There’s no doubt in our minds that the Vampire Diaries Season 3 finale left viewers craving for more. After all, the epic yet heart-wrenching episode ended on such an awesome cliffhanger (aka Elena Gilbert waking up to find herself in transition). Also, there was the whole issue of Bonnie Bennett getting dark with her powers in order to protect her loved ones, and Rebekah ruining all potentially decent friendships she had blossoming in Mystic Falls. Oh, and let’s not forget one of the craziest twists ever on the show — Niklaus Mikaelson swapping bodies with Tyler Lockwood so that he can gallivant the world as he pleases (and perhaps put the moves on Miss Caroline Forbes).
So what’s in store for Klaus and Ty in the aftermath of that whole Freaky Friday stint? Watch as TVD stars Joseph Morgan and Michael Trevino dish out juicy details about Vampire Diaries Season 4 in a recent interview with Digital Spy at the Monte Carlo Television Festival!
On being killed off: Joseph Morgan states, “Nobody’s safe. At the end of season two I heard Ian talking to the show creator Julie Plec about, ‘If I’m not going to be in the show next season, just give me a bit of warning so I can sort my house out’. I thought, ‘If Ian’s worried, then I’m terrified!’ Nobody’s safe.”
On pulling off that special Klaus swagger: Michael Trevino admits that he has big shoes to fill but he’s got a strategy in place! “I was really trying to mimic anything, but keep it subtle. You know, Joseph has a big presence on screen and in scenes but he doesn’t overdo it so for me it was pretty easy to stay focused and to stay really [in character as Klaus].”
On TVD symmetry: Joseph Morgan likes that the show came around full circle. “I arrived in Alaric’s body, then exited in Tyler’s body, so it was a nice bit of symmetry there from the writers. I thought it worked out really well. I’m excited to see how many days off work I can get while he does my job for me!”
On Body Swapping: Michael Trevino appreciates this change of events. “I was excited, kind of interesting. For me, I’ve had Tyler and then Tyler turning into a werewolf — so [there have been] different transformations. It was another challenge [for me] which is always nice to try and play Klaus.”
On Klaus macking on Caroline: Michael Trevino offers some insight on the situation. “If we know Klaus and if he’s in Tyler’s body, he’s probably going to take full advantage of that — in so many different ways. Maybe [while in] Tyler’s body do something bad that would piss off Caroline and break them up. Or maybe he’ll go in for a kiss or two…”
On Bonnie going dark: Joseph Morgan hopes she does — in fact he “ships” it! “I asked Kat about whether she knew anything about playing a darker role in Season 4, and I think she’s hoping [...] not to, but I thought it’d be kind of more interesting if she [...] sort of came over to Team Klaus. You know he loves his witches — we’ve established that from previous episodes — and there’s this whole Team Klonnie which I just found out about.“
So tell us: Are you pumped to see how Joseph Morgan and Michael Trevino play each other’s respective character on The Vampire Diaries Season 4?