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The Vampire Diaries Casting for "Ruthless and Malicious" Alaric

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As previously reported, The Vampire Diaries is seeking an actor to play Alaric Saltzman, a key character from the A.J. Smith book series.

Executive producer Kevin Williamson has described this history teacher with one word: "hot."

But a recent casting notice sent out by the show delves a lot more into the character of Alaric. The CW sent out the following note this week:

Mid 20's to Early 30's - Mystic Falls' HOT new history teacher all the girls are crushing on. Smart, funny, and charming with a splash of cute nerd. He seems like a stand up guy until he starts to display some darker qualities. Turns out there is another side to this man. He can be quite ruthless and malicious. When we learn of his deadly agendas and the real reason he's come to town - all hell breaks loose. GUEST STAR RECURRING/POSSIBLE SERIES REGULAR

Any thoughts on who should play this role on The Vampire Diaries? The series premieres on September 10.

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You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.

Damon

Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.

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