“I’ve pretty much covered all the bases,” Trevino tells TVLine with a laugh. “It’s been a wild ride.”
But like all good things, his time on the show must come to an end, specifically with the conclusion of Thursday’s season finale (The CW, 8/7c).
“It’s funny to think the finale is airing this week,” he says. “It’s been a crazy six years, not only looking back on Tyler’s journey from Season 1 to now, but all the deaths in his family and the changes in his love life. Our writers and executive producers did a fantastic job with what they could. The werewolf storyline is pretty specific, which is why most of my scenes were with either my girlfriend or Matt Donovan [laughs]. Werewolves and vampires don’t really mix.”
He adds, “The Vampire Diaries has been a huge part of my life, and it will continue to be. I’ll be forever grateful for it.”
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