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Candice dishes on Caroline’s feelings for Klaus and bond with Stefan

Sometimes it’s tough to be a Caroline Forbes fan. “The Vampire Diaries” loves to toy with our emotions! One minute we find out Tyler cheated on our girl with some wolf floozy. The next minute we find out that Tyler didnot cheat on Caroline, and the wolf is actually not a floozy but a life-saving master of sire-bond-breaking. One minute Caroline is semi-swooning over a pony drawing Klaus gave her, the next minute she’s helping her friends plot his death. We don’t know how to feel anymore.

Luckily, we’ve got our girl Candice Accola to set us straight and give us all the scoop on Caroline’s current inner turmoil and where she stands in the middle of all the love triangle stuff.

Zap2it: Last week it became pretty clear that Caroline and Hayley aren’t going to be besties any time soon. Will they join forces for Tyler’s sake?
Candice: Well… Hayley has a goal that she wants to accomplish, and Caroline wants to support Tyler. So we’ll see them interact, but there will definitely always be a little bit of tension in the room. They both want to support the cause, and for Caroline, the cause is to support Tyler. For Hayley, the cause is just to support the cause.

While Elena is having murder-guilt hallucinations this week, what is Caroline doing? Is she still in a hybrid bubble?
Yeah, Caroline’s really preoccupied with Tyler. As much as she’s listening to Tyler — and I think that she wholeheartedly trusts Tyler — but the bottom line is that she’s going to be around him and stand by her man. I mean, if Hayley’s going to be standing by her man, Caroline is going to be standing even closer. She’ll be by Tyler’s side this week.

I obviously really love what Tyler’s doing, and I love the idea of him and Caroline taking a stand against a greater evil, but I’m a little concerned about what it will mean for their relationship with Hayley being around and Klaus moving in. Are these the first cracks in their foundation?
This is the first time where they’re not just fighting for their relationship; they’re fighting for something bigger than their relationship. A real relationship would be able to withstand the ups and downs of fighting for this cause, but they’re young, and they’ve just worked so hard to get to a great place within their relationship already, so I think they’re going to need to be a lot stronger within the relationship than they might have anticipated.

Should I prepare for heartbreak?
Oh, they’re definitely going to have some hurdles to get over, but I mean, right now, they’re still fine. They’re definitely still very determined. Caroline loves Tyler, she wants Tyler, and she’s worked so hard to be with him and be happy. Right now she feels strong within herself, and she’s at a point where she just wants to support the people that she loves and to do what’s right.

We’ve seen surprisingly little interaction between Klaus and Caroline so far this season, but there are pictures from upcoming episodes that show them getting a little closer. 
We definitely have plenty of Klaus and Caroline scenes coming up in the future. It’s going to let us see maybe the lighter side, the softer side of Klaus. What’s so appealing to the viewer and so fun for us is that it’s sexy, because every scene that they’re in, there’s really a push and pull. It feels like a big game, and as frustrating as games are, they’re really fun to watch on TV. That’s what the appeal is with these two characters. The games, though, can also lead to revealing different perspectives and higher truths, letting you see a little deeper into both of these people.

He’s not easy to love, given the whole mass-murderer thing, but there’s got to be something that appeals to Caroline about Klaus, other than his accent and his face. He has saved her life once or twice. 
Klaus has saved her life. I also think she likes the control that she has over him. She likes that this is the first time in her life that she’s felt that she’s better.

Last week, Julie Plec said that while Klaus thinks Caroline and Tyler’s relationship is weak, he’ll take the opportunity and make a move. How does Caroline handle him being more forward?
The Caroline that we met in Season 1 would’ve slept with him last season, but Caroline now is just like, ‘No. That’s not what I want. I know all these bad things about you.’ We’re dealing with a mass murderer original vampire, so that’s not necessarily relatable, but when you humanize the whole situation, it’s really just a matter of — Caroline used to be young and date bad boys. She dated Damon. And now this new smooth-talking bad boy comes into town and she’s like ‘You know what? I already know how this story ends. I already know exactly how you’re going to be, and I don’t want it anymore, and so you can chase me until the sun comes up, but I’m still going to know better.’ It’s a really fun evolution that we’ve seen within the character of Caroline.

I’m always so pleasantly surprised by the chemistry between you and Paul Wesley when you have scenes together. How is Caroline’s friendship with Stefan going to progress now that things are rocky between him and Elena?
I think Caroline’s biggest struggle is parallel to Stefan’s biggest struggle. This is a season of Caroline just really wanting to do the right thing, and to do the right thing by the people that she cares about. She recognizes what the right thing is, and she can’t ignore it. She wants to do the right thing. It coincides with Stefan, who just wants so hard to do the right thing and to have Elena grow and experience being a vampire in a perfect, safe, right way. He’s almost re-doing the way that he became a vampire through Elena. He’s getting another chance, and he wants things to go a certain way, even if it’s not necessarily the best thing for her, he wants it to be right. Caroline wants to be strong and support Tyler, but she doesn’t necessarily believein supporting him. She’s not sure that he’s going about things the right way, so she’s conflicted. He’s potentially risking his life, and she doesn’t like that, and Stefan is feeling the same way about Elena. I think that’s where the bond of friendship comes from. They’re both trying to support the people that they love, even if they don’t agree with how they’re going about their lives at the moment. There’s a really beautiful friendship that is continuing to grow from Season 2 — it took a vacation for a minute, but the roots are still there, and we’re able to watch it grow now.

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Candice Breaks Down Caroline’s Complicated Love Square

These days there’s more than one complicated love triangle on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries (airing Thursdays at 8/7c). With the introduction of Phoebe Tonkin’s werewolf Hayley, the Tyler/Caroline/Klaus situation has added a whole new side to its romantic entanglement. Here, Candice Accola dishes on whether Caroline trusts that her boyfriend is telling the truth about his past with Hayley, Klaus and Caroline’s “sexy” mind games, her friendship with Stefan and more. VIDEO | Vampire Diaries Exclusive: Elena Gets a Disturbing Surprise in the Shower

TVLINE | What’s going on with Caroline in this week’s episode? She’s going to get to know a little more about where [Tyler and Hayley’s] friendship started and what it stems from. We’re also going to hear about why Hayley is in Mystic Falls, why the other hybrids are there and what their intentions are and the bigger picture.

TVLINE | Tyler said nothing happened between him and Hayley. At this point in their relationship, does Caroline trust him? Caroline definitely trusts Tyler. It’s easier to look as an adult watching the show and be like, “What?! Come on!” But they’re very young. This is also a very young relationship. Maybe he did spend time with another woman, but it doesn’t mean exactly that he cheated on her. This is the first time that he has given her a reason not to [trust him], but he’s opening up about it and he’s talking about it.

TVLINE | Should we question whether Tyler’s telling the truth when he says nothing happened? That’s the argument – if you sit around with your girlfriends and someone says, “Well, he’s been spending a lot of time with this other woman, and he told me nothing’s happening,” obviously a whole group of women are going to say, “Umm, I think you should rethink the situation.” [Laughs] And within this particular circumstance of their supernatural world, Caroline and Tyler constantly risk their lives for one another. We will see this week that Tyler opens up a lot more [about] the basis of their friendship, which gives Caroline more reason to trust him. … I remember reading [the script] and being like, “Oh, come on!” ‘Cause that’s what I would say to one of my girlfriends, and I root for all of these characters. But then it’s remembering, oh wait, these characters are so young. I think Caroline has every right and reason to trust Tyler. RELATED | Post Mortem: Vampire Diaries Boss on Elena’s [Spoiler], What a Cure Would Mean and More!

TVLINE | What’s her interaction like with Hayley in the coming episodes? Caroline and Hayley definitely have issues between them, but it will be addressed.

TVLINE | Does Caroline have to help Tyler and Hayley perpetuate this lie, that something happened, to throw Klaus off the scent? We will see the tension between Caroline and Tyler addressed. I don’t want to give a lot away.

TVLINE | Do you see hints that Klaus and Caroline could be compatible? There’s definitely a certain sense of that. But there’s also a lot of game-playing. A lot of what could be misconstrued as compatibility is that they’re both equally in tune [with] knowing how to push each other’s buttons in order to win a game that they’re playing against each other – or at least a game that Caroline is playing against Klaus. Klaus is dripping in manipulation with every word he says, but Caroline’s clued into this and knows how to play his game. That’s definitely a type of compatibility.

TVLINE | Klaus is pretty relentless when it comes to his feelings for her. Is he wearing her down, or is she just sick and tired of him? They both just love the game. It’s a back and forth. It’s a push and a pull. That’s what makes it so sexy. It’s a lot of almost.


TVLINE | Does Caroline have any feelings about Elena’s romantic life and who she should be with? I’m sure Caroline will have plenty of feelings towards Elena’s romantic life [Laughs], and I have a feeling that she will not keep quiet about it.

TVLINE | It seems she might be on Stefan’s side since they have a nice, little friendship. Caroline has been a Stefan ‘shipper from the start!

TVLINE | Are there any Stefan/Caroline scenes you can tease? There are great Stefan/Caroline scenes coming up. … I don’t necessarily see Caroline bringing out a fun and frivolous side to him at this point just because right now there’s so many weighted things going on within both of their lives. They’re going to find a comfort within each other and a comfort within their friendship because they both are in the difficult situation of wanting to support the ones that they love even if they don’t agree with what they’re choosing to do.

TVLINE | What’s Caroline’s mindset about the future and life post-graduation? We’ll definitely hear Caroline talk a bit about her future. She’s definitely thinking about it!

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Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 7: Caroline’s Date to the Miss Mystic Falls Pageant Is [SPOILER]

Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Caroline (Candice Accola) fans: We know you’re looking forward to the weekend, and now you have somethingextra bloody to celebrate. TGIK! (Thank God It’s Klaroline.)

E! Online posted a spoiler about a certain Original driving a particularly sharp stake right through the Forewood heart — and at the Miss Mystic Falls pageant, no less!

It seems that something stormy is brewing between Caroline and Tyler(Michael Trevino), because instead of the reigning Miss Mystic Falls having wolfy arm candy, she’ll have an Original to keep her warm.

That’s right, Klaroline fans! Klaus will use his powers of evil to land Caroline as a date.

Shall we all drink to that, then?!

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Vampire Diaries Season 4 Klaroline Spoilers: Is Caroline Seeing a Different Side of Klaus?

We never thought we’d live to see the day. Caroline (Candice Accola) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan)? We just might witness that pairing in Season 4 of The Vampire Diaries, but, of course, Caroline is still paired with Tyler (Michael Trevino) at the moment.

We haven’t seen the last of his werewolf pal Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), and that just might make things difficult for Forwood. “She [Hayley] is definitely throwing a wrench in Caroline’s perfect world and her perfect relationship with Tyler at the moment. If anything, we’ve learned at this point within the series that Caroline is a very resilient, strong character, so I don’t think she’s going to put up with it too easily,” Candice tells TVLine.

Uh-oh. Just because Tyler didn’t cheat on Caroline (we don’t think), it doesn’t sound like the vampire and werewolf women will be besties any time soon. So where does that leave Caroline and Klaus?

“She’s getting to see different sides of him,” says Candice, “but she doesn’t really know how she feels about it.”

Forwood or Klaroline? May the best ship win!