After six years and a whole lot of heartbreak on The Vampire Diaries, Steven R. McQueen makes his final appearance as a series regular tonight.
The 26-year-old actor took Jeremy on a journey from being a rebellious, sensitive kid to a hunky vampire hunter, who falls for Mystic Falls’ resident witch Bonnie (Kat Graham).
To say we’re going to miss him (and his amazing abs) is a serious understatement.
JJJ caught up with Steven to chat about his last day on set, his favorite Jeremy memories, and what advice he would give to him as he starts his new life.
The Vampire Diaries airs TONIGHT, February 12 @ 8PM on The CW!
JustJaredJr.com: Hi Steven! You’ve been on the show since the beginning and have seen multiple castmembers exit. Did that make it easier or harder, in terms of knowing what to expect?
Steven R. McQueen: I was on this show for six years and a lot of the people on the cast, crew, the writers, they are family at this point. So in one regard, it’s like going away to college. It’s tough to say goodbye. But in the other regard, it’s exciting. It’s exciting to see what comes next. But I will of course miss my other family.
JJJ: Tell us about your last day on set.
SM: There was a scene where I can’t really say what happens, but I have a foot on my face. They shot this one shot, with literally just a foot on my face, like ten times. Finally, I was like, “What’s going on here?” And the director said, “Let’s shoot it one more time.” The camera tilts up and the entire cast and crew come running out in these superhero costumes with a big old cake, and they shoved the cake in my face. It was a beautiful send-off.
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