4. The Seek for the Salvatores
After discovering their main woman, TVD wanted the 2 male elements of the important love triangle. No simple job.
“We regarded excessive and low to forged Stefan and Damon,” Julie defined, noting Nina “did chemistry learn after chemistry learn with a number of actors.”
Among the actors who learn for both (and typically each!) roles? Zach Roerig (who would go on to play Matt Donovan), Michael Trevino (who would land the position of Tyler Lockwood), Nathanial Buzolic (later forged as Kol), and seventh Heaven star David Gallagher, with Julie admitting of the latter, “He impressed us a lot initially…however the entire seventh Heaven factor, I’m wondering if he’ll ever have the ability to get previous that.” (She would later forged him as a werewolf after seeing Tremendous 8.)
“Paul and Ian form of got here in late within the course of. Paul auditioned like 15 occasions, and Ian form of appeared out of the blue,” Julie said. For her half, Nina recalled Paul (who first learn for Damon!) standing out from the remainder of the blokes studying reverse her within the chemistry reads: “The one one who wasn’t making an attempt too exhausting, that did not converse to me at any level until we had been filming, was Paul Wesley—so it is humorous to suppose that he did the suitable factor,” she told EW.