‘The Vampire Diaries’: Candice Accola talks Steroline and dopplegangers

The Vampire Diaries is all new tonight and the hunt for another Stefan doppelganger is on.

Candice Accola, who plays Caroline Forbes, spoke with Entertainment Weekly about tonight’s episode, touching on the topic of dopplegangers and teasing a Steroline moment.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: We ended last week with Carolne and Enzo going off to find yet another Stefan doppelganger, and my biggest fear was that the next episode would pick up with them already back, but it sounds like we’re going to see this trip and maybe learn a little more about this doppelganger?

CANDICE ACCOLA: Yes, we are going on a road trip with Caroline and Enzo, and they’re on the hunt for Stefan’s doppelganger, and so we’re going to go along with them, and we’re going to meet this doppelganger and we’re going to learn a little bit more about why he is so valuable to the Travelers.

And that leads me to my next concern: Caroline was talking last week like she’s going to be able to go off and kill this guy, but it would be difficult to kill someone who looks exactly like your best friend.

Yes, and I think Caroline has told herself, “No I can do this, I can do this,” and Stefan’s a little bit more clear-headed. At the end of the episode we saw him saying, “I’m not sure you quite understand what you’re saying right now; I’m not sure you can actually handle it.” But Caroline’s off on this road trip to do what she can for Stefan, and Stefan is her main priority, and their relationship and their friendship has grown so much at this point, so it’s her kind of act of valor to really support Stefan, save Stefan and make sure that he is safe. And whatever she has to do in order to keep him safe, she’s willing to do.

I’ve read two different accounts of Stefan and Caroline sharing a moment of friendship in this episode and then potentially it being a little cold outside and maybe cuddling a bit, so what can you tell me about what’s in store for the two of them this week?

I can say when we really filmed the scenes it was very cold, incredibly cold. [Laughs] We saw some really great moments between Caroline and Stefan as friends in last week’s episode, and that’s going to continue into this week’s. Primarily, we’re going to be focused on Caroline and Enzo’s road trip, but we’re also going to see a really nice opportunity, a really raw moment of friendship between Caroline and Stefan.

Paul [Wesley] got his say at PaleyFest when he mentioned how he’d like to see them take that next step and maybe make things romantic, but personally, would you want to see them go there?

Ever since season 2, when Stefan kind of took Caroline under his vampire wing and taught her how to behave like a good little vampire, there’s been a lot of viewers and fans in the Twitterverse expressing their hope of Steroline, I think they call it, to happen one day. So there’s definitely been speculation and some build up, and it would definitely be a bold choice for both of them to engage in any sort of romantic relationship given the friendship of Caroline and Elena and the history between Elena and Stefan. And so you never know what can happen in the future between these two characters, but I imagine it being very dramatic if anything were to happen.

Read more at EW.com.

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8/7c.

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