Vampire Diaries Exclusive, Part 2: Julie Plec Speaks to TV Fanatic

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Last month, we sat down with Julie Plec. The Vampire Diaries producer teased a "dark place" ahead on the show, going into detail on werewolves, the appearance of Klaus, and, of course, Ian Somerhalder shirtless.

Below, we've posted part two of this interview. Will Delena fans ever get their ultimate wish? Read on. Find out.

Should we be more afraid of Klaus or Elijah?
They’re both pretty badass. That’s a good question. Elijah scares the hell out of me because he’s so even-tempered, and he’s a man of honor. Men of honor who just show up and speak very quietly, but can do a lot of damage in an instant, those guys are pretty scary dudes. Klaus right now is just an enigma.

Nobody knows what he looks like, nobody knows who he is. Is the myth greater than the man as the legends become more powerful than the man himself? Or is the legend just the tip of the iceberg? That’s what’s most scary about him. Nobody has any idea what to except. Until we meet, Klaus I think its going to have to be a toss-up.

How or why do the Originals have such power?
It’s a combination of a lot of things. This is stuff we’ll be exploring and explaining as the season goes along. When you’re the first of your kind, there’s a lot of things that go into that, whether you want to call it mystical or creationism. However you want to label it, they’re different, and it all goes back to them. They by definition have things no other vampire does.

Will Katherine stick around?
Right now, she’s being held against her will in the tomb, which is a fun situation to see Katherine in. The spell has been broken, but Elijah has compelled her to stay in there, until he says otherwise. For someone like Katherine, who’s used to getting what she wants, that’s gotta be an infuriating situation to be in. We’ll see how long that lasts, and she might be stuck in there forever. It’ll make for a lot of cranky Katherine.

Are there any new supernatural characters coming to Mystic Falls?
You never know. When we come back after the holiday break, we’ll be focusing on our werewolf chapter, and continuation of Elijah and the deal that he’s made with Elena.

Can we trust Elijah?
That is the question, the big question. He calls himself a man of honor, and he seems like somebody who would hold up his end of the deal. But he’s an Original and he’s a vampire so it’s a big character questions and a big call for Elena herself to make, if she can trust this guy. It’ll be interesting to see how that plays out.

Is Luka genuinely interested in Bonnie?
All I can say about Luka is he’s very conflicted, and that we’ll learn more about his relationship to his dad, theirs relationship to Elijah, and why Luka is so conflicted in the coming episodes.

In a summation, what can you tell us about the second half of season two?
We’ve set a lot of things in motion, and we’re going to come to the end of what we’re calling our werewolf chapter, which will really take that story to a really dark place and really change a lot of characters lives, not necessarily in a good way. We are going to dig deeper into the secrets of our new witches and what Bonnies role is going to be in their story, and of course, it's all about the fear of the impending Klaus, and who’s going to be fighting on who’s side, who’s bond is with who, who’s going to betray whom, and is this curse going to be lifted at the hands of a sacrifice that would kill Elena. We’re full steam ahead.

Some fans have to know: Will Elena and Damon EVER get together?
If at any point in the life of this series, that could go on forever and ever, I think that if we didn’t go down that road eventually, we wouldn’t be doing our jobs right. But, I would never say when or how or to what end. I can only say that it’s a show predicated on a girl coming back to life and her development of love for one brother who then, because of who she is, changes the life of the other brother and that’s our show. There are roads we can go down with that in the future, for sure, so stay tuned.


Elena and stefan are getting so boring together sumthin interesting with katherine involved would seem exciting of sumthin like that vamp diaries is my fav show and i cant wait to see whats next in the story line!


I believe that stefan needs to be killed off the show or he needs to be with Katherine and Elena needs to be with Damon. Stefan and Elena are getting seriously boring!!! Plus, I think that Stefan secretly misses Katherine too. C'mon with me!!


I think I need to add some things Damon has done.
He saved Elena and Stefan by staking Elijah. He also rescued Elena from a car-crash, and didn't even complain when she didn't say thankyou, he also rescued Stefan from Logan, and stabbed Jules with a sword to get her off Rose. What a lovely person! Down at heart he means well and is actually a good person. I think he is not overrated, because he's DROP-DEAD-GORGEOUS, and has a true heart.


I love Damon. Team Delena. I don't hate Stefan, and he is pretty hot, but he's no Damon. And Damon has more layers and is deeper than Stefan. Like, Stefan cuddles Elena and all, but when's he actually gonna fight for her? Whereas Damon's the one who temporarily killed Elijah and saved Stefan AND Elena. Damon's hot too, like those blue eyes, that smirk and his body. What's not to love? Team Damon! DAMON ALL THE WAY!


heeeeey it cut my comment :/
either way I cant wait for the new epi's!!!! this year is going to be AWESOMENESSSS!!!


Awesome interview!! I can't wait for the new episode!!! yaaay! *-*
On another note, Why is it that everywhere I go to read some awesome new VD info, a bunch of fights come out of them. Can't we all get along? It angers me to see some comments like the ones i've seen. Their is not one character that I will talk on! They all rock and its really sad how most fans fight for others, because of this "ship" or this "ship" common fans! Let's all just watch the show and LOVE IT! This show is just my #1 show ever and I love seeing new promo pics or stills & info etc! Then I just start reading the comments and its like omg WHY. Stop the fighting, I ALWAYS see one ship talking on the other, it's always that one ship. And i'm not even going to comment on it because I like that couple too!! but geez people!!
This is prob. the first time i've replied to an article. I'm just like common', people get all serious or they get too angry! I can't believe some fans even send hate mail to the writers! Everyone please calm down and just support the show.
Ok with that said, lol.. I am very excited for FORWOOD {My fav. couple}, and the situation with Matt, the new Werewolf Brady!


I do love Vampire diaries Im not team Damon or Stefan but I am bored of Stefan, I would like to see what would happen to Delena. But even in the books that was a long and drawn out process for Elena to trsut damon and i cant see that happening anytime soon season 2. I dont like Jeremy and Bonnie they are too predictable, Caroline and Tyler are awesome, they need to make Matt a zombie or something lol i feel sorry for that guy hes a giid actor. Bring back Anna and Vicki! Thet could bring Anna back tbh cuz Klaus brings Elena back


Males's love Vampire Diaries too! It isn't just a show for teens. I have been a fan of Vampires since Dark Shadows an Barnabas Collins! I am 54 years of Age! I love all the characters except Bonnie an Forbes! Have been a huge fan of Paul Wesley for over 10 years back when he used the name Paul Wasilewski. He played in Another World an Guiding Light, then later in Fallen. Vampire Diaries sticks more to the Original stories of Vampires an Werewolfs, it reminds me so much of Dark Shadows, especially the Damon/Stefen Characters! It is much like the character of Barnabas split into two Characters! Barnabas could be good, Bad, Mean, but Fans always felt sorry for the character an he was forever a Huge Fan Favorite! We got this all over with Damon an Stefen, both can be good an both bad! I love both characters an Ian Somerhalder Really does Steal the show, He is AWESOME as Good Damon an Bad Damon, an he can Joke an make U Laugh! Both brothers are Great in my Opinion, but for ME, I will always believe that Damon an Elena really belong together! She is Strong, Damon is Strong, Damon will protect her to the end, yet allow her to be herself, make choices an not Love her with a Smothering Love as Stefen does! Stefen means well, But Damon just has what it takes to please the woman that Elena happens to be! Ian, Paul an Nina are all great Friends so it is so sad an unkind for fans that Love this show, love the books an love these characters to dare put down any of these 3 actors or all the other talents on the show! As for Vampire Diaries about to get Canceled----NO WAY! This show is Huge an will only get BIGGER! Long Live Vampire Diaries, lets see Elena go back an forth with her Feelings for Damon, Stefen an perhaps even Matt! Lets remember that Keven Williamson has a way of giving fans of his show exactly the OPPOSITE of what they always thought involving his Main Love Story---HINT: Dawson Creek fans always believed that Dawson would end up with Joey (katie holmes), while she went back an forth between Dawson an Pacey, as well as a few others, in the end we learned that her True Love was Pacey, she loved Dawson like a brother! I never saw that happening, but when it did, well it made senses. So no one knows who Elena may choose in the end, I know L.J. Smith is back writing in full force, the return: Midnight out this March, she has already written another V D book an has plans to make it a 3 part as well! So as fans, lets enjoy the books, the show an the characters! Perhaps we will even end up with two endings? One by Smith an one by the tv series, whichever brother gets Elena, I hope we have a very long time waiting to find out! I for one don't want the series or the books to end! Ian, Paul & Nina, I Love all 3 of U! So Talented an so Amazing! Keep up the GREAT ACTING!


@Marion I'm not team damon or team stefan Iam Team both but team TVD mostly...I never mentioned i was team damon so i don't know where you get that from. This show is heading DOWNHILL because of delena/ damon fans( some not all there are some nice ones) hardly ever hear a peep out of stelena fans yes they complain but not as much as damon fans...mostly i see stefan fans trying to bring peace and have everyone stop the bashing but delena fans won't listen!!! I think delena fans( some not all) are a bunch of bullies just sitting behind a computer has nothing else to do with your life!!! but make other people's life miserable because your life isn't exciting. this show is not real and the characters are fictional so stop making them reality please and a big part of your lives...I'm pretty sure delena will happen but stelena will probably be end game. This is not the damon's the vampire diaries get it through your head..and i don't see why damon is soo overrated all he does is make mess and gets the others have been saying. All julie and kevin talks about is damon..and hardly ever stefan and the rest of the characters..i truly believe the show evovles around stelena's epic love story and damon the badass and he's not that anymore Elijah is stealing that title from damon he is more interesting to watch i think..i miss that damon the one who terrorizes people but now he is soft..and but i think stefan evil side is alot scarier than damons and his good side is alot better too..i tell you paul is a amazing actor and he don't get enough credit for it...but if the show doesn't make another season you know why...again I'm team TVD but i just have to defend stefan because he gets alot of trashing that he doesn't deserves..but let kevin and julie tell their story and stop making it your story please and stop sending hate mail to them because your not getting your way and stop petitioning against stefan/paul because you don't like him and he is with elena..just stop!!! this show is on it's way to being ruinned and boring because of stupid rants and bullying.


Bring back the old badass Damon please! This Damon in season 2 is quite weak! He was so much more interesting in the last season! I love Stefan and Elena, but they are getting BORING! I would love to see Delean happen to spice up the show, it would be interesting. I am sure Stefan and Elena will end up being married at the end anyways.

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