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Exclusive! Candice Accola Dishes on Caroline and Tyler’s Relationship

The Vampire Diaries returns in 11 short days and there is one big question on all our minds: Are Tyler and Caroline going to hook up? Luckily, we caught up with Candice Accola at the Television Critics Association tour and she gave us the scoop on this budding were-pire relationship.

What is going to happen between Tyler and Caroline?

I have no idea what’s going to happen between them.

How many scripts have you read ahead of us?

Two or three — that’s it.

Does anything happen in those?

Yes. There are interactions between Tyler and Caroline. I think the thing to remember is that Caroline’s been lying to Tyler. And also, there are more werewolves coming into town. So how that’s going to sway Tyler in the kind of man that he wants to be is going to be very interesting. How that affects Caroline and Tyler’s relationship and friendship is going to be interesting. Caroline and Matt, whether anything is going to spark. That’s a triangle — there are many triangles. It’s become a whole geometry problem within the town of Mystic Falls. But I think what’s really wonderful is that a lot of supernatural qualities of the show has been going on, and that’s obviously going to continue, but in the next couple of episodes there are a lot of very human questions being asked that are more based on relationships.

Is the werewolf/vampire divide like a Romeo and Juliet thing?

What I like about the Caroline/Tyler relationship is that it’s the first time that we’ve seen Caroline have a friendship with a member of the opposite sex that didn’t stem from sexual attraction. So yeah, there could definitely be something later on, but that’s what’s so beautiful about their friendship. Yeah, there could be technical problems between a werewolf and a vampire getting together, but there are more important things that are going to be asked, just about their friendship: Do you have my back if I have your back?

So it’s about trust.

Yeah, it’s about human relationships. It comes up in friendships and with a lover. Can I trust you? Will you be there for me? Can I be there for you? Can you trust me? So a lot of those things are going to be coming into play for all the characters. Stakes are being raised left and right between the originals, and this whole idea of Klaus. When you’ve got so many questions and you’re looking for answers, people start questioning each other. People start pointing fingers. It becomes a giant game of Survivor on this island. So who knows?

01.18.2011 / 07:01 AM EDT by Jim Colucci
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