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The Vampire Diaries’ Candice Accola

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.

Read the rest HERE.

– Moonlight

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Moonlight • March 18, 2010


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