Michael Trevino Panel at the Chicago Convention
What would you do if you were a hybrid for a day [in real life]?
Vamp-speed to various women. – But I wouldn’t do anything [to them]!! – Just kind of [makes gestures with eyes] tease.
Do you do most of your own stunts?
Yeah a lot of them. I mean, when it’s the transformation scenes, I’m the one crawling around on the floor and getting cut and bruised up [because of the ground – being outside]. It helps make it truthful, but sometimes it hurts.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve done on set?
Recently, I had to shoot a transformation scene and we were behind schedule. We usually take our time with those scenes, but [since we were behind] the director wanted to do a series – which means to just go again and again and again – and we hit around the third or so time where he’s like “Again!” and I’m very upset and I got angry and started cursing at him and we’re doing this back and forth. But I got it done. It motivated me, but it was hard. I’d like to see the reel of that. I mean, at the end people were asking me “are you okay, man?” and I was like “yeah I’m fine,” but it was very intense.
Do you think TVD will or should ever be a movie?
I don’t know… maybe a made for TV [movie], not in theaters. Maybe me and Matt [Davis] will shoot a parody for Funny or Die [the website], we talked about it before and just never did it. [Audience yells out “Do it!”] Okay we’ll do it!! (laughs)
What’s your favorite type of music?
I have strange taste. My favorite band is The Doors. I also like to listen to rap and hip-hop and house music. Dub step is getting pretty big now, it’s great; I’ve always loved it. I grew up listening to house music – at all hours of the day – I’d listen to house music.
How has TVD affected you?