‘The Vampire Diaries’: Taylor Kinney on Mason’s journey and his love for Katherine

Posted: October 25, 2010 in articles, interviews, l.a. times show tracker, the vampire diaries

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the last episode of “Vampire Diaries” yet, bookmark this page and come back later!

Here lies the body of Mason Lockwood (Taylor Kinney). And over there, across the room, that’s his heart, which Damon (Ian Somerhalder) ripped out during the last episode. After coming to Mystic Falls for his brother’s funeral and then revealing himself to really be after a moonstone and Katherine’s (Nina Dobrev) heart, Mason got the unfortunate honor of being the first character to get killed off the show this season.

This past Friday, Taylor Kinney chatted with Show Tracker about Mason’s death, whether Katherine and Mason were genuinely in love, a possible return, and what his death means for Tyler (Michael Trevino). Hint: It’s not good.

When you signed up for the show, did you know your character would have such an untimely death so early on?
Yeah. I knew the outline. I knew what the creators, Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec — I knew what they wanted to do. But it was loose, so I didn’t know the details of it until maybe a few weeks leading up to the episode that we saw on Thursday. It was a surprise to see, but I knew where they were going with the character, so it wasn’t completely out of left field.

Read the rest of my Q&A with Taylor Kinney at the L.A. Times Show Tracker blog.

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