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