The Vampire Diaries is currently in its sixth season and Paul Wesley has been a pivotal part of every single one of them. The show continues to do well and has amassed one heck of a following, but after seeing Wesley take on and excel in an independent feature like Amira & Sam, it’s hard not wonder if enough is enough. He’s a good actor, he’s producing and directing now; is it time for him to move on and tackle other projects?
While talking to Wesley for Amira & Sam, he took a brief moment to address the current state of The Vampire Diaries and where he sees the long running CW show going from here. Hit the jump to catch what he said.
“I think that we have another year in it and then I’m not sure anything past that. For me, I’m really still enjoying it because I’m directing it now and so that, to me, is like this really new thing. I think if it weren’t for the directing maybe I would be feeling somewhat stagnant, but I think next season will be kind of interesting because I think it’s – I think they’re gonna shift the dynamic because I’m not sure if it’s gonna be the same cast, to be honest with you. So it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with. And then I don’t know what’s gonna happen past that. I just, I don’t know.”
I watched the first three seasons of The Vampire Diaries and stopped – not because I wasn’t into it but because I started covering other shows – so, admittedly, I’m not as in-the-know as the diehard fans, but it’s hard not to notice all of those rumors swirling regarding the possibility of Nina Dobrev leaving the series. Perhaps that’s what Wesley was referring to when he said, “I’m not sure if it’s gonna be the same cast.”
You can catch Wesley talking about The Vampire Diaries in the clip below and be sure to keep an eye out for my full chat with Wesley, his Amira & Sam co-star Dina Shihabi and writer-director Sean Mullin next week.