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What Steven McQueen Will Miss Most About "The Vampire Diaries"

The actor reflects on the six years he spent playing Jeremy Gilbert on The CW's vampire drama.

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After six seasons on The CW's massive hit The Vampire Diaries, fans will say good-bye to Jeremy Gilbert (for real this time) in the Feb. 12 episode.

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And it's all incredibly bittersweet for Steven McQueen, who has played Jeremy since the very first episode. "I shot the pilot when I was 19 and I'm 26 now, so I grew up over the last six years with these people," he said during an interview at BuzzFeed's Los Angeles office. "What I've learned about life, what I've learned about acting on that set is priceless. From hanging out with the crew, to going out with the guys, to getting advice on set, to talking to the producers and writers about life, they're a group that means a lot to me."

BuzzFeed News asked McQueen to share what he will miss most about The Vampire Diaries cast, crew, and fans. Here are his unfiltered answers.

Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert)

"She would just dance between takes, you'd turn and see her doing some ballet stuff."
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"She would just dance between takes, you'd turn and see her doing some ballet stuff."

Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore)

"He had stories about everything. I feel like he knew a lot about a lot. He'd be really good at Cranium."
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"He had stories about everything. I feel like he knew a lot about a lot. He'd be really good at Cranium."

Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore)

"He's somebody that will consistently have you cracking up on set."
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"He's somebody that will consistently have you cracking up on set."

Kat Graham (Bonnie Bennett)

"Her love for the work. She was just dedicated to everything she did. She really loved it."
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"Her love for the work. She was just dedicated to everything she did. She really loved it."

Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes)

"She has one of the sweetest laughs in the entire world."
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"She has one of the sweetest laughs in the entire world."

Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan)

After first writing "gas," McQueen changed his mind. "He takes his steps two at a time."
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After first writing "gas," McQueen changed his mind. "He takes his steps two at a time."

Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood)

"My mind goes right to Daft Punk and Kid Cudi. This one is for Trevino and Zach. I can't explain what this is about, but it was one hell of a good time."
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"My mind goes right to Daft Punk and Kid Cudi. This one is for Trevino and Zach. I can't explain what this is about, but it was one hell of a good time."

Executive producer Julie Plec and the TVD writers

"Them yelling at me to put my shirt on."
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"Them yelling at me to put my shirt on."

The crew

"Oh man, I'm going to miss everything, but what will I miss the most? This won't make sense to most, but to the crew it will."
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"Oh man, I'm going to miss everything, but what will I miss the most? This won't make sense to most, but to the crew it will."

The fans

"The instalove on Instagram! I talk to a lot of people on Twitter and Instagram, and I see a lot of them at conventions. They're always very sweet."
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"The instalove on Instagram! I talk to a lot of people on Twitter and Instagram, and I see a lot of them at conventions. They're always very sweet."

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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