As you know, I interviewed the cast of The Vampire Diaries last weekend in San Diego while they were in town for 2012 Comic-Con. Lucky girl that I am, I got the opportunity to talked to both Zach Roerig and Michael Trevino at the same time. It was great seeing how these two interact with one another. So in tuned, these two can even answer each other's questions.
When we last saw Michael Trevino and Zach Roerig's characters on The Vampire Diaries, the both had met tragic ends. Roerig's 'Matt Donovan' had crashed his truck into the lake, and nearly drowned. Trevino's 'Tyler Lockwood' had "died" when Original vampire Klaus was staked. Later we discover that Tyler didn't die, but Klaus had hijacked his body. In the video above, Zach Roerig discusses how Michael Trevino plans to play Klaus (pretending to play Tyler) in the up-coming season. Michael said:
"I'd like to play it (Klaus) for a while, but I don't think I'll be able to play it for long, but I'm having fun with it."
Many want to know how Stefan will deal with Elena's "death," but what about the guy trapped in the car with her? Zach Roerig was asked about how Matt will feel when he realizes Elena, not only died in the car, but now will become a vampire. Zach had a lot to say about this, and said "I think season 4 is going to be about Matt trying to outgrow this guilt he has over Elena sacrificing her life so he could live his." Since Rebekah was the one who caused their fatal car accident, we wondered if Matt could forgiver her long enough to take her out on a date. In typical guy fashion, Zach replied, "She wrecked his truck. I think you all know how he feels about his truck."
While we're talking about rekindling broken relationships, Zach expressed his desire for Matt and Tyler to be brothers again.
"I'd love to see Matt & Tyler rekindle their male bonding. As far as the Mystery Machine Gang of Mystic Falls, you have these two vampire brothers, the original Mystic Falls boys. But these two (Matt and Tyler) basically keep falling out. Mostly over women."
Despite their differences, Zach said we will see a grieving Matt when the show picks up this fall. As far as Matt knows, both Elena and Tyler have died. Even though Elena comes back, Tyler doesn't. Matt will be grieving for the loss of his best friend.
Before the boys had to leave, we asked them what were their favorite scenes thus far. Michael said that he favors the big group scenes where everyone is together. Most of season two, Michael only worked with Candice (Caroline) and Joseph (Klaus), so it was nice to be in a scene where he got to work with the rest of the cast. His favorite season 3 scene is the big group scene in "Before Sunset," when everyone hangs out in the Gilbert Kitchen.
Since we know Joseph Morgan won't be away long, Michael's dream of playing Klaus for a while is just that, a dream. I am curious myself to see what Michael does with the character. Considering he fooled most people in the season 3 finale, I think he'll do a bang-up job. As for Zach, I'm happy that it sounds like he'll be getting more screen time this season.
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