FULL TRAILER COMING MONDAY (MAY 20)!
LET THE .GIFS COMMENCE.
FULL TRAILER COMING MONDAY (MAY 20)!
LET THE .GIFS COMMENCE.
Can’t help but laugh when I get a text message from a friend that says “OMG, 1D takes off their shirts, but ya, there is no full frontal.” I responded “They aren’t the full monty”. I love 1D, and I tell you that I listen to their music. Yet, I am too old to appreciate their shirtlessness. (No, I am not, but wanna feel like less of a creeper).
If you haven’t seen the Season Finale of HIMYM, you missed out. After waiting season after season, we finally have seen THE MOTHER! Yes, I am screaming that, because I am excited! Cristin Miolti has been upgraded to a series regular. Who is excited?
TVLine has learned exclusively that Cristin Milioti, who was unmasked as the titular mom in this week’s season finale, will take the title of series regular during the comedy’s upcoming ninth and final season.
This marks the first time HIMYM will have expanded its core group of regulars beyond stars Josh Radnor, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris, Cobie Smulders and Jason Segel.
Series cocreator Carter Bays previously revealed that as HIMYM unspools its ninth and final season, viewers will become “much better” acquainted with Milioti’s bass-playing cutie as the show tells “the epic story of the longest wedding weekend ever.”
After last night’s episode, there were so very many questions. And E!Online tries to get some answers out of Executive Producer Julie Plec . . . to some level of success.
Seriously, every other show should just give up after seeing The Vampire Diaries‘ season-four finale, which may have just redefined the word epic. Not only did one of our beloved vamps turn human (Rough twist, Katherine!), but it turns out Elena (Nina Dobrev) isn’t the show’s only doppelgänger: Stefan (Paul Wesley) is big bad Silas’! Oh, and Elena chose to be with Damon (Ian Somerhalder), Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) is alive and Bonnie (Kat Graham) is a ghost. We repeat: All other series’ finales can go shave their backs now.
Hahahaha. If you’re a Constant Reader of my posts, you know that I don’t toss the word “epic” around like a lot of people do these days. But, I used it last night. More than once.
E! got to talk with Julie exclusively, called her the “executive producer/evil genius,” and found out that Katherine was not her first choice to end up a recovering vampire (read: human).
The first topic of discussion was that huge twist at the end, that Stefan is a doppelganger to the big, bad Silas.
When did you make the decision to bring in another doppelgänger and why Stefan?
Last year after we wrapped season three, some of the writers and I stayed on for an extra five weeks talking about story for season four. We knew that we wanted to give Stefan and give Paul Wesley specifically an opportunity to sort of spread his wings a bit more. He did such a good job playing Ripper Stefan, so we wanted to play a long-foiled plan into motion that we weren’t sure if we’d get to it before the end of the season or not; we always had it in our back pocket to reveal it right around the time it felt right. The way it played out we chose not to reveal it until the last beat of the last episode basically teeing up what season five would be.
I love Ripper Stefan, Paul really does get to stretch a bit more as Ripper than he does with brooding, lovesick Stefan. Seeing him play Stilas (Stefan/Silas) is sure to be a treat!
And we know, from countless interviews, that Paul wishes he got to play Ripper more so this ought to make Mr Wesley very happy!
Julie says that he was, indeed, excited by the idea.
We can only imagine how excited Paul Wesley was when he found out about this twist.
Yes, Paul loves to play the bad buy and unfortunately for him, Stefan, more often than not, is a true-blue hero. Obviously, he had this wonderful arc as the Ripper and he’s plagued by his own demons, but when all’s said and done he’s still very much the straight man. Getting the opportunity to dig into this and really stretch and exercise his muscles as an actor I think just made him really happy; it’s exciting for him as an actor to play with a new character.
*imagines Paul stretching his acting muscles* This could be gooooooooood!
Now, about that whole “Katherine wasn’t the one they had planned to be cured” thing.
Katherine being the one to take the cure was also a huge shocker and we heard you originally planned on giving it to another character. Can you say who it was and why the switch?
Interestingly enough, when Kevin [Williamson] and I, back in season zero, when we first launched the series and started talking about knowing that one day we’d make Elena a vampire and with that move would come the realization that there was a cure; I think in the back of our heads we always intended to heal Elena. But the instant that we actually made the decision to move forward with Elena the first thing we realized was she would of course be the one person we couldn’t cure because it was just too easy.
Instantly, we decided that the person that needed to be cured, that made the most sense from a story point of view, that would be a great surprise, would be Damon. We believed that because of all people he’s the one that said he missed being human, but he’s also the one who relished the most being a vampire. Well, about five minutes into the season, right after the cure was revealed to be in existence, I think I read instantly someone was like, ‘Oh, they’re going to cure Damon.’ I thought, ‘Oh shit!’ [Laughs.]
Ultimately, the person that we cured we wanted to get really great story out of it and I think part of Damon’s delightful charm as a vampire is that he is a vampire and I’m not so sure outside of the novelty of turning him human that we’d be able to get as much as we would have wanted to dramatically. We played around with a lot of other ideas for a little while before realizing the answer was so clear and so obvious and so right in front of us.
I agree that Damon being human would get old pretty quick. He’d turn pouty (which is cute, but only in 2-year-olds) and then depressed, and then probably drink himself into an early grave next to Alaric. Yeah, that’s no fun.
What’s a head for season 5? Well, there’s a lot still up in the air, but Julie has ideas of where she wants things to go.
So will we learn more about the Salvatore family history in season five, maybe about the brothers’ mother?
We’ve just gotten started talking about season five, but one of the things we’re talking about is definitely learning more about the history of the Salvatore family. I would say that at this point the things we don’t know yet are fair game.
Mrs Salvatore has been somewhat unexplored territory . . . that could be interesting.
Will Silas create havoc as Stefan? And I, for one, wonder who’s going to be the first to notice that all isn’t quite right with the younger Salvatore!
Silas is going to come roaring into season five with an agenda. His mission has been singular from the beginning, which is he wants to take the cure and die and get rid of the other side so he can pass on and be reunited with his one true love. However, the cure’s off the table, the other side’s off the table, so he’s going to have a pretty enormous plan B for how to deal with that.
Next for them as a couple is a long-distance relationship as Elena heads off to her new life at college and Damon sticks behind In Mystic Falls to hold down the fort. We get to see them happy, believe it or not, for a little while before of course circumstances and other supernatural influence comes in to drive an obstacle in their path. There’s something that we rarely get to do on TVD, is see a couple enjoy being a couple and we’re definitely going to have our fun with Elena and Damon, who have taken so much time to find their way to each other really and truly. So we’re going to be able to enjoy that for a while.
How cool!!! (Sorry Stelena folks!!!)
Katherine . . . is going to be human. Ummmm . . . yeah, about that?
Katherine is the one person on the planet who would hate to be human more than anything, who’s always been a survivor and so fierce and such a fighter and now she is having to be vulnerable and killable, yet all of her evil deeds of the past coming home to roost. It’s going to be great opportunity for story. Not only is she on the verge of getting her ass kicked every single episode, she’s going to need protection and who better to seek out for protection than the brother Salvatore who have been so good at caring on and off for her over the centuries?
A question that I posed in my recapcomes up here, as well. Is Kat Graham (Bonnie Bennett) coming back for season 5? It kinda looks iffy from the outside looking in.
Kat will still be a regular, business as usual. She just now has the mother of all obstacles preventing her and Jeremy from being able to have the physical relationship that we’ve danced around for so long.
Well, that doesn’t sound awkward in the slightest now does it?
The biggest transition for the Class of Mystic Falls High 2013 isn’t going to be the usual, though. They’re going to college!!!
The best part about it is that we’ve got a town that we’ve very firmly established and the university that we’ve established with Whitmore College, which is not in Mystic Falls, but certainly close enough than you can roll home on a Saturday and do a load of laundry. What’s exciting is to create a whole new world and new characters and new friends and new foes for those who go to college and also be able to integrate what’s going on at college back into what’s going on home, so we never feel like we’ve left behind the Mystic Falls universe we know and love so much.
Why is it so funny to me to think of Caroline lugging a basket of dirty laundry home to Sheriff Forbes???
Looks as though Lily Collins is everywhere these days, and we aren’t complaining. We love our Clary Fray! She recently talked with The Hollywood Reporter about ‘The English Teacher’ and her role.
THR: Now back to The English Teacher. What attracted you to this project and role?
LC: We’ll, I’d never done an independent film and I was really curious as to how they were different than studio projects. I read the script and even though it was a smaller character in an ensemble piece, I just thought it’s a character that I haven’t played before. She does have that spicy nature to her in that she goes head-to-head with this teacher, and it’s like this love triangle and she is that catty teenage girl. The idea that I got to go head-to-head with someone like Julianne Moore was like a no-brainer. She’s someone I’ve admired for so long and to have a cast with like Nathan Lane and Greg Kinnear, Michael Angarano and Julianne Moore — I thought this would be really cool, eclectic smaller film that would be a great experience. I really liked Craig [Zisk], the director, and the kind of direction they were going in. It had elements of comedy in there, which I have always wanted to experiment with, but then it also had this fun dramatic side.
THR: How did you prepare for that?
LC: We did some rehearsals and I don’t know, I kind of went back to high school and thought about the girls that I remember being a little catty. You know, cause I went to a real high school so I remember those. I just tried to channel that. We had conversations with Julianne and Craig and just trying to make sure that we got the tone right. It wasn’t necessarily like preparing like I did for Mortal Instruments, or like I am for this other movie I’m doing in England where I have to do dialect stuff. It wasn’t preparation in that sense, but it was more just making sure that I didn’t play her like a caricature and still giving her an arc.
But what we all want to know, what did she have to say about ‘The Mortal Instruments’… Continue Reading…
From ‘The Selection’ to Aliens…sorta. Aimee Teegarden has successfully had a show picked up by the CW. Though we will have to wait til Mid-Season to see the show.
Star-Crosssed is described as…
When Emery was 6 years old, an alien spacecraft crash-landed in her small town. Whether they came in peace or with more sinister intentions didn’t matter: a fierce battle erupted as humans fought for control over their new rivals, an alien species called the Atrians. In the midst of the conflict, Roman, a 6-year-old Atrian boy, found his way to a shed behind Emery’s house, where she protected him from harm, bringing him food, comfort – and friendship. In their brief time together, Emery and Roman forged a deep bond, but the authorities wasted no time tracking Roman down and capturing him in a violent confrontation. Emery has grown up believing that Roman was killed that day. Ten years later, the Atrians have been acclimated to life on Earth, but they are interned in a heavily-guarded camp known as the Sector to keep them separate from humans. Now, for the first time, a group of Atrian teens will enroll in a suburban human high school, with the goal of testing the feasibility of human/alien integration. The eyes of the nation and the whole world are fixed on this historical social experiment, an endeavor fraught with suspicion and fear. Continue Reading…