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"The Vampire Diaries" Casts Its First Gay Character

And he has a "secret agenda."

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Brochu is super excited about the role.

So blessed and thankful to be a part of #TVD with a role that I truly love and can't wait for you all to meet!

Chris Brochu@Chris_Brochu

So blessed and thankful to be a part of #TVD with a role that I truly love and can't wait for you all to meet!

12:42 PM - 19 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Feeling #TVD love....I could get used to all you crazy cats.

Chris Brochu@Chris_Brochu

Feeling #TVD love....I could get used to all you crazy cats.

12:56 AM - 20 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Kevin Williamson, a gay man and creator of The Vampire Diaries, has wanted an openly gay character for years but didn't want it to be a typical teen coming out story.

L-R) Actors Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev, Director Kevin Williamson, writer Julie Plec and actor Ian Somerhalder. / Via Alexandra Wyman / Getty Images for Grey Goose Vodka

"It's one of those things that needs to feel organic and seamless. I don't want it to be a character that comes in and is a one-off," said Williamson. "I want someone to come in and have a reason and a purpose and really push that story forward the way I want to do it, and they're so important to the story that without them the show won't happen. That's what I want."