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

Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.

Damon