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The Vampire Diaries: Casting for a Vengeful Ex

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As the finale of The Vampire Diaries Season 4 made clear, Stefan Salvatore has enough to worry about these days.

The guy was just thrown into the water while trapped inside a safe.

But - SPOILER ALERT!!! - it appears as if Stefan will survive this fall... although a new casting scoop from TV Guide reveals that perhaps he'll be better off remaining locked up.

Stefan in Shock

The CW drama is reportedly seeking an actress to come on board as a blood sucker named Tessa. She will be an ex-girlfriend of Stefan's and she will be seeking vengeance, having spent hundreds of years hunting for the Salvatores.

Look for Tessa to steal Damon's daylight ring and to cause quite a few problems in general for the brothers.

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 opens on October 10 and the series recently cast two other new roles:

  • Olga Fonda will portray a mysterious Russian named Nadia.
  • Kendrick Sampson will play a Whitemore upperclassman who gets close to Caroline.

UPDATE: Janina Gavankar has been cast in this role.

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@Dair Necessities "she spent hundreds of years hunting the Salvatores? They havent even been around for hundreds of years have they?" Agreed~! They're less than 200 so HOW could it have been multiple hundreds? She must be like Stefan's 1st ex after Katherine then if she's been searching awhile. Here's hoping she gives his doppelganger some hell! Please tell me how she is able to steal Damon's daylight ring? He doesn't let many people that close...


I can't wait to see these new guys, especially Tessa!!!! If Tessa wants vengeance she is going to mess with Silas not Stefan, since Stefan is locked in a metal casing and thrown in to a lake by Silas. She is either going to save him first then start to get her vengeance. Klaus is not going to like the upper-class guy, Whitemore. Season 5 is just excitement and I can't wait!!!!


Stefan doesn't have the best choice in girls, a traumatised doppelganger turned vampire (Katherine), a spoilt Original (Rebekah), a nice human turned crafty vampire (Elena), now another obsessed ex. And yeah, Stefan's locked in a box with Silas wearing his face.How does that work.


she spent hundreds of years hunting the Salvatores? They havent even been around for hundreds of years have they?


Stefan can't win.... constant drowning,your brother got the girl, and then another ex surfaces and she is pissed.


Uhhh this sounds nice! I'm just interested how long will Stefan be missing! Tessa will probably see that Silas isn't Stefan. And maybe even rescue him. For the role of Tessa we could use that Lying game actress or Juliet from Ringer!