Nina Dobrev Reveals She And Paul Wesley “Despised” Each Other At The Start Of The Vampire Diaries

  

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It looks like there was more drama behind the scenes on The Vampire Diaries than fans thought!

During a chat on the Directionally Challenged podcast hosted by former Vampire Diaries stars Candice King and Kayla Ewe, former star of the hit teen series Nina Dobrev revealed that at the beginning of the show she and Paul Wesley, who played Stefan Salvatore, did not get along at all.

“Paul and I didn’t get along at the beginning of the show,” Dobrev says. “I respected Paul Wesley; I didn’t like Paul Wesley,” Dobrev candidly said.

She continued, “I remember everyone would walk up to me after the show aired and they’d be like, ‘Are you and Paul dating in real life?’ because everyone thought that we had such good chemistry. I realize now that there’s a fine line between love and hate and we despised each other so much that it read as love. We really just didn’t get along the first maybe five months of shooting.”

She said that despite the initial reaction to each other, they knew things were going to smooth out. “I remember Paul Wesley in the pilot walking up to me, and I can’t remember if it was on set or if was when we were all out one night … and he looked at me and he was like, ‘Ten years from now when we’re not on this show, you’re going to really miss me. Like you’re going to miss these times and you’re gonna look back and this is gonna be the good ol’ days and we’ll appreciate each other in 10 years.’”

Dobrev revealed that “He was so f**king right.”

“I remember Paul Wesley in the pilot walking up to me, and I can’t remember if it was on set or if was when we were all out one night … and he looked at me and he was like, ‘Ten years from now when we’re not on this show, you’re going to really miss me. Like you’re going to miss these times and you’re gonna look back and this is gonna be the good ol’ days and we’ll appreciate each other in 10 years.’”

The actress went on to explain that when their personalities immediately clashed, it wasn’t helped by the fact they had to be together so much and romantic interests on the show. “When you work with anyone or are spending a lot of time with anyone, little things are going to annoy you about them. It’s like a relationship; we were basically married. We were together every day, we were kissing and doing all this stuff but we didn’t have sex, so yeah, just like a marriage,” she said.

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