Welcome back to Humor Nation. Think you are a crazy passionate fan of the Vampire Diaries? But there are numerous things and facts that even a fan like you might not be aware of. Like, did you know that the main stars of the show; Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Paul Wesley were equally paid $40,000 per episode for the show. This was at a time when there was a pay disparity. Even to this day, there’s a big gender pay disparity in the Hollywood. Also, did you know that the CW Network originally wanted the High School Musical fame Ashlee Simpson to be cast for the role of Elena Gilbert. However that didn’t work out and we luckily ended up with Nina Dobrev who nailed the role.
So Take A Look At 7 Interesting Facts About Vampire Diaries That The Fans Might Not Know!
7. KLAUS & ELIJAH
Klaus Mikaelson is an iconic character. A special character who played a major role in the different storylines. But did you know the casting of Klaus was anything, but easy. The process took so long that the show had to be delayed. The character of Klaus was meant to appear much earlier in the series, but since no actor was cast. The creators of the show created the character of Elijah Mikaelson to make up for Klaus. The character of Elijah didn’t exist in the books, only Klaus Mikaelson is the character who originated in the books.
6. SEASON TITLES
Did you know the episodes in Season 6 are named after the popular songs of the 90s. However some episodes such as ‘I’m Thinking Of You All The While’, ‘Bird In A Guilded Cage’ are the songs from the year 1903. While the episodes in Season 8 are named after the popular and iconic quotes from the first season of the show.
5. THE WHITMORE BROTHERS
The creators of the show Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson made several changes when they adapted the books into the TV series. One such major change was changing the surname of the main characters from Salvatore to Whitmore. But when the name of Zach Whitmore, Stefan’s nephew didn’t clear up due to some reason, they reverted back the surname to the Salvatore. They would go on to use the surname ‘Whitmore’ later for the institute which Caroline and Elena attended. Also, the name was used for the infamous Whitmore Family which was responsible for the creation of the Augustine Society.