Yup! Michael Malarkey will travel through Europe to perform for his European fans. Michael Malarkey played Enzo on The Vampire Diaries.

I have added 700+ 1080p screencaptures of The Vampire Diaries’ Special “The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours” to our photo archives;

The Vampire Diaries has wrapped up filming earlier this week… *sobs* I have added some behind the scenes photos to our photo archives;

With one season left in The Vampire Diaries’ run, EW.com decided it was time to start collecting everyone’s final diary entries. Every week during the final season, EW is asking those involved with the show to look back on one of their favorite moments from the series. So grab your tissues and join us on this trip down a vampire-filled memory lane;

This week, Michael Malarkey talks playing Enzo…

I feel like Enzo has gone through so many shifts and changes. I’ve had the opportunity to play really high highs and really low lows. It’s been a super fun character to play. I almost left the show in season 5. I had an episode arc, and I was a guest at the time and had another offer and decided that my business with Enzo wasn’t done and my time here with this family wasn’t done. It just felt right to stay, and it’s been immensely rewarding. Ever since that happened, the character’s grown so much. It’s really interesting as an actor to play a character for this many years and to live in that body.

Enzo is the closest to James Bond that I’ve gotten so far. I suppose I’ll miss being Bond-ish. He is kind of a mix between a Bond villain and Bond himself, which is a cool line to toe. It was my first major role doing a British accent, as well, which was a real treat.

The one story line that was pretty much strictly an Enzo story line was the one having to do with the Armory and his father and his family. I really enjoyed that arc and got some really meaty scenes in that. That was definitely a highlight for me.

This show has put me on the map. I hadn’t worked in the states until I’d done this show. It’s given me an amazing platform for everything else I’m going to be doing in the future. The fans of this show are so diehard. They support everything we do, the ones that are really truly our fans. For example, being a musician and pursuing that as well, they’ve been amazing coming out to the shows and digging the music. And the cool thing about it is there’s a portion of the fans that aren’t really used to listening to that kind of music, moody singer-songwriter stuff, and it’s cool to be able to get my music out there to a crowd that wouldn’t normally listen to that kind of music.

TV Line‘s got some good news for fans of The Vampire Diaries, particularly those still reeling from Friday’s major death.

Yes, Enzo St. John is dead. You saw Stefan rip out his heart, you saw his face turn grey, and you heard Bonnie scream in anguish. But that’s not the good news;

The good news is that you’ll be seeing Michael Malarkey again before the series wraps on March 10.

“I’ve gone in and done a couple bits here and there,” Malarkey told TVLine when asked about his involvement in the series finale. “It’s nice to be able to wrap this thing up the way they’ve done it, to know this is the end, and to do it justice.”

When we pressed Malarkey for his reaction to the end of Enzo’s story — at the time of the interview on Feb. 2, we didn’t know that story included death — the actor told us, “I kind of knew it was coming, how it all wraps up. Julie had talked to some of us beforehand, telling us some ideas, so I was prepared for either way it would go.”

He added, “It’s nice to come full circle with Julie [Plec] directing the last one, and bringing back some familiar faces. … I’m sure everyone is saying that it’s bittersweet, but it’s also just kind of sweet.”

It’s anyone’s guess how Enzo re-enters the picture, but he isn’t the only deceased character appearing in the finale; David Anders (John), Kayla Ewell (Vicki) and Michael Trevino (Tyler) have all been seen on set.

While the Salvatores are off dealing with the devil, Enzo (Michael Malarkey) is facing a dilemma of his own on The Vampire Diaries this week.

After Bonnie (Kat Graham) turned down Enzo’s offer to become a vampire, she turned the offer back on him and asked Enzo to take the cure and become human. And now, after 141 years on this planet – 114 of which have been spent as a vamp – Enzo must decide which is more important: love or immortality?

Michael Malarkey spoke with TVGuide.com about why Enzo is hesitant to become human, how far he’ll go to protect Bonnie and if there’s marriage on the horizon for the happy couple.

Bonnie and Enzo go on a roadtrip this week with the Bell. What do they get up to?
Michael Malarkey:
It’s kind of equal parts romantic getaway and also a bit of a bucket list ticker. Bonnie is trying to convince Enzo to take the cure and also wants to take advantage of his immortality before he does that. She’s like, “What are the things you want to do the most?” And so they go on this bucket list trip. We’re going to see him, for example, driving a race car around a race track, which we shot at Atlanta Speedway, which is pretty cool. And he does things like skydiving and all that sh–. It’s kind of a fun, little trip and also romantic, but not without its dangerous hiccups along the way.

Where is Enzo’s mind at when it comes to the prospect of becoming human?
It’s taken him this long to find acceptance and a family environment. This relationship he’s in — this is the most meaningful thing that’s happened to him in his haggard, tortured, long life. And so he wants to do whatever he can to have a normal relationship, I believe. And so I think he feels this is perhaps an opportunity for that to be reality. Although, he loves being a vampire. So I’m sure it’s somewhat hard to digest.

What do you think Enzo would miss the most about being a vampire?
Probably that he could win pretty much any fight. If you’re just in a bar and you’re human and a brawl happens, you could get shanked.

Do you think Enzo is scared of his own mortality?
I think so. He feels very protective of Bonnie and if he were to become a human, there would be a part of him that would feel unable to protect her in certain situations, especially with the crowd that they tend to hang with.

Do you think if Bonnie and Enzo were to both be human, they would be able to settle into a normal life, or would they always be drawn to the supernatural drama?
That’s a good question. I think generally people who are wrapped up in a form of darkness, metaphorical or otherwise, tend to be somewhat addicted to that. So perhaps there would be a part of them wouldn’t be able to stay away from it. But I think they would do everything they could to try and live a normal life after all the sh– they’ve been through.

Is it hard for Bonnie and Enzo to balance such a potential turning point in their relationship with also fighting the devil?
Yeah. It’s a super mutli-layered situation going on here. They’re trying to save the world as well as save themselves and build a relationship while all that sh– is going on. But they’re solid. They’re in a great place and really love each other. We get to see a lot of that in this upcoming episode.

We know later this season, Cade (Wolé Parks) actually targets Bonnie. How does Enzo respond to that?
He’s definitely a really strong and present influence on her to find her own strength in the coming episodes when she goes through all that.

What role does Enzo take in helping to stop Cade as the season progresses?
It’s more about how he’s supporting Bonnie in her fight for that, because she’s much more active in that particular fight. And so his role is for her psychological support and really being there for her and helping her regain her own strength and fight as strongly as she can.

When you look back at how far Enzo has come since he was first introduced, what’s your favorite part about this journey?
I really loved the Armory storyline in Season 7 because it was about his origin. It was his origin story and his family. I quite enjoyed delving into his backstory like that and getting to know him more and flushing out my own story as an actor with a lot more weight to it. I feel like that’s informed a lot of who he’s become and finding all those things out has made him a stronger person and more grounded.

When you first learned Bonnie and Enzo were going to be paired up, did you ever expect they would become such a great couple?
I thought they would be feistier for longer. They seemed to have really completely embraced this relationship, which I think is amazing. I think often times when you get people who have been tortured and been through the mill, they do throw themselves into that and find a loving, grounded support. But no, I didn’t know it was going to be all like that. It’s been fun.

If Enzo is so ready to commit to Bonnie that he’s considering becoming human, does that mean he’s also ready to commit to marriage?
I’m sure that’s something he’s been thinking about. That’s all I’ll say about that.

Nina Dobrev has been back on set for the finale. What’s it like to have her around again?
Nina’s always been like the cheerleader of the show. And I mean that in a good way. She brings a lot of energy, she likes to plan things and do social stuff. It’s really nice to have that energy back.

Is there anything you can tease about what fans should expect from the finale?
There’s blood, sweat and tears. And also a little bit of joy. There’s a little bit of something for everybody. You’ll get to see some familiar faces. There’s going to be a lot of tears shed, I’m sure.

Is it a happy ending or more bittersweet?
It’s kind of different for some of the characters, but I feel overall it’s going to definitely feel bittersweet. There’s always a silver lining, and we definitely get that at the end of the series.

The Vampire Diaries airs Fridays at 8/7c on the CW.

We’re nearly a month away from the finale of ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ and the anticipation is absolutely killing us. Even with a slew of photos from set, we still know very little about how the eighth season will wrap, but here’s what we do know. Hollywoodlife has the details;

You’re going to need to prepare yourself for the end. The finale of The Vampire Diaries is currently filming in Atlanta and while we know some familiar faces — Nina Dobrev, Kayla Ewell, and David Anders to name a few — have been spotted on set, we really don’t know who will be doing what. “There’s blood, sweat and tears. And also a little bit of joy,” Michael Malarkey said in a new interview with TVGuide about the finale. “There’s a little bit of something for everybody. You’ll get to see some familiar faces. There’s going to be a lot of tears shed, I’m sure.

When asked if the ending would he happy or bittersweet, he revealed it’s probably a bit of both. “It’s kind of different for some of the characters, but I feel overall it’s going to definitely feel bittersweet,” he said. “There’s always a silver lining, and we definitely get that at the end of the series.”

The finale, set to air on March 10 at 9pm on The CW, will follow a one-hour special called Forever Yours, a thank you to the fans.

Of course, we have no idea what that means — who will get a happy ending? Will Nina be back as Elena or Katherine? Will she end up with Damon or Stefan… or neither? Julie Plec has tweeted a few heartbreaking messages, including a final shot of Mystic Falls she posted on Feb. 2, writing, “Farewell, Covington aka our beloved Mystic Falls.” She then followed it up with, “Not gonna lie, that particular goodbye hurt.”

I told you to prepare yourselves. Now, as you can see in the BTS shots from the finale in our gallery, Kevin Williamson, as well as fans, have already shared a first look at Nina back on set, wearing a white tank, a purple cardigan and that classic straight Elena-like hair. We can’t help but notice the look is very similar to what she had on when she nearly drowned in the water with her parents. Just sayin’.

“The Vampire Diaries” is ending after eight seasons on The CW, and star Michael Malarkey promises it will revisit the vampire drama’s dark roots.

“What I love about this season is that it has thrown back a little to the original ‘Vampire Diaries,’ you know, that kind of edge and danger to it,” Malarkey (Enzo) told TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell. “For a while there, in the middle of the show, there was this kind of ‘oh, they died, but they’ll come back.’ We lost, kind of, that danger element.

“This season, we’re bringing that back in, and people are dying. There are some big deaths that are going to happen, and they’ll be final.”

The actor admits excitement was mixed with sadness and nostalgia when it came to filming the final episodes of the Julie Plec drama, which stars Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder.

“It’s bittersweet,” Malarkey said. “But we’re all sort of itching to go out and do other work. Some of the other guys who have been on the show for the entire run of eight seasons — whereas I started in Season 5 — I can only imagine doing one show for that long and how that must feel. But I think everyone’s savoring this last season, the moments and being together and also looking forward to the pastures coming up.”

Malarkey also gives fans plenty of reason to tune in to see how it all wraps up.

“It’s the end of an era,” he said. “It’s a big sendoff, a huge thank you to all the fans who’ve stuck with us for the past eight seasons. We’re bringing back some familiar faces, some epic deaths. There’s a lot of pageantry to it. We’re going to revisit some iconic moments from seasons past, and it’s going to be a pretty wild ride.”

“The Vampire Diaries” airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.


The Vampire Diaries returns with its final season next month! Mark your agenda’s for October 21st!

I have added photos of The Vampire Diaries’ cast at San Diego’s Comic-Con;

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