The Vampire Diaries: 20 Surprising Things That Happened Behind The Scenes

12. James Van Der Beek Read For Alaric

James Van Der Beek made a name for himself as a small screen star on the series Dawson’s Creek, and at one point, he was in contention for the role of Alaric on The Vampire Diaries. He was not able to land the role, and people have wondered how much different the show would have been with this change.