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When Zap2it was invited to the set of “The Vampire Diaries,” I had the chance to watch Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, and Nina Dobrev shoot some exciting scenes — but after a long day of sitting in the sticky Georgia heat, I was thrilled to retire to the air-conditioned comfort of Paul’s trailer.
Okay, okay. So maybe hanging out on his couch would’ve been pretty cool regardless of the temperature. It wasn’t exactly a hard day at the office.
After spending Season 1 watching the Team Stefan vs. Team Damon Twitter wars, I had to ask Wesley to weigh in on the eternal question. I put him on the spot and asked him for his best pitch – and I have to say, he melted my Team Matt heart.
“I think, personally, that once Damon gets what he wants, he throws it out the door,” Wesley says. “And I think Stefan is genuinely in love with Elena. Not to get sappy, but I think that counts for something.”
Of course, Stefan’s got another lady in his life this season… whether he wants her around or not, Katherine is back, and she’s got a bone to pick with Stefan.
“I think there’s probably a part of him that’s happy to see her,” Wesley says. “Maybe a very, very small part. It’s like seeing an ex-girlfriend that you once were just completely in love with, and years go by, and you realize that it was for the wrong reasons – but the love that you had was there, and the hurt that she gave you is still there.”
Don’t worry. As far as I know, Stefan is still completely devoted to Elena — but that doesn’t mean Katherine isn’t going to rile him up a bit. “When he sees her, he’s kind of like ‘This is ridiculous,’ but he can’t help but have a little feeling of hurt come in,” Paul tells me. “The thing that really comes into play is that Katherine’s incredibly smart, incredibly powerful physically and mentally, and very capable of manipulating Stefan. He may or may not fall victim to it.”
Such a tease!
Stay tuned to Zap2it for much more from my set visit with Paul Wesley and the rest of “The Vampire Diaries” cast.