9 Big Questions With 'Vampire Diaries' Newbie Kendrick Sampson: Jesse Offers Caroline Less Drama
Kendrick Sampson as Jesse in "The Vampire Diaries"
Being a newcomer to "The Vampire Diaries" can be a dangerous proposition, considering the death rate in Mystic Falls.
So, while Kendrick Sampson is enjoying his time as Jesse, the Whitmore College student who may be a love interest for Caroline, he isn't counting on graduating!
Sampson chatted with Yahoo TV about what good guy Jesse has been up to since Dr. Maxfield forced him to turn into a vampire. Plus, he weighs in on Jesse and Caroline's budding friendship/romance and whether Klaroline fans are ready to stake him!
1. Jesse's MIA! Where is he?
It seems like he's hidden away right now. He might make an appearance this week. The only thing I guess I can say is that it seems like he's being tortured right now, so he's indisposed, unfortunately (laughs).
2. Caroline actually left him a voicemail and it seems she's really worried about him. What can we expect from their relationship?
I'm hoping that it moves forward, and that they get to know each other better. Maybe he's saved, who knows?
Kendrick Sampson as Jesse and Candice Accola as Caroline in "The Vampire Diaries"
3. Caroline has so many men revolving around her, and fans want her with Klaus, Tyler, even Stefan. What does Jesse offer?
He's not a rage-head (laughs). He's definitely not a murderer. So far, anyway. He's no Klaus! Klaus is just so cool, so I get it — I get why everybody wants them to be together. If you kill that many people and everybody's still rooting for you, you can't get much cooler than that. [Klaus] is a psychopath. Jesse is psychopath-less. And Tyler has this obsession with Klaus and this desire to seek revenge. The only conflict we know of with Jesse is with his ex-girlfriend, and she's nowhere to be found. So I think he offers less drama and sincerity and the desire to help.
4. Will we be learning more about Jesse's background?
That would be cool. You'll find out more about him, definitely. I'm not sure how deep they may go into his background. You'll find out he may be connected to some characters in a way you may not have thought.
5. What was it like shooting those scenes when Dr. Maxfield (Rick Cosnett) turned you?