The Vampire Diaries
is a supernatural television show loosely based on the book series by L.J. Smith
. The show aired for eight season and included 171 episodes. At the time of the premiere, The Vampire Diaries
attracted the largest audience for The CW
of any series premiere since the network began in 2006, and it remained strong throughout the entire show.
The Vampire Diaries brought us characters that many of us recognize, such as Elena Gilbert, Stefan Salvatore and Damon Salvatore. Nina Dobrev, who played Elena Gilbert, stunned the audience with her amazing acting skills when she played two additional characters throughout the show, Katherine Pierce and Amara.
The show can seem so real while watching that it’s weird to think of the actors outside of their character. Here are 20 behind the scenes photos that ruin Vampire Diaries.