Taylor Kinney Speaks on Vampire Diaries Character, Family Feud

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In an exclusive interview with TV Fanatic, Michael Trevino said his character of Tyler would be more involved than ever before on season two of The Vampire Diaries.

The entire family of the Lockwoods, in fact, will be on full display as Uncle Mason debuts on the September 9 premiere, showing up for his brother's funeral. Said Taylor Kinney, who will play this key role, to TV Guide Magazine:

"Mason has learned to harness his rage and is going to serve as a mentor to Tyler. I've come to teach Tyler that there are choices he can make to control his destiny as a human...or otherwise."

Loyal viewers don't need to be told what the actor means by "otherwise," do they?

Mason and Tyler

Kinney adds that his character doesn't exactly get along with Damon. But this is nothing new between the families.

"We don't get along," he says. "Historically, the Salvatores haven't gotten along with the Lockwoods for ages, and having a new Lockwood in town doesn't sit well."

Fans will have to wait until next month to learn more. In the meantime, they can visit our Vampire Diaries spoilers section for more season two scoop!

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.


Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.