We talked briefly with Accola during a recent interview coordinated by the Ford Fiesta marketing team. Team Ford’s interactive branding initiative is very much in keeping with TVD fans’ social media savvy.
“Twitter numbers are almost as important as viewership numbers in our industry,” Accola said. “The entire generation is growing up on the Internet. It’s more hashtag talk than water-cooler talk. It’s interesting creatively watching the writers, as well. They do read Twitter, and they do see reactions. That can have an impact.”
While Accola did cross paths earlier in her career with the ever Twitter-trending Miley Cyrus, she's moved on.
“I was a backup singer when I was 20 years old — that was a long time ago,” the 26-year-old said. “I’d rather talk about ‘The Vampire Diaries!’”
“Dumb and Dumber” update
Heads up if you head east Saturday. The Jeff Daniels-Jim Carrey comedy "Dumb and Dumber To" is, too. The project, which has filmed already in Cabbagetown, Grantville and Stone Mountain, was scheduled to shoot a scene in the Monroe area Saturday.