Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) is strong, handsome, smart and constantly surrounded by people (including his girlfriend Elena Gilbert and his brother Damon) who love him. So why do we as viewers often find ourselves feeling sorry for him? Well, for starters, the poor guy is always finding himself in the thick of Mystic Falls drama. Or, it could be that his hunger for blood can easily be compared to that of a meth addict on Breaking Bad. (Poor Amber is probably still in therapy after her harrowing experience at the Miss Mystic Falls pageant in Vampire Diaries Season 1.) Although he’s been working diligently on establishing a tolerance to the dark red sap, Stefan still struggles and it sure doesn’t help when his old buddy Klaus pops up for a visit and compels him into full Ripper mode. Moreover, to add to his pile of woes, even though Elena ended up choosing Stefan in the Season 3 finale, she continues to harbor feelings for Damon.
So what’s next for the younger Salvatore brother? Does the year have more joys than sorrows in store for him? Will his decision to save Matt before Elena come back to haunt him? Watch as Paul Wesley previews The Vampire Diaries Season 4 in the video below!
On Choosing Salvatores: “I do think that, due to the circumstances obviously, all bets are off. I don’t necessarily think that’s going to be applicable now because of everything that’s happened. [Elena] made that decision before [and chose Stefan] but [then] she died.”
On The Shady, Fangy Vikings: “The Originals are characters that can never be trusted. I don’t think anybody on this show can ever be trusted to be honest with you.” Paul adds, “Well Rebekah, I guess, is the reason for Elena’s death.”
On Saving Elena: “The biggest question I’ve gotten is why didn’t Stefan save Elena in the car. Why did he grab Mat — why didn’t he grab Elena? That sort of gets answered in Season 4.”
Moment of truth: Do you blame Stefan Salvatore for not rescuing Elena while she was drowning at the bottom of the Wickery Bridge lake? Or did everyone — Rebekah, Meredith, Matt — contribute to her heartbreaking fate? Post your thoughts in the comments!