Candice King wants to reprise the role of Vampire Diaries on Legacies
Ever since Legacies debuted in 2018, Vampire Diaries fans have been clamoring for Candice King to return as Caroline Forbes.
The spin-off stars Caroline’s daughters in the lead roles, and the series explained that the mother’s absence was due to the impending merger between her daughters, who are Gemini twins.
King played Caroline on all eight seasons of The Vampire Diaries and reprized the role in the final season of The Originals.
Although Caroline has been mentioned several times in Legacies on Legacies, we haven’t seen her in the flesh yet, but we got closer to something that was happening when the actress lent her voice to read a note to one of the character’s daughters.
As fans reflect on what might happen, King revealed in a recent Instagram Live interview with Tommy DiDarrio.
“Yes… I always just say yes,” King said in the aforementioned interview.
“And obviously COVID changed things and the way things turned out, so those invitations might even get delayed a little bit, you know. But, uh, yeah. Absolutely. Absolutely.”
Indeed, COVID-19 has made it difficult to produce TV shows, but at least it seems King is open to the idea of reprise the role she first played in 2009.
If you watch Legacies online, you know that Caroline has been in Europe looking for a way to avoid the merger between her daughters, but they have visited her on several occasions.
Creator Julie Plec told CinemaBlend that there has to be a good reason Caroline is getting away from her kids.
“We don’t want Caroline to be an irresponsible mother,” she said
. “She’s a great mom, and she’s always been a great mom to these girls, so if she’s not going to be there for this huge event in their life, it had better be for a good reason.
“That was one of the reasons we wanted to present this secret that she and Ric are hiding from the girls.”
News of a potential return comes as fans wonder if Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder could make a comeback.
In recent episodes of the show, Josie has lived in the Gilbert house as she tries to live a life without magic.
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Catch new episodes of Legacies Thursdays at 9 / 8c on The CW.
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