The South by Southwest Film Festival can make or break the launch of a movie. Hopefully it does the former for Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley’s (Stefan) new film, Before I Disappear. The film was just announced as part of the SXSW lineup, and Paul couldn’t be more excited…
“Thrilled that our film ‘Before I Disappear’ will be premiering and in competition at this year’s @sxsw,” Paul tweeted last night, after The Hollywood Reporter announced the inclusion of the film in this year’s film premiere schedule. It will presumably compete in the Narrative Feature categories of the festival.
The film is the first feature from short film director and feature writer Shawn Christensen. He won an Oscar for his short, “Live Action,” last year. According to the IMDB page, the plot for Before I Disappear is as follows: “At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his eleven-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.”
Paul will play the supporting role of Gideon alongside Shameless star Emmy Rossum, The West Wing’s Richard Schiff, and Shawn himself. We can’t wait to see what Paul’s role entails! We’ve really got to see just how flexible of an actor he can be in his turns as sociopathic Silas, amnesiac Stefan, and good old-fashioned Broody Stefan over the course of Season 5’s run thus far. We hope this role gives him a chance to stretch his acting wings in front of a larger and more diverse audience. Best of luck, Paul!
The Vampire Diaries airs on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
WARNING! THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS!
“Delaying death is one of my favorite hobbies” – Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena
The 100th episode of The Vampire Diaries started out with a bang but limped over the finish line. Katherine is dying and everyone gathers to reminisce about her affect on their lives. Nadia hatches a plot to save Katherine. Elena and Damon try to deal with their break-up. Caroline has a surprise encounter in the woods.
The episode opens in 1492 in Bulgaria. A pregnant 17-year-old Katherine (Nina Dobrev) goes into labor in her home. The scene then cuts to present day Katherine, who is in the hospital after suffering a heart attack and the staff is trying to resuscitate her. Cut back to 1492 where her mother is coaching her and Katherine gives birth to a girl. But her father won’t let her hold her daughter, saying she has shamed the family, and walks out the door with her baby. Katherine pleads with him as he leaves, and then cries hysterically to her mother. Her mother tells Katherine it is for the best.
Over 2500+ HD screencaptures of last night’s “500 Years of Solitude”, aka TVD #100, were added to the gallery. Click the thumbnails to view the entire album! Enjoy them but please PLEASE credit if you use them! It is VERY time consuming to cap, sort, upload and add screencaptures to the gallery (which explains why I haven’t been doing them in a long while because of lack of time).
On September 10, 2009, The CW premiered a supernatural drama about a high school cheerleader who met and started crushing on the new, mysterious guy in school. She would later find out that he was a centuries-old vampire with a complicated relationship with his bad-boy vampire brother.
But that’s just where the drama started. Soon, that cheerleader would find out her best friend was a powerful witch, the resident mean girl in school need to sprout fangs in order to really grow up, and that she was a doppelgänger of those brothers’ first love, a vampire who had been running for 500 years to save herself from the first vampires ever created. Typical high school drama, right?
Five years and 100 episodes later, that girl — Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) — is now a vampire herself, dating (on and off) that bad-boy brother Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder), while her ex Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) says goodbye to his dying first love Katherine Pierce (also Dobrev). My, how far we’ve come.