Since The Vampire Diaries is still on its ridiculously long hiatus we need everything we can get to distract us until the show comes back March 25. On that note, I bring you Starplus’ interview with the beautiful Candice Accola (Caroline) where she discusses the show, her music career (who knew) and more.
Starpulse: How did you get started in this business? We heard you were a singer. How was the transition into acting?
Candice Accola: I moved to La when I was 16 and got record a deal with Maverick records-Warner Brothers. After I recorded the record they opened up the idea of auditioning and working towards getting into film and television as a way to market myself. I met a manager and I met with an agent and the more I started working the more I just really loved the job. So it just grew into its own thing and I never stopped and I love it more and more.
SP: Are there plans to try to incorporate acting and singing as you move through this career?
CA: I love making music. I don’t want to necessarily become a performer and have Caroline be a singer on the show or anything. I definitely want to keep this separate. Music is more of my own thing in my own time. Right now I am really excited to be part of a series.
SP: On the show you play the character Caroline. We’ve heard she isn’t the nicest girl. Any mean girl high school personal experience to draw from?
CA: Kevin Williamson (Hidden Palms, Dawson’s Creek) and Julie Fleck, the writers of the show, did a really great job of giving everyone a character that has many layers. No, Caroline is not the nicest girl, but I think she is misunderstood. I had that experience in my school where there were always girls that weren’t nice but there is a reason behind everything. I understood they weren’t just being mean to be mean but they had other deeper issues that effected how they dealt with other people.
SP: “Vampire Diaries” has been portrayed very dark and romantic, but with a writer like Kevin Williamson there must be some great comedic moments. Does that affect your character?
CA: There are a lot of one liner-little nothings that happen that just fall out of Caroline’s mouth. She doesn’t think before she speaks so that brings a natural comedic quality to her character.
SP: Did you read the books in preparation for the series?
CA: At first I wanted to read the books, but after talking to the producers and the writers they are not sticking to it so much. We were kind of advised not to. I also didn’t want to have a pre-conceived notion of who Caroline was when they were going to possibly write her in a different light. I opted not to read the books so I could find out who Caroline was on my own.
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