5 Questions With 'Vampire Diaries' Mom-ster
The parental relationships on Vampire Diaries have often led to the show's most emotional and frustrating moments -- but regardless of the hardships the characters endure because of their lineage, it all is in service of creating a more well-rounded picture of these people. That's why bringing in Bonnie's mother Abby was such an important development in the third season.
Unfortunately for both Bennett women, their reunion excitement was short-lived (understatement of the century) as the barely healed wound covering Bonnie's abandonment issues was continually torn open by Abby's apathetic actions. Oh, and Abby was turned into a vampire for her troubles. With only three episodes left in the season, I caught up with actress Persia White to find out where these two can go from here.
Insider.com: Last we saw Abby, she was still reeling from being turned into a vampire. Where do we pick up with her?
Persia White: She's still struggling, which is exciting because I love playing imperfect people. I like people who have issues and things to work through because, even though it's a supernatural show, it's closer to reality. And becoming the thing that you've always hated is such a confusing battle. Now she's kind of like a hybrid – she knows magic and is a vampire, so she probably knows how to hurt herself worse than anyone else. Watching someone fight against their nature is always exciting.
Insider: Do you think she can ever come to terms with being a vampire?
Persia: I hope she learns to accept it because I would love to see her interact with some of the other characters who've come to a good place with it, like Caroline. Although I don't know if it can ever be complete peace because there is so much history. Coming up, you'll see Abby explain some things that you didn't know before. There's more going on there than you think. She's pretty torn up inside?
Insider: About how she treated Bonnie, you mean?
Persia: Partly. I think she really wants to fix the damage she caused by abandoning her child. But she didn't just leave Bonnie, she also abandoned her family line. Now that her mother is connected to the world of vampires, I think that throws the plan into a spin. She's on both sides now – it gives Bonnie an advantage by having another person to call on and throws everyone's plans into a spin.
Insider: Does she get in the mix with magic in the upcoming episodes?
Persia: Abby helps Bonnie in a pretty pivotal way that involves witchcraft in these last episodes. I know Abby isn't in a stable place but her help causes some twists that lead to the big events of the season finale. They're heavily influenced by the problems Abby is helping Bonnie with.
Insider: Bonnie has also taken a shine to Jamie -- how does Abby feel about that relationship?
Persia: She's really scared of that relationship because there's now another person to worry about. If they're together, the two people she cares most about in the world can now be used as a weapon against her because the vampires always go after the ones you love. But at the same time, Abby feels so guilty for everything she's done to Bonnie that she's got to be fine with it.
The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.