Paul Wesley Convinced "The Vampire Diaries" Writers To Kill Him Off The Show
"He deserved death."
The Vampire Diaries might've ended two years ago, but even after it went off the air, we're still learning more and more surprising things about the show and cast.
Like, remember when we found out Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley didn't have the best chemistry in the beginning of the series?
Well, the surprising facts don't stop there. I just found out Paul was eager for Stefan Salvatore to die on the show. During a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live!, Paul admitted he asked the writers on the show to kill Stefan off.
During WWHL, a caller asked Paul if he had any plans on making a guest appearance on The Vampire Diaries spinoff Legacies. To which he responded:
He then went on to discuss his character's death and why he was happy about it. "He died. I was very happy he died and I had actually requested that he died. He did a lot of bad things and I felt like he deserved death."
Not only did they agree to kill him off, but Paul also convinced them to make Stephan even more of an asshole than he was orginally supposed to be.
On The Vampire Diaries, I was playing the good guy. I felt like I was starting to become a little bit typecast as the good brother and I really tried my best to influence them to allow me to be the bad guy and they made that happen in Season 3. I turned into a Ripper and I felt like that was a big part of my doing.