Huge congratulations are in order to Marguerite MacIntyre, who plays Sheriff Forbes on The Vampire Diaries. She’s joining the show’s spin-off, The Originals, but not as Caroline’s (Candice Accola) mother.
Liz Tigelaar — a writer for Nashville and Life Unexpected’s executive producer — tweeted the news last night. “Congrats to @Caryshotwife who not only rocks sheriff pants on #TVD but is also a writer on #TheOriginals. #yay #doublethreat,” she wrote.
This isn’t Marguerite’s first foray into writing. She wrote for Pretty Tough, a web series based on books by none other than Liz Tigelaar.
In case you didn’t know, Marguerite is also pretty close friends with TVD executive producer Julie Plec. She told Entertainment Weekly of her bestie, “I have what I call my Cosmo Girls, which is Liz Tigelaar and Marguerite MacIntyre, who plays Sheriff Forbes on The Vampire Diaries and was also on Kyle XY and who is an exceptional writer. She is our secret weapon. Liz and I, each struggling to break our own story or just dealing with plotting or creative frustrations, will talk it through with each other and talk it through with Marguerite, and inevitably, Marguerite will be the one to come up with the solution. [Laughs] So she could make a living being the writer muse.”
Looks like this secret weapon has a full-time job — though we hope the Sheriff will be able to stop by Caroline’s dorm from time to time on Vampire Diaries!