PaleyFest is a huge pop culture event, produced by The Paley Center for Media, that connects fans with the casts and creators of their favorite series. PaleyFest is a two week event where the audience see episodes or highlights of the featured work followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with the cast and creative team.
The cast of The Vampire Diaries was front and center this weekend (March 22nd) at PaleyFest 2014. Cast members Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley joined producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries to dish about the series. Not only did the threesome look amazing as they strutted down the red carpet, but they seemed very willing to share some juicy secrets while on the PaleyFest panel.
One of the biggest questions on the minds of TVD fans is: What is the deal with Elena and Damon? When posed this question, Somerhalder blamed it on sex. He said:
“When you have grown-up conversations, you have to put your big boy pants and big girl pants on. They keep taking their pants off, and that’s what gets in the way of the grown-up conversations.”
Many of us were in shock when Katherine seemed to disappear a few weeks ago. But what happened to her? Was she really sent to Hell? Julie Plec said that this is one of the first times that the writers wanted the viewers to decide what happened for themselves. But Caroline Dries said:
“[The writers] don’t use heaven and hell and religion on the show… I thought it was pretty obvious it was hell.”
Deep down, we all want to see Caroline and Klaus make it work, but will they ever be together? Plec is not hopeful for their relationship. She said:
“Happiness isn’t a drama magnet . . . If they were still on the same show, they may have found a way to be together — and then ripped apart.”
So maybe, if Caroline joins Klaus in New Orleans on The Originals, then the pair could be together… right? Plec said:
“I feel like Caroline Forbes is such a crucial element on The Vampire Diaries… taking her off that show would be very damaging to the show. Klaus has sh*t to do!” Somerhalder added “we have Caroline! Caroline’s staying with us!”
Although not all was revealed, we do have some answers concerning the fate of our vampire friends. We can’t wait to see what comes next for the group!
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