Posts Tagged ‘Julie Plec’
Andrew Miller has created a new sci-fi series titled Saga, a drama that has been picked up by ABC. The story is of an author of a best-selling book series who goes missing before she can complete the final installment in her epic fantasy saga. After a family of fans discovers that she’s been kidnapped into the very real world of her books, they do their part and attempt to rescue her.
Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec have teamed up for a new CW series called Tomorrow People, which focuses on a group of young people with special powers during as teleportation and telepathy. They team up together to help fight evil.
Julie Plec stated the following to TVLine regarding the love matches on the upcoming season of The Vampire Diaries:
The Love Triangle of Stefan-Elena-Damon: Elena’s transition into vampdom will effect this love triangle:
“This circumstance, which is pretty horrific, is going to make them all care about each other even more deeply and argue even more intensely and fracture even more greatly and love as deeply as possible.”
Delena shippers do not fret:
“It’s certainly not the end of Delena, as anyone might be afraid,” insists Plec. “In fact, in a way, it’s the beginning of the beginning.” But just because Elena now remembers Damon’s confession of love and that she met him first doesn’t mean she’ll be regretting her decision to stick with Stefan. “I wouldn’t want her to be so fickle,” says the EP. However, the regained knowledge will “imbed itself in her brain a little bit. As she continues to look at herself and her relationship and friendship with Damon, it’s all those new pieces of information that will be important along the way.”
“I definitely think that Klaus is going to unwittingly provide a little bit of mistaken identity hijinks in the first episode back.” Meanwhile, a fresh face who has “a history” with Tyler will arrive. “We’ll start to understand that this is a friend of his, who’s been very important to him in the past,” teases Plec. So should Caroline and Tyler fans be worried? “Any time a hot, new girl comes to town, somebody’s got to be worried about something. But Tyler and Caroline have a really solid bond, a really solid relationship. So it takes somebody really special to get in the way of that.”
As stated in earlier interviews, April shares a history with Jeremy and Elena. She will provide something more than friendship for Jeremy.Regarding the character of April:
“We didn’t bring her in to be a love interest for anybody,” says Plec. “But we’re certainly open to seeing where the chemistry flies.” Meanwhile, Jer and his ex Bonnie “are very bonded to each other. In spite of having found a piece of closure in their relationship, they will continue to be drawn to each other emotionally. Whether it’s romantically, I can’t say.
Seems like it going to be another fun year in Mystic Falls.
In attendance: Kevin Williamson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen, Zach Roerig and Michael Trevino and Julie Plec.
Kevin Williamson moderated the panel
Kevin asked Julie to tease the audience about season four – “Everything just feels so fresh – it feels new,” she explains. “Elena’s obviously going through a huge change and Damon and Stefan are going to have to deal with that. It’s a lot of really deep, emotional, twisted stuff.”
Nina talks Elena’s big change – “How do you make Elena the vampire different from Katherine?” she poses. “It’s going to be tricky – I think she’s going to be defined by her experiences. And Elena’s had some pretty crazy experiences!”
Kevin asks Ian about Damon’s journey: “These characters are wildly complex individuals. This metamorphosis of this guy is ultimately… in season two, he tried to be somebody that everybody wanted him to be, and bottom line is – he’s not a nice guy!”
And what about Stefan? “I always lean toward the dark side,” explains Paul. “When I got to play the Ripper, it was such a relief. The truth of Stefan is, he’s so twisted, dark and dangerous, that he covers it up with this sense of good-will.”
Zach states the following about his character: He says Matt may feel so guilty for Elena saving him and that he is searching for his “purpose” now – “Perhaps he might offer up his neck… arm… whatever part of him Elena wants to feed on!” He says Matt may feel so guilty for Elena saving him that he may offer himself to feed.
Steven joked about Jeremy and Bonnie’s relationship: “I betrayed her with a little necrophilia.
Kevin brings up the Delena / Stelena fan factions – “What’s great about what we’ve accomplished here is that we have people who care this much and have opinions that are that strong,” says Julie. “They really, really want it to go their way!”
Julie discusses the love triangles: “When I’m watching love triangles…”
“I like to be able to root for both of them.”
Nina joked about her characters love interests: “Between the two characters, I feel like I’ve made out with everyone in the cast!” she jokes. “But I think Katherine should hook up with Elijah.”
One fan wanted to know a secret fact about each of the cast from Julie. Zach Roerig hunts turkeys, Paul Wesley is “the funniest man [she's] ever met” and Ian has met so many people and done so many things, he’s “probably actually had a sit down with Jesus Christ”.
Nina was asked about the difficulty in keeping her character’s change at the end of the season: Was it tricky keeping Elena’s change a secret? “It was definitely tough – I wanted to tell the world!” Nina admits.
Ian joked that he had no idea about the transformation and that he only read his lines.
Nina only found out about Elena’s transformation “three or four episodes” before it happened. Also, interesting tidbit – the original plan was for the character to change back in season two!
The next fan asked about possible Alaric (Matt Davis) flashbacks. “He definitely has, contractually with his other show [Cult], permission to appear,” says Julie. “It’s possible and something all of us would like very much.”
Paul jokes that he wants Stefan to romance Elijah and that Vampire sex only lasts a second.
When we asked you on Facebook if there were any burning questions you’d like us to ask TVD’s executive producer Julie Plec, the response was overwhelming! We’ve got answers to your top three questions straight from Julie. But don’t worry — if we didn’t get to your query, we’ll post much more from Julie soon!
According to Plec, “We’re going to start to learn more about that in episode eight and nine. I’m guessing those episodes will air in the first two weeks of November.” She adds, “Those two episodes will blow our mythology wide open. And they’ll start answering a lot of these questions about what Katherine’s doing in town, what the doppelganger story is and how Elena ties into it. All the juicy things that we’ve been keying up all season.”
We’ve got two words for you, Ayla: Hell yes! The folks over at TVD promise that the Lockwood family curse won’t turn out to be a big teen wolf tease. In fact, Julie says we can probably expect Tyler to put the hair of the dog on his chest before Christmas. “I can’t be super specific about it. We’re still figuring it out. But it will probably be Episode 11, which will be the episode that takes us into the holiday hiatus.”
Plec wouldn’t tell us who it is that Tyler kills to initiate the werewolf transformation.(“You know I can’t,” she says.) What’s even more annoying? The date might change so we could end up having to wait until — gasp — 2011! “It hasn’t been set in stone yet,” Julie says. “But we’re aiming to send our audience out to their holiday hiatus with that.” What a wonderful gift that would be. We’re hungry for more shirtless moments already!
Tamatha, you don’t really want to know… do you? We’re about as obsessed with the show as you can get and even we don’t want to know about that one in advance. But, we still asked the question, and Julie had this to say:
“Well, gee. I don’t know. But, boy, after I watched ‘Memory Lane’ I was starting to feel a little heat there. And I found that to be very exciting and very intriguing. So it’s certainly a question we’re going to be asking ourselves in the writers’ room.”
We. Can’t. Wait.