INTERVIEW: KEVIN WILLIAMSON ON THE VAMPIRE DIARIES AND THE NEXT SCREAM FILM
Source: Abbie Bernstein, ifmagazine.com
Kevin Williamson found success on the big screen as the creator/writer of the SCREAM horror series and on television by creating the growing-up-different-in-a-small-town WB hit DAWSON’S CREEK. He therefore seems a perfect choice as the executive producer/show runner for CW’s THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, which combines both small-town outsiders and horror in its tale of beautiful high school student Elena (Nina Dobrev) in a love triangle with two vampire brothers, good Stefan (Paul Wesley) and evil Damon (Ian Somerhalder). Williamson talks about the show, adapted from a series of novels by L.J. Smith, and his revival of the SCREAM franchise.
Although the big plot points are mapped out in advance, Williamson says that the more he and the other writers see the work of the cast, the more the characters are being written to suit the actors playing them. “When you do series television, once you get in a groove and you actually start to see your actors, you see how Paul is playing Stefan and you see what your actors can do and you write towards the characters they are creating, and so now I hopefully write dialogue for them better. But at the same time, I know what they’re about. I know Nina. I know she’s a dancer. I know her background more, I know her history. And so Elena is going to start encompassing things that I know that will just make me utilize Nina the actress even more. I know her strengths now.”
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