Paul Wesley Tells JJJ: Stefan & Caroline Should Hook up on 'The Vampire Diaries'

Paul Wesley Tells JJJ: Stefan & Caroline Should Hook up on 'The Vampire Diaries'

This past season of The Vampire Diaries wasn’t exactly what we’d call smooth sailing, but now that the Other Side is gone, the Traveler story (finally) came to an end, and we have some familiar faces sticking around Mystic Falls, we’re excited to see where the show takes us!

The fifth season finale left us shocked, broken, and begging for answers after – SPOILER ALERT! – Damon (Ian Somherhalder) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) died when the Other Side disintegrated.

We were still trying to cope with the previous lost of Stefan (Paul Wesley), when Damon risked his own life to save his brother, something even Paul didn’t see coming.

“I didn’t really know until I was at the table read (laughs),” he told JJJ about Stefan’s death. “I thought it was fantastic. I love twists and turns. It really got me. Maybe he’ll come back, I don’t know. It was wonderful. I trust the writers in terms of doing what’s best.”

After five years on the show, Paul is not one to shy away from a challenge, and often pushes for material that will allow just that. In fact, back in season three, he was a big proponent of diving deeper into Stefan’s ripper psyche. And just a few months ago, the 31-year-old New Jersey native directed his first episode of the series.

“I’m going to do another episode next season,” Paul told us. “It’s the most gratifying experience.”

Click inside to continue to read our interview with Paul Wesley, including Steroline thoughts…

While Paul learned a lot the first time around, he depends on the writing to shape his vision for the episode. “It just depends on the script,” he said. “I think it’s visceral. You read the script and have a visceral reaction. I can’t imagine I’ll do the exact same thing because I’ll react differently.”

As one of the core stars of the series, Paul‘s in a big chunk of the scenes, which means he has to jump back and forth from in front of the camera to behind it. “I don’t particularly like watching myself, I don’t,” he said. “It’s actually really stressful. When I directed my episode. I had a playback monitor, but I didn’t really look at it. I felt like I would scrutinize myself so much that I would keep redoing it and I wouldn’t make my day. So I literally did one or two takes and moved on.”

And of course, JJJ brought up the most buzzed about relationship right now – the one slowly brewing between Stefan and his best friend Caroline (Candice Accola). “They should get together and have a nice sexy time,” Paul said.

We couldn’t agree more! When we asked him if Elena has any right to be mad if something happens between the two known to fans as “Steroline,” Paul gave a definitive, “No,” adding, “It’s all very incestural. Everyone’s hooked up with everyone. Stefan and Damon probably hooked up.” Haha!

“I miss Alaric. I love Alaric,” he said, foreshadowing Matt Davis‘ official return to the series. “I think he is a great actor and he’s a funny guy. He’s a great guy and I really like having him on set. He’s my buddy. I love to have him around.”

But what about his love for The OriginalsDaniel Gillies? “I love Daniel Gillies. Those two guys are in competition with one another for my affection. It’s a constant balance.”

The Vampire Diaries will return for season six this fall.

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  • aliana

    I feel like Steroline would just be a terrible plot twist to the next season. Stelena was mean’t to be from the start, they can’t take It away that easily. Stefan has been there for Caroline through out the times, she was there for him to comfort him after Damon died also. I ship Bamon Stelena and Klaroline, Thats who I want to be together at the end of this series.

    Damon died, so did Bonnie, so theirs no hope for them.

    Elena is alive, so is Stefan theirs hope for them.

    Klaus is alive, so is Caroline theirs hope for everybody whos alive but not Steroline, thats who I think about It.

    Delena Is just pure werid, I feel like he just uses her for chaos & sex. That part’s pretty messed up about him. With Delena what I picture Is Damon saying Were the wrong fit, but with Stelena I picture Stefan saying Marry me, Elena <3333333333

  • http://justjared Ana

    I want STELENA in season 6,I don’t like Steroline as a couple, Damon is dead and so delena. Their is no chance of delena to come back, I truly believe stelena is eandgame

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  • tc

    I agree, Stefan and Caroline should get together and have sexy times! LOL! Seriously, I would love Steroline to be end game. But if not, I still want to see their BFF friendship last until the end of the show.

  • nicole

    Steroline would be *terrible*! Stelena was meant to be from the beginning. I hope season 6 brings Stefan and Elena closer together. Caroline is meant to be with Klaus, but idk how that will fit with TVD while the originals is still going. I love Bonnie and Jeremy together so please fix that. I don’t know if Damon can be with anyone. I *hated* the whole Delena thing and I actually think season 5 was the worst. I hope season 6, which I believe is the end, will give everyone their happy endings. #STELENA!

  • Peta

    You can tell Paul is bored out of his wits with the same old recycled story line, that’s the reason he’d love a Steroline change.

  • http://cecelatchison6 cassy

    I really do think that Stefan and Caroline should hook up because they both look like they like or love each other.

  • http://cecelatchison6 cassy blb latchison

    Stefan and Caroline should hook up

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