Monte Carlo Festival. More. http://www.wat.tv/video/on-en-parle-special-festival-2utcf_2exyh_.html
And Since It Is In French. Here is the transcript. I have no idea as to the accuracy
Credit for Transcript goes to: Chefnem
INTERVIEWER (woman): A big hit in the US, the biggest one of the CW and
TVD is the TV show that all young adults watch today.
(main): So tell us about the story and the main characters. I know there
are two vampires who are brothers, one evil and one good.
IAN: I'm a
vampire, I was a bad guy at the beginning but it's all about
PAUL: And I'm a good guy at the beginning but here
again, it depends how you see things. I evolve a little bit.
(main): (@Paul) I was told you first wanted to play Damon but didn't
get the part and you were chosen to play Stefan instead.
PAUL: And it
was a good thing because Ian is perfect for the role. He (Damon) loves
my character, in a healthy way and our history began long ago, in fact,
the cast is perfect I think.
INTERVIEWER (main): (@Nina) Who's
NINA: I play Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce, a
girl stuck with these two boys. (They are great guys) Elena is the nice
(human) girl while Katherine is selfish, she's a bit of a jerk and she's
a vampire, she's also the one who turned the two boys.
learnt everything from Katherine and she made him who he is now.
(main): How come people are fascinated again by vampires in the US? How
do you explain it?
PAUL: It's a great platform to tell a story with
all genres in it. Also, it's been around for ages.
completely agree, there's something very mysterious/intriguing,
appealing & sexy about vampires.
IAN: They're dangerous.
Danger itself is attractive.
INTERVIEWER (main): Christelle [the
woman earlier] said earlier the series was a success in the USA and we
saw that there were big fans here. Are you three sex symbols in the USA?
Do you have big big fans who love you there?
IAN (pointing at Paul):
PAUL: Ian somerhalder is the sexy smoldering so...
(@Paul): Oh you are too
PAUL: You know what? You are too.
Actually I think Nina is the woman, it's the female sex symbol and she's
INTERVIEWER (main): What do you like most in
playing a vampire?
IAN: Sucking blood.
NINA: it's cool, they have the ability to look
somebody in the eyes and ask you to do something and you can resist it.
(@the interviewer): I would like to do it in real life because I could
look at you and ask you...
INTERVIEWER (man): What would you ask
her to do?
INTERVIEWER (main): You're not far from it, I can see your
eyes haha. You have a tattoo on your arm, what does it says?
It's "here and now" in ancient Latin.
INTERVIEWER (main): What
does it mean for you?
IAN: It's a personal thing but...
(main): It's okay. Is it easier for you to seduce women now that you
are a vampire?
IAN: It's been working.
INTERVIEWER (main): Do
you think the Twilight phenomenon boosted your series and helped it
becoming stronger and more successful?
IAN & PAUL: Without a
PAUL: We wouldn't even be here without the regained appeal for
vampires, which was mostly due to this movie.
NINA & IAN: We're
very thankful because it let the vampires be in again and vampire TV
shows appear and so tell stories.
PAUL: It's important for long
series so they can be independent even if the success was due to the
movie at first. But then, I think The Vampire Diaries is different from
the Twilight movie.
INTERVIEWER (main): Are you afraid that now
the series is a big show that you'll get stuck at playing TV shows even
if you want to have big screen parts? or there isn't this distinction
between TV & movie actors?
PAUL: Not anymore.
IAN: There isn't
anymore, I mean, maybe in the 80s, 90s you couldn't be a big screen
actor once you played on TV shows but now it's considered prerequisite
to play in movies. Things have changed.
INTERVIEWER (main): A
question about Lost finale. (@Ian) You were in this last episode and are
you sad about it ending? Would you rather have it on-going?
was not sad, actually I think it is a great story telling and I know the
friends of mine who had been working on it did their best during these
six years. It was very powerful and like any other good story, there are
questions that haven't been answered. It was a wonderful experience.
(main): The Lost finale hasn't aired yet in France so we won't talk
debate for now. What's next for Vampire Diaries? Do you think it'll last
for many many seasons?
NINA: We hope so.
PAUL: We're very lucky-
It should last if we don't mess things up.
The peculiarity of The Vampire Diaries is that it wasn't shot in LA.
We shot the Pilot at Vancouver and the rest of the episodes are shot in
Atlanta (GA), and it's incredible. It's just us there, we don't get to
see our friends or family so we kind of become our own family together.
I think that transfers on the film that we are really really close and
the only thing that we have to do is to work.
(main): Three isn't always a good number. You're giving the impression
that everybody get along very well but...
PAUL: Three is company and
three makes good television.
INTERVIEWER (main): The TV shows is
based on best seller books. Do the writers follow the actual plot or do
they change the story and write their own with elements of the books?
There is a little.
PAUL: It depends on things, on the characters.
Yes, it is based on books but there have been changes.
IAN: I think
the books are a good base for inspiration and it's the foundation of
this thing we're trying to master but I think sticking too much on books
wouldn't be a good thing, the series needs to evolve. LJS gave us great
characters and we're trying to respect them as they are the things that
first like the people.
INTERVIEWER (man): I just wanted to say
that there's this thing with them [about the trio]. The series hasn't
aired yet here but they already have great fans here though we don't
know them a lot [the trio]. I think it's due to their good looks.