Vampire Diaries’ Kayla Ewell On Last Night’s Shocking Episode

Earlier in the evening Michael Ausiello tweeted:

“I’m working on a juicy #vampirediaries story to post after tonight’s ep airs out west (that’s midnight EST). Plan your evening accordingly.”

Well….turns out he spoke with Kayla Ewell about last night’s shocking episode and how she was completely aware that she would only be in 7 episodes of The Vampire Diaries.  Check out a few tidbits from the interview:

SPOILER ALERT: You know the drill. If last night’s Vampire Diaries is still taking up space in your FauxVo, stop reading now. Everyone else, onward and downward…This sucks. My favorite Vampire Diaries character, nascent fang-bearer Vicki, bit the dust thanks to a stake-weilding Stefan in last night’s bloody good Halloween-themed episode. Or did she… In this exclusive interview, Vicki’s portrayer, Kayla Ewell, reveals shocking details surrounding her on-screen death, including the identity of the original killer (it wasn’t supposed to be Stefan!) and how a clue in last night’s eppy may foreshadow her return.

Is Vicki really dead this time?
Sadly, yes. It’s funny because I almost died four times on the show.

Has it been hard keeping the secret?
Yes. It’s a relief to finally be able to talk about it. People have been coming up to me in L.A. going, “Why aren’t you in Atlanta [working on the show]?” And I’m like, “Oh, I’m just here visiting my family. I had a couple of days off.” I’ve had to basically lie. But The CW and Warner Bros. wanted [my death] to be a big shock. And I think it will be.

How long have you known that Vicki would die?
I knew very early on. But knowing it and actually going through it are two completely different things. Seven episodes is a lot of time to bond with people. Being back in L.A. has been harder than I thought it would be because this job was more special to me than any other job I’ve ever done.

So when you initially signed on you knew it was only for seven episodes?
Yes. [Vicki’s death] was something that needed to happen in order for Jeremy (Steve McQueen) to go through a transformation.

Read the rest of the interview HERE.


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  1. Aww too sadd :((
    I’ll miss her so much…though this death was a big mistake to the show..just when she was getting interesting.

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