Paul Wesley Responds to Nina Dobrev’s Claims They ‘Despised’ Each Other on ‘Vampire Diaries’ Set
In June, Nina Dobrev spilled the tea that she and her Vampire Diaries co-star Paul Wesley "despised" each other despite being romantically involved in the show. Now, the actor is setting the record straight about her comments. And by setting the record straight, we mean he totally agrees with what she said.
"What [Nina] said is absolutely true. Nina is my really good friend now, we talk all the time and it's true. When we first started shooting The Vampire Diaries, we totally clashed. We didn't [get along]. Creatively, it just wasn't in sync," he told Entertainment Tonight while promoting his new TV show, Tell Me a Story.
"The fans would never have known that. We’re basically driving each other insane and then after a few seasons, we developed this absolute mutual love," he added. "I actually think my best friendships always come from this evolution. And so now, I just adore her, she adores me and I talk to her more than most of the other cast members."
He then admitted to texting Dobrev after hearing her comments. "It was a little blown out of proportion, but it's true… [Dobrev] was like, 'Oh my god. I am so sorry!'" he said. "I think the reason people were surprised was because it was the pillar of the love story, I suppose, in the first few seasons and people, they were like, 'What do you mean they didn't get along!?'"
Dobrev also detailed their now close friendship during her interview on the Directionally Challenged podcast in June. "We had a moment where we actually connected, and he looked at me and he was like, '10 years from now, when we're not on this show, you're gonna really miss me. You're gonna miss these times; you'll look back, and this is gonna be the good old days. We'll appreciate each other in 10 years,'" she recalled.
"He was so f--king right. We ended up getting to a good place and it was fine," she added. "Of everyone, I think I probably see him the most and hang out with him the most. We're probably the closest. We hang out a lot. We're really good friends. I love his wife. It's so funny how time changes everything because I never thought he would be one of my best friends."