When it comes to having fun on set, no one does it better than the Vampire Diaries cast. As seen in bloopers, outtakes, on-set photos, and behind-the-scenes videos, everyone enjoys spending time together, playing pranks, and generally letting loose in between takes.

This was seen in a fun photo that newbie Kendrick Sampson (Jesse) posted last night before the Season 5 premiere. To reveal that he would be live-tweeting with the rest of the cast, he shared a pic of him, Nina Dobrev, and Steven R. McQueen all sharing a smorgasbord of food. You know what they say about talking with your mouth full? Well, none of them obeyed the rule, cheesing for the camera with lettuce and other unidentifiable food in their mouths.

While it’s a little gross, we love that the cast gets along so well, eats together, and are friends off-screen. Who knows — maybe this will translate to the show if Jeremy visits Elena at college and befriends Jesse.

Either way, we’re excited to see what else Kendrick will do on the show. Jesse is not only good looking, but intriguing, too. Word is that Caroline will explore some type of relationship with him throughout the season, but it won’t be romantic — she’ll be too focused on Tyler!

What do you think of Jesse on The Vampire Diaries so far? Did this goofy pic of him with Nina and Steven win you over? Sound off below, and catch the next episode on Thursday, October 10 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Alyse Whitney is Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.