“Vampire Diaries” newest character Courtney Ford spills about her new role on TVD. She’s joining the “Vampire Diaries” family in Season 2 and will play a vampire scholar named ‘Vanessa’ from Duke. Here’s what Courtney spoiled to Eonline at Showtime’s Emmy nominee reception about her hot new TVD character, including the true nature of her “research” into the vampires of Mystic Falls. I’d say her character might have more on her mind than just books ;). Ford’s character makes her debut in the “Vampire Diaries” Season 2 Episode 3 “Bad Moon Rising“.
“I play Vanessa Monroe, a Duke University grad student who’s helping Alaric (Matt Davis), Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) with Isobel’s research. It’s a really nice arc.”
Isobel, Elena’s birth mom and Alaric’s wife, was so obsessed with vampires that she persuaded Damon to turn her into one. Is Vanessa going to ask the same favor of the sexy Salvatore brother?
Not a chance, Courtney dished. “Vanessa has a conflict, because she studies all this wonderful mythology and folklore, but half of her is a complete skeptic. Half of her is a believer, and half of her is a skeptic, and she goes back and forth. It’s a big conflict for her.”
When asked whether ‘Vanessa’ would see any action in the romance department, her reaction revealed that she’s obviously hooking up with someone…but Courtney’s lips are sealed: “I want to tell you so much, but I can’t!” she said, laughing. We’re starting to believe show runner Kevin Williamson really does put the fear of death in his cast members.
Who do you think Courtney’s new love interest will be and is it possible she’s a little supernatural herself?