From the POTC Red Carpet. You can’t really hear the questions, but it’s an upclose video of his face so that makes it okay.
Even though Jeremy will be facing fresh challenges with his newfound abilities, McQueen and Graham don’t see the twist as a sign that trouble is ahead for Jeremy and Bonnie. “I don’t know if the whole seeing dead people thing will affect that [relationship],” McQueen confessed. “But at the end, Bonnie admits her love for him. I don’t see them pulling apart at any time soon, I see things hopefully growing stronger.”
On the subject of the pair’s longevity, Graham observed that, despite the slight age difference between their characters, fans seem to have really connected with Bonnie and Jeremy’s romance.
“At first I think they were a little shocked by it, they were like, ‘wait — they grew up together and all of a sudden they like each other?’ It was a slow boil,” she admitted. “There was the awkward sexual tension in the beginning and the fans, by the end of it, were really rooting for the characters to get together. They went on the journey with us, I think.”
“And she couldn’t help herself,” McQueen teasingly interjected.
“Yeah, Jeremy makes Bonnie weak in the knees,” Graham laughed.
Candice Accola & Steven R. McQueen on Chicago’s WGN Morning News (video)
All I got from this video is that Steven has been working out and is now wearing a really tight shirt.
PW: Do you like that fans are still scratching their heads over the Vicki-Jeremy-Anna cliffhanger?
Kevin: [laughs] Oh, yes. I’m very excited about that storyline in particular. Right now I hope fans see it as a big question mark, because it should be.
PW: Where did that idea come from?
Kevin: Kayla Ewell. I just loved her. When we made the decision to kill Vicki, it wasn’t an easy one, but something I felt was important to the show because it needed to have a different kind of life. A moment to make people sit back and say, “this show is serious about genre storytelling.” And it worked. But I missed her. Right away I thought, “she can come back.” But then I thought, “dead people have to stay dead or we’re ‘Heroes.’” There here have to be consequences. Especially when people die. In that moment I came up with Jeremy being haunted by Vicky, but that felt stupid. But when Anna came around, everyone fell in love with her too – I mean, the Twitter outrage when she died alone proved that. Then we started playing off the idea that everyone in Jeremy’s life was dying, so I thought, “now there’s a story here!” I was waiting for the right time. It had to be earned. We’ve done werewolves, vampires, we’ve tried to keep it really grounded and now we’re in a place after all the witchy-woo-woo of this year that I think the audience will accept this additional element to our world. So now we’re going to do this whole haunting of Jeremy.
PW: Haunting implies “ghosts” — is that what you consider Vicki & Anna?
Kevin: No. But if you are thinking ghosts, that is the appropriate place to start.
PW: Does it open the door for more people to return, like Jenna?
Kevin: I guess, but we’re not planning anything like that. There still needs to be a consequence to death, even in this storyline we’ve created with Jeremy. It will abide by a set of rules.
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— Steven to EW