We knew that Matt's mom had to be a bad seed if she wasn't around taking care of her kiddies (especially Vicki, who was a mess), but with Melinda Clarke on the job, Momma Donovan is going to be the best kind of rotten.
Ausiello has the details:
Vampire Diaries has tapped the inimitable Melinda Clarke (The O.C., CSI) to play Kelly Donovan, Matt’s irresponsible, hard-drinking absentee mother.
How rotten is this woman? She didn’t even bother to show up to her own daughter’s funeral. (In other words, my kind of gal!)
I’m told Clark’s scenery-chewing boozehound will blow into town in March and stick around for at least three episodes.
There's just one little problem with this info: Ausiello, Vicki didn't have a funeral! She just 'skipped town'. But either way, it's not looking great for Ms. Donovan as a good example of a mother.
And who better to play a irresponsible mother than the lady who brought Julie Cooper to life, right? Melinda doesn't really look like either Zach Roerig (Matt) or Kayla Ewell (Vicki), in my opinion, but her overall awesomeness blows that little detail out of the water. I'm sure most of you are fans of this casting, but do you agree with Ausiello's suggestion that she become a series regular? I have a horrible hunch that she might end up vampire dinner like so many other characters on this show. Fingers crossed for a happy ending for the Donovans!