"The Vampire Diaries" Stars NINA DOBREV And PAUL WESLEY Initially "Despised" Each Other?

Camille Santos

Posted at June 12, 2019

Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley are such good actors that it never even crossed our minds that the pair was not exactly in good terms when they started filming The Vampire Diaries? I mean, almost all of us were rooting for Elena and Stefan, right? And here we are finding out that the co-stars actually hated each other back then.


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In a podcast interview, Nina said: "Paul and I didn’t get along at the beginning of the show. I respected Paul Wesley, I didn’t like Paul Wesley."

She added, "I remember everyone would walk up to me after the show aired and they’d be like, 'Are you and Paul dating in real life?' Everyone thought that we had such good chemistry. I realize now that there’s a fine line between love and hate and we despised each other so much that it read as love but… We really just didn’t get along the first five months of shooting."

Nina didn't exactly get into detail on why they didn't get along well in the set, only that "when you work with anyone, or are spending a lot of time with anyone, little things are gonna annoy you about them."

We're glad the pair eventually worked it out. If not, we wouldn't be blessed with such annoyingly cute interactions from these two, like that time Nina jumped into Paul's arms when he surprised her on the set of the now-cancelled sitcom Fam.

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