“I wanted them to see that Paul Wesley could actually formulate tears in his personal life and not just on screen,” Paul told EW. “I thought how it ended was powerful.”
Paul also found himself getting emotional while filming the finale itself.
“It’s this very interesting melancholy,” Paul told the mag. “I did Stefan’s final scene with Elena (Nina Dobrev). It was strangely emotional for me. You’re saying goodbye to this time and this moment. The two of us are never going to be playing these characters ever again, and these were really important characters in television for eight years. That’s emotional.”
The Vampire Diaries series finale airs Friday, March 10 on The CW.