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22 July 2010 @ 05:53 pm
'Vampire Diaries' casting spoilers  
Just some info courtesy of Ausiello (and, erm, elsewhere) ... This does briefly touch upon the fate of one of the characters in jeopardy in the finale as well, so if you don't want that to be spoiled, don't read.

Vanessa - mid-20's grad student who worked with Isobel. Alaric and Damon (YAY!!!) question her during their investigation into werewolves. Again, YAY!! Alaric and Damon sleuthing together! What joy! What bliss! Excuse me while I bask in the upcoming BFF-ness beauty that will be on display. Ahem.

Potentially recurring, and my first thought was that it was yet another lovely for Damon to enjoy (because, come on, nine out of ten times, it seems that it's Damon who gets some busy time with all the ladies), but based on what I've read, she may be for Alaric's attention. Blah, blah, blah, Jenna/Alaric. I love Alaric, like Jenna, but I find them kinda boring, and pretty chemistry-less, so ..... I'm down with that if they cast Vanessa well, and she and Matt Davis have chemistry.

Aimee - Interested in Matt, enemy of Caroline ... which leads me to believe that Caroline is fine if she's worried about some other girl moving in on her guy. Oh, and because of the name, I immediately thought of Aimee Teegarden of Friday Night Lights. This one doesn't sound like a big role at all, though.

So, thoughts?
 
 
 
obstinate, headstrong girl!: TV » TVD » Damonzombie_boogie on July 22nd, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
Damon + Alaric being the most bizarre BFFs slash investigators in the history of the universe = A+++.

Huzzah for living Caroline! Not huzzah for romantic rival. I like Caroline and Matt with all of their dysfunction.
Arabian: Caroline01arabian on July 23rd, 2010 12:32 am (UTC)
Damon + Alaric being the most bizarre BFFs slash investigators in the history of the universe = A+++.

Yes, best budding BFF discussion:

Damon: You tried to kill me.
Alaric: Yeah, well, you did kill me.

Hee!

I like Matt and Caroline, but I like Caroline waaaaaaaaay more than Matt, and I still think that if Elena suddenly decided she was done with those dangerous Salvatore boys and hooked back into Matt, Matt would drop Caroline like a hot potato. And Caroline deserves better. She deserves someone who puts her completely and absolutely first! But, yesh, huzzah for living Caroline!
blinding_light6blinding_light6 on July 23rd, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
Yay for more Damon and Alaric! I'm glad the writers can see how awesome they are as sort-of-friends. I'm sort of meh on Jenna/Alaric too but, I don't mind them as long as they don't get a significant amount of screentime together.

Phew, Caroline is alive. Although I'm getting tired of Matt/Caroline. It's waaay too obvious that Caroline is much more interested in the relationship. I don't know if I want to see Caroline being insecure about her relationship with Matt again unless she breaks up with him. Ha! I thought of Aimee Teegarden too but, I don't really think she would fit in with this show.
Arabian: Damon&Alaric03arabian on July 23rd, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
I about died of squee when Julie Plec basically said in that VRO interview that the writers ADORE writing Damon/Alaric, so we'd be getting lots of them. YES!!!! I love Damon/Alaric almost as much as Damon/Elena -- except in mushy, intimate, sexy moments, then DE win by a mile.

Can I just say a big fat THIS to everything you wrote re: Caroline/Matt. I have a feeling we're going to be mind-twins when it comes to TVD! Oh, and don't get me wrong, I'm not advocating Aimee Teegarden (not a fan), it was just the name that made me think of her, LOL!
blinding_light6: salvatore brothersblinding_light6 on July 23rd, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
I can't wait for Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev's VRO interviews. They are still doing them right? Me too. I didn't expect them to be sort of BFFs by the end of the season. I actually thought the writers would have kill off Alaric. My favourite relationships on the show are the Salvatore brothers, Damon/Elena and Damon/Alaric. As long as I get a lot of those next season I'll be really happy. I'm excited to see Katherine in all of this too.

Yay, I'm glad I found someone who agrees with me on this. A lot of people think that Caroline/Matt are just adorable and they are but, their relationship is soo lopsided. I actually loved Matt before he got involved with Caroline and now I'm kind of indifferent to him. Yay! Hi, twin! I've only really seen her in Friday Night Lights and she plays the awkward teenager well but, I just can't see her in any of the CW shows.
Arabian: DE & Alaric01arabian on July 30th, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
I can't wait for Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev's VRO interviews. They are still doing them right?

I assume so; yeah, it will be fun to hear them, but I'm not really expecting to hear anything new at this point, LOL!


I didn't expect them to be sort of BFFs by the end of the season. I actually thought the writers would have kill off Alaric. My favourite relationships on the show are the Salvatore brothers, Damon/Elena and Damon/Alaric. As long as I get a lot of those next season I'll be really happy. I'm excited to see Katherine in all of this too.

Yeah, my faves are Damon/Elena, Damon/Alaric, Damon/Stefan, Damon/Liz, Stefan/Katherine. (S/K might go higher after next season, though!)

Yay, I'm glad I found someone who agrees with me on this. A lot of people think that Caroline/Matt are just adorable and they are but, their relationship is soo lopsided.

YES! I mean I like him, and I can see the cuteness, but it's so obvious that he'd drop her in a New York minute if he thought he could have Elena back. So sad for Caroline.

I've only really seen her in Friday Night Lights and she plays the awkward teenager well but, I just can't see her in any of the CW shows.

Eh, I actually can't stand her on FNL, so I'd be thrilled to not ever see her on my beloved TVD, but I can certainly see her on Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and/or Supernatural -- all shows I no longer watch.
Brandy: Chuck: Intersectbrandyleigh on July 23rd, 2010 02:02 am (UTC)
I'm just excited about more Damon+Alaric. Love those two together and separately, so that's good for me! Thanks for sharing.

I can't believe I don't have any VD icons! I need to remedy that immediately.
Arabian: Alaric01arabian on July 23rd, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
I KNOW!!!!! I love Damon and Alaric SO DAMN MUCH! I have (not counting TVD actor icons) TWENTY-FOUR. If you add the actors (Ian, Nina, etc.), I have THIRTY-FOUR.

I LOVE THIS SHOW SO DAMN MUCH!!!
Adrienne: VD: Alaric BWluredin on July 23rd, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
Hmmmm....I agree with you on the Jenna/Alaric thing. They bore me to tears. And I think it is pretty silly that Jenna spent the entire year in the dark about things. I mean, I realize that not every character on the show needs to know about the vamps, etc. But c'mon. That woman is oblivious to EVERYTHING. I don't hate her or anything, but I wish they'd find more for her to do.

And yay! for Caroline. She is the one character that I didn't like from the get-go that really grew on me by the end of S1.

Ok...according to iMDb...and I don't know how accurate this stuff is...Matthew Davis is/was only under contract for 24 episodes in 2009-2010. Aside from the kid who plays Tyler, everyone else is under contract until 2011. Which leads me to wonder if Alaric is only going to be in the first part of S2?!? *bites finger nails*
Arabian: Alaric01arabian on July 23rd, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
First of all, imdb is a HORRIBLE source of information. Point of fact: Ian is listed as starring as "Ian" in The Host. He hasn't auditioned, asked about it, been approached, knows nothing about it. According to Ian in a video interview, so not even the possibility of being misquoted.

As for the contracts, if that *is* really the truth about the contracts, then it's probably the contracts of all of them for season one. Davis was brought on as recurring and NOT a contract player, so his would look different. Based on the Comic-Con appearance, his popularity around the interwebz and with the writers (according to Julie Plec -- they ADORE writing Damon/Alaric), I doubt very much that we'll be losing him anytime soon. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that out of all of the non-trio actors, Davis is probably the safest. He's the only recurring character who has been promoted to contract player. Check out the CW S2 print promo -- his name is listed with all of the other contract players.

Re: The show. Yeah, Jenna's my least favorite of the contract players. I still like her, but she's kinda boring, and her and Alaric, just, meh.

I'm an evil multi-editor, sorry. :(

Edited at 2010-07-23 02:45 am (UTC)
Adrienne: VD: Alaric BWluredin on July 23rd, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
First of all:

I'm an evil multi-editor, sorry. :(

You are killing me tonight. :) I am trying to do like three things at once before I go to bed and every time I turn around you've edited something. lol.

Second:

First of all, imdb is a HORRIBLE source of information.

Good to know. Everything else about your post made me super happy. How much do you wish we could go to Comic-con???
Arabian: Damon&Alaric01arabian on July 23rd, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
Sorry, sorry, I'm an evil, evil multi-editor. I suck so badly when it comes to that. :(

Man, I so want to be at Comic-Con. Now, I'm holding out hope that Ian, Nina and Matt (prolly others will too, maybe) join Paul at Dragon Con here in Georgia. If Ian shows up, damn my unemployed status, I am getting a ticket!
Adrienne: VD: Damon's Smirkluredin on July 23rd, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
If that happens, you could probably take up a collection here on LJ. We'll pay for you to go, bb & we will live vicariously through you.

BTW, your header up there is too freakin' cute.
Arabian: Ian & Nina04arabian on July 23rd, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
I doubt that would happen, LOL!, but it's a sweet thought.

BTW, your header up there is too freakin' cute.

Thank you! I'm particularly pleased with it. Yay! :D
Adrienne: VD: Damon's Smirkluredin on July 23rd, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
I found some more Delena gifs that I don't think have been posted yet. I can't upload them til I get home tonight, tho. :( You've turned me into a gif hoarder, lol!
Arabian: Damon04arabian on July 23rd, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
SCORE!! Don't blame me, blame the awesome of The Vampire Diaries.
Tee: damonforeign_origin on July 23rd, 2010 05:09 am (UTC)
My first thought was - why, more characters completely not from the books? But then I should've probably get used by now to the show being a completely different thing from the books. Maybe I'll one of these days, who knows :P

But more Damon and Alaric doing something together? Hell, yes! CAN'T WAIT xD
Arabian: Damon&Alaric01arabian on July 23rd, 2010 02:40 pm (UTC)
I've never read the books (and from what I've heard, no loss, they're okay, don't follow the show much anymore, etc.), so that's not a loss for me. More characters to take away screentime from our existing cast members is the issue, BUT, it does sound like these two are being brought on to create story for our cast, so I'm okay with it.

And, I'm thinking if you're a DE fan that it's good that the show is different from the books; I think we have a better chance of DE that way, LOL!

But more Damon and Alaric doing something together? Hell, yes! CAN'T WAIT xD

I KNOW!!!! Garsh, I love them so much. :D :D
Heathernycole: Torn jeansfeather_7 on July 23rd, 2010 09:17 am (UTC)
I agree with the whole Alaric and Jenna, no chemistry at all and I think Matt Davis is a great actor but they have no chemistry at all, the kiss in in a Few Good Men was so awkward he had his hands in his pants and all. And then she tells him heartbreaking news. It's like saying hey thanks for taking a step with me here let me open some wounds from your broken heart. Sorry wow now that I'm done with that rant, I'm excited about season 2.
Xoxo
Heathernycole: Torn jeansfeather_7 on July 23rd, 2010 09:19 am (UTC)
Lol I hope you all got that I think they have no chemistry, and I meant in pockets not pants. Lol..
Arabian: Damon02arabian on July 23rd, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
Don't worry; totally got it. :)

BTW: I was wondering ... how did you find this entry? No biggie, I'm just curious.
Heathernycole: Fashion cuffsfeather_7 on July 23rd, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
Lol! No I just used LJS search engine and typed in Matt Davis, or Alaric Saltzman, I can't remember. He's my favirote character and I wanted to know what's going on with him so every once in awhile I type is name in.
Arabian: Nina Dobrev & Matt Davisarabian on July 23rd, 2010 03:07 pm (UTC)
Ah, gotcha. I can understand searching out for info on your faves. :)
Arabian: Alaric01arabian on July 23rd, 2010 02:41 pm (UTC)
I agree. I love Alaric, like Jenna, but just don't care about them. Every other couple -- even if I don't ship them -- at least makes me feel something. Alaric/Jenna? Meh. Put it this way, when I was spoiled that there was a kiss in the finale, one of the couples I thought it might be was Jenna/Alaric ... cuz they hadn't kissed yet, right? Sigh, that forgettable.
Beccy: Actor ~ Ian1epic_love on July 23rd, 2010 09:19 am (UTC)
YAY for Caroline being alive, but BOO for someone potentially coming between Matt/Caroline.

And YAY for Damon and Alaric sleuthing together, SO EXCITED!
Arabian: Ian Somerhalder03arabian on July 23rd, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
YAY for Caroline being alive, but BOO for someone potentially coming between Matt/Caroline.

I have to admit I was beginning to get a little worried what with Candice Accola appearing in an episode of Drop Dead Diva, so this was a relief. As for Matt/Caroline, they're cute, but I can't find myself rooting for them because I think that Matt would still choose Elena over Caroline in a heartbeat, and I want Caroline to have someone who puts her first, and her first only.


And YAY for Damon and Alaric sleuthing together, SO EXCITED!


Yes! Happiest TVD-related spoiled was finding out that the writers LOVE writing Damon/Alaric, and we'd be getting a lot more of them. LOVE. THEM. SO. MUCH!

Ooh, I love your cropping of that Ian pic in your icon. I think that pic and my icon (same photoshoot setting) is my absolute favorite set of his.
Beccy: VD ~ Caroline1epic_love on July 23rd, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
I think that Matt would still choose Elena over Caroline in a heartbeat, and I want Caroline to have someone who puts her first, and her first only.

Yeah, I agree, but I'd love for them to be written so Matt gets to the point where he realises Caroline is, like, the awesomest person ever, and finally gets over Elena. But if this never happens I'll probably stop shipping them, which would be sad 'cos they're so cute.

I love the writers for loving Damon/Alaric, now if they could love Damon/Elena as much (I'm looking at you Kevin Williamson) I'd be a ridiculously happy girl.

I think that pic and my icon (same photoshoot setting) is my absolute favorite set of his.

IA, those 2 pics are my favourite of his.
Arabian: Nina Dobrev & Candice Accolaarabian on July 23rd, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
I don't know if I'd ever ship Matt and Caroline -- they don't have the chemistry for me, but yeah, I'd be much more open to loving them as a couple if I believed that Matt totally got the awesome that is Caroline!

I love the writers loving DA too! As for DE, well, Julie Plec OBVIOUSLY adores them, and frankly, comparing what KW said at the beginning of the season about SE/DE compared to the end of the season, well, let's just say that he seems to see the allure in both teams now, and that's a very good thing in my book.

I can't say they're my favorite pics of him simply because there are just too many OHMYGOD gorgeous/adorable/sexy/ILOVEHIMSOMUCH shots of him out there, but definitely my favorite set, LOL!
Robyncakes: tvd// More pep in your stepbitterbird on July 23rd, 2010 10:35 am (UTC)
I am so glad to see something indicating Caroline will be ok, I love her (and Candice) and would miss her if she was gone.

I love the idea of more Damon and Alaric interaction, they are such an awesome pairing!
Arabian: Damon & Elena01arabian on July 23rd, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC)
Ditto! As I said above, I was worried with Candice Accola appearing in an episode of Drop Dead Diva, so this was a relief.

Re: Damon/Alaric. SO MUCH LOVE for them, so I'm thrilled knowing that we'll definitely be getting more of them!!! :D THE most awesome pairing!
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Arabian: Damon&Katherine01arabian on July 23rd, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, he totally, totally would. And it would be hilarious.