Welcome back to Humor Nation. It’s been five years since Vampire Diaries ended, but the show has maintained its popularity, attracting new audiences even in 2022. The show is available on streaming platforms where it remains among the top-watched shows. But let’s go back to 2009 when the show first aired. There are plenty of fascinating facts related to the production of the Vampire Diaries that are equally as entertaining as TVD’s storylines. Every show has plenty of behind-the-scenes trivia and production details that go over the radar of the fans. From the casting of the actors to the adaptation of the novels, TVD has an interesting ‘history’ in its making.
So Take A Look At 5 Interesting Facts Related To The Beginning Of Vampire Diaries
5. AUDITIONS GONE WRONG
Everyone deserves a second chance. TVD auditioning is a perfect example of it. Did you know Nina Dobrev totally flunked her first audition? She left no memorable impression on the creators. It was her second audition that convinced them to give her a part. Similarly, Paul Wesley first read for Damon’s part, but it didn’t feel right so he tried for Stefan’s part, giving plenty of auditions. It wasn’t until Nina came along and read for Elena alongside him that convinced the creators to cast him as Stefan.
4. A ROUGH BEGINNING
There were numerous things that went wrong at the beginning of the show. From the auditioning process of the actors to their behaviors beyond the screen. When the pilot episode had just aired on 10 Sept 2009, the lead actresses of the show were arrested on 12 Sept 2009 for hanging from the bridge on the overpass and for ‘inappropriate behavior’ as reported by a couple of drivers. The footage in a camera confirmed the drivers’ reports. Nina Dobrev, Candice Accola, Kayla Ewell, Sara Canning, and Krystal Vayada were booked for disorderly conduct and were shortly released after.
3. NOT TOO SUPERNATURAL
As the show is based on novels, the majority of the characters, storylines, and lore has been retained in the show. But at the same time, the show has taken a different route, it has tried avoiding including the Supernatural elements in the show. In the books, there are angels (Elena is an angel in the novels), different supernatural creatures, and magical elements which are not part of the TVD show. If you have noticed in Season 1, Damon was able to conjure fog and control animals, those abilities were never seen again. It’s somewhat due to budgetary constraints, but majorly because the creators didn’t want to turn Vampire Diaries into a SUPERNATURAL show. In the books, vampires have various other powers and abilities that have not been explored on the show.