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On August 7, it was revealed that Phoebe Tonkin, breakout star of the recently-defunct Secret Circle, would be staying on The CW’s Thursday nights by joining the cast of The Vampire Diaries as Haley, a mystery woman from Tyler Lockwood’s past.
Today, while promoting the DVD release of Bait 3D (available September 18), I got the chance to talk to Phoebe about sticking with The CW, what you can expect from Haley and how it feels to be working with her B.F.F. Claire Holt (who plays Rebekah) once again!
TheInsider.com: Was there any hesitation for you in joining The Vampire Diaries after Secret Circle’s cancellation?
Phoebe Tonkin: As a person, I’m so attracted to the supernatural world, the unknown world. I find that so fascinating I got into acting to tell stories and be a kid again and use the part of your imagination you can’t use as an adult. And I’m such a huge fan of Kevin Williamson, I would do anything for him. To be part of something he created, is so popular, is so well-written and has such a big fanbase, there was no question to joining.
Insider.com: How excited was Claire when you told her?
Phoebe: I called Claire when she was on set and I had to do a disclaimer before I told her so she wouldn’t squeal [laughs]. But we haven’t done any scenes together yet. I think they’re worried about us getting too excited and giggly on set. We’re hoping to work together soon.
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