Exclusive: 'Vampire Diaries' lures 'L Word' babe Mia Kirshner

Here’s proof that the TV biz hasn’t completely closed up shop for the holidays: L Word and 24 alum Mia Kirshner has just inked a deal to join the cast of The Vampire Diairies on a recurring basis, sources confirm to me exclusively.

Kirshner will be playing the role of Isobel, the sweet-yet-dangerous wife of Matt Davis’ history teacher, Alaric.

The actress will make her debut in the Jan. 21 episode, which, come to think of it, has already been shot. How will VD boss Kevin Williamson pull that one off? “Ever hear of an 11th hour reshoot,” sniffs an insider. “That’s what they’re doing.” There’s no reason to be nasty about it.

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  • J.G.

    Hopefully this character won’t be as annoying as Jenny was.

    • LindseyBluth

      No kidding. Jenny was such a slimy character, but I think Mia is a great actress. I can’t deny that I got a little giddy knowing that someone from the L Word would be on a show that I currently watch.

      • Anne

        Are you guys talking about Jenna? If not, who was Jenny? I do find Jenna’s character incredibly annoying.

      • JB

        I agree totally – Mia Kirshner is a great actress – it was because she did such a good job that Jenny was so horrible (ugh Jenny). I’ve read that Mia Kirshner didn’t like what happend with Jenny in the last season of the L Word and I try not to hold her responsible for the worst last season of any good show ever.

      • JL

        Jenny was the actress’s character on the L Word.

  • Jack


    • rodo@aol.com

      I’d hit it.

  • Peggy

    Noooooo! I love Vampire Diaries but I cannot stand Mia Kirshner! Ugh!

    • Buzz

      i’ll second that emotion

      • simsian

        I heard that she’s quite a handful to work with on the L-Word set. Good luck to Vampire Diaries.

      • Path

        Oh pleeease…spare us this nonsense, kidlettes. Mia Kirshner is a great actress and quite gorgeous besides. As for simsian, you must be high – no one’s ever said anything that positive things about how great MK is to work with. I’d take anything said by drama queen Karina Lombard with a huge grain of salt, since she has earned a rep for being a b*@ch on virtually every set she’s ever worked on.

    • hazey

      ohkay no im sorry but your opinion is weak. dont diss on mia like tht. is it just because she plays a crazyy chicc in the l word?
      er juss becuz you cant have itt?

    • eny

      mia is a great actress,pitty you are so self-absorbed that you can’t see that!

    • mai

      why?bcz of jenny?

  • Fersh

    I think the VD has the most gorgeous cast ever! Mia is there to reinforce my point.

  • Mariam

    Best news ever . I love VD and I love Mia Kirshner…!

    • Justin

      Haha you love VD

      • eddie

        good news, but i want her back on 24 too!!!!!

      • Katie R

        @ Justin. hahahahaha!!!! omg. its a show we cant shorten to just letters!

      • hmb

        Actually, people have shortened it by adding the T- so TVD. Which doesn’t completely wash away the VD aspect of it all, but then…

  • Melinda

    I hated Jenny. I hope this character is better!

  • Eric

    Noooo, I was so happy when Jenny finally died! I wish it was one of the other girls

    • eny

      to Eric: grow up

  • melbye

    But when will she return to 24 dammit

    • Danny

      Heck yeah. I loved Mandy, and will forever think of her as Mandy.

      • Joel

        Yep. She is Mandy, forever and always.

    • Hachem

      I’m having toruble figuring out what best suits me. I’m just not that good with computers, so i am having toruble grasping everything. PLEASE HELP! I really want to make more money, and I do beleive your program will work if I could just get started.

  • Taylor

    This is awesome news! I absolutely love both Mia Kirshner and The Vampire Diaries so this news makes me very, very, very happy. I thought that she was amazing on The L Word, and I’ve missed not having her on my TV screen every week since The L Word ended.

    • hazey

      yeahh i loved herr to
      but do you knw if er when the l word movie is coming out? er do you know who killed jenny?

      • Path

        Great news that MK is on TVD – love her! Do we know if she’s going to be a vamp? Here’s hoping she’ll get some great scenes as a sweet but badass vampy character.:)

  • Fero

    I love Jenny and would love a bite of Mia’s new part, Isobel.

  • Devin

    LOVE IT!!!

    …such a great actress!

  • Corey

    Can we start calling it “TVD” because “VD” means something very different.

  • Johanna

    11th-hour re-shoot?

    Does that mean somebody else was cast and then they reshoot it?

    TVD has done that before with Bianca Lawson and Jasmine Burke playing Emily the Handmaiden Witch.

    • Achiko

      and for people who didn’t live waynhere near big cities where these bands would play, it was even more important.in the early years of mtv, when they actually focused on music, they would show concerts. that was where i saw footage of bands like los lobos and the blasters before seeing them live.(actually i first saw the blasters on pbs!)

  • davidsask

    Its getting rid of her voice that is going to be hard not to be stereotyped as awful Jenny!

    • eny

      maybe you’ll be shocked,but i loved jenny.i understood her, she went through a lot for one person.she wasn’t the only person with flaws,all had of those.the only problem was that the writers wrote her off.wanted to make her a bad ass character,they needed one for the show not to be boring with all those love scenes. well,tx to mia it wasn’t. she was the best.and jennifer beals.they made the show!

  • Tariq

    Great news but the question remains : Is she coming back on 24 season 8 ? the producer had said she might be returning during the summer and we received no news since then

    • Tschwab

      I REALLY hope she does, it would be really poetic if she is the first and last villain of the show

      • Ryan

        I totally agree with you! I love Mandy! Her appearances are always so cool. In the meantime, I’ll have to start watching The Vampire Diaries because I adore Mia Kirshner.

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