They may have officially traded in their fangs, but The Vampire Diaries cast is still closer than ever!
From September 2009 until March 2017, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Candice King, Kayla Ewell, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham, Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino and Matt Davis brought the town of Mystic Falls to life on The CW. Based on the book series of the same name by L. J. Smith, the fan-favorite show followed the story of Stefan Salvatore after he returns to his Virginia hometown and falls in love with Elena Gilbert. As all eight seasons went on, vampires, werewolves and other supernatural beings were introduced to viewers.
Since it came to an end, The Vampire Diaries spawned two spinoff series, The Originals and Legacies. It continues to be a cult classic thanks to Netflix, where new and old fans alike continue to binge-watch the show, fall in love with all the characters and answer the age-old question: Team Stefan or Team Damon?
The cast may have gone their separate ways after the final episode aired, but they’ve stayed in touch over the years! In fact, in May 2021, Paul and Ian teamed up for an interview to promote their new company, Brother’s Bond, and spilled some major Vampire Diaries secrets.
“We both wanted to die at the end of the show, we wanted the brothers to go out with a bang together,” Paul told Access. “And we were fighting over who would die. And I ended up getting it and you were a little jealous. You have to admit, you were a little jealous.”
Ian added, “Well, here’s the deal, define jealousy. [What] Paul and I were discussing was ultimately these guys came into town, they destroyed everything. They met Elena, who is this 17-year-old kid, turned into a killer. She burned down her house … I just felt that it was more poetic for these two brothers to go away and to let these humans sort of resettle back into their town. But, whatever, I lost that battle. I lost a lot of battles.”
While talking about TVD, Paul joked, “It’s a family show.” While it may not exactly be a family show, the series did spawn and major family between viewers. The actors even created their own little family as well, and they still hang out to this day! Scroll through our gallery for a walk down memory lane and see pics of every time The Vampire Diaries cast has reunited.
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