The Vampire Diaries
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 […]
May 26, 2011 | 6:30 a.m.
Now that the networks have released the fall season’s television schedules, we’ve had a chance to watch trailers for all the new shows and cherry-pick the programs that tickle our curiosity. Here’s a comprehensive rundown of the sci-fi, fantasy and genre shows worth keeping an eye on: “The River” (ABC): When a wildlife expert and TV personality (Bruce Greenwood) vanishes in the Amazon, his family and crew embark on a rescue mission and discover something darkly supernatural lurking in the jungle. The pseudo-documentary format promises chills, which is no surprise considering the story is by Michael R. Perry, whose other writing credits include “Paranormal Activity 2” and “Stephen King’s Dead Zone.” Also writing is Michael Green (“Heroes,” “The Green Lantern“). Jaume Collet-Serra directs. “Once Upon A Time” (ABC): A fairy-tale world and modern-day New England collide when a woman who […]
April 05, 2011 | 12:41 p.m.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s gift was death. Fans never exactly found out if that was because of her avoidance of it, her resurrection(s) or her propensity to dole it out to evildoers. Whatever the definition, we’ll get to see, and read, more about it after the announcement over the weekend that the Dark Horse comic book will continue with a Season 9 in September. Along with creator Joss Whedon, and whatever writers come along during the book’s run, Andrew Chambliss will have a guiding hand in continuing the saga of the slayer, her pals Willow and Xander, and other denizens of the Buffy-verse. Chambliss is currently keeping his writing fangs sharpened as a scribe on “Vampire Diaries.” (Gasp! Vampire crossover!) We won’t get any Season 9 spoilers out of anyone, but Jevon Phillips caught up with Chambliss to shed […]
Oct. 20, 2010 | 6:41 p.m.
Word in Hollywood is circulating that Mark Wahlberg is being offered the lead in the new version of “The Crow,” the adaptation of James O’Barr’s graphic novel first brought to the screen in 1994 and perhaps most famous for the tragic on-set death of its star, Brandon Lee. For some fans, though, Wahlberg — an Oscar nominee perhaps most famous for his tough-guy persona cultivated for movies such as “The Departed” — might not exactly be an obvious fit for the goth-friendly antihero. Before the ink dries on any contract, we thought we’d offer some other choices for leading men to appear in the signature makeup for director Stephen Norrington (“Blade“) and screenwriter Nick Cave. Alexander Skarsgard: It’s not such a stretch from Eric Northman, the brooding vampire sheriff on HBO’s hit series “True Blood,” to Eric Draven, one […]