Paul Wesley Didn’t Buy Season 3 Ending
Wesley explained that he was “confused” by the idea of the scene at first, but revealed that the writers had justified it by saying Stefan was “physically” unable to save Elena and was also learning to let her make her own choices.
“I don’t buy it,” he admitted. “I’ll be completely honest. The writers are probably going to get mad at me! I don’t buy it, but it is what it is and so we have to live with it.
“I personally think Stefan would have just went, ‘I don’t really care what the hell you have to say’, and would have grabbed her - but it is a story and frustrating things happen in life and stories.”
Wesley also revealed that he expects Stefan to “have a lot of guilt” and “blame himself” for Elena’s transition, adding that her change into a vampire will make her “reassess” everything.
“I don’t think it’s going to be like, ‘I’m picking Stefan and we’re going to be happy now’,” he said. “It’s going to be a completely different show now, I think.”sourcePaul Wesley Talks Season 4
The Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley has revealed that he would love to see “Ripper Stefan” return next season.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Wesley explained that he thinks the darker side of Stefan was the best part of his character in the third season.
“I sure as hell hope [Ripper Stefan will return],” he said. “I think it would be foolish of them not to bring the Ripper back… I think the work that I did was much more profound in terms of affecting the audience than the other stuff. The other stuff was great too, but I just selfishly enjoyed the hell out of it.”
He added that he would love Stefan to “go off the wagon” in season four, also suggesting that he would like more flashbacks in the future.
“I loved Stefan in the prohibition era, the 1920s,” he said. “I thought it was phenomenal. So I selfishly - I’m speaking from a very selfish perspective - want to do more of that sort of stuff.”
Wesley also revealed that he is looking forward to having more screen time with Candice Accola, who plays Caroline, saying that they have “great chemistry”.
He added that he “adores” Claire Holt, who stars as Rebekah, admitting that he thinks “there will be repercussions” for Rebekah’s involvement in Elena’s death.source