- Paul Wesley explained what Nina Dobrev meant when she said they used to hate each other while filming The Vampire Diaries.
- They’re friends now—don’t panic!
The Vampire Diaries hasn’t been on network television in ages, but that hasn’t stopped me from rewatching old episodes on Netflix and thinking about why Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley—the two main characters and love interests in the show—absolutely hated each other at first.
Yeah, if you never even noticed, that’s because they’re actors and that’s their job! But if you pay attention to their offscreen lives, you’d know that a month ago, Nina told the Directionally Challenged podcast that yeah, hate is a strong word but she really, really did hate him. Now, Paul is here to address said hate and completely agree with Nina, which is crushing my 15-year-old soul.
Talking to Entertainment Tonight, Paul said he and Nina basically started out as nemeses and agreed with what Nina said about how they “despised” each other for a long time. He explained, “When we first started shooting The Vampire Diaries, we totally clashed. We didn’t [get along]. Creatively, it just wasn’t in sync.”
But he added that even though they were “basically driving each other insane” onset, they “developed this absolute mutual love” after a few seasons.
Also, he sort of credits their hate-to-tolerate-to-love relationship for being the reason why their friendship is as strong as it is today. He said, “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.”
Paul also said that after Nina admitted they hated each other, she texted him like, “Oh my god. I am so sorry!” to make sure he knew there was no current beef between them.
Love to hear it!
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