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'The Secret Circle' Cast Talks 'Vampire Diaries' Adoration, Witchcraft & Love (VIDEO)

by Jean Bentley, posted Jul 23rd 2011 10:00AM
Everybody on 'The Secret Circle' totally loves their boss, Kevin Williamson. The supernatural show's witchy trio of Jessica Parker Kennedy, Shelley Hennig and Phoebe Tonkin couldn't sing the man's praises enough at The CW's Upfronts red carpet in May. The same goes for stars Britt Robertson and Thomas Dekker.

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In fact, Robertson said she didn't even read the script before wanting to do the series. " Kevin -- ugh, he's amazing," she told AOL TV. "Before even reading the script I was like 'I want to do this project' because he's such a talented human being and has such a vision and is a really exciting presence to work with."

'TSC' has plenty in common with The CW's other Williamson show, 'The Vampire Diaries' -- namely love triangles, attractive leads, supernatural occurrences and insane cliffhangers. Oh, the cliffhangers. "What's a show without cliffhangers?" asked Kennedy.

Hennig, an admitted 'TVD' superfan ("Anna and Vicki, I'm so glad they're back! I was surprised when they got killed off, but I know people always have to die, so when I saw them back, I was like, [gasp!]"), said she's glad she can at least read the 'TSC' scripts to know what's going on. "We may know what's going to happen next, whereas when I watch 'Vampire Diaries' I have no clue! So it's really annoying, but it keeps us watching. That's why I love The CW."

The new drama, which premieres Thurs., Sept. 15 at 9PM after 'The Vampire Diaries,' follows teenager Cassie Blake (Robertson) as she moves to her grandmother's small town after her mother's suspicious death.

"[Cassie] uncovers that all of these people in her life now are actually witches, and are trying to get her to join their coven," Robertson said. "So the show takes off in the pilot just introducing you to her character and also all these mysteries, and whether or not my character is going to actually decide to be a witch or not."

Kennedy, Hennig and Tonkin play those witches -- and not all of them are good. While Hennig's character leans toward the Glinda side, Tonkin's more of a bad witch kind of girl. "That's what's kind of great about the show," Kennedy said, "the fact that we need to be in the circle for our powers to be really strong. The fact that some of us are good people and some of us are evil makes it interesting because we're forced to be friends even though we don't really want to be."

Check out this first look of 'The Secret Circle'
before the video premieres at Comic-Con

Dekker says his character, Adam (Hennig's onscreen boyfriend), is "a conflicted guy. He's a pretty down-to-earth, normal kind of guy, but he has this other side of sort of this esoteric Wiccanism and Paganism and witchcraft that he has inherited -- not by choice. So he's an odd mixture of blunt truth and sensitivity, which I like. In the pilot he's a good guy ... god only knows where Kevin Williamson and Andrew Miller are going to take us. I could become a villain, I don't know at this point."

Interesting. Would he like to break bad? "Yeah! I like to play anything," he said. "I like to be all over the map."

And although Adam is very much taken in the romance department, it's pretty clear that Dekker and Robertson's characters have a strong connection. "I think it's safe to say that there's always a little love interest happening somewhere. If it's The CW, there'll be love involved," Robertson teased.

'The Secret Circle' premieres Thurs., Sept. 15, 9PM ET on The CW.

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Pretty good article The Secret Circle looks pretty good as well I'm excited to watch.

July 24 2011 at 2:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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