The talented Carina MacKenzie of Zap2it came to Zach Roerig’s, a.k.a. Matt Donovan, defense in an adorable piece she posted yesterday. Zach talks about the past, present and future of his character on “The Vampire Diaries”. Carina fervently waves her Team Matt flag high and makes a serious case for the under appreciated actor.
There’s only so much a guy can take. “Everyone knows Matt’s going to snap,” Zach says. “If Matt was let in on the fact that there are vampires, and all the other craziness that’s going on, that’s a lot – to find out his sister was killed, and it was covered up by his friends. His original girlfriend that he loved was involved, his second girlfriend was involved and now she’s messing with a werewolf – that’s a lot to process.”
It’s all about potential. Just because Matt isn’t secretly a mind-reading fairy doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have some incredible stories waiting to bite him in the neck. How quickly we forget, while we’re raving about Caroline as a vampire or Tyler’s transformation scene, that last season, she was just a vulnerable Type A and he was just a typical two-dimensional bully.
If there’s anything we’ve learned from the secondary characters currently embroiled in suspenseful, unpredictable character arcs, it’s that the powers that be behind “The Vampire Diaries” never let a character go to waste. Matt’s time will come. Patience, grasshoppers. Have a little faith.
Basically, if you think Matt Donovan is boring, you’re not thinking enough.