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Phoebe Tonkin Previews "Ballsy" Vampire Diaries Character

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It's the Vampire Diaries casting for which TV Fanatic has been pushing for months.

Phoebe Tonkin is coming on board this season as Hayley, a mysterious acquaintance of Tyler's. What can we expect from the character? What turned the actress on to the role and the show?

Tonkin answered these questions and more in a recent interview with The Insider.

Phoebe Tonkin Promotional Pic

"I'm so attracted to the supernatural world, the unknown world," Tonkin told Jarett Wieselman. "I got into acting to tell stories and be a kid again and use the part of your imagination you can't use as an adult. And I'm such a huge fan of Kevin Williamson, I would do anything for him. To be part of something he created, is so popular, is so well-written and has such a big fan base, there was no question to joining."

Phoebe said she has spent most of her time so far filming scenes with Candice Accola and Michael Trevino.

"I like that she's a world traveler, a bit of a tomboy, pretty ballsy and provocative, but not in the way Faye was on Secret Circle," the star said of Hayley.

"Hayley just doesn't have a filter. She didn't really have parental figures in her life, and I like that kind of a person. I like that she's tough and tries to keep up with the boys. That's what I responded to when Julie [Plec, executive producer] first pitched the character to me."

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 kicks off on October 11 and Tonkin is expected to debut two weeks later.

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hahahahha lol..i read all the comments and i still love vampire diaries... whatever happen :) those who can write your own version of vampire diaries.. kidding.. have a nice day :)) i really like damon together with elena.. they are so cute and nice couple.. keep it up!! i like damon the way he talks..and elena being so innocent .. even if she is a vampire already but when she acts like katherine. i thought of katherine as another person.. really .. amazing Elena & katherine :)


As others have said, I really hope she isn't just another obstacle to Tyler and Caroline. Eh, I'm over TVD love triangles and I HATE the Elena/Stefan/Damon one, watching those dudes moon over mopey old Elena is old. (hopefully now that Elena's a vamp she won't be as... boring, stick up her assish.) That said love Phoebe and looking forward to her character. Also looking forward to having more originals - the show dragged a bit last season but their characters rejuvinated the show for me - I love Klaus, Elijah and Bek.


I love how the poster ALICE always plugs DISH and her Hopper with 2,000 hrs of recording space lmao. DISH SUCKS !! No Walking Dead ? No Amc Fear-fest during Halloween ? Bllaahh


@Amie: totally agree with you. I don't understand it either. Even worse, I'm not sure the writers know what to do with that character...


Emma - You're not the only one. I'm actually tired of the whole triangle. They really can't keep this going for much longer - it's getting ridiculous.
Phoebe Tonkin - Jeez, must be nice being that gorgeous.


The show needs consistent storylines and a good main theme, not more characters, especially from someone's past, because given how little we have seen Tyler last season AND how his breaking Klaus's bond HAPPENED COMPLETELY OFF CAMERA...what is the point of this chick? To cause tension between Forwood? Sorry, but Klaus's role has been reduced to that again, why?


Can't wait for her character. Well, if I'm being honest. I can't wait for any story line that doesn't have anything to do with the Damon and Elena show. Before the Delena bullies start. No I'm not a shipper. Just really really tired of the vampire diaries being about just them.


I have a thing for bad-ass female characters and since katherine is nowhere to be found I'll welcome this character with open arms + she's gorgeous.


I don't know, this whole character sounds a little bit too much like Faye for my liking... and great as PT may be, there's really no need for Hayley. If Forwood are to break up, I want it to be because of something either Care or Tyler do or feel, not because some new character suddenly shows up and ruins everything before the next decade dance. This is just too convenient for the plot(and fans) for me to like.


While casting is decent(P.Tonkin was the only good thing about TSC, although I pretty much hoped she would get on to a show that is well....respectable and decent, instead of tvd), I do not have any hopes of her character on TVD doing anything decent. She is clearly created to be purely an obstacle for forwood and with the ridiculous amounts of sexism and misogyny in this show, I do not expect her to amount to anything beyond that, not that I care.