After Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) bit the dust in Season 4 of The Vampire Diaries, April stopped showing up on the Gilberts’ doorstep. (To be fair, the house had also burned down.) Last night at the Leica Los Angeles store opening, Wetpaint Entertainment spoke with the lovely Grace Phipps — who will soon appear in Disney’s Teen Beach Movie — she said she’d love to see some big changes with April in Season 5.
Wetpaint Entertainment: What can you tell us about next season?
Grace Phipps: The show a very successful show and all of the writers are incredible and I end up knowing really absolutely nothing! The extent to which I am not in the loop is hilarious. It’s such a group of fantastic actors and there are a lot of great actors in this town that you get really blessed to work with and then sometimes there are people that just give you less and it’s less fun, you end up with that. But on Vampire Diaries you end up with fantastic actors and everyone you’re working with is sharing energy and it’s such a rush so I just hope I get to say hi and go work with those people again.
Last season April really started to become aware…
Become aware, not a werewolf though!
Oh clever; we see what you did there! Ha! What is she going to do with this information? What would you like to see happen?
That’s a really good question; I don’t even want to jinx anything. I really love being able to play that because I love supernatural stuff; Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my favorite show of all time. The idea of compelling somebody and the lore, it’s such a betrayal of trust and I always thought about that just as a human being driving my car in Los Angeles I thought about how it’s actually… you’re being perpetrated on so much when someone is affecting your memory. Even just working through the character off camera, that sort of betrayal and having to deal with that because her family is dead and everybody that she trusts is betraying her trust. So playing this innocent young girl who comes back to town from a boarding school and then all of the sudden — to not only have to deal with your father’s death and to deal with everything you know being gone — to have to deal with everything you thought you knew to be false, was such meaty stuff to get to work through.
Would you like to see April as a vampire?
Yes, obviously I would love to play a vampire! I mean I went to Hot Topic and got the fake vampire teeth for Halloween in middle school. Obviously I want fangs sometime!