12 Casting Secrets You Didn’t Know About The Vampire Diaries

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The entire cast of The Vampire Diaries were all so perfectly chosen that it's pretty hard to imagine anyone else in those roles. However, before Nina Dobrev stepped into the role of Elena Gilbert, did you know that the CW had another actress (slash singer) in mind?

Yes, not only that, but a number of stars on the show originally auditioned for a different role than the one they play! Want to see who we're talking about? Click through the gallery below to find out 12 casting secrets you didn't know about the popular CW show.

Which one is the most shocking? Tell us in the comments!