It’s finally happening, “Vampire Diaries” fans: the moment the show has been building toward since the first season, when we first saw Tyler (Michael Trevino) lit by a full moon. He’s triggered the Lockwood curse and now he must accept his inevitable fate — this time, the full moon won’t just give him rage issues, it’ll turn him into a full-fledged werewolf.
Luckily, he won’t have to go it alone — he’s found an unexpected ally in Caroline (Candice Accola). Accola and Trevino stopped by the Zap2it offices today for a little visit, and I had to get all the scoop on their characters’ unlikely bond.
We’ve all been speculating as to whether Caroline and Tyler will ever hook up – Twitter fans even refer to them as “Forwood.” (Get it? Caroline Forbes, Tyler Lockwood… yeah.) I’m not a fan of those smushed-together names, though, so from here on out the potential vampire-werewolf romance will be henceforth be known as The Monster Mash on Zap2it. I do what I want.
When I asked that inevitable love connection question, they played coy for a moment before Accola gave me a little hint of what’s to come.
“What I think is so wonderful about any romantic relationship, in my
opinion, there’s usually some sort of friendship that starts that off,” she says. “Who knows what’ll happen throughout the rest of the season, but as of
right now, I think it’s a beautiful parallel for both of these
characters that are kind of embarking on this new part of their lives in
such an extreme supernatural way.”
“He gets to know Caroline a little better and has somebody there,” Trevino tells me.
Caroline’s concern for Tyler takes him by surprise, and he’s a little skeptical of it at first. He’s struggling with
the death of his father and he still thinks that his Uncle Mason
(moment of silence for those Lockwood shoulders please) abandoned him to go surfing in Florida. “Maybe she
sticks around. Why does she stick around? Why is she caring for Tyler,
this douchebag jock?”
There’s that adorably clueless elephant in the room, though — what about Matt (Zach Roerig)? He’s Caroline’s ex — and he’s still hung up on her — and he’s supposed to be Tyler’s best friend. Will Tyler and Caroline’s new relationship ruin the bromance for good?
“Now we have this triangle,” Trevino explains. “Tyler and what he’s going through, and what he’s going to go through, and Caroline and Matt. So for a few episodes I think there’s going to be this trio, this dynamic of questioning and wondering.”
Matt remains clueless about the vampires and the werewolves, but he’s starting to be aware that his friends are leaving him out of the loop. “You’re going to see Matt investigate some things,” Trevino says.
Still, no matter how much Matt learns, it’s not likely he’ll never be able to relate to the supernatural experience that Tyler and Caroline now share.
“There are certain experiences that happen in someone’s life that bring people together that wouldn’t normally really have anything in common,” Accola says. “And as much as you can try to relate, and try to relate, sometimes you just can’t. I think that’s going to be a big obstacle in the Caroline/Matt relationship.”
I had to ask Accola whether she thinks Caroline is better off with Tyler or Matt, and her answer was the best thing I’ve ever heard in my entire life. “I think Joshua Jackson should come to Mystic Falls and Caroline should be with Pacey,” she teased.
I concur. So, so much. Don’t miss the video of Part 1 of the interview below. Plenty more is coming — including juicy details on Trevino’s big transformation scene, so keep checking on Zap2it.
Let me know in the comments what you think of the Monster Mash potential. As much as I love Matt, I’ve got my fingers crossed for some great new twists in the relationship between Tyler and Caroline.
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