Legacies, all the actors from The Vampire Diaries who never returned and why

The Vampire Diaries actors who don’t return to Legacies

Legacies: who does not return from the Vampire Diaries? As fans certainly know, the TV series Legacies is a spin off of the Vampire Diaries (the second to be precise, after The Originals) and as it should be, there are many references to the mother series … and even some returns!

Legacies DANIELLE ROSE RUSSELL plays HOPE MIKAELSON, here in the episode 1 × 01 Credits Warner and Mediaset

Legacies stars the teenager Hope Mikaleson (Danielle Rose Russell), the daughter of Klaus Mikaelson, during her school years at the Salvatore School for Young and Gifted of which Alaric Saltzman is principal (Matt Davis) a character that comes straight from the original series The Vampire Diaries.

Now in its fourth season, Legacies saw the return of other characters from the mother series, including Jeremy Gilbert (Steven R. McQueen), the villain Kai Parker (Chris Wood), Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig) Jo Loughlin (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe), Freya (Riley Voelkel) and finally the return of Claire Holt in the role of Rebekah.

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And the others will return for an appearance in Legacies? Who should we expect to see TV series The Vampire Diarie And The Original and who has totally ruled out his return to Mystic Falls?

Below you will find the actors who have ruled out their possible involvement in the series Legacies, almost!

Nina Dobrev does not come back

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“The Vampire Diaries” Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) in the first episode. Credits: Mediaset Infinity

Although the actress has never clearly expressed her opinion about it, on the contrary she has often played with fans by suggesting that a return of Elena Gilbert it might still be possible in the end Nina Dobrev it never came back in Legacies.

Kat Graham, “It’s a closed chapter”

We will see the return of the witch Bonnie Bennett in the episodes of the new series Legacies?

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“Anything is possible but I’d say I’ve spent eight years playing this character and told my fans last year when we won the Teen Choice Award that I feel this is a closed chapter.” These are the words of the actress Kat Grahama statement released during the Television Critics Association’s press tour in July 2018.

“I say this with absolute gratitude and respect, but I don’t feel like reprising a character who has taken almost 10 years of my life. I’m very grateful, but honestly not interested. “

Paul Wesley And Ian Somerhalder In The Vampire Diaries.  Credits: Photo by Andrew Eccles / © CW / Courtesy Everett Collection
Paul Wesley And Ian Somerhalder In The Vampire Diaries. Credits: Photo by Andrew Eccles / © CW / Courtesy Everett Collection

Paul Wesley “I don’t think it will ever happen”

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Also the interpreter of Stefan Salvatore, Paul Wesley, has in the past rekindled fans’ hopes of his return to Legacies wearing a tuxedo very similar to those worn by his character in the TV series… But here is his statement during a Television Critics Association panel in August 2019:

“Unfortunately my character is dead. I have to be honest with you, I don’t see this possibility in the future. I don’t think it will ever happen. Vampires have eternal youth. But unfortunately we actors don’t. When I need special effects on my face, that’s when I realize it’s time for me to quit. ”

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Paul Wesley then returned to the set of Legacies but not as an actor, but as movie director to direct an episode of the first season (1 × 13).

Ian Somerhalder “I’d like to come back to direct an episode “

Obviously also a Ian Somerhalder the question of a possible return of his has been asked several times Demon Salvatore in the series Legacies. Ian said he wanted to devote himself to bourbon (who is producing with friend and colleague Paul Wesley) and to the family (he is married to Nikki Reed with whom he had a baby girl).

“I’d love to talk to Julie Plec [la creatrice della serie]. I’d like to come back to direct an episode. I know Paul Wesley did it and then he called me and said ‘Brother this is absurd! All our old sets from ten years ago! ‘ It was very emotional for him. “

Phoebe Tonkin immediately said no

Phoebe Tonkin at TCL Chinese Theater Credits Photo by Frazer Harrison and GettyImages
Phoebe Tonkin at TCL Chinese Theater Credits Photo by Frazer Harrison and GettyImages

The return of actress Phoebe Tonkin in Legacies it might seem obvious given that her character Hayley Marshall is the mother of the protagonist Hope… but no! We will never see the werewolf in the spin off TV series.

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The actress made it clear right from the start when, just finished The Originalsin June 2018 told TvGuide: “I think Hayley’s story has been well explored throughout The Vampire Diaries and the five seasons of The Originals. I think Legacies has its own adventures and new character storylines to explore now. “

Joseph Morgan on the return of Klaus

Joseph Morgan in The Originals 2x03.  Credits: photo by Quantrell Colbert / © The CW / Courtesy: Everett Collection
Joseph Morgan in The Originals 2 × 03. Credits: photo by Quantrell Colbert / © The CW / Courtesy: Everett Collection

No never, never. You will never see it [in Legacies, ndr]. ” This had been the actor’s response Joseph Morgan – interpreter of Hope’s father hybrid, Klaus Mikaleson – to the question about his possible return to the spin off series. The question was asked during an interview with TvGuide in October 2020. However, we know that on the occasion of the great series finale the actor changes his mind instead attending the last episode of Legacies 4 season.

The interpreter of Klaus, in fact in the course of one Instagram direct held on Thursday 9 June, one week before the final episode of Legacies in the United States, he broke the delay. “I don’t know if I can tell you, but I don’t care. You will see Klaus again in the latest episode of Legacies”Said Joseph Morgan.

Legacies, all the actors from The Vampire Diaries who never returned and why