The V.R.O. Podcast interviewed Daniel Gillies to discuss his role as Elijah (Vampire Diaries) the oldest, baddest, bloodsucker of them all! Gillies also confirmed he joined Erica Durance’s new tv pilot Saving Hope.
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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/vampradio/2011/06/14/the-vro—daniel-gillies-2011 [Link No Longer Active]
Check out the transcript of what Daniel Gillies said about Saving Hope on the V.R.O. internet radio show (Transcript by Lois Layn)
I recently got a pilot which I have to go and shoot up in Canada… in Toronto, which is a medical drama. You know, there’s always conditions to things, like, if I, if we get picked up for the whole season I’m gonna have to go and do that. I essentially signed a deal with these people, so if I have to go, I have to go but luckily they were open to me being able to play Elijah as well, so hopefully I would be able to do the medical show and that (the vampire diaries). I’m gonna be hard pressed to find a gig I like as much as the Vampire Diaries…”
Then later he added:
The pilot that I’m shooting at the moment is called Saving Hope. I’m doing it with Erica Durance from Smallville. She’s playing my… I guess we’re kinda love interests. It’s an interesting sort of medical drama. This is one of those things where it’s like, yeah we’re gonna go shoot this pilot, but, you know, ABC has to pick us up for anybody to see it, you know what I mean? So it’s a difficult one to say, hey, look out for this, but I dunno, I’ve got a lot of… no pun intended, I got a lot of hope in this thing cause it’s, there’s something very pretty about it and very umm… he’s a very different character from Elijah obviously, like you know, I play the sort of, the young doctor of the show and it’s just exciting for me to go and build a whole new character in a completely different universe. I hope that I can get to do Elijah and this guy IF we go to series. If we don’t go to series… see, it’s kinda win/win, you know? But it’s only win/win if I get to do this series AND I get to come back and do some Elijah because I’m greedy.
Welcome to the Saving Hope family, Gillies!