On Saturday I had the pleasure of attending The Vampire Diaries panel at PaleyFest with my friend Kate of the wonderful blog, Nautical By Nature. This was our second time attending. Two years ago we went to see TVD also, and it was the first time we met. Back then, the show was new and not as popular as it is today. This year the screaming fans seemed to have multiplied greatly. Despite the mas hysteria, once again we had an amazing time!
Nina Dobrev (“Elena Gilbert”), Paul Wesley (“Stefan Salvatore”), Ian Somerhalder (“Damon Salvatore”), Candice Accola (“Caroline Forbes”), Matthew Davis (“Alaric Saltzman”), and Kat Graham (“Bonnie Bennett”). The entire cast seemed to have good chemistry and spent the night cracking jokes.
The night started with a viewing of this week's TVD episode. We were swore to secrecy so I won't give away any spoilers but there's a twist and a new storyline will take place that you DEF were not expecting. After the viewing, the panel answered questions from the moderator and then the audience. Here's what I learned about the cast...
*Kat Graham was the quietest of the bunch.
*Matt Davis is a bit of a creeper (in a funny way) and is campaigning for Ric and Elana to hook up.
*Nina Dobrev was a bit shy but didn't hide the fact that she dates Ian in real life.
*Ian Somerhalder the loudest of the bunch, hotter in person, and made jokes about his real life relationship with Nina.
*Paul Wesely is the dark mysterious type and you can tell he really thinks about his words before speaking, and also hotter in person.
*Candice Accola was a fan favorite and the audience cheered for her more than Nina!
Here's a video I took of Paul and Ian joking about the brothers' vampire status and how they should mimic Forrest Gump's appearances in popular events over the years.
If you'd like to see it, here's The Vampire Diaries Livestream of the event.
Overall it was a great time and I highly recommend those in the LA area attend PaleyFest in the future. It's held once a year and boasts great lineups. This year included the shows Revenge, Once Upon a Time, Castle, and many others. You won't be disappointed!
If interested, check out my recap of the first Vampire Diaries at PaleyFest two years ago.