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The Vampire Diaries Dream Casting: Who Should Play Silas?

Right now, Silas — a powerful witch turned immortal — is taking the form of Professor Shane (David Alpay), Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) creepy mentor. But the shapeshifter can’t stay hidden forever, so we thought we’d do some dream casting for who should play the ancient spellcaster on The Vampire Diaries.

Here’s what we know about Silas: He’s 2,000 years old and lovesick. Back in the day, he and his bestie Qetsiyah, another witch, created an immortality spell. Though she assumed they would both take it and be 2gether 4ever, Silas actually wanted to give it to his girlfriend. Qetsiyah was mad but still wanted to be with Silas, so she killed his lady and buried him with the cure in the hopes he’d take it, die, and join her on the Other Side. Silas is a bit stubborn and refused to do so for millennia.

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According to Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic), reviving Silas would bring about hell on earth. He already has at least one death on his hands — Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen). Later, the immortal brainwashed Bonnie into helping kill 12 witches, completing the Expression triangle, which was the first step to eliminating the Other Side and resurrecting all the supernaturals who had died.

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Other than that, we have few clues about who Silas is. Kol was terrified of him, he’s powerful, manipulative, selfish, and quite possibly a world destroyer. Let’s get started! Tell us in the comments who you think would be perfect for Silas!

03.27.2013 / 05:12 AM EDT by Jenny McGrath
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