Vampire Diaries stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder have admitted that they enjoy the diversity afforded to them as actors, through the show’s flashback scenes.
Nina, who plays Elena and Katherine, told TV Squad admitted that she loves experimenting with different time periods and different aspects of her characters. She said:
“I like the flashbacks. We all have fun because we get to go into a different time frame and get to do period work and put on these different costumes. When you’re on a film set, not only do you look different, but it’s a whole different world that they create.”
She added: “It’s a challenge and it’s different, so we’re very lucky. I love it because I get to put on the corset and the dress and play dress-up and get to fight people. It’s great.”
On Stefan and Damon’s different dynamic in flashback scenes Wesley said:
“There are different relationships. Damon and I love one another. We’re innocent, naive boys, and we fall in love with the wrong girl – or the right girl, that’s subjective – who makes us who we are.”
Somerhalder added: “I think that this woman came into their lives, really inspired them and made them think and feel things that they had never felt. However, having said that, the naiveté also lends itself to complete bliss. You get to see Stefan and Damon having so much fun together. It’s such a startling contrast to what you generally see them as.”