Blame Katherine. For everything, but this time specifically for Vampire Diaries werewolf Mason (Taylor Kinney) returning to Mystic Falls to track down the Lockwood family secret and just be naughty in general. His evil vamp girlfriend Katherine told him to do it.
"I don't think he's a bad person," Taylor tells People. "[Mason] is motivated by a love for a girl, and it makes you do bad things, [but] I don't think that Mason thinks he's a bad person." After seeing him get mostly naked for his shape-shifting werewolf revelation, we don't think he's all that bad either. "I'm naked half the time anyway, I don't mind," he jokes. "It was cool... to do something new and to do something fresh with whatever is going on with werewolves. That's been exciting."
Although he jumped at the chance to play a werewolf, he was surprised to hear that would be his TVD job. "Some of my buddies were giving me crap. When I first got the job, everyone thought I was going to be a vampire," he says. It wouldn't be a good fit anyway. "I get really dark. I'm in the sun a bunch. I don't think I can pull off the pale thing."