Can you believe that it has been two years since The Vampire Diaries went off the air?
Are you ready for a shocker? Stefan and Elena didn’t always get along behind the scenes.
“Paul and I didn’t get along at the beginning of the show,” actress Nina Dobrev said on the latest episode of the podcast Directionally Challenged. “I respected Paul Wesley; I didn’t like Paul Wesley.”
The podcast is hosted by Dobrev’s fellow Vampire Diaries alums, Candice King and Kayla Ewell.
“I remember everyone would walk up to me after the show aired and they’d be like, ‘Are you and Paul dating in real life?’ because everyone thought that we had such good chemistry…I realize now that there’s a fine line between love and hate and we despised each other so much that it read as love,” she said about an hour into the chat.
“We really just didn’t get along the first maybe five months of shooting.”
Dobrev played Elena Gilbert as a lead for six seasons then controversially took a step back and only contributed her voice for season seven and appeared as a guest in the final season.
Nina insists that it’s all behind them now and they’re actually good friends in the present day.
“We ended up getting to a good place and it was fine,” she said.
“Of everyone, I think I probably see him the most and hang out with him the most. We’re probably the closest. We hang out a lot. We’re really good friends. I love his wife. It’s so funny how time changes everything because I never thought he would be one of my best friends.”
Aww. You gotta love a happy ending.