The cast sits down and shares how the cast is more than just a cast and crew … they are a family!
The cast shares how much TVD means to them.
One more episode … in one more day.
Don’t miss the TVD 2-hour series finale event FRIDAY starting at 8/7c on The CW.
Paul spills that a main character will be dying in tomorrow night’s series finale!
We’d heard rumblings that someone will die in the Vampire Diaries series finale… and it sounds like it’s going to be a real heartbreaker.
Paul Wesley – who plays Stefan – told press including Digital Spy that it’s “definitely a main character” who bites the bullet in Friday’s episode.
“I don’t want to react, because I feel like this is a test and you’re going to deduce who it is,” he joked. “I’m going to do my poker face!”
But while fans might be left crying, ‘Why??’, Wesley insisted that “someone needed to die” in the show’s last ever episode.
“If someone had not died, I would have been disappointed,” he admitted.
Wesley also revealed that just reading the script for the finale made him well up… could this killing of a central character be what set him off?
He said: “I got a bit teary-eyed… and it was funny, [because] I’m a cold-hearted bastard!”
Who could it be? Stefan himself? Or Damon? Caroline? Bonnie?
So long as it’s not Elena who dies – Nina Dobrev is returning for the finale, but killing her off so soon after waking from a magic coma just seems cruel…
Whatever happens, Ian Somerhalder (who plays Damon) has promised that the Vampire Diaries finale will be a belter – or at least better than Lost’s…
The Vampire Diaries wraps up for good this Friday at 8/7c on The CW. The series returns to ITV2 in the UK next Tuesday (March 14) at 11.55pm.
TV Guide has given us the best Steroline moments from the series … all the way up until their wedding!
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Entertainment Weekly keeps giving us lots of fun info on the ending of the show!
With only two episodes left, The Vampire Diaries is nearing its end. But considering that we’re currently living in the age of reboots and revivals, is any show ever really dead?
There’s no predicting whether TVD could live on in the future, but for stars Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder, it sounds like the show’s series finale will serve as their goodbye to Mystic Falls, the Salvatore brothers, and all the many joys of playing vampires. “I think I’m closing the chapter,” Wesley said after a press screening of the penultimate hour.
Somerhalder quickly added, “In 10 years I’m going to be living probably on a ranch in Wyoming and you’ll never hear from me again.”
But in all seriousness, Somerhalder said, “I think it’s good to close this chapter. There’s something beautiful about closure.”
Plus, Somerhalder was quick to bring up the fact that, thanks to Netflix, “television never dies.” Even to this day, Somerhalder claims new fans come up to him in airports to talk about how they’re just discovering the allure of Damon Salvatore. “It’s never going to die,” Somerhalder said of the show. “We’re going to continue to be able to watch it and I think that’s a really interesting new thing about this modern digital world.”
Wesley joked, “It’d be funny if we did a reboot [where] we’re all old as s—.”
And you know what? We’d watch it.
Only two more episodes! So sad!
Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the Series Finale title. I love this line from season one!
“We met, and we talked, and it was epic, but then the sun came up and reality set in.”
When Elena Gilbert first said those words to Stefan Salvatore in the second episode of The Vampire Diaries, she was finding a reason why they couldn’t be together. Their lives were just too complicated. But by the end of the hour, Stefan would remind her of just how epic their connection was, repeating those words before kissing her for the first time … even after reality set in.
However, what was happening onscreen wasn’t the only thing that was “epic” about that moment. Co-creator Kevin Williamson will never forget reading that interaction and what it meant for the show. “[Co-creator] Julie [Plec] wrote that beautiful monologue, and I remember reading it for the first time and just crying,” Williamson tells EW. “And then Stefan came back and said it to her again, and I remember tearing up. I thought we were onto something special. When you shoot a pilot, you never know if anything is going to work. But it’s those second and third episodes where it starts to come together. And that’s when you know if the show has legs.”
And even more than signaling something special for Williamson, that moment introduced a theme that the show would carry all the way through to its series finale: It has to be epic. “I did a lot of the early writing and Kevin did a lot of the re-writing,” Plec says. “We were trying to figure out the show as we went and I wrote the scene where Elena says, ‘We met, and we talked, and it was epic, but then the sun came up and reality set in.’ And I remember Kevin circling it on his script and giving it a triple check. A triple check from Kevin Williamson is, ‘I love this line.’”
So it was no surprise when the line — or at least the sentiment — came back in episode 8. Using her sage vampire wisdom, Stefan’s best friend Lexi convinced Elena to give Stefan a chance by explaining that, “When it’s real, you can’t walk away.” And when Stefan thanked his bestie for helping him out, she simply said, “I was feeling epic,” a line that lives on years later and is now the official title of the Vampire Diaries series finale.
“During the first season of this show, when Julie and I were not sleeping and we were just writing non-stop and were completely out of our minds, we wrote the episode where Lexi pulled a solid for Stefan in the bar and pumped up Stefan in Elena’s eyes, and she’s like, ‘I was feeling epic.’ That line became Julie’s favorite line of the entire show,” Williamson says. “From the very very beginning, we kept saying in the writers’ room: ‘It has to be epic. We want an epic moment.’ This whole show has always been about epic moments and that was the line.”
So when it came time to end the show, there was really only one type of finale that Plec and Williamson wanted to write: An epic one. “It had to be epic,” Williamson says. “What better title than the callback of what was one of our favorite lines in the whole show? Epic has been our mantra from day one.”
The Vampire Diaries airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
Entertainment Weekly talked with Paul about his time playing Stefan Salvatore.
With one season left in The Vampire Diaries’ run, we decided it was time to start collecting everyone’s final diary entries. Every week during the final season, EW is asking those involved with the show to look back on one of their favorite moments from the series. So grab your tissues and join us on this trip down a vampire-filled memory lane.
This week, Paul Wesley looks back on playing Stefan Salvatore…
I remember watching episode two and thinking, “This is pretty good.” The pilot was so much set up and there was so much over-analyzing and I was so worried about this and that, and you want to do well. There’s so much that goes into a pilot. You can’t view it objectively. And then I remember watching episode two and that was when it really hit me.
I think the show’s at its best when the stakes mean something. So I think seasons 1, 2, 3 were very real and all the consequences meant something. The show’s best when it’s able to do that and when people really do die and when tragic things do occur and there’s no going back. And I also think the show’s at its best honestly when it’s about the relationship between the brothers. The show’s really about brothers — two brothers fighting over a girl — but it’s really about two brothers and their relationship with each other and their story.
In season 3, I had been the hero and the good guy for two years and I think when they gave me the opportunity to become the anti-hero, to go against all the things that I had been stereotyped as and all the things that the character had personified, I felt like that was an opportunity to show not only a different range as an artist, but also, as someone watching the show, I thought, “This is great for the fans, to see their hero become the villain.” So that was exciting for me.
If there’s one thing I hope I learned from this experience it’s: When a show becomes really popular and people recognize you and come up to you, it’s really important to not forget that you’re an actor on a show and you need to have humility. I see a lot of young actors lose themselves and they really start believing it. It’s important to harness that energy and that power and use it for good, but I also think a lot of people these days take fame and it becomes about narcissism and ego. I hope it never got that way for me. But I would hope that, for me, regardless of what happens in my career in the future, I always want to maintain a level of humility. I think it’s so important to not lose yourself and to just understand that you’re a conduit.
Entertainment Weekly shared how when Paul read the finale script that he was very emotional.
You know a script is impactful when it makes Paul Wesley cry.
The Vampire Diaries star, known for playing Stefan Salvatore on the CW show, is the first to admit that he’s not overly sentimental when it comes to the show. But sitting on a plane, Wesley read the series finale script for the first time and teared up. He then took a photo of said tear and sent it to show creators Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson (a photo he says should never see the light of day). “I wanted them to see that Paul Wesley could actually formulate tears in his personal life and not just on screen,” Wesley tells EW before adding, “I thought how it ended was powerful.”
And when it came time to actually film the show’s final hour, the actor once again found himself getting emotional. “It’s this very interesting melancholy,” Wesley says of the vibe on set during the finale. “I did Stefan’s final scene with Elena. It was strangely emotional for me. You’re saying goodbye to this time and this moment. The two of us are never going to be playing these characters ever again, and these were really important characters in television for eight years. That’s emotional.”