The Vampire Diaries: Casting for a Vengeful Ex

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As the finale of The Vampire Diaries Season 4 made clear, Stefan Salvatore has enough to worry about these days.

The guy was just thrown into the water while trapped inside a safe.

But - SPOILER ALERT!!! - it appears as if Stefan will survive this fall... although a new casting scoop from TV Guide reveals that perhaps he'll be better off remaining locked up.

Stefan in Shock

The CW drama is reportedly seeking an actress to come on board as a blood sucker named Tessa. She will be an ex-girlfriend of Stefan's and she will be seeking vengeance, having spent hundreds of years hunting for the Salvatores.

Look for Tessa to steal Damon's daylight ring and to cause quite a few problems in general for the brothers.

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 opens on October 10 and the series recently cast two other new roles:

  • Olga Fonda will portray a mysterious Russian named Nadia.
  • Kendrick Sampson will play a Whitemore upperclassman who gets close to Caroline.

UPDATE: Janina Gavankar has been cast in this role.

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

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.