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Michael Trevino Speaks on End of The Vampire Diaries, Fear of Spiders at Fan Convention

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Michael Trevino is a whiskey guy. He likes a a classic Old Fashioned when out on the town, but not if the bar has any spiders in it.

"I don't mess with spiders. That's not even funny," The Vampire Diaries star told a packed ballroom today at the show's fan convention in Chicago, in response to a question about his biggest fear.

Amidst hoots and hollers, the actor answered a number of inquiries from attendees, ranging from a guest appearance on Glee, to his favorite band, to how long he hopes to series sticks around. I was there and I jotted down as many responded as I could...

Michael Trevino at TVD Convention

Will there be a Vampire Diaries movie?
Maybe just a parody with me and Matt Davis. We'll put it on Funny or Die.

What's your favorite type of music?
My favorite band is The Doors, but I also really enjoy house music. Electro music.

What is your favorite food?
I could eat sushi everyday and all day, but I'd say Mexican food. I love all Mexican food.

How had The Vampire Diaries changed your professional life?
It's been such a blessing. It's a genre type show where our fans are so dedicated and committed to storylines and really care and really follow; they probably know a lot more than me about storylines. I have to sometimes go on message board or Twitter trying to figure out, like, what spell Bonnie did… it's taken things to another level overall for me, though. I actually now have fans and get to meet you fine people.

Complete this sentence: I have always wanted to…
… ride Shamu.

Did you audition initially for Tyler?
No. I knew that Damon was the big character because he is so funny and cool. So I went out for that… and it didn't work out. Then I went out for… Stefan, is it? That didn't work out, either. So Julie Plec asked me to go out for Tyler and I'm just so glad that he's evolved in different ways after three seasons. He's no longer a one-minded douchebag jerk.

What's been your favorite episode so far?
The one with the first werewolf transformation. It set the bar for Tyler being reborn.

When did you start acting and did you always want to be an actor?
I started acting at age 20. It kind of happened after high school. My parents divorced when I was three of four and my dad always took me to the movies on the weekends… that helped get me into it.

Are you a dog person or a cat person?
I'm a dog person... But I'm allergic to dog hair now, it's very tragic.

What superpower would you want?
Teleportation.

Would you ever want to sing and dance on Glee?
I don't sing. I don't have the pipes for it. If I could choreograph some stuff ahead of time, I'd do it.. but I just wanna go and throw a slushee in one of those kids' faces.

What is your guilty pleasure?
I've been watching a lot of these Bravo and Food Network shows. I'm a sucker for Top Chef and Chopped. I feel like a crook because I'm trying to take notes on the cooking techniques.

What job would you want aside from acting?
My mother always said I would men a good lawyer and I think I would. But I'd really love to direct.

What's your favorite part about working with Candice Accoloa?
She's just all smiles, all energy. And she's gotten so much better as an actress… I mean, we all have and I don't mean to say she wasn't always good. But she's just so awesome now.

What's your favorite movie?
The Libertine with Johnny Depp is up there. But probably The Godfather and The Godfather II. They are my father's favorite movies. For comedy, though, nothing beats Nacho Libre.

What is it like making all those facial expressions when you transform?
I feel like a tool.

What was it like working on 90210?
It was cool. The show had a lot of hype. I made a lot of friends there… I got a lot of juice for that little role I did for three or four episodes.

Would Tyler stand a chance in a one-on-one with Klaus?
Yes, of course. I wanna elaborate on my answer, but I'm like: 'What has aired so far?'

With what cast member would you most wanna be stuck on a deserted island?
Zach Roerig. My boy is from Ohio. He owns various weapons of, you know, death, and I do not. So I'd just follow along and we'd find a way to survive.

If the cast were in the Hunger Games…
I would probably win. I would team up with Matt Davis. First to die? It would probably be Paul. Paul couldn't survive.

How many more seasons do you think The Vampire Diaries will last?
I don't see it going seven or eight. Two more for sure. Here's why: our show, there's a beginning, middle and end… We do wanna end this, otherwise our storylines aren't as strong, the material isn't as creative. You wanna keep the integrity of the show. So two or three more seasons, wrap it up, bring it to an end - and it will be one of the greatest shows that's ever been on the air!

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Amie

people come to TV FANATIC to act like fanatics, not people who hate the shows. First of all, on whose behalf are you talking? I come here because I want to get more information about the show and to discuss this with other people - I am a fan of the show, not a fanatic. Second, I did not the prerequisite for coming to TV Fanatic is to act like a fanatic, why would you even say that? Finally, everyone here is allowed to express their thoughts and opinions about the show, positive and negative. You may not like what Bored Now has to say, but if it annoys you so much, just ignore it, no one is forcing you to reply.

Floralovesgurlplz

that_girl_301 I just happened to take a look at your profile. I'm OBSESSED with Vampire Diaries. Love the show with a passion. I sacrifice a lot of things in my day to watch the show at 8pm on Thursdays. I've never missed an episode unless I absolutely HAD to. LOL back the fuck up. You sacrifice a lot of things in your day to watch this show? And never missed an episode? AND you've been on every article over a year enough to know that BoredNow is a buzz kill? Oh but you love the show, so that gives you the "I have a life" card. Yeah no, you're really no different than Bored Now, aside from the difference of opinions. And TBH, a real fan can at least acknowledge a few flaws in the show rather than blinding your eyes out about it. It's not a crime to be critical.

Floralovesgurlplz

@borednow to shut you freking mouth up this is my last reply to you !!! Oh thank God. Maybe now that it's your last reply, you can learn how to spell the next time you want to come back. And how immature is your name? No need to be an opinion nazi, if you hate complaining just ignore it. Seriously how old are you

Floralovesgurlplz

ContinuedDo you think a Nicki Minaj video on youtube has a comment box full of people praising her? It's a comments page, welcome to the reality of what every comments page looks like on the internet. Who cares if you've seen the same person complain the past year, it does not even absorb your entire day to simply spend 2 minutes leaving a comment. Stop contradicting yourself by constantly calling him out, how hard is it for you to realize that you're feeding complaints with complaints? And the fact that he clearly isn't going to stop, I'd have figured by now you would just learn to ignore. And about your "fanatic" argument, I'll just direct you to his previous reply. So stupid.

Floralovesgurlplz

stop complaining its honestly annoying you've been doing it for like a year now so either watch the show and keep your negative comments to yourself or make a website of your own and blog about what you hate and other people can join you but people come to TV FANATIC to act like fanatics, not people who hate the shows. Whoa, back the fuck up. He's been complaining for a year? But how would you know that? That only means you've been on this page as long as he has, yet you are telling HIM to get a life. The difference with you and him is your opposite opinions on the show, but if you've seen him as much as you claim you have, then you just have as much time as he has to post 5 comments on every article. Bitching about a show does not mean you lack a life, if that were true, fans like you who love everything about it wouldn't be any different. And lastly I don't mean to be rude, but your post is beyond stupid. Make your own website to complain? Do you think a Nicki Minaj video on youtube has a comment box full of people praising her? It's a comments page, welcome to the reality of what every comments page looks like on the internet. Who cares if you've seen the same person complain the past year, it does not even absorb your entire day to simply spend 2 minutes leaving a comment. Stop contradicting yourself by constantly calling him out, how hard is it for you to realize that you're feeding complaints with complaints? And the fact that he clearly isn't going to stop, I'd have figured by now you would just learn to ignore. And about your "fanatic" argument, I'll just direct you to his previous reply. So stupid.

Floralovesgurlplz

omg Bored Now you must honestly be really bored cuz you have no life but to just talk crap about the show. You think you know about the ratings but clearly you dont because it is the #1 watched show on the CW which is a popular network. Oh my gosh, you are so contradicting yourself. If he doesn't know about the ratings, then how do you know? Where is your proof that it's the #1 show? You pulled that fact out of your ass, and yet you attack him for doing the same thing. It's not hard to do a little research, the ratings ARE low but I doubt it will get cancelled. So why don't you take your own advice and "don't talk about facts you don't know"

Kitanishi h mcdonald

Also just a thought, but you might need to take a dictionary and look up the term "fanatic" because I really doubt you understand the meaning of it from the way you are using it in that post...

Kitanishi h mcdonald

it is the #1 watched show on the CW which is a popular network.
Nope. Wrong, lol. CW is the leftovers of the merger from WB and UPN(that is, channels that WERE great) when the channels were on the verge of bankruptcy. its quite MINOR network relying on small budget shows aiming at young-teenager audience and a lot of those shows get universally panned by critics. From time to time the channel might chunk out something great(first season of tvd), but most of times critics approach CW shows very cautiously.

Thatgirl301

omg Bored Now you must honestly be really bored cuz you have no life but to just talk crap about the show. You think you know about the ratings but clearly you dont because it is the #1 watched show on the CW which is a popular network. So don't talk about facts you don't know about and stop complaining its honestly annoying you've been doing it for like a year now so either watch the show and keep your negative comments to yourself or make a website of your own and blog about what you hate and other people can join you but people come to TV FANATIC to act like fanatics, not people who hate the shows.

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Maybe if there was less Klaus/originals and more Tyler/Forwood the ratings would be better.

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.

Damon

Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.