If you couldn’t make it out to California to watch the Vampire Diaries cast plus co-show runner Julie Plec talk a bit about the show and their process, well, consider yourself lucky. Judging by the actual video of the live-streamed event, it appears the moderator had never even watched an episode of the show, silenced most of the time, with awkward pauses in between every question and answer… it was, for the better part, a mess. Nina Dobrev spoke, maybe, twice. Candice Accola wasn’t ever really asked a question. And Matt Davis just poked his head out at any sign of an Alaric/Elena hookup.
However, a few good questions, a couple of insightful answers (did you know Ian Somerhalder almost didn’t get the part?), and tons of hilarity (thank you to the underrated Paul Wesley and the mostly mum Candice Accola) saved the panel. And if you’re someone who loves TVD (or someone who hates the second half of this season like me), you should watch — just for pure entertainment. It’s not up on Hulu yet, but thanks to Nina Dobrev Stuff, the videos are readily available on YouTube. Catch the videos below and then check out their site because they’re awesome!