The Vampire Diaries' Paul Wesley Recalls Stefan's 'Sweet' Proposal, Talks Uncertain Future With Caroline

Andy Swift
TVLine.com

Are we going to see Caroline Forbes officially become Mrs. Stefan Salvatore in 2017? … Don’t ask Paul Wesley.

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Despite being a star and producer on The Vampire Diaries — Friday’s episode (The CW, 8/7c) also marks his fifth time directing — not even he can say for sure what the future holds for “Steroline.”

“I don’t know how it ends,” he admits to TVLine. “I do think the fans have a lot of influence over this show, though. So if the fans want a June wedding, they’ll probably get a June wedding.”

But because this is The Vampire Diaries, Wesley isn’t necessarily sold on the idea of things ending on such a high note: “I certainly don’t think they should live happily ever after, but it’s a nice distraction from the reality of … all the atrocities Stefan has committed throughout the years.” (It sounds like Wesley is more into Ian Somerhalder’s finale pitch, in which Damon and Stefan take off their rings on a tropical island and go out in a blaze of glory.)

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As for the proposal itself, Wesley wasn’t quite as surprised as the viewers at home — mostly because Candice King spilled the beans (“We get engaged!”) before he even got a chance to read the script for that episode.

“I thought it was sweet,” he says of the big moment. “It humanized things a little bit. It was a cute, human moment.”

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We’ll have more scoop from returning-director Wesley later this week, but for now, drop a comment with your own hopes for the future of ‘Steroline’ below.

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