Paul Wesley totally agrees with Nina Dobrev when she said they “despised” each other while filming the ‘Vampire Diaries’.
The actor who plays Stefan Salvatore in the series confirms that he and Dobrev started off on the wrong foot. Wesley appeared in the CBS Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California, that took place on Thursday. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Wesley reacted to Dobrev’s surprising claims.
“Yeah, but I got to tell you, it was a little bit clickbaity what they did,” Wesley said about Dobrev’s remarks on the Directionally Challenged podcast. “What [Nina] said is absolutely true. Nina is my really good friend now, we talk all the time and it’s true. When we first started shooting The Vampire Diaries, we totally clashed. We didn’t [get along]. Creatively, it just wasn’t in sync.”
“The fans would never have known that. We’re basically driving each other insane and then after a few seasons, we developed this absolute mutual love,” the actor and producer added. “I actually think my best friendships always come from this evolution. And so now, I just adore her, she adores me and I talk to her more than most of the other cast members.”
Wesley then said he texted Dobrev after he found out about her comments. “It was a little blown out of proportion, but it’s true… [Dobrev] was like, ‘Oh my god. I am so sorry!'” he said.
“I think the reason people were surprised was because it was the pillar of the love story, I suppose, in the first few seasons and people, they were like, ‘What do you mean they didn’t get along!?'” he explained.