Executive producer Kevin Williamson is a busy guy, and even though he has a new show on Fox in the fall called The Following, he’s still involved in The Vampire Diaries. IGN spoke with Kevin about the shocker in the Season 3 finale of TVD and why it’s so tragic for Elena (Nina Dobrev).
“[T]o me the most moving moment in the whole thing is when Elena says, ‘I don’t want to be a vampire,’” Kevin tells IGN. “That worked, and I think that’s going to drive the entire fourth season for a long time, and watching her on that journey.” Even though they waited until the fourth season to pull the vampire trigger, Elena’s fate was written in the stars — and the TVD books — long ago. Kevin says, “once we came up with the Original family, we knew that the next stage would be Elena turning into a vampire.” To keep Elena safe from Klaus (Joseph Morgan) — and Rebekah (Claire Holt), for that matter — it was inevitable that she’d eventually have to have her immortality secured. Plus, if they waited too long, Elena would be a cougar no matter which Salvatore she opted for…
Speaking of Salvatores, Paul Wesley joked that Stefan would be getting a new love interest at the Welcome to Mystic Falls 2 convention. We know it was all in fun, but we know just the person to come to town and stir up some lust: The Secret Circle’s Phoebe Tonkin (Faye Chamberlain) — especially now that the show has been canceled. Williamson agreed that she’d be a perfect fit in Mystic Falls, saying, “I love Phoebe. I love her. I want her on Vampire Diaries. I ought to write her in.”
Open your Book of Shadows and make it so, Williamson. (Sorry, still not over The Secret Circle.)
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