Torrey DeVitto Previews Stint on The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars Return

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TV Fanatics are about to enjoy a double dose of Torrey DeVitto.

The actress will make her return to Pretty Little Liars soon after it returns with new episodes next week, while she also debuts next month on The Vampire Diaries. DeVitto offered a preview of her latter character, Dr. Mary Fell, over the phone with me on Friday.

Torrey DeVitto on The Vampire Diaries

"She meets Alaric and is fascinated by his ability to recover from medical incidents so quickly," DeVitto said. "And that professional fascination turns into a romantic fascination."

Wait... what happens to Alaric?!? Does DeVitto's Dr. Fell meet him in the ER?

"Quite possibly," the actress simply teased.

DeVitto said she has watched The Vampire Diaries off and on - she is married to star Paul Wesley, after all - but she wasn't familiar with Alaric's extraordinarily bad (read: deadly) history with women to date. Will Mary survive the relationship?

"For the sake of his character alone, I hope so," she laughed. "Hopefully I don't burn up in flames or try to kill him or anything. He deserves a better ending than he's had."

DeVitto has filmed four episodes so far and assured me her character has no supernatural abilities.

Over on ABC Family, meanwhile, the actress will be back as Spencer's pregnant sister, Melissa. No, she did not reveal to me the identity of A, partly because she doesn't know it.

"I need to have a 30-minute conversation with [creator Marlene King] every week," DeVitto said. "There's so much going on, I feel like I'm reading the script in Spanish. And even at the end of the conversation, I still don't know what's going on!"

Can she offer fans any kind of tease for what's ahead, though? A smidgeon? A morsel?

"The one thing you can always count on in Rosewood is that things are not what they seem," she said. "Expect more twist, turns, surprises. And a lot of juicy stuff between Spencer and Melissa."

Pretty Little Liars airs a new episode on January 2, while The Vampire Diaries is back on January 5.

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a) I have absolutely no idea what the Room is, I fell asleep during twilight and changed the channel half way through new moon, didnt bother with the rest, so unfortunately I wont be able to list the differences between bella and elena, but clearly one has kept and is still keeping me entertained. Except for 1 storyline that may be similar to twilight, what about the rest? When exactly did elena put the town in danger in s3? Give me episodes and how? b) You stated that s3 is the worst season and thats what Im debating here. What exactly is bad writing to you? Because the way I see it, its when the writing doesnt keep the viewer engrossed, wether it lives up imaginary standards or not. Clearly s3 is doing something right since viewership has risen the last few episodes. C)Just because you have nice manners, yet still evil doesnt make you morally grey, it makes you psycho aka mayor wilkins, who I loved. D) again, you missed my point. Youre list has shrunk because s3 story has improved from s2. Less useless characters. E)lets say im a grade 8 student, explain this concept, bringing back dead, to me. Since im too dumb and my IQ is below 60.Explain to me why its bad writing. F) There shouldnt be that much focus on mourning if the show is a Guilty Pleasure. The grieving cant intersect with relationships because its exactly that.Doesnt it make sense for a premiere to focus on its central trinity? G) the damon/elena/stefan triangle will be in play for a long time, thats why both shippers will be pleased. Everyone saying that they know so many people will drop the show if fw dies, how many fans would drop the show if one of these ships died, be realistic bc alot of people watch this show for them and dont make reference to the few registered users who share this general consensus for fw, bc thats like me refering to a delena fansite. Im tired for now but ill be back because i have a problem with alot of the comments last made

Kitanishi h mcdonald

TVD is a GUILTY PLEASURE, you don't watch a guilty pleasure to find something deep or profound or whatever.
Yep. I watch tvd to be entertained. ALthough EVEN guilty pleasure has limits on suspension of disbelief. There's a very slim line between guilty pleasure and trainwreck. TVD is treading upon trainwreck nowadays. What is with al the twilight references, I HATE Twilight and whenever I here the two being compared I gag,
Because the only difference RIGHT NOW between them is that TVD has comparably better actors. I see no similarity between Elena and Bell( for one Elena actually thinks of others).
Coming after entire half season where Elena has been constantly putting the entire town in danger by going after steffie's certain golden male parts who have ran away from her, that sounds funny.
Considering that the show treats her in exactly the same way as bella swan, its even funny.
Add to that her typical mary sue traits and nonexistent character development and the funny just keeps on coming. So any and all comments creating a link between the two is just a waste.
then provide significant counter arguments on why its not so. Oh wait, you have none. It's actually funny how much you know about twilight, considering you don't seem to like it very much.
Everyone knows about twilight.
Everyone knows about The Room.
Everyone Knows about Heroes The utter standards of badness and bad writing. Hey, to TVD's credit, at least the writing is NOT as awful as in The Room. What teenage drama in season 2?

How about the entirety of S2 being one huge steaming pile of DES love triangle forcing its way to everything? Even Katherine, a promising villain with good build up got thrown into that teenage drama circle. S3 is exactly the same, but worse and with Klaus instead of Kat. Again the useless character lists, only Gloria is really justified. Also notice how it has dramatically shrunk?

Yet again no arguments.
And yes, it has dramatically shrunk since I excluded S1 and S2 characters. Logic dictates it would be shorter than with them. I want proof of this fact that bringing dead characters back is bad.

wow. I don't think you even realize how absurd that sentence sounds. I request the proof of the fact that earth is not flat. Apart form linking to your local university or library, not much I can help you. Yet again commonsense and basic level of education is needed to get why bringing back characters from death and oversaturating your fictional work with that is bad. Alot of viewers want to see Stelena or Delena, my point being a premiere episode should focus on them, not the mourning of Jenna.

Why is that? Why can't according to you grieving intersect with the relationships?
Grief and death is a powerful catalyst in writing characters and stories, as well as relationships. The very fact that writers shied away from that only proves my point of both timeskip being improper, timeskip being wasted, characters not being developed AND death having no consequence in this show...welll, nothing has consequence in this show. Btw I cried when she died, so she couldn't have been that useless could she?

Congratulations being on minority. After gazillion of not-deaths and cop outs in this show, her death was a relief at best and a lot of smart people cheered and feared she would get up. Why? because show did not establish death as HUGE thing. And it continues to NOT establish it as huge inevitable thing. Death is plot device at best in TVD. Death was not realistic nor shocking, hell it was expected after how the character was handled. The only question in viewers heads was will she stay dead. Praying she would and expecting SOME SORT of reaction from everyone else. Sadly no reaction ever came from that and Jenna just ceased to exist. Viewers almost universally love Stefan/Elena/Damon, Press loves it, actors love it. Killing it would be suicidal. :)
Any proof of that? For one you listed a triangle and not a pairing.
For second, both in this forum/site and in overall internet you will either find DE, SE or neither-relationship viewers. On other hand you most likely won't find nay matt/caroline fans and 99% of viewwers you encounter will ship forwood or watch show for it. Press does not "love" de/se. It HYPES it. There's a wide-ranging difference from being hyped as epic and actually be featured in photoshoots and magazine covers as well as talked about frequently as proved by writer interviews(with KW being pretty much giddy about forwood and caroline), this site itself and overall fanbase. How did it fail in Klaus characteriazation, if it showed how desperate he was not to be alone and how desperately he needed allies?

It was a chance to develop Klaus into complex persona. It failed to do that, marginalizing the supposed layers of character and isolating each of them from the other. Yet again, lacking basic writing consistency. Wether they use these situations to further Elena's character flaws or not, the viewer is, hopefully, smart enough to fill in the unnecasarry time wasting blanks for themselves.
We know Bella Swan is mary sue and an example of nonexistant character. Doe snot change the way writers portray her in the works.
Same with Elena Gilbert. What you said just proves that writers have no abilities to consistently develop characters, write them and their growth. If Writer is successful with writing a character then the viewer fanbase will have the exact same impresion of character o decision a des the show lore and writers themselves. If character is supposed to have multiple interpretations, same - both writers, show lore, show producer and viewers will see it that way. TVD utterly fails at that since writer and show perception of Elena differs GREATLY from viewer perception of her.
She is a mary sue through
TVD prides themselves on being fast-paced, for all these character development situations you're asking for, would damage that

So good writing would damage popcorn? makes no sense sadly and if writers can't handle writing and developing characters in fast paced setting then it only proves my point of them incapable of developing those characters and maybe they should either drop the pacing or should not even have taken up this job upon themselves? You're saying that a teenager whose willing to sacrifice herself for others hasn't matured at all?
Her reaction to death is the definition of mary sue.
Such an utter sacrificial tendencies are impossible psychologically unless Elena would have a built up suicidal tendencies. Every person has an irrational fears of dark and death.
The way her "sacrifice" story was handled made her fullblown mary sue and ensured that her character would stay stalled at the two-line description it began with. we had no reaction from her to the concept of death. The Master, mayor wilkins, The First Evil, how were these characters morally grey? They were amusing and even funny, but again that's what I was saying, there's your 100% black right there.

Yet again proving you know nothing you talk about. The Master had a very clear traits of caring for his family. He displayed grief and sadness and happiness. He also was built up as this delusional, old, senile man with the ilusion of the glory long past. A sort of nosferatu-archetype. All of that did not stop him from being evil. Mayor Wilkins was one of the most unique and complex villains going as far as DEFINING an entire category of villains. He was an utterly normal and good man, except well, evil. He was genuinely HUMAN character and his touching relationship with certain other cast members as well as how the main character, Buffy, handled him in the end DEFINES gray morality. The First Evil is a metaphysical concept and the one who says a LOT about the main character herself. Yet again its not "character" its a conceptual entity. Yet again unique kind of conceptual entity and its unfair to count it as "separate" character. To say the characters I mentioned previously are morally white is like saying a woman who kills anothers baby out of rage and jealousy because she lost her own baby via another person's fault is morally white? What's up with that?
yes. morally white and misguided she would b e. Especially if she was shown to be sorry and miserable for what she did, tvd style. TVD's premiere wasn't fun or hot, did you skip through Elena's bday and FW makeout?
Elena Swan's birthday made majority of viewers asleep and FW makeout is still quite controversially regarded on forwood fanbase as "too soon" as well as unfitting for the relationship buildup/forced by plot device convenience.

Jtl

Forwood is the most popular couple in the show because there's no ship war. About 89% of the fans like Forwood and good percentage would stop watching if they ruined them. Including me! It's just that the DE and some SE fans choose Delena and Stelena first over Forwood. But more and more keep jumping on the Forwood band wagon!

Stefelena

@Alejandra:How am i acting innocent?let me guess you'r are delena shipper that's why you are saying stelena fans do nothing but beg and cry coz we'r insecure,right?Well,if we'r insecure,then i wonder what you are and believe it or not alot of people doesn't give a damn about DE,they don't care anymore and if u don't believe me take your time and visit TVD forum of this site,you'll surely get what am talking about.I know there are still some diehard DE fans that are desperate,and they still have a huge fanbase but not like before and correct if am wrong,but forwood is the most popular and favourite couple now.

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Wow Mrs Niklaus, have you even read the other comments? I've stated before that I'm not an Elena fan, I just don't passionately hate her like you do. BTW since when is it my IQ that's up for discussion? I thought we were discussing TVD and insulting me doesn't add anything to the discussion, in fact I think it's really pathetic. Wasn't it Bored Now that said how nice it was when people run out of arguments and start attacking opponents?

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@Stefelena: Sorry hun but your wrong. Most viewers are desperate for Delena and they still love this show. There is quite a few pissy Stelena shippers who do nothing but beg and cry because they're insecure. Denying that just completely gave away any credibility you might have had. Don't act innocent either, your one of the leaders. BTW I agree with "over it" and "Bored" should get a life or how 'bout a job since he/she thinks they know so much.

Xxmrskolmikaelsenxx

Sorry for not doing the bold thingy, computers are my kryptonite :) Dude really, any common noob can do that. You just proven my point that most Elena fans have an IQ of 60.

Xxmrskolmikaelsenxx

Ever notice how its only the registered viewers that over analyze as well as over critize the show? They seem to have this pompous, smarter-than-though attitude as well. Wonder what that's all about... Ever noticed, how the unregistered viewers of the show cannot construct a proper sentence? lul It's called a critique, if you cannot handle a critique, then go back to school, because your braincells are getting wasted over fangirling about Mary Sue Cardboard.

Stefelena

@jessica:you have no idea how wrong u'r about what u'v just said,i'v never seen any stelena fan that says TVD is boring,why would a stelena fan says TVD is boring after we had 2 seasons of stelena,all i knew is that alot of people are complaining about S3,even Delena fans are complaining about how the writers are handling these whole delena thing,the tease is getting annoying,i know some DE fans that said they don't even care whether they get together or not and most of all alot of people are even sick of the love triangle,they don't care anymore.Even as a stelena shipper sometimes i think the brothers are better off without her,they shouldn't be repeating the same mistake all over again,i think it will be better if they mend their broken bond and be brothers again like before,elena is just driving them apart coz she as her character is suppose to bring them back together since katherine is the one that drive them apart,but instead she's trying to cause another problem by being in love with the two of them.

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Right here we go again. TVD is a GUILTY PLEASURE, you don't watch a guilty pleasure to find something deep or profound or whatever. What is with al the twilight references, I HATE Twilight and whenever I here the two being compared I gag, I see no similarity between Elena and Bell( for one Elena actually thinks of others). So any and all comments creating a link between the two is just a waste. It's actually funny how much you know about twilight, considering you don't seem to like it very much. What teenage drama in season 2? Again the useless character lists, only Gloria is really justified. Also notice how it has dramatically shrunk? I want proof of this fact that bringing dead characters back is bad. Alot of viewers want to see Stelena or Delena, my point being a premiere episode should focus on them, not the mourning of Jenna. Btw I cried when she died, so she couldn't have been that useless could she? Viewers almost universally love Stefan/Elena/Damon, Press loves it, actors love it. Killing it would be suicidal. :) How did it fail in Klaus characteriazation, if it showed how desperate he was not to be alone and how desperately he needed allies? Wether they use these situations to further Elena's character flaws or not, the viewer is, hopefully, smart enough to fill in the unnecasarry time wasting blanks for themselves. TVD prides themselves on being fast-paced, for all these character development situations you're asking for, would damage that Sorry for not doing the bold thingy, computers are my kryptonite :) You're saying that a teenager whose willing to sacrifice herself for others hasn't matured at all? The Master, mayor wilkins, The First Evil, how were these characters morally grey? They were amusing and even funny, but again that's what I was saying, there's your 100% black right there. To say the characters I mentioned previously are morally white is like saying a woman who kills anothers baby out of rage and jealousy because she lost her own baby via another person's fault is morally white? What's up with that? TVD's premiere wasn't fun or hot, did you skip through Elena's bday and FW makeout?