“Umm.. Apparently there's a new cast member joining @vampirediaries… @luis16suarez!! #WorldCup2014 #LuisSuarez #IanSomerhalder,” Ian Somerhalder (Damon) sillily captioned an Instagram photoshop pic that has the Uruguayan player Luis Suarez as a vampire about to bite into Damon. Ian is just joking, of course. Suarez will not actually be joining the TVD cast. This is a reference to the biting habit the soccer player has exhibited on multiple occasions during intense matches. Most recently, he has been accused (and the evidence is pretty damning) of biting another player during his team’s game against Italy. FIFA has yet to rule on the incident, but the public has, photoshopping Suarez into True Blood and Twilight photos, in addition to the aforementioned TVD photo manipulation. Clever, right?
This has us wondering, however: will there be any new faces joining the TVD cast in Season 6? We know that both Michael Malarkey (Enzo) and Matt Davis (Alaric) have been upped to series regular status, and that’s in addition to the entire regular series cast from Season 5. There are also supporting characters like wonder twins Luke and Liv to consider (we desperately hope they will be back). Does this leave any room for new characters? Probably. But they most likely won’t be members of the Uruguay World Cup soccer team.
Do you think Suarez would make a good addition to TVD? What kinds of new characters do you hope to see in Season 6? Sound off in the comments below!
Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!