Kat Graham, Steven R. McQueen, Michael Trevino, Joseph Morgan (“Klaus”), Daniel Gillies (Elijah) and Executive Producer Julie Plec from The Vampire Diaries gathered in LA yesterday for a Q & A session.
What spurred the decision for deaths in the final episodes?
In light of many online rumors, Julie Plec revealed that there will be an influential death toll at the end of this season. She cautiously admitted that, “There will be some severe consequences, and loss of life will occur, however there is no number value that can be attached.” She went on to state, “For Vampire shows, the stakes are high.” While no names were given, it’s certain that the season finale will be shocking!
Were the relationships between Damon and Stefan, and Klaus and Elijah originally intended to mirror each other?
According to Julie Plec, “It was certainly done on purpose. At its core, this show is about family and the love that results from these complex relationships.” For actors Daniel Gillies (Elijah) and Joseph Morgan (Klaus) this has offered a challenge in figuring out whether they are more like Damon or Stefan. Daniel Gillies admitted, “We both have our own identities, but it’s too difficult to say.”
Tell us how you feel about Bonnie’s character this season?
Kat Graham was honored to express her love for Bonnie. “They gave her such a vulnerable perspective which really shows her weaknesses and strengths.” With regards to Bonnie’s relationship with Jeremy, she’s very happy with the way things have turned out. Nudging Steven R. McQueen only helped get the message across.
Can you tease anything else about the finale?
“From the beginning of this season, Stefan has urged Damon to realize how far his feelings have come. With Katherine back in the mix, his progress has been somewhat halted. The finale will explore Damon’s emotions.” He seeks closure with Katherine, he seeks Elena’s forgiveness, he seeks reconciliation with his brother Stefan, yet nothing will come without a price. With all hands on deck, the season finale of The Vampire Diaries will certainly throw some twists in the mix. Get ready for a bumpy ride!