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Paul Wesly And Candice Accola talk about Steroline with TV-Guide
Stefan And Caroline’s first time was far from romantic it was more like a drunken hookup!
Accola:Its certainly not how Caroline wanted to finally get together with Stefan and start a relationship. She wanted it to be genuine.
Wesley: Stefan took it better because he’s been alive a long time and murdered many people [Laughs]
Why did it take so long for Stefan to aknowledge Caroline’s feelings for him as well as his feelings for her?
Accola: I should make a joke about boys just being unaware, but i have to cut him a break. He was dealing with what he thought was his brother Damons death, so he was too distracted to think about her deep her feelings were.
Wesley: Look Stefan was madly in love with Elena I dont think he thought for a moment there would be another woman in his life. Ever.
Accola:Caroline is definitely intimidated by that. How can he truly love her after Elena? She’s in love with Stefan but she feels like the odds are stacked against her.
So Paul can Stefan truly love Caroline after Elena?
Wesley:Stefan and Elena had unrelenting passion which has merit. But forming a bond and friendship that devolps into a life-long partnership-that pragmatic love has merit as well. I think Stefan professes his love to Caroline-to a degree-when he says, “I’m here for you.”
Talk about trading places. Now Stefan is ready for a relationship but Caroline isnt so sure.
Wesley:Unless hes in ripper mode, Stefan is a noble character much more than I am in real life, and he’ll wait for her to feel ready.
When you too work together there is natural humor and plenty of steam, often at the same time. Do you agree?
Wesley:Yeah. There’s humor. There’s a sexiness, and theres a friendship [that we bring to the two characters].
Which one makes the other crack up?
Wesley: Its me, 100 percent.
Accola:Paul is definitely a trouble maker. He has the biggest sense of humor. I’m so focused. If I’m trying to get ready for the next scene I’m very focused on whats next. And Paul is cracking jokes
Sounds like Candice shares a “type A personality” with Caroline.
Accola:I’m very type A! Just ask my husband [The Fray guitarist Joe King]. There are many Parallels between Caroline and me. It’s been very interesting to playing her.
Candice does Paul make you laugh while filming your love scenes?
Accola: You’re in a room with 30 other people! Everyone is cracking jokes! I find filming romance scenes a hilarious endeavor because Caroline has had many romantic relationships over six years. It’s just another day at work for me. [Laughs]
Wesley:We’re such buddies in real life, when we have to do passionate scenes we can’t help but laugh. Plus her husband is a really good friend of mine so its amusingly weird.
Whats your favorite shared scene so far?
Accola:The beginning of their friendship and season two. Right after she turns and Stefan is teaching her how to be a vampire. She had gone on a rampage because she couldn’t control herself. Shes stressing that she might have to eat bunnies. Its the first time you see these two characters-who are such polar opposites work together.
Wesley:My favorite scene was also when Caroline was freaking out about being a vampire. She had gone on a rampage because she couldnt control herself. She was in a public bathroom and I grabbed her face and tell her that it would be OK. I think the writers saw the connection during that scene and said, ”Maybe this is something we could do in the future. Because if its only Stefan and Elena for six years people may want to vomit.”
With Nina Dobrev’s departure ending the Elena/Damon paring, will Steroline be the show’s must-watch couple?
Wesley: For all I know they’ll bring a new girl for Damon and they will have a passionate romance. I think we’re going to be one main romances, but I’m not sure if we’ll be the only one.
What do you want to happen?
Accola: I would like Caroline to have a relationship that works out. In the pilot we saw superficial Caroline, but really she just wanted to be loved. Thats what she’s always wanted. It would be a nice full-circle experience for her if she gets that in the end.
Wesley:I think Stefan-and the writers-want him and Caroline to be the endgame: the match.