Love triangles, finale scope and classroom attendance talk from the series co-creator
I've been a big supporter of The CW's "Vampire Diaries" for a while now.
"Vampire Diaries" made my end-of-the-year Top 10 lists for both 2010 and 2011.
I've referred to "The Vampire Diaries" as the best drama on network TV and I've meant it.
Somehow, though, I've never done a real 1-on-1 interview with either Julie Plec or Kevin Williamson, the show's co-creators. And it's not like I haven't had questions that needed answering.
Consider that situation rectified here.
The story of high schooler Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) and the two vampire brothers (Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder) who love her started off twisty and has just become twistier in a third season that has introduced vampire-werewolf hybrids, expanded deeper into the world of witchcraft and introduced an expanding mythology that spans centuries and spans the globe.
Although "The Vampire Diaries" delivers the sort of jaw-dropping shocks that most shows save for finales and sweeps periods on a weekly basis, this season's finale is expected to be particularly epic, or at least that's what the stars have been telling folks.
I got on the phone with Julie Plec on Thursday to talk about this May's finale, resolving love triangles and whether or not anybody has been attending classes this year.
We also discussed Plec's Monday (April 16) appearance at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, where she will be chatting about the show's distinctive cinematography.
Click through for the full conversation.