I am sure that some producer has had The Vampire Diaries series on some back shelf for almost 20 years and with the success of vampire stories, ran over, dusted it off, and put it on the fast track for production. It’s a series I love to hate, so I am dubious of how they can do it justice as a series. By looking at these promo pics, I’ve decided not to touch it with a ten foot pole.
Why must all these vampire stories be about helpless, fragile females? And yes, don’t let Sookie Stackhouse’s sassy backtalk fool you- she is also a damsel in distress (I’ve only seen the show, not read the books). So firstly, Elena is supposed to be BLONDE. Was it really that hard to find a young blond actress? Or perhaps this no name just wooed them so much they had to cast her. And it seems her options are to be killed or get raped while she looks on with teary eyes.
And behold: Stefan, our hero. Eh, he so does not do it for me. He looks more like the dim-witted bland high school jock. Not the Eurotrashy, sensitive, and brooding Stefan.
Ian Somerhalder, as Damon, has a better grasp on the Eurotrash look. I can’t hate on Ian, because Rules of Attraction may be in my top-ten movies ever (and the reasons why is another discussion). I can see him being the evil one. His eyebrows are already slanted inwards permanently. I do hope we see flashbacks to their origins and Ian gets to wear some 1800s aristocrat garb.
Oh, this one is clever. Stefan: “I’m so conflicted!” Damon: “lunchtime!” Elena: “I guess I’ll just lie here and have no affect on this outcome.” I think they were going for showing the plot of the series in one photo, but I see incestual threesome. I guess my mind just goes that way. So sue me.
Since I am up at 4:00am writing this post, I obviously have some insomnia and therefore have the time to research who I would cast. Although these days I am not in the loop with today’s hot teen stars.
Laura Ramsey, star of such cinematic masterpeices as The Ruins, She’s The Man, and The Covenant. She’s the epitome of the blond, popular girl. She also plays the wide-eyed gal pretty well. Also, she needs a better casting agent.
For Stefan, I’m going with old-school Jason Behr. As Max Evans he did a good job iof being the silent, sulking type. With a great bod. Don’t even think about hating on Roswell, it is near and dear to my heart. What? What? Ok, I’m pretending Season 3 did not exist. But Tess brainwashing lil’ Hanks to think he went to Sweden so she could decode the plans to operate a spaceship pod? That’s good stuff. That’s a whole other conversation.
Damon was a harder choice. I’m thinking someone hot and evil, and hot because he is evil. I guess we can go with Ian Somerhalder. Mostly because I should really get back to sleep right now.