they are hardly newcomers to the small screen. Saad includes a photo gallery celebrating some of the tube’s most memorable witchy warriors and looks forward to those who will join their TV coven. Check it out here. – Noelene Clark RECENT AND RELATED ‘True Blood’ creator Alan Ball: ‘Vampires are just a huge metaphor for sex’ Stephen Moyer on Sookie/Eric romance Alexander Skarsgard: Eric has to be dangerous Why we suck the evil out of vamps Joss who? Meet the writer of the new ‘Buffy’ film Ron Howard’s quest for ‘The Dark […]