BACKSTORY: Although the gracious publicists of The CW allowed us to film our Comic-Con interviews with with Steven R. McQueen, Zach Roerig, and Michael Trevino, we were not allowed to do so for the show's trio of marquee stars. But it wasn't because Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, and Ian Somerhalder were divas or anything like that, it probably had more to do with other, fancier, paper-based outlets having exclusive rights to on-camera interviews. Who even knows!? Anyway, we were limited to audio-only recordings, which, since the actors at that time still had no real knowledge of the upcoming season, meant the interviews weren't the most informative ones I've ever experienced. But one major thing I took away was just how hilarious Somerhalder is. Seriously, he worked that roundtable like no other, and any written transcription of his answers will never be as funny as his in-person riffing. So in order to try and do him justice, I came up with THIS video workaround. Hope you like it!
The Vampire Diaries Season 4 premieres Thursday, October 11 at 8pm on The CW.