Your favorite bad guy may not be so bad after all. Ok, we know that Enzo made that choice at the end of the season premiere of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ — but this season will feature a different side of him that we’ve never seen. And this time, it won’t be ‘f–king with people’s heads.’ Michael Malarkey’s words, not mine.
When Enzo (Michael Malarkey) turned on Caroline (Candice King) in The Vampire Diaries premiere, we have to admit — we were heartbroken. But that decision may not be as permeant as it seems. While he’s loyal to Lily for now, Michael Malarkey revealed to HollywoodLife.com that Enzo’s not exactly against Caroline and the gang — he’s just looking for one thing: R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
“He feel like all that stuff he does, no one looks at him and is like, ‘Oh I see why you did that.’ Everyone looks at him and is like, ‘Oh c’mon Enzo,’ or ‘Why’d you do that?’ He feels like no one respects him or his choices, so I think that’s a huge part of it,” Michael told us exclusively. “And one of the ways you can achieve respect is by having a family, so his way of achieving respect is through developing family ties, which is why he’s made the choice he’s made. And what we discover later on, we find that he’s testing how much respect he actually has between Lily and the Heretics family. He wants to make sure that he’s a legit Sergeant in their army.”
But along with that respect, we’ll also see Enzo searching for something else: love. That’s right, Michael told us we will be seeing his love interest in flash-forwards pretty soon — and it may or may not be a familiar face. “I think people will be pretty shocked by it,” he teased. “All I’ll tell you is that there was immediate chemistry. I know that those scenes that we already shot together will be f–king amazing.” Of course, the first thing in my mind is Bonnie (Kat Graham) since we know she’s getting a love interest too, and it’s someone “know and love.”
As for those Carenzo shippers out there, well, don’t hold your breathe. Michael knows there’s chemistry between the two, but doesn’t think it’s “necessarily romantic.” However, he is excited for the “Denzo” scene that’s coming up. Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Enzo’s friendship was one of the best ever, and we’ll see a scene of them together soon. “They’ve kept us apart for too long, we’ve been petitioning to start working together again! It’s another moral stretch of Enzo’s, how he deals with that.” Besides his love story, Michael’s excited for the audience to see a more “human” side of Enzo, which includes his choices and struggles, something we didn’t see much in season six.
Do you think Enzo’s love interest will be Bonnie, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
— Emily Longeretta