So last night on The Vampire Diaries…it was revealed to us that this new character Tessa, is actually Qetsiyah, Bonnie’s long lost ancestor. TV Guide had a chance to talk to the actress who plays Tessa/Qetsiyah, Janina Gavankar. Check out what she had to say, and what we can expect from Qetsiyah.
Could Tessa develop feelings for Stefan simply because he looks the same as her first love, Silas?
Gavankar: Absolutely, that’s inevitable. But he’s not the first [dopperlganger] she’s watched, so she has a lot of restraint. But it is hard. You’ll see moments of her staring at him and trying not to fall in love. I read comments with people already ‘shipping “Stessa” and I’m like, “You might not want to do that because she will kill anyone who stands in the way of her ultimate goal no matter who they are.”
Does she have any other motivations aside from getting to Silas?
Gavankar: That is her No. 1 goal, but she’s had 2000 years of watching these doppelgangers find each other over and over and over again. So, she warns Damon about his future, that he has no shot, because she identifies with Damon a lot. She feels bad for him.
What about Bonnie? Will she help her return from the other side?
Gavankar: If she helps her, it’s only because it will further her own plan which is to kill Silas and trap him on the other side.