Even while The Vampire Diaries is on hiatus, Candice Accola King is busy preparing for a new baby in addition to jumping back into her normal filming schedule. Since Candice and husband Joe King announced the news of the impending birth, fans of The Vampire Diaries have been frantic with theories about how a baby will be written into the show, if at all.
While Ms. King admitted that it was “very funny to see” the fans’ reactions, she couldn’t confirm or deny whether the pregnancy would be written into The Vampire Diaries season 7.
“Production has known about our exciting news and there’s been a lot of support,” The Vampire Diaries actress said, according to TV Line.
Ms. King added that, considering how much the seasons tend to vary from beginning to end, there was really no way to know exactly what The Vampire Diaries creative team had planned for her character.
“They already knew where this season was going, and it’s kind of the same as every other year: We start the beginning of the season asking the writers a lot of questions about what’s going to happen. then halfway through the season, it’s completely different…. Julie [Plec] and Caroline [Dries] are the best people to ask about [whether or not her pregnancy will be written into the show.] To be honest, I’m along for the ride just like the viewers are.”
Candice did want to assure fans of The Vampire Diaries that Caroline would still be a big part of the series, even in spite of the pregnancy, reports Latin Post.
“Caroline’s not always in every episode anyway, so that helps a little bit, but Caroline has, so far, been a really big part of the season,” said The Vampire Diaries actress. “Every single season, we think we know the way it’s going to go, but it always changes by the end. It could really go anywhere.”
While Caroline won’t be quite as bad as she was when she turned off her humanity, Ms. King assures fans that they can look forward to seeing a snarkier attitude when The Vampire Diaries returns.
“We’re going to see Caroline get her bite back. We’ll see her coming in as a bad–s, and sometimes she might act without thinking things totally through,” King said, adding that this specifically applies to Caroline’s opposition towards the Heretics, whom she “doesn’t like or trust very much.”
Ms. King added that the season would return to the actual diary entries, something The Vampire Diaries had gotten away from in recent seasons. As Caroline said goodbye to Elena (Nina Dobrev) last season, she had promised to keep a record of all that happened in Mystic Falls, for when Elena did awaken.
“It is The Vampire Diaries, so the diaries will live on,” Candice explained. “The flash-forwards and the diary moments are a really beautiful addition to the season.”
The Vampire Diaries will premiere on Thursday, October 8, on the CW network.
[Featured image: Candice Accola King courtesy of the CW network/The Vampire Diaries]