Michaela McManus Teases Vampire Diaries Character: She's After Damon...

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It took only one episode for Michaela McManus to make a major impression on viewers of The Vampire Diaries.

As Jules, she's already "marked" Damon, bitten Rose and placed a mysterious phone call to... someone (perhaps incoming werewolf Brody, as played by Stephen Amell?).

What are fans to make of this character? Can we really trust her? McManus spoke to Entertainment Weekly and answered a few key questions about what's to come when The Vampire Diaries returns on January 27.

As Jules

On Jules' motivations: As much as she is tough and a threat to Damon, she is also coming back to avenge her friend’s death, so you can’t really blame her for that. She’s not outright crazy or mean. She’s just trying to protect herself and get back at Damon for what he’s done to Mason.

On Jules' struggles: She has a sensitive side. She has to live with being a werewolf and every full moon transforming into this beast who wreaks havoc, but it’s not something she’s proud of or happy with. I don’t think she’s the kind of werewolf that just likes to go around tearing up people. She definitely has a hard time with it.

On what's ahead: Jules gets pretty physical. She’s after [Damon], and he’s just as much after her. It’s really fun to see the two of them battle it out.

Read the full interview at the official EW site and sound off: Are you happy with the addition of McManus to the cast? She's booked for at least three more episodes.

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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.