‘Vampire Diaries’ Candice Accola Talks ‘Klaroline’ and Tension with Tyler (Q&A)

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Tyler’s (Michael Trevino) plan to take down Klaus (Joseph Morgan) with his pack of unsired hybrids is about to come to a head on Thursday’s first-ever holiday episode of The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and it appears that not everyone will make it out alive.

Candice Accola, who plays Tyler’s girlfriend and the object of Klaus’ infatuation, told Celebuzz that our nerves over the situation are justified: “I think there’s always reasons to be nervous when watching the show so I think that the viewers definitely have a lot to watch out for.”

Fans “already expect a certain amount of drama and craziness to happen so I think they’re already expecting a lot and the writers delivered.” And as always, she teased that you should definitely be ready for a cliffhanger on the midseason finale.

But how will this impact Tyler and Caroline? What does Accola think about ‘Klaroline’? Can we expect more BFF moments between the blonde vamp and Stefan (Paul Wesley)? We spoke with the actress to get all the answers you’ve been searching for.

Celebuzz: Caroline and Tyler haven’t had the happiest times in their relationship recently and now with them at odds on the plan to take down Klaus, what can you tell us about the tension they’re facing?

Candice Accola: This is kind of a very human thing for Caroline and Tyler to go through within their relationship. Their communication, just to be quite frank, sucks this week. It’s not been very good in the past weeks. I think what’s funny is that Caroline is just convinced that if Klaus can go away and Hayley [Phoebe Tonkin] can go away and all these plans can work out then magically Caroline and Tyler can be just be perfect together and live in this beautiful little Mystic Falls bubble.

Their disagreements are very human right now. They both are having perspectives on what they feel is right and neither one is really forgiving of agreeing with the other person so that is definitely a recipe for some miscommunication in this episode. There’s definitely conflict. Just because you love someone doesn’t mean that magically makes everything else go away so I think they are going to start realizing that, not just in this week’s episode but in episodes to come.

Celebuzz: Fans love everything about Klaroline, especially after that flirty adorable scene at Miss Mystic Falls. What is your take on their relationship? Is more flirting on the horizon?

CA: It’s just Caroline and Klaus being in conversation. She’s still not — By no means is Caroline like ‘Now I think he’s really cute and I really like this guy.’ There’s an ease to a conversation that’s also just really human. Tyler went to take care of himself and in doing that found a comfort and a friendship with Hayley. While Caroline was back in Mystic Falls, she was kind of using Klaus, or manipulating Klaus for the grand plan and in that came a different kind of comfortability in their conversation.

I think that that never went away and now that Caroline and Tyler [are] starting to be at odds against each other and their communication isn’t very strong we’re just going to see glimpses of Caroline searching for that communication with other people. I know that the viewers are going to read into them and by all means, have at it because I do really love those characters together and the dynamic that they have but I just don’t see the longevity in it and I don’t see any emotional truth to it. Sometimes if you’re going through some hard times, sometimes it’s just nice to have someone make you laugh when you haven’t had that with your partner in a while and I think that’s what Caroline is experiencing. I don’t think by any means does she like him. She just thinks that she’s laughing again for a second.

Celebuzz: We love the scenes we’ve seen between Caroline and Stefan this year. Their friendship has been a highlight of the season. How will it continue to develop throughout the course of the season?

CA: That’s something that’s very strong with Caroline and Stefan is their communication is just very on point. They’re very much on the same page. It’s nice. They trust each other’s judgments very easily. I love those scenes too because it’s just Caroline is so strong and comfortable and able to say things very clearly when she’s around Stefan. I love the dynamic of their talks.

They’re definitely on the same page with the plan that’s ensuing and I just love watching this friendship build. She is Team Stefan all the way. She knows that the root of him is a very selfless, good man and she wants that for her friend. She doesn’t want Elena [Nina Dobrev] to get hurt. That’s why she wants to just hit Elena over the head with a frying pan being like, ‘What are you doing? There is this great man that has done nothing but prove that he’s selfless and yea maybe he was the Ripper and maybe he messed up but he works on it. He wants to be better. Damon [Ian Somerhalder] never wants to be better. Damon’s always Damon.’ That’s very much the tone of what Caroline has been giving Elena.

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 PM on The CW.

Who do you think will die on the midseason finale? What are your thoughts on ‘Klaroline’? Let us know in the comments below!

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