She recently opened up about some of her favorite moments playing Caroline.
“The writers have kept Caroline interesting over the years. I am grateful that she’s always had a very strong arc,” Candice told EW. “Even in moments where that arc has been in support of another character and what another character’s processing, I feel like it’s been beneficial to Caroline growing as an individual. With her turning into a vampire, I thought that was such a fun and beautiful, defining arc for her. It was still so early on in the series that I just wanted to keep my job and I wanted the character to stay alive, even if that meant that she had to become dead to do so.”
Candice continued, “I just really loved being here and I didn’t want to have to leave, so I feel like it was a great opportunity and a big step up for that character, so going to work I just was so eager to learn and do my best every way I could. Not that I still don’t do that eight years later, but maybe it’s a little different, a little bit more comfortable now.”
The Vampire Diaries series finale airs Friday, March 10 on The CW.