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Nina Dobrev (Elena), Paul Wesley (Stefan) and Ian Somerhalder (Damon) are the only actors in the staff who get paid $40,000 per episode.
All episodes in Season 6 are the names of 90s songs. The exception being the episodes, "Bird In A Guilded Cage", "I Never Could Love Like That","I'll Wed You in the Golden Summer Time","I'm Thinking Of You All The While" were song titles from the year 1903.
Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino and Paul Wesley originally auditioned to play Damon before landing their respective roles.
Nina Dobrev is six months younger than Steven R. McQueen while her character is two years older than his character.
In the novel, Caroline Forbes got pregnant by Tyler. They had twin werewolves. However in the series Caroline is an surrogate mother to twin siphoned-witches.
Ian Somerhalder auditioned twice for the role "Damon Salvatore" until he got it.
Nina Dobrev (Elena) and Ian Somerhalder (Damon) dated in real life.
Joseph Morgan (Klaus) married Persia White (Abby) who is 9 years older than him. They met while on the set.
When playing the role of Katherine Pierce, Nina Dobrev wears a "curly hair wig."
In the book Katherine is described as a kitten while Elena is a tiger, but in the show, the opposite clearly applies.
Claire Holt (Rebekah) was cast by Kevin Williamson after she had auditioned for a role in her other series The Secret Circle (2011).
Annie Wersching play's Damon Salvatore and Stefan Salvatore's mother but is one year and eight months older than Ian Somerhalder and five years older than Paul Wesley.
Ian Somerholder is actually 10 years older than Nina Dobrev, whereas Paul Wesley is only 6 years older in real life.
Claire Holt (Rebekah) and Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley) previously worked together on another fantasy series, H2O: Just Add Water (2006).
In the book Stefan dated Caroline first. He is avoiding Elena because she looks like Katherine.
Alexandra Chando auditioned four times for the role of "Elena Gilbert".
Elena in the book is more like Katherine on the show. Katherine In the book is more like Elena in the show.
Stefan drives a 1963 Porsche 356B Karmann Coupe.
Stephen Amell (Brady) previously auditioned for the roles of Mason Lockwood and Elijah.
In the book Elena has a four year old sister named Margaret where in the show she has a teenage brother.
There is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries called "The Originals," which is about The Original siblings (Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah,) and takes place in New Orleans.
Damon Salvatore drives a 1969 Chevy Camaro convertible.
Torrey DeVitto (Meredith Fell) previously auditioned for the role of Elena Gilbert.
Ashley Tisdale was offered an audition but turned it down.
The pilot was shot in Vancouver but production of the series was moved tax credit incentives. Most of the filming takes place in Covington.
James Van Der Beek was considered for the role of Alaric Saltzman.
In the Vampire Diaries book series, Elena's best friend Meredith Sulez plays a big role in the epic story, but she obviously doesn't exist in the show.
Phoebe Tonkin's second series appearing for the CW Network. Her first series for the CW was The Secret Circle (2011), also a supernatural teen drama, which immediately followed the The Vampire Diaries (2009) in the schedule line-up.
Neve Campbell was considered for the role of Isobel Flemming.
Michaela McManus (Jules) originally auditioned for the role of Rose.
David Gallagher (Ray Sutton) previously auditioned for the roles of Damon Salvatore and Stefan Salvatore.
Ian Somerhalder is the only cast member to have appeared in every episode of the show.
Nina Dobrev says she's willing to come back for the series finale as Elena Gilbert to conclude her story on a happy note. Though it's possible they could get her to return earlier as Elena for flashbacks or going inside her head but after some time has passed.
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According to series producer/director Marcos Siega, The CW Television Network originally wanted to cast Ashlee Simpson in the role of Elena Gilbert.
As of this season, The Vampire Diaries officially becomes the longest running vampire show beating Buffy the Vampire Slayer and True Blood which both ended after 7 seasons.
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Video/DVD includes Special Features:

Into Mystic Falls: Bringing Vampire Lore and the High School Experience from Page to Screen; When Vampires Don't Suck (2010): The Popularity of Vampires and the Fans Who Love Them; The Vampire Diaries: A New Breed of Vampires - Casting the Series; The Vampire Diaries: Vampires 101 - The Rules of the Vampire; Creators/Director Pilot Commentary; Unaired Scenes; The Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth Webisodes; Second Bite: Gag Reel.
In season 2 episode 14 Elijah uses the last name 'Smith'. The author of the book series last name is Smith.
According to Julie Plec The Vampire Diaries' end date depends on Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder Julie Plec: "I finally realized that my destiny on this show, creatively, is tied in to Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. And I mean that in a really good way. As long as those boys who I now consider my friends want to keep telling the story, then I won't walk away from telling the story."
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Nina Dobrev will not be continuing on in the show for season seven. Steven R. McQueen and Michael Trevino will be taking a brief break, and while it is not certain when they will definitely be coming back sometime soon in the show.
Nina Dobrev has played four characters in the show: Elena, Katherine, Amara and Tatia.
It is stated early in the show that Stefan would have liked to be a doctor. In late season 5 Stefan's human doppelganger is revealed to be a paramedic.
On April 6 2015, lead actress Nina Dobrev announced she's leaving the series via Instagram after its sixth season.
Book: The Salvatore brothers are from Italy and were born in the late 15th century. Tv Series: The brothers are from Mystic Falls and became vampires during the civil war.
Candice Accola's pregnancy had to be written into the show. Since Caroline is a vampire she can't get pregnant, so the writers wrote that the Gemini coven transfered Jo's and Alaric's twin babies into Caroline when Jo died.
In the book Stefan is renting in a boarding house, but in the series they owned the boarding house.

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