Though she was killed off on her very first episode of The Vampire Diaries, Arielle Kebbel keeps returning as Lexi on the hit CW show. Fans love her, so when Wetpaint Entertainment spoke with the actress at the CBS Summer TCA All-Star party, we had to ask if we’ll be seeing the departed vampire in Season 5.
Are you now back on TVD?
Arielle Kebbel: Oh, isn't that the question? I'm at the party for a show that I hosted called Perfect Score. It's on CW. It premiered two weeks ago, so we're on right now. We're on right after Whose Line Is It Anyway? And we're switching to be paired with America's Next Top Model. And it's a dating show based on compatibility. So two best friends come on the show, and they're competing to win a date and also win $50,000. It's a lot of fun.
How do you like that?
I love it. I love exercising that part of me. I mean, I'm not giving up acting to move into hosting, I'm doing both, and I'm very excited to be doing both because they use and require completely different parts of myself to deliver.
Obviously, there's a huge shift in The Vampire Diaries universe. How do you feel about the end of last season?
I mean, someone's got to get Stefan out.
But we can't talk about it at all? No trips to Atlanta?
You know, I always say anything can happen at Mystic Falls. I'm ready when they're ready.
What do you love about that show?
Oh, my gosh. I love the fans. The fans are die-hards, and man, they keep Lexi alive. And the cast is great to work with. Every time I go back, I get to work with someone different. And Julie Plec is so passionate about each of our characters, I think she's a phenomenal showrunner.
When you came back, was there a strong fan reaction to seeing Lexi?
Yes, I have to say, I was so touched by most of the fans really love the moment where Stefan and I hugged and embraced for the first time again. And to feel that reaction from the fans was heartwarming for me to hear that we gave that to them.
So hypothetically, thoughts and feelings, what would you like to see Lexi still do?
Come back on the show. It's as simple as that.
Rekindle that friendship?
Oh, Lexi will always have Stefan's back. Whether she's back on the show in real life or from the other side. For eternity, she's got his back.