Could Paul Wesley, Stefan Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, be moving to The Originals?
Julie Plec has admitted she’d like to see Stefan, played by Paul Wesley, move to The Originals from The Vampire Diaries. At present there are no firm plans for this to happen, but it’s too early to know whether there will be a 7th season for TVD.
Julie owns and is executive producer on both shows, they share the same vampire universe, and they film only a short distance from each other. A report stated not all three stars of The Vampire Diaries signed up for a 7th season, and further reports hinted it was Nina who was the holdout. While Ian has said he’s happy playing Damon, Paul has stated he would like to pursue more directing. He directed the 5×18 episode “Resident Evil” last season and this season he’s directed the upcoming 6×11 “Woke Up With a Monster” episode.
Last season on TVD there were rumors of friction between Ian and Nina since they were no longer Nian. Ian is now dating Twilight actress Nikki Reed and it’s been reported that Nina has had her banned from the set. Producers want to make Nina happy because they’re afraid she won’t want to do another season or perhaps even ask out of her current season 6 contract.
Meanwhile, Ian was recently seen shopping for engagement rings in the Neil Lane store in Los Angeles, where they shut the store down while he was there. A source close to Ian said, “He spent a while looking at expensive, cushion cut engagement rings on the first floor – the $100,000 and up expensive.” The source also told Hollywood Life that Ian selected a “great ring” and was “really excited” and “in a great moon.” It’s no secret Ian wants to start a family, and it sounds like Nikki is the lucky lady!
Ian and Nikki
Paul has been dating Phoebe Tonkin, who plays Hayley on The Originals, so he probably wouldn’t be too unhappy about joining the cast, especially if The Vampire Diaries ends with season 6. Since Stefan wouldn’t be a main character, Paul would have plenty of opportunity to direct some of the episodes!
Paul and Phoebe
Julie also loves the dynamic between Joseph Morgan’s Klaus and Paul Wesley’s Stefan. Stefan could bring some humanity out in Klaus, while Klaus has a talent for bringing out Stefan’s bad boy side. They were great together way back in the 1920’s so why not now? Plus Stefan could help Klaus fight his demons, both inside and out.
It’s also been hinted that Caroline, played by Candice Accola, would also move to The Originals if season 6 is the last season for The Vampire Diaries. While both shows are doing well, and there’s no word that anything will change as far as future seasons, it’s still the middle of season 2 for The Originals and season 6 for TVD, and Julie Plec is definitely interested in doing more cross-overs, or move-overs, if they serve the storylines.
Presently Stefan, and Paul Wesley, is firmly fixed in and around Mystic Falls, but who knows what the future holds! If TVD ends and Paul wants to continue playing Stefan, the world of The Originals awaits!
Promo video for The Originals 2×10 “Gonna Set Your Flag on Fire”
Stayed tuned, fangsters, and see if Stefan joins Klaus on The Originals, which airs Mondays at 8/7c, on the CW!
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