The Vampire Diaries co-creator Julie Plec is speaking out about Nina Dobrev‘s decision to leave the long-running CW series after this season ends.
“She was just looking forward to moving on with no hard feelings and no drama,” Julie said on the KCRW podcast last week. “This is taking the personal out of it completely, from a storytelling point of view it’s a great challenge. As writers in the room we’re finding it very rejuvenating. Just on a strictly creative exercise level.”
“Nina had said earlier this year that she wanted to be done and we spent a little bit of time trying to talk her out of it. [We'd say,] ‘Oh, look at all these great plans of how you can stay!’” she explained. “And she finally was like, ‘No, I signed up for six years. I’ve done my six years. I’m ready to move on and spread my wings.’”
Julie explained why she decided to have fans learn the news before the episode airs, unlike the time Josh Charles was killed off The Good Wife.
“A lot of people had a hard time with that. It was a beautiful shock, but there’s grief attached to that. And I’m looking at Vampire Diaries, which is now six years deep, and it’s the main character,” she said. “A lot of our audience — they’re still teenagers — and there is a profound attachment to this character and to this show. I started looking at it from a fan point of view and being like, ‘We need to tell them that it’s happening before it happens. You can’t just end the season and do what we’re going to do to this character.”
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Emma Stone arrives for a workout at Rise Movement on Friday (May 1) in West Hollywood, Calif.
The 26-year-old actress has been rumored to reunite with her Crazy, Stupid, Love co-star Ryan Gosling in an upcoming movie musical and now the film has been confirmed!
Here is the synopsis for La La Land: Sebastian (Gosling) and Mia (Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
The movie will be directed by Whiplash‘s Damien Chazelle and hit theaters on July 15, 2016.
Suicide Squad director David Ayer just revealed the first official character portrait for Will Smith‘s character Deadshot!
This new photo comes just after David tweeted out the first full photo of the entire cast in costume! Will‘s Deadshot costume looks slightly different from his full cast photo, where his face is visible.
The cast photo features Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, and Adam Beach as what we can only assume is the character of Slipknot.
See the pics below!