HollywoodLife.com speaks to Candice Accola about Caroline’s relationship with Tyler and why they have a chance at making it last! Plus, what will happen with Caroline and Matt?
Candice Accola sat down with us to chat about her Lyme disease fund-raising efforts, (more details on that soon!) and to give us her thoughts on next season of The Vampire Diaries. We’ve already heard from Michael Trevino on his hope that Caroline and Tyler will set a balanced example for Mystic Falls, but we wanted to hear what Candice had to say about the werewolf and vampireduo possibly getting together … and she didn’t let us down with her opinions on the relationship!
Read Candice’s thoughts on Caroline, Tyler and Matt below and check back with us to hear what she thinks of Elena and Damon, which embarrassing stories she has on certain costars, and all about her efforts to raise awareness for Lyme disease! PLUS we will post the full video of Candice’s adorable interview!
Do you hope that Caroline and Tyler’s relationship will continue to move forward in a positive direction?
“If that means that they both stay alive, then yes! If that means we can both keep our jobs, then yes I do! Yeah of course, I mean at this point it could go either way. What I like about the Caroline-Tyler friendship is that it has come from a non-sexually aggressive start. Caroline’s relationships have all sort of started with her wanting them. Even with Stefan, that pilot, she was after him, and this happened with Matt. With Tyler, it is out of the blue and it is based on a friendship. I think this shows the growth of the character and kind of shows what happens throughout life: you meet someone and value their friendship and beautiful relationships can grow from it. But there’s still Matt…”
Do you think that love triangle will continue into the next season? I know Matt let Caroline go now that he knows she is a vampire, but do you think they could still be in a love triangle?
“Maybe, I know it got to a point, after interviews, that I realized it has turned into a kind of geometry problem with who has dated who, and who is in a triangle with who. But I mean, it is still so early on, there is still a possibility for anything. I know it has been two years and two seasons, but it is still early on, anything can happen.”
I talked to Michael and he was saying he hopes that Tyler and Caroline have a stabilizing force on the rest of the vampires and werewolves and show that they can coexist and have a mature relationship. He maybe hopes that a little bit of romance might factor in.
“That is a very grown-up answer Michael Trevino! But who wants to watch television where everything works out? [...] Well, of course, being on the show in respect to the characters, I want everything to work out. But as a viewer, I want it to be messy!”
So do you think Caroline is at the place where she can be mature enough and help Matt find a nice human girlfriend?
“I think Caroline has matured, but let’s not go crazy. I doubt she will be setting him up anytime soon. No, I definitely do not see that happening.”
Do you think Caroline has more chemistry with Tyler or Matt?
“I think she has a different chemistry with both. A very doe-eyed love and sunshine and roses chemistry with Matt, but she has a very comfortable chemistry with Tyler. She can just sit there and be a mess and be completely comfortable. So she has two different necessary elements of a healthy relationship with both. She should just blend them together.”