Tonight at 8p on The CW, The Vampire Diaries is saying goodbye after 8 bloody good seasons with a retrospect followed by the series finale episode. We will find out if Stefan, Damon and Caroline will live happily ever after or if their the immortality will come to an end.
While it is bittersweet for us to say goodbye to the supernatural drama, imagine how hard it is for the actors. Last week, I was at a press event with Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Zach Roerig and Michael Malarkey and they talked about their time with the beloved drama.
What are their favorite memories? WESLEY: Off the top of my head, I don’t really have a favorite memory, but in the general sense, as an actor, you audition for something, you get a job, you shoot that job, and then you go away and shoot the next job. It all comes and goes. And with something like this, I never knew, walking into that room, that it was going to be eight years of my life. I started the job as a certain kind of person, and I left a completely different person. It’s shaped my entire existence, or at least a lot of my formative years, in my 20s. This show is going to forever be ingrained in my personality, which is a major deal. I didn’t sign up for that, when I walked into the audition, but I’m very grateful for it. It’s amazing! I’m scarred for life.
ROERIG: My favorite memory would be the pilot. A lot of us were very young, and it was early in our careers. There was a certain excitement. There was an electric buzz in Vancouver, that we all felt, especially around the casting of Stefan. Most of us were there in Vancouver, waiting to see who they were going to cast.
I remember Kayla Ewell and Nina (Dobrev) floating around pictures on their phones of who they might pick, and I saw a picture of Paul. It was the beginning of the very formative years of all of our lives, I guess. Vancouver definitely sticks out in my mind.
MALARKEY: For me, it was also the beginning. That first episode that I shot, with Ian (Somerhalder) in the cell, felt like we were shooting this little short film. All my scenes, we were shooting together, and we just had this instant connection and understanding of each other. When you come onto a show late in the game, it’s rare you have that synergy with one of the main actors on the show. I found that, subsequently, with the rest of the cast and was embraced into this world. I feel like I’ve been there forever. It all started with that episode, so that’s my most pivotal and favorite memory.
SOMERHALDER: You have to realize that it’s 171 episodes, at a minimum of eight days per episode and sometimes ten, so you’re look at hundreds and hundreds of days. The newness of it, in the beginning, was really special, with the bonding of this cast and crew. That’s what you miss most, when you leave these things. It’s not performing every day, or the writing. You miss the cast and the crew. You miss all the people who make it work because you, effectively, become a family. Paul and I have been joking for years, while we’re killing each other or staking people. In the middle of it, all of a sudden, there’s a fart joke, and you’re just hysterically laughing while everyone is covered in blood. There were these really funny juxtapositions, and there are just too many to count. It’s an era of our lives. I’m 38. Eight years of that is a substantial part of your life.
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Tonight it is time for a wedding that has been a series in the making. Remember during the series premiere of The Vampire Diaries, Caroline (Candice King) declared that she and Stefan (Paul Wesley) were going to have a June Wedding? Well 8 seasons later, tonight is the night and you are cordially invited to watch it at 8p on The CW.
It is the second to last episode of the beloved show, and Caroline, Stefan and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) want to bring back Katherine once and for all. The only way to get her to come to them is to throw a wedding she would not miss. Caroline and Stefan are ready to say I do and Damon is thrilled to be the party planner. Granted he has more fun throwing a Bachelor Party for his brother and Bachelorette Party for his future sister-in-law.
The first party has the two brothers going to the cemetery to get Katherine’s bones. Giving Somerharlder one of his last memorable comedic scenes that is so Damon. Then, after he gets his brother beyond drunk, it is time for Damon to take him home to sleep it off. Once he is put to bed, Damon and Caroline have a touching heart-to-heart that shows he has been redeemed.
Now it is time for the wedding. Caroline’s daughters are there to walk her down the aisle, but is it safe for them? Is it safe for any of them? It’s Mystic Falls, so you know the answer. It is not.
Several blasts from the past will show up for Stefan and Caroline’s nuptials and not everyone will live long enough to see the big celebration. There will be deaths. Yes, more than one. Plenty of surprises. Lots of raw emotions and closures that are the perfect set up for next week’s series finale.
When it comes to the actual wedding, it is one for the television history books. Their big day is seriously so beautiful and romantic, I want to model mine after theirs. Minus all the death and destruction of course.
How does Weseley feel about tonight’s episode? At a screening for it earlier this week, he told us, “It’s funny, I heard about this June Wedding, for the first time, at Comic-Con. I had no idea what everyone was talking about. I still don’t really know what it’s about, but the fans were talking about a June Wedding.” Then he added, “So, when they told me we were going to have a June wedding, I was like, ‘Oh cool, we’re going to pay homage to the fans.’ It was amazing! Stefan and Elena were like the pair for so many years, and I never, in amillion years, thought Stefan and Caroline would end up being, I don’t want to say true love because I think true love can exist in many forms, equally as powerful, as a couple. It was pretty surprising to me.”
Did he think when he proposed to Caroline at the beginning of the season that they two would actually get married? He never put a stake in it as he revealed, “I did. I know how the show works, in that sense, if we hadn’t gotten married, it would be a real twist. Once they dangled that carrot, we were going to have to get married.
What a way to go out, living happily ever after. Or as long as you in the world of The Vampire Diaries.
While fans of The Vampire Diaries are not looking forward to the show ending, now they have a reason to want to watch the series finale. That’s because Nina Dobrev Tweeted a copy of her name on the script and said, “I know it’s Thursday, but this is not a TBT.” That’s right, she will be back on The CW drama one last time. As who? Well, that we have to wait and see om March 10th!
How excited are you to see her back even if it is to say goodbye?
Tonight at 9p on The CW, Archie Comics is getting a modern retell in Riverdale and there are some things you should know about the teenage murder mystery before it airs. Here’s what the producers and cast told about the show at The CW’s TCA Winter Press Day!
1 – According to Producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa they originally wanted him to travel through time. When that idea didn’t seem to work, they thought about having him travel through portals. They laughed off that idea until they suggested to make Archie Louis CK and the episode should be like Entourage. As we know, all of those ideas did not happen. Thankfully, they met with Producer extraordinaire Greg Berlanti who suggested it be a coming of age story with a “dead body.”
2 – Beverly Hills, 90210’s Luke Perry describes it as, “A little bit of a Peach Pit vibe, but kind of a freaky Peach Pit, you know, scary, textured, intricate Peach Pit.”
3 – Josie and the Pussycats Dolls are on the show too and next week the rework The Archies’ classic song Sugar, Sugar.
4 – Next season, if the show gets picked up, we will see another character from Arhcie Comics, Sabrina the Teen Witch. She will be nothing like the character Melissa Joan Hart played, instead she will be more like Rosemary’s Baby. Whatever that means.
5 – Cole Sprouse, who plays Jughead, had come off of a three week binge of The Twilight Zone when he auditioned for the role, so he channeled his inner Rod Sterling when he read for the part. As you can guess the Producers liked it!
Just like you will like the show that debuts tonight.
NBC breathed life into Constantine, only to squash it. Then The CW gave him life for a night and they realized that people still wanted to see him live and help other people live. Therefore, they resurrecting him from the dead. In fact, you can say they are re-animating him. Actually, they are animating him.
Yesterday at The CW’s TCA Winter Press Day Mark Pedowitz, President of the network announced that, “Constantine is back as a new animated series for the CW Seed platform. It is from DC Comics, team (Greg) Berlanti and David S. Goyer and, of course, will feature star Matt Ryan as John Constantine.” Then he added, “Like our other animated CW Seed animated series, Vixen and”The Ray, we’ll have about five or six episodes that are about ten minutes each, premiering in the ’17 ’18 season.” That’s right, Ryan will reprise the role of the lovable anti-hero.
As of now that is all they know, but we know it is a magical thing to have him back in whatever way we can.