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'Vampire Diaries' Scoop: Torrey DeVitto Says Meredith's Death Is 'Inevitable'

Wed, February 8, 2012 2:01pm EDT by Andy Swift 10 Comments
Courtesy of The CW

Torrey promises Meredith’s drama is ‘about to come to a head.’

Torrey DeVitto has a little ritual she does every time she gets a new Vampire Diaries script: “I flip through really fast to see: Am I dead yet? No? OK, great, I’ll start from the beginning now.” But as one of the only fully human characters remaining on the show, she knows her days are numbered. “It’s kind of inevitable,” she tells “How long can I really last on this crazy, supernatural show? I’m just thankful I’ve lasted this long.”

Dating Alaric (Matt Davis) certainly isn’t helping Meredith’s chances of surviving in Mystic Falls — let’s not forget what happened about to Jenna (Sara Canning) and Isobel (Mia Kirshner) — but Torrey doesn’t care. She’s fully behind Meredith and Alaric’s rapidly evolving romance.

“I think there’s consequences to every relationship on this show,” she admits. “There are so many components mess them up. It’s hard to maintain a normal, healthy relationship. But I think their relationship is building in a cool way. I like these characters together, I think they work really well. I’m always excited to see where they’re going next.”

And as long as there’s breath in Meredith’s lungs, Torrey says we’ll continue to find out more surprises about her character.

“She’s got her secrets, and there’s a lot of stuff that’s about to come to a head,” Torrey says. You’ll start to learn more and more about her every episode. Her being a Fell will definitely play into the drama. She’s a really cool, strong, straightforward character that I really like to portray.”

She also likes the changes that Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec have made to her character, who was very different in L.J. Smith‘s original Vampire Diaries books.

“I actually auditioned for the pilot, and when Paul [Wesley] booked it, I went to Borders and bought the whole series,” she recalls. “It was so long ago that I didn’t remember specifics about Meredith, but I did remember her. She’s definitely different on the show, and that’s why I didn’t revisit the books. I didn’t want to get conflicted views in my head.”

What are YOUR thoughts on Meredith? Do you like her with Alaric? Do you hope she sticks around longer than his previous girlfriends? And do you think she’ll end up being more of an asset — or an enemy? See you in the comments section!

— Andy Swift

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