Craving for your weekly fix of Michael Trevino? Raise your hand if you are! (Don’t be shy. We have no reservations about admitting that we pretty much gawk at his six pack abs during his grueling werewolf transformation scenes.) Although the fourth season of The Vampire Diaries won’t officially kick off until October 11, 2012, we’ve got scrumptious details (courtesy of Bullet) about the Mystic Falls’ sizzling hybrid right below!
What’s up with Tyler next season?
Well, we left off where Tyler becomes possessed by Klaus’ being, so we kind of see how that comes into play. One would think because we have this love triangle between Klaus and Tyler and Caroline, that Klaus would take full advantage of being inside Tyler’s body in relation to Caroline. So, we’ll see how far that goes. I would like to be able to play Klaus for a while, but I think we’re going to bring back Joseph Morgan a lot sooner than you think.
What do you hope for your character?
I’m hoping that it’s a great season and that Tyler can stay alive, because with any supernatural show, people are dying left and right. But I think what you can see is me kind of figuring out a different layer to Tyler. He’s graduating high school. These kids are teenagers and they’re starting to become adults. All of these characters are breaking away from the supernatural side and showing more of their human sides, so I’m looking forward to that.
Is there any rivalry between you and Steven R. McQueen [who plays Jeremy Gilbert on The Vampire Diaries] in real life? Your characters had some rivalry on the show.
No way—Steven’s like my little brother. We call him “Little Brother” or “Little McQueen,” even though he towers over me in height. [Laughs] We have all been on the show since day one when we shot the pilot in Vancouver. There’s no real rivalry; we go at each other like brothers.
Okay, important question: Werewolves or vampires?
Because for me, I feel like there’s just this inner rage within a werewolf that’s more appealing to me instead of this kind of flamboyant vampire attitude.
Blondes or brunettes?
[Laughs] I’m going to say brunettes. I’ve always had a thing for brunettes. And I like bangs. If you’re a brunette and you have bangs, that’s a big turn-on for me. I like blondes too, but brunettes sort of do it for me.
Do you have a crush on anyone in Hollywood?
You know, there’s just something about Kate Beckinsale that I like—she’s super talented and just gorgeous. But I’m Hispanic so I really love Salma Hayek, too. She’s great. I just saw the movie Savages.
For the scoop on Michael Trevino’s first love and his true feelings about the Twilight franchise, check out the rest of Bullet’s exclusive interview here.
Michael Trevino revealed that his biggest wish for Tyler Lockwood in the upcoming Vampire Diaries season is for him to stay alive and figure out his different layers. So tell us, gentle viewers: What is YOUR biggest wish for Caroline’s badass-turned-sweetheart beau (whose body is currently being possessed by Klaus)?