When we found out Luke’s real identity at the end of the March 18 episode of ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ we knew things were about to get real. And now we’ve talked to the man behind the character who revealed just how dynamic his intentions are.
Luke (Chris Brochu) isn’t just the new guy on campus at Whitmore College, but he may just be what comes between the core group on The Vampire Diaries. HollywoodLife.com chatted with Chris before the new episode and he revealed that Luke’s relationship with Liv (Penelope Mitchell) may just be stronger than anyone can handle.
‘Vampire Diaries': Luke Plays ‘Balancing Act’
When it comes to Luke, we haven’t seen much just yet — just that he’s the brother of Liv, the witch that is pretending to not know she is a witch to get closer to Bonnie. However, we don’t yet know why they want to get close.
“The biggest thing between Liv and myself is the loyalty, the family bond. It’s that blood’s thicker than water,” Chris told HollywoodLife.com exclusively before the episode. “You know, he will always be there for his sister, because his sister has always been there for him. So they very much have that kind of balancing dynamic. Liv is very a go getter and Luke — he follows the rules but he also follows his heart in situations, so I think that kind of balance is what’s going to be interesting to the viewers and as well the storyline coming up, leading up to the finale.”
However, on the new episode, the synopsis teases an “unsettling encounter” that Luke will have with Bonnie, followed by Liv making a deal with Jeremy (Steven McQueen) that upsets Elena (Nina Dobrev).
So what exactly is this encounter?
“The viewers realize that Liv and “Luke are brother and sister [but] the rest of the gang — the rest of the cast — is yet to have that information, so along with that, and along with why they are at Whitmore and what exactly their intentions are and what their mission is,” he said. “That will become more clear in this episode and in the episodes to come. This one in particular is going to answer some questions.”
If You’re Confused About Travelers, Dopplegangers, Etc . . . You’re In Luck
Now that we know Stefan (Paul Wesley) has yet another doppleganger and the travelers need him, we’re getting a little confused . . . but that will get easier soon.
“It’s been getting a little crazy ,but it’ll all start making sense soon. The whole witches-doppleganger-travelers situation will become a little bit more clear, and the viewers will have a deeper knowledge of what exactly is going on in those type of situations,” he said, understanding that it’s been a shaky ride.
Chris added that since Luke is the first accepted gay student at Whitmore that we’ve seen on the so, he’s “very thankful.”
“I’m honored,” Chris said about playing the role. “He’s somebody I can connect with and feel for. I mean I’m not gay, but I have many many gay friends and I love them to death. It’s an honor, truthfully. Everyday I get to know more about Luke and it’s wonderful.”
And of course, we’ll leave you with how he explains Luke in a few words: “If Luke connects with anyone, he’s going to be there for them. Doesn’t matter the situation, doesn’t matter the circumstance, he’ll be there in the end for you. It’s all about the perspective and the bigger person and why exactly they’re doing what they’re doing.”
Uh-oh, something tells me that he’s going to end up giving his word to the wrong person! We’ll keep tuning in! Watch new Vampire Diaries Thursday nights at 8pm ET.
— Emily Longeretta