Welcome back to Humor Nation. The Vampire Diaries came at a time when vampires became relevant again due to the success of the Twilight. At first many dismissed the show as just another teenage drama which copied Twilight, but the show was completely different. TVD has its unique characters, a vast lore full of variety of supernatural characters, and surprising twists and turns. TVD featured action, romance, drama, comedy, horror, it was a good blend of all genres. The success of the show led to the birth of ‘The Originals’ which focused on the ancient vampires known as the Originals who are the progenitors of the Vampire race.
As both the shows are set in the same Universe, numerous characters from TVD also appeared on the Originals. Now every actor would kill to be a part of such amazing shows. But there are some actors who took the surprising decision of leaving the show, while some were forced out of the show due to the writers, some took the decision voluntarily.
Take A Look At 6 Actors And The Reasons Why They Left The Vampire Diaries/The Originals
6. Peyton Alex Smith – NEW PROJECTS
Peyton Alex Smith’s portrayal of Rafael earned him plenty of praise from the audiences. We learned that Rafael comes from the bloodline of King Arthur. It seemed that he would die in Legacies S3E2, but the powerful Hope managed to keep him alive by transporting him to the Prison World. This would allow the character to make a return in the future. The actor posted a desert island and heart emoji on his Twitter which implies that he signed off. Some reports suggest that the actor will be joining the cast of All-American: Homecoming. He’ll be playing the role of Damon Sims, a baseball prodigy.
5. Michael Trevino – REPEATED STORYLINES
The handsome Michael Trevino is best known for his role of Tyler Lockwood, the hunky werewolf. His character of Tyler Lockwood left the show after Season 6 finale which saw Elena becoming a victim of the sleeping spell. Elena’s final talk with Tyler also sets up the end of his journey as she tells him to get out of Mystic Falls, explore what he wants to do, who he wants to be.
The creator Julie Plec announced that Michael would be leaving the show to explore new opportunities, but we’ll make sure his character always remain a beloved part of the TVD. Michael revealed that he had a honest chat with Julie Plec. The writers stretched his storyline and keeping him any further on the show would only result in repetitive storyline. He believed that it would be a disservice to the fans. So the best thing for his character Tyler would be to move on.
4. Nina Dobrev – NEW CHALLENGES AS AN ACTOR
The actress Nina Dobrev who is best known for her role of Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce shocked the fans when she announced on her Instagram account that she would be leaving the show. The actress revealed that she always envisioned Elena’s journey to be a six-season adventure. Within those six seasons, she got to be a vampire, doppelganger, and an immortal being. She had epic love stories, she died and was resurrected. She experienced it all. Nina also explained that she wanted to grow as an actress, to explore new challenges and opportunities. She said the cast has been a family to her, but the decision she took just feels right.