Meet Vampire Diaries’ New Slayer
Matthew Davis arrived on the Atlanta set of The Vampire Diaries just two days after getting the gig, leaving him no time to read the books; so playing Alaric Saltzman, an enigmatic new teacher, wasn’t that tough. Right off the bat, Alaric takes a shine to both Jeremy and his aunt, but it will be a while before his true passion is revealed. (Hint: Alaric has something in common with Buffy.) Davis tells TVGuide.com what Alaric is researching in Mystic Falls, when he’ll interact with Stefan and Damon and why he hopes never to be called to the special-effects office.
TVGuide.com: Are you a vampire person generally?
Matthew Davis: I’m huge into genres of all sorts, especially the darker elements.
TVGuide.com: Is Alaric a good guy or a bad guy?
Davis: It’s not so clearly defined. He has a dark side, and I think he’s not always going to do the right thing. How that compels him remains to be seen.
TVGuide.com: How does Alaric’s arrival affect Jeremy?
Davis: I think that Alaric sees him as the troubled teen that he is. Because of Alaric’s own history and background, he reaches out and gives Jeremy the opportunity to redeem himself. Alaric clears the decks, in an academic sense, and provides a stable, understanding presence in his life. Jeremy begins to respect Alaric.
Is Taylor Swift Headed to Vampire Diaries?
Paging Taylor Swift: Mystic Falls is calling you!
Or more precisely, Kevin Williamson. The man behind the CW’s addictive new series Vampire Diaries reveals that he has approached Taylor to guest star on the series as a…wait for it…vampire. What would her vampalicious secret boyfriend say?
Though no deal has been struck, and Kevin fears she’s “too big for Vampire Diaries now,” the writer-producer is still hoping something will work out.
“I’m desperate to have [Swift] come play a vampire,” Williamson says. “Wouldn’t she make an amazing Kirsten Dunst circa Interview With the Vampire type? Oh my god, I cannot tell you how hard I’m trying to get her—I would kill to have her on the show!”
I had totally forgotten about Alaric. I can’t wait to see how Matthew Davis plays the eccentric school teacher.
And Taylor Swift, I’m not sure that’s the best idea. What do you think?