Aflevering 4×09 I Can’t Be the One to Stop You is de laatste aflevering geweest voor Kaylee Bryant in de ‘Legacies’. In haar verklaring laat ze o.a. weten dankbaar te zijn dat ze de kans heeft gekregen om als fan van ‘The Vampire Diaries’ deze rol heeft mogen spelen. Julie Plec laat weten dat ze haar het beste wenst ni haar carrière en dat de deur om terug te keren (voor een gastrol) in ‘Legacies’ altijd open staat. Het lijkt er op dat Kaylee zelf het besluit heeft genomen om de serie te verlaten.
Tonight’s episode of Legacies marked the final series regular appearance of Kalyee Bryant on the CW’s Vampire Diaries/Originals offshoot. She has portrayed Josie Saltzman since the show premiered in 2018.
Bryant took to Instagram to express gratitude to network brass and the show’s fans.
“As a fan of The Vampire Diaries universe myself, thank you to The CW and Warner Bros. TV for giving me this opportunity,” Bryant said in her social media post. “I am so grateful to the fans and will love them always and forever for welcoming and accepting me into this world. Josie has helped so many beautiful humans feel comfortable in their sexuality, and I hope her legacy lives on so that one day everyone feels free to love whoever they want regardless of gender.”
But tonight may not mark Bryant’s last moments in Mystic Falls.
Executive producers Julie Plec and Brett Matthews told TVLine, which broke the news of Bryant’s exit: “While it’s heartbreaking to say goodbye to such a beloved Super Squad member, we wish Kaylee happiness and success. We look forward to watching her career grow in the future, and our door at Legacies will always be open to her, because the world is simply a better place with Josie Saltzman in it.”
Bryant won’t be idle. She’s been cast in The Locksmith opposite Ryan Phillippe, Kate Bosworth and Ving Rhames. The crime thriller began filming this month in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Legacies recently added Zane Phillips to its Season 4 cast. He is set to recur as Ben, a character trapped between his family and his friends, his present and his past, who must choose one over the other.
The CW drama is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with My So-Called Company, with executive producers Plec (The Vampire Diaries), Matthews (The Vampire Diaries), Leslie Morgenstein (The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars) and Gina Girolamo (The Originals).
Kaylee is gecast in de thriller ‘The Locksmith’ , de opnames vinden momenteel plaats in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Jeffrey Nordling (Big Little Lies), Kaylee Bryant (Legacies), Bourke Floyd (Dawson’s Creek) and Noel Gugliemi (The Fast and the Furious) have joined Ryan Phillippe, Kate Bosworth, Ving Rhames and Charlie Weber in crime thriller The Locksmith, which is currently filming in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
As we reported last month, the film is being directed by veteran first assistant director Nicolas Harvard who makes his feature film debut.
In The Locksmith, Phillippe plays Miller, a thief fresh out of prison after a job gone bad, who tries to work his way back into the life of his daughter and ex-girlfriend, Beth (Bosworth), who is now a police detective. Determined to make a clean start, he is forced to use the only skills he has as a gifted locksmith. Things soon get complicated after an unexpected kidnapping.
Screenplay is written by John Glosser, Joe Russo and Chris LaMont, and Ben Kabialis, based on an original story by Blair Kroeber. Producers are Mark B. David of Golden State Films and Roger Goff, and executive producers are Walter Josten and Caleb Wilson.
Arclight Films is handling worldwide sales and introduced the film to buyers at last month’s AFM.
Nordling’s credits include HBO series Big Little Lies, Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle and the upcoming AppleTV+ mini series Five Days At Memorial. Bryant is best known for The CW’s Originals spinoff series Legacies.
Bryant is represented by APA, as well as Kate Linden Management, and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher. Nordling is represented by APA and Principal Entertainment LA. Floyd is represented by Sovereign Talent and South West Artists Group.
Kaylee heeft via haar instagram laten weten dat ze zich identificeert met Queer zijn, ze deelt dit bericht tijdens de genoemde ‘Pride Month’ waarin vooral in Amerika aandacht wordt gevraagd voor seksuele gelijkheid door de LGBTQ gemeenschapt.
Wat is Queer?
Queer wordt gebruikt door mensen die zichzelf niet in een hokje willen stoppen. Deze mensen willen zichzelf bijvoorbeeld niet als homoseksueel of lesbisch betitelen, en spreken liever van ‘queer’ zijn.
Hi 👋 My name is Kaylee and I’m queer! 🏳️🌈Happy Pride Month🏳️🌈
Leah Pipes heeft een gastrol gescoord in de serie ‘9-1-1’, in aflevering 4×08 zal ze te zien zijn als een sterwardess. Aanstaande maandag is de aflevering te zien op de Amerikaanse zender FOX.
The 118 are called to the tarmac when a flight attendant reaches her limit with her flight’s passengers. Athena discovers that quarantine has pushed a couple to their breaking point. Meanwhile, Eddie worries Christopher will not accept him dating, Buck reconnects with an old flame and finds himself in the middle of Albert’s new relationship and Maddie and Chimney make a big decision about their baby in the all-new “Breaking Point” winter finale episode of 9-1-1 airing Monday, March 8 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NIN-408) (TV-14 D, L, V)
Guest Cast: as Megan West as Taylor Walsh; Gabrielle Walsh as Ana Flores; Keana Marie as Veronica; Leah Pipes as Molly; Maggie Egan as Janice; James Patrick Duffy as Clinton
At long last, Thursday’s episode of Legacies (The CW, 9/8c) raises the curtain on Salvatore: The Musical. But what’s supposed to serve as a straight retelling of the supernatural school’s inception quickly becomes a musical recap of The Vampire Diaries‘ many sordid romances. And we have no complaints.
Following a brief-but-memorable audition process, Josie (Kaylee Bryant) and Kaleb (Chris Lee) land the roles of Elena Gilbert and Damon Salvatore, made famous 11 years ago by Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder. And just as Damon and Elena’s legacies (tee-hee!) are inherently woven into the fabric of this spinoff, both Bryant and Lee were already familiar with the original series’ angsty lovers.
“It was the first show I ever binge-watched,” Bryant tells TVLine of The Vampire Diaries, adding that she has rewatched the first season “at least three or four times, so the research is already done.” Lee says he was also familiar with both TVD and The Originals before joining Legacies, albeit to a lesser extent, thanks to a previous girlfriend’s obsession with the franchise.
Still, walking (and singing) a mile in Damon and Elena’s shoes helped both actors develop a new appreciation for them. “Elena’s character arc was all about choosing what made the most sense for her, which was sometimes seen as the ‘selfish’ decision, and that’s pretty much what Josie has been dealing with,” Bryant says. “It was fun being able to relate to [Elena] in that way I never thought I would.”
Lee also discovered similarities between Kaleb and Damon, particularly in their philosophies about being a member of the undead among the living. “Kaleb’s attitude, especially in Season 1, came from Damon,” Lee says. “And I love the relationship he had with his brother. It’s like, ‘I love you, but I hate you. I need you, but I don’t want you around.’ That type of thing.”
Speaking of Damon’s brother, Lee commends Ben Levin’s work as Stefan in Salvatore: The Musical. “Jed’s voice is incredible,” Lee says. “He was committed to getting the moves and steps right, making it look like he wasn’t trying at all.” As for his female counterpart, Lee says, “Kaylee is a dream and a half. I love her voice. And she gets theater. She’s so natural at translating it to the screen.”
Though Landon gets in-show credit for penning this musical history lesson, the episode itself was written by Thomas Brandon, who also co-wrote the songs with musician Chris Read. (Brandon, whom executive producer Julie Plec calls her “secret weapon for music,” previously wrote Josie and Landon’s songs for the talent show in Season 1.) Several of the numbers in Salvatore: The Musical are even named after iconic TVD lines, including “Hello, Brother,” of which you can hear in full below:
Next, it was time for Bryant and Lee to dress the part.
“There were pictures of the main original cast of The Vampire Diaries everywhere, and everyone was trying to figure out what their most iconic looks were,” Bryant recalls. “For Elena, it was the layered thermal with the white cami popping out. And a fake leather jacket. So much pleather. We even put up pictures of her hair, trying to find the perfect wig that would fall straight down like her hair did. All that fun stuff.”
But no costume piece brought Bryant more joy than Elena’s flare jeans. “They were really comfortable,” she says. “We need to bring those back. My ankles got so much of a breeze!”
Lee also relished the opportunity to dress like Damon, whose style he originally hoped Kaleb would mirror before he and costume designer Ann Walters settled on a more refined look for his character. Kaleb dresses “like LeBron after a basketball game,” Lee explains, “which makes sense, because he’s a football kid who happened to become a vampire. In the fitting room for this episode, putting on that scarf, those boots, that jacket — it was like, ‘Oh man, I’m not even worthy.’”
Legacies is about to take a trip down memory lane. In the series’ upcoming episode, “Salvatore: The Musical,” the Salvatore School puts on a musical all about the school’s history. That history includes the story of Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), Stefan and Damon Salvatore (Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder), Caroline Forbes (Candice King), Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan), and many more. And for Legacies’ Kaylee Bryant, it was a chance to put her love of all things Vampire Diaries to use.
EW spoke with Bryant about the hour and the pressure of playing Elena.
As a fan of The Vampire Diaries, what was your reaction the first time you read this episode?
Oh, I was so excited! I was so obsessed with The Vampire Diaries, and I’ve watched it so many times. I feel like the past 5-6 years of my life have been in preparation for this. [Laughs] I got super nervous when they told me I was playing Elena. But the more that I realized it was me playing Josie and Josie who was playing Elena, the more I was like, “Oh, this is okay. This makes sense.”
You all nailed the Elena costume.
Yeah, it’s kind of amazing. The costume department, the hair and makeup department, everybody got super inspired and super excited about it. We had pictures everywhere of everybody’s most iconic looks, which involved a lot of pleather as I think we all know, a lot of bootcut legs.
And the layering of the shirts!
Oh my God, I miss it, but at the same time we were doing the “Hello Brother” dance and we got to take 30 and I was like, “Why am I sweating so much?” And I was like, “Oh because I’m wearing three layers of thermals.” [Laughs]
As the TVD expert on the cast, did you find yourself explaining a lot of things to your cast mates?
Oh constantly. My only thing is, and I’m going to regret this for the rest of my life, is that in the opening number I was wearing Elena’s necklace and I kick myself to this day because she shouldn’t have the necklace by then. That’s going to drive me crazy for the rest of my life. You see Elena and just associate the necklace with her but Stefan’s the one that gives it to her and she meets Stefan with it on in the musical and I’m like, “Nooo!”
What was your favorite part of making this episode?
Honestly, the rehearsal process was so much fun. Chris [Lee] and I both come from musical theater backgrounds and I think we both were really missing it at that point, so we actually did full-blown rehearsals in a ballet studio with professional dancers and it was so much fun! We all got to play around and that was genuinely my favorite part of it all.
How long was the rehearsal process?
Well, episodes 1 through 4 are year-long episodes. These episodes took a year to do because we started at this time, if not earlier, last year and finished at the very end of last year. It took a very long time because we got put on hold because of COVID so it was a lengthy process. We did the choreography and the recordings and a few scenes before we all got shut down. It’s almost been worse because then I had an entire year to sit back and go, “I could’ve done all of that so much better.” [Laughs]
What does Josie take away from her time as Elena?
She really takes away a lot. I went through the same process as Josie in that I heard that Josie was playing Elena and I was like, “Why would they do that, they have nothing in common.” And then the more I dug, the more I realized that their over-arching character stories have so much in common, with them deciding what is the right choice for them outside of everybody else. So it’s really interesting how her stepping into Elena really validates what it means to be selfish versus what it means to look after your mental health.
Looking ahead a bit, is she still dealing with the Dark Josie fallout in episodes to come?
Definitely. Josie has been at this school for her entire life and she sees magic very differently than everybody else. She struggles with basically an addiction to magic, and I think that she really comes to terms with that these next couple of episodes. The Salvatore School is completely full of magic so her entire life she’s always been surrounded by the thing that hurts her the most, so she has to take initiative for herself and what is best for her.
Is there a side of Josie you’d like to see more of this season?
The first half of the season following the musical and episode 4, we really dive into Josie actually sticking to her word of not being co-dependent and really finding her own independence, which is something that I had so much fun working on. What’s exciting about this season for me personally is that I do get to work with some new faces, which was really fun to get some fresh blood in here.
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