Before Kayla Ewell resumes her ghostly duties on The Vampire Diaries next month, she’s making a pit stop in Miami as a “vixen” bartender on this Sunday’s The Glades (A&E, 10/9c). Along with being a potential killer, her character has this very important piece of information to offer: “Men love women in bikinis who serve them drinks” — as the accompanying photo would seem to demonstrate.
“My character has a million boyfriends wrapped around her finger, and she thinks it’s no big deal,” Ewell tells TVLine. “She likes to toy with everyone — including the detectives.”
Ewell’s egomaniacal alter ego takes full credit for the bar’s success, and as such makes it her mission to push out the owner. Do we smell a motive, straight up? “I could absolutely be the killer,” Ewell teases. “But so could one of my 15 boyfriends.”
But the real mystery here is: Why does Ewell keep getting cast as bartenders and waitresses? Frankly, she has no idea.
“I’m one of the only actresses in Los Angeles who has never waited tables — yet — and I’m so terrible at holding trays,” she admits. “When we shot the Vampire Diaries pilot, I totally spilled water all down Nina Dobrev, and she had to get her hair and make-up redone. I told myself I’d do better on The Glades, but on the first take of the first scene, I completely spilled everything on my tray. I need to practice that.”
The Vampire Diaries premieres its third season Thursday, Sept. 15, at 8/7c on The CW.