At roundtables at Comic-Con, Hypable spoke with the cast of Vampire Diaries, and they had some rather interesting comments to say about their characters.
The most notable comment made at our roundtable was by Kat Graham, who plays Bonnie. When asked if show runners told her about Bonnie’s death in advance and how she felt about it, she had an interesting thought.
“I knew, but I’m not emotionally attached to the outcome of the characters I’m assigned to play, the fans are,” Graham said. “But I’m there to do my job and go home, and it doesn’t matter because I’ve done my job and I’m happy with the work I’ve done, and even if they’d killed me off, I’d still be grateful for it.”
She added, “If it was a personal choice, I’m sure I would have been gone a long time ago.”
You can listen to Graham make the comments using the embedded audio player below:
We’re wondering if she meant this as if she’d been unhappy portraying Bonnie, but we hope not!
Over the past few seasons, Bonnie has been one of the more crucial players in the game. She’s the only witch who has the ability to help Elena and the gang when they need it. Since Bonnie’s now a ghost, will that mean she won’t be able to help them any longer?
Even if she won’t be able to do magic, it sounds like we’ll still get plenty of our favorite Mystic Falls witch.
Graham also told us that Jeremy will be the one person that Bonnie can connect to, so we can expect to see her a relatively large amount.
Elsewhere during our roundtables we learned that season 5 is going to explore why doppelgängers exist, according to executive producer Caroline Dries. “Our challenge with last season was how to create the concept of Silas, but not deliver so we can do the twist at the end,” she said. “Now it’s going to explore why doppelgängers exist. Why do they look alike? Where do they come from? We will understand why they were created and what it means for the universe.”
According to Dries, they have no plans for April in season 5. The Vampire Hype hosts were upset to find out that “April was the key in that her father was linked to the mythology and the sacrifices.” There goes hours of conversation down the drain!
The Vampire Diaries returns on Thursday, October 10 at 8 p.m. eastern.
What part of ‘Vampire Diaries’ season 5 are you most excited about?
Don’t forget you can see our other Vampire Diaries coverage from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con right here.