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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Cast, Creators Once Admitted Why They’re Attracted to Vampires

The Vampire Diaries joined the vampire romance genre launched by Twilight and True Blood in film and television. The love triangle between Elena (Nina Dobrev), Stefan (Paul Wesley), and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) kept viewers coming back for many seasons and helped launch two spinoffs. So why do women love vampires so much? The The Vampire Diaries cast and creators had some ideas.

L-R: Nina Dobrev, Kat Graham | Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Warner Bros

Dobrev, Katerina Graham, and Wesley were on a Television Critics Association panel with producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec in 2009. They all shared ideas about the romantic popularity of vampires. The Vampire Diaries is streaming on HBO Max and Peacock.



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