Matthew Davis, Zach Roerig and Candice reveal their first scenes, first kisses, and first impressions of “TVD” costars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley.
We’re less than a month away from the season premiere of The Vampire Diaries, and it marks the beginning of the end. After getting to know an eclectic group of supernatural friends over the last eight years, it will soon be time to say goodbye. As the series gears up for its final ride, we got to speak with Candice King, who plays the overachieving human-turned-vampire-turned-mom-of-twin-witches Caroline Forbes, about the show’s imminent end. While she didn’t drop any spoilers, she did reveal her thoughts on how she wants her character’s journey to end, feminism, that Steroline June wedding, what makes her fangirl and more.
What kind of ending do you want for Caroline?
On just a surface level, I would love to see her end on happy note. As far as when we started the show in the pilot, that was kinda my favorite moment…where she’s just sitting there crying to Bonnie about how no one ever wants her, like why don’t they ever choose me? She’s kind of drowning in her own insecurities. So for her, at the end of the series, end up happy and with somebody that she loves and who loves her back because that’s been her intention the whole series. It’s the root of who Caroline is. She just wants to be loved so if that’s what she gets at the end of it all, I would be thrilled for her.
She’s easily one of the most beloved characters on the series. What is it like to be on the receiving end of that sort of passion from the fans?
It’s wonderful to know that so many people love Caroline because I love her. It’s kind of bizarre to all of a sudden realize you’ve been with a character for eight years and the show’s coming to an end but also realize that wow, I have to say goodbye to the character who inevitably…she is me and I am her. When you go to work and you’re watching this character grow for eight years, your growing’s parallel to them in this weird way. So it’s wonderful. I love the character, I love that she has faults. I love that she’s insecure. I love that she always puts her foot in her mouth.
She may not always be right and she may not always do it with grace but she’s trying her best to save the day and that’s what I really love about her. What I’ve seen on social media are those moments where they relate to that character or the very human moments that Caroline has…watching her mother pass away of cancer and there was nothing that you could do, I think that was a really powerful time [to be] on the receiving end of, from fans of the series that have had parents pass from cancer and that they were able to relate to what Caroline was going through so much. I thought that was really moving. Really powerful.
It’s the last season and you guys know that the end is coming. How does that effect how you’re filming this season?
What’s funny is…we’re on episode seven right now and I think we’re all in denial. I don’t think any of us realize that it’s just coming to an end in a couple of months because it seems like same old, same old. You know, same long days. Same crazy weather patterns we’re having to work around. Early mornings, late nights. You know, witches and vampires…so I think that it just all feels the same. Nothing really feels that different yet. But I think it’s gonna hit us after Christmas because by that point, we’ll just have a couple weeks left and we’ll have to start packing up our offices.
Do you plan on taking anything from set?
Oh god! I want to so bad! But I don’t know what I want yet. I feel like I gotta cruise all the sets and really see what would be cool to sneak, take with me. I would love to take Caroline’s daylight ring.
We have the first still from the new season of the Vampire Diaries featuring Candice as Caroline.
The Vampire Diaries Season 8 premieres October 21st! Welcome to the final season!
Candice has been quiet lately and so when I found this interview that I hadn’t seen before I thought it would be fun to share with you guys!
Actress Candice Accola compares the differences between film and television scripts when it comes to character roles. She also notes that when it comes to auditioning, sometimes “no” may mean “not yet.”
Just Jared Jr discovered Candice’s favorite Superhero.
We found something out about Candice King that probably nobody else knows — her favorite super hero!
JJJ caught up with the 29-year-old Vampire Diaries actress during 2016 Comic-Con last weekend where she opened up about her love for Dazzler.
“I’m obsessed. I love it. She stops the bad guys whenever she sings and plays music all of the sudden, the lights are just so bright from her star power that it throws all the bad back,” she shared.
“I grew up singing, so I can rock that out,” Candice admitted later to us, which is right in line with her being meant to play Dazzler in a movie adaption, don’t you think?
Thanks to AliKat for sending some great new pics of Candice from the Entertainment Weekly Party at San Diego Comic Con this past weekend!
A new photoshoot has been added to the gallery that was taken at San Diego Comic Con this weekend by TVLine.
TVLine gives us the TVD cast last interview at Comic Con ever!
Get those tissues ready, because you’re about to watch The Vampire Diaries cast’s last San Diego Comic-Con interview ever.
The whole gang, along with executive producer Julie Plec, swung by TVLine’s SDCC suite (presented by ZTE) on Saturday evening to preview the CW drama’s epic final season, as well as look back on seven years of blood, sweat and (mostly) tears in Mystic Falls. Among the topics discussed:
* Which dream ‘ships would the cast have loved to see? (Hint: If it were up to Matt Davis, Alaric would have worked his way through all of his former students by now.)
* Which iconic prop is everybody planning to steal from the set before leaving for the last time?
* If Stefan and Caroline do, in fact, get the #SterolineJuneWedding the fans are hoping/tweeting for, will that make Stefan the stepdad to Alaric’s twins?
* Will Bonnie ever get her magic back?!
* And, of course, what are the chances we’ll see Elena in the flesh before the series finale cuts to black? (Spoiler alert: Pretty damn good!)
So hit PLAY on the video above — it’s a little long, but hey, did I mention it’s the last one ever?
I have added images to the gallery from Candice’s last visit to San Diego Comic Con for The Vampire Diaries!
And a giant thank you to Carol for sharing some of these pics with us!
Candice King Web > 2016 > July 23 | San Diego Comic Con – The Vampire Diaries Press Line
Candice King Web > 2016 > July 23 | San Diego Comic Con – The Vampire Diaries Panel
Candice King Web > 2016 > July 23 | San Diego Comic Con – SiriusXM Radio
Candice King Web > 2016 > July 23 | San Diego Comic Con – TV Line Interview
Candice King Web > 2016 > July 23 | San Diego Comic Con – Entertainment Weekly Party