Summer Press Tour Recap: The Vampire Diaries

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Earlier today, The Vampire Diaries took its turn at the microphone during the annual TV Critics Press Tour.

Here's a summation of how various cast and crew members answered a wide range of questions from the media...

Katerina Graham (Bonnie), on the allure of vampires: "There's something about a man who lurks in the dark."

Producer Kevin Williamson, on the scope of the series: “[It's] not just a high school show. It’s a small town show. Once you get past the vampire premise, we get to telling the story about this town.”

Williamson, on comparisons to other blood-sucking stories: “The pilot is tough because there are a lot of similarities to Twilight. There was no way around it. But we’re switching things around as we get [deeper] into it. We’re not a movie with a beginning, middle and end. We’re a TV series that evolves.”

Stars of The Vampire Diaries

Williamson also confirmed that Ian Somerhalder - who may pop up on Lost this season - will be “in every single episode. He’s the devil. He just comes to town and makes everyone’s life hell.”

The Vampire Diaries will premiere on September 10.

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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.


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.