“The Vampire Diaries,” a supernatural fantasy show that aired on The CW, came out during the resurgence of vampire media in the late 2000s, thanks to “Twilight.” Based on the book series also called “The Vampire Diaries,” Nina Dobrev played the protagonist, Elena, a human in love with two vampire brothers named Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder). “The Vampire Diaries” had a lot of guest stars throughout its eight-season run. According to BuzzFeed, Hayley Kiyoko, Bianca Lawson, Stephen Amell, and McKenna Grace appeared in the series at different points. But Taylor Swift was the guest star that never was.
MTV News reported that Dobrev spilled about the situation in 2020. “I remember at the very beginning, we heard that Taylor Swift was a fan of the show,” she told E! News’s Pop of the Morning. “And then the producers tried to write a role for her,” Dobrev remembers that Swift didn’t book the role due to her packed schedule. “It didn’t work out schedule-wise, obviously,” Dobrev said. “She wasn’t on the show.” The “Vampire Diaries” actor agreed that Swift was a “surprising one” when it came to potential guest stars and said Swift “would have been great” on the show.