Saturday, March 28, 2009
TV: Cast of CW's "Vampire Diaries"
The core cast of the CW's Twilight-clone "Vampire Diaries" has been chosen. Bulgarian actress Nina Dobrev (MTV's The American Mall and "Degrassi: The Next Generation") will be caught in between two vampire brothers played by Ian Somerhalder ("Lost") and Paul Wesley (ABC Family's "Fallen" and "Everwood"). Somerhalder will be the "Chuck" of the series, evil with the ability to be good, and Wesley will be the 200-year-old version of the quintessential boy-next-door. To make matters worse, the brothers already had a long-standing rivalry prior to meeting this new girl, since they were involved in a different love triangle during the Renaissance.
Is it just me or are these guys kind of old to be in a teen soapdrama? Either way, the CW is hoping avid Twilight lovers will perceive Wesley as the next brooding Robert Pattinson. There was no forewarning as to how majorly loved Pattinson would eventually be, so it's not as if it isn't possible.
Also cast were Kayla Ewell ("The Bold and the Beautiful") and the super hot up-and-comer Zach Roerig (Cash on "Friday Night Lights").